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Less Wrong members sometimes arrange [http://lesswrong.com/tag/meetup/?sort=new meetups] to meet each other in meat space. Some geographic areas have groups that do this regularly. Also see: [[Less Wrong meetup group resources]].
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Less Wrong members sometimes arrange [http://lesswrong.com/tag/meetup/?sort=new meetups] to meet each other in meat space. Some geographic areas have groups that do this regularly. This list also includes some virtual (online meetups), See [[Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Virtual]].  Also see: [[Less Wrong meetup group resources]].
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A [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lv2/a_map_of_lwers_find_members_of_the_community/ map of individual user locations] was created in 2015, but is likely out of date. See also [https://eahub.org/groups the official list of Effective Altruist groups] and [https://ssc-meetups-community.github.io/meetups/ the SlateStarCodex meetup repository].
  
 
==USA==
 
==USA==
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===Albany, NY===
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* Weekly meetings, announced on mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lwny Less Wrong NY Capital Region]
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===Ann Arbor, MI===
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The Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids has a [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/a4r-a2 Google mailing list] and [http://memeware.org/a4ra2 website].
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* Meetings every other Saturday, from 16:00 until about midnight. Usually near downtown Ann Arbor.
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Last updated: 21 January 2017
  
 
===Atlanta, GA===
 
===Atlanta, GA===
* First meetup: Saturday November 19th at 7pm at [http://www.thinkingmantavern.com/ Thinking Man Tavern]
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* Inactive
* [http://groups.google.com/group/atlanta-less-wrong-meetup-group Mailing list]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/100137206844878/ Facebook Group]
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
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* A new group is now active as SSC Atlanta
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* [http://www.moodyloner.net/ssc-atlanta/ SSC Atlanta]
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Last updated: 26 September 2019
  
 
===Austin, TX===
 
===Austin, TX===
* Venue: [http://caffemedici.com/guadalupe.html Caffe Medici], on Saturdays at 1:30pm.
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* Venue: [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Central+Market,+4001+N+Lamar+Blvd,+Austin,+TX+78756/ Central Market] (for now, check back for possible changes), on Saturdays at 1:30pm.
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* Mailing List: [https://groups.google.com/group/austin-less-wrong Austin Less Wrong]
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Last updated: 15 March 2017
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===Baltimore, MD===
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* Meets every Sunday evening at 20:00
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* Meetings are on the top floor of the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/UMBC+Concert+Hall/@39.2557031,-76.717825,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c81dcb8619a1eb:0x69fc234a0602446a!8m2!3d39.2557031!4d-76.7156363 Performing Arts and Humanities Building at UMBC]
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* [mailto:adrian@adrusi.com Email] us to be added to the mailing list.
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Last updated: 27 November 2016
  
 
===Bay Area, CA===
 
===Bay Area, CA===
 
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* There is an umbrella site at [http://www.bayrationality.com/ BayRationality.com] for finding local rationalist people and events. This site is not currently being updated and some information may be out of date.
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong BayAreaLessWrong]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong BayAreaLessWrong]
  
 
====Berkeley====
 
====Berkeley====
* Venue: [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Downtown+Berkeley+BART&daddr=2128+Oxford+St,+Berkeley,+CA+94704-1311+%28Starbucks%29&geocode=FSzZQQIdbVa2-Ck7jvjKnX6FgDG3LOQ7rN5ZmA%3BFW7bQQIdQl62-CEGuQ_bapaUqCmz2L6SnX6FgDHtCjCMFeuX-A&hl=en&mra=ltm&dirflg=w&sll=37.86999,-122.26696&sspn=0.001931,0.005284&ie=UTF8&ll=37.870225,-122.266577&spn=0.001931,0.005284&z=18 Oxford Street Starbucks], on Wednesdays at 7pm
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* Meets every Thursday evening at 7pm
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* Meetings are at the Berkeley REACH, at 3045 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (first floor)
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* For meetup announcements, see the [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list].
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Last updated: September 1, 2018
  
 
====San Francisco====
 
====San Francisco====
* Venue: [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=green+papaya+in+san+francisco,+ca&aq=&sll=35.101934,-95.712891&sspn=35.504746,55.283203&ie=UTF8&hq=green+papaya&hnear=San+Francisco,+California&ll=37.783842,-122.404861&spn=0.004223,0.006748&z=17 Green Papaya]. Meets some Tuesdays at 7pm
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* Generally meetups happen on Mondays at 6pm; location varies
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* Meetups are announced on the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bayarealesswrong Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list]
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* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/rocurley/ rocurley] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/maia/ maia].
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
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====South Bay / Mountain View====
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* [https://www.meetup.com/South-Bay-Effective-Altruism/ South Bay Effective Altruism]
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* Two Tuesdays per month in downtown Mountain View
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* Other South Bay meetups might be announced on the [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list].
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Last updated: 27 May 2019
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====Marin====
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* Has not had a meet up in a while
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-sf lw-sf]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-sf lw-sf]
  
====[http://tortuga.coop/ Tortuga] (in Mountain View)====
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====Stanford====
* [http://groups.google.com/group/tortuga-rationalists Mailing list]
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* Venue: Varies by Year, contact for info
* Venue: Private residence, Thursdays, 7pm
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* Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1446656625629965/]
* Hosted by: Shannon Friedman and Divia Melwani
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* Contact [mailto:kuhanj@stanford.edu Kuhan Jeyapragasan] [mailto:jmckinnon99@gmail.com Jake McKinnon] [mailto:fcalero@stanford.edu Felipe Calero]
* For venue information: Email [mailto:shannon@starrynightcoaching.com Shannon] or [mailto:diviam@gmail.com Divia].
 
  
====Sausalito (Marin)====
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===Boston, MA===
* Venue: [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=475+Gate+5+Road,+Sausalito,+CA+94903 475 Gate 5 Road, Suite #300, Sausalito, California 94903], Tuesdays, 7pm
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* Hosted by: Gustave Wuterich, Nevin Freeman
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* [http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Less-Wrong-Meetup/ meetup.com group]
* For further information: Email [mailto:guswut@gmail.com Gustave] or stop by the [https://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong/browse_thread/thread/e391628ee3834b46 SF Bay Area] discussion group for further contact details.
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* Meets at 3:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, at the Citadel rationalist house (98 Elm St Apt 1, Somerville, MA)
  
===Cambridge, MA===
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===Buffalo, NY===
  
* [http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Less-Wrong-Meetup/ meetup.com group]
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* Buffalo LW meets irregularly to play games and have discussions. Visit the FB group page for up to date information. The Facebook group also acts like a nice portal for sharing thoughts and asking questions, so feel free to join even if you don't think you can attend meetups.
* First and third Sunday of every month, 2pm
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1700061173585681/ Facebook Group]
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* Contact: Email [mailto:Bojidar.Kojouharov@Roswellpark.org Buffalo LW]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
  
 
===Chicago, IL===
 
===Chicago, IL===
  
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-chicago Less Wrong Chicago]
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* <b>Chicago Rationality</b>
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** Regular meetups: Sundays at 1 PM, Harold Washington Library
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** Contact: [mailto:p.a.e.wallis@gmail.com Peter]
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** [http://groups.google.com/group/ssc-chicago SSC Chicago mailing list] (all rationalist-adjacent people welcome, not just SSCers), [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1845172645703147/ Chicago Rationality Facebook group]
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* <b>Effective Altruism Chicago</b>
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** Irregular meetings
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** [https://www.facebook.com/groups/662107963931738/ Effective Altruism Chicago], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/895376233806925/ UChicago Effective Altruism]
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
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===Columbus, OH===
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* ''Columbus Rationality is on hiatus.  Gatherings of rationalists still occur - to get connected to the community contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/AdAstra/ AdAstra].''
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* Columbus Rationality is a very active group. We hold workshops every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 PM, in the HCCO office. We sometimes hold social gatherings on the 5th Monday of the month.
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* Meetup page (posted under HCCO umbrella): [http://www.meetup.com/HumanistOhio/]
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* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/563449250347654/]
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* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/AdAstra/ AdAstra]
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Last updated: 3 May 2017
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===Denver, CO===
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* Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at 5151 E Yale Cir, Denver CO 80222. It's the club house area on the ground floor of an apartment complex, open directly to the outside/public.
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* Contact: Email [mailto:stevenjzuber@gmail.com Steven Zuber]
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Last updated: 16 September 2017
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===Fort Lauderdale, FL===
  
===Washington, DC===
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* Meetings every Saturday 6pm-9pm
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* Location: [http://g.co/maps/9yrzs map]
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* Contact: [mailto:liam.br123@gmail.com Stuart David]
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Last updated: 24 July 2017
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===Las Vegas, NV===
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* Contact azerner3 [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.
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Last updated: 4 June 2017
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===Los Angeles, CA===
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* We meet up at 7 pm every Wednesday at the Wine Bar next to the Landmark Theater in the Westside Pavilion (10800 W Pico Blvd #312, Los Angeles, CA 90064). Please join our google group and request an invite to the google hangout for topic discussion/etc.
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* Mailing List: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lw-socal-announce Less Wrong Southern California Announcements]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/LARationality/ Facebook group] (not very active; Google Group is primary channel of communication)
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* Calendar: [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=h57ej586rdo3jmld14hrk51m1c%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles SoCal LW Meetups]
  
* Recurring meetup being rescheduled.
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-dc Less Wrong DC]
 
* For venue information, PM [http://lesswrong.com/user/Benquo Benquo] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/atucker atucker].
 
  
 
===Madison, WI===
 
===Madison, WI===
  
* Meets (roughly) every Monday at the [http://www.barriquesmarket.com/?page_id=1177 Barriques] on Monroe St.
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* <b>LessWrong Madison</b> (inactive)
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-madison Less Wrong Madison]
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** Last known event: 20 June 2015
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** [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-madison LessWrong Madison mailing list], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/783506698431372/ Facebook group]
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* <b>Effective Altruism Madison</b>
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** Meets often, no regular schedule
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** [http://eamadison.org Website], [https://www.meetup.com/Madison-Effective-Altruism/ Meetup.com group], [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ea-madison mailing list], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAMadison/ Facebook group]
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Last updated: 21 April 2017
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===New Hampshire===
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* Meets twice/month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm at a private residence in Manchester.
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* Contact: [mailto:ecomstockedwards@gmail.com Elizabeth Edwards]
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* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/695201067251306/]
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Last updated: 30 August 2017
  
===New York City, NY===
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===New Haven, CT===
  
The [[NYC meetup group]] is split into various groups based on interest. For more information on how to attend, please join the relevant mailing list.
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* Yale Effective Altruism meets weekly at Yale University, typically Thursdays 16:30-18:00
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* Online: [http://yaleea.com/ Website], [http://www.meetup.com/Yale-Effective-Altruists/ Meetup.com], [https://www.facebook.com/yaleeffectivealtruists/?fref=ts Facebook Group]
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* Contact: [mailto:mojmir.stehlik@yale.edu Mojmir Stehlik], or [mailto:yaleeas@gmail.com Yale EA]
  
====Main Group====
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===New York City, NY===
  
For general discussion, social activities, and games nights.
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The [[NYC meetup group]] is very large and meets frequently. The NYC community was profiled here as a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4ul/less_wrong_nyc_case_study_of_a_successful case study]. Please join the mailing list!
  
* Weekly, Tuesday, 7-11pm, Private Residence
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* Weekly, Tuesday, usually 7-11pm, Most often Private Residence, but varies (check mailing list)
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/overcomingbiasnyc Main Google Group]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/overcomingbiasnyc Main Google Group]
  
====Self-Improvement Group====
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===Philadelphia, PA===
 
 
For active self-improvement via goal-setting, commitment, and reinforcement, and getting things done.
 
  
* Weekly, Thursday, 7-11pm, Private Residence
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* LessWrong Philadelphia meets irregularly. Join the [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-philadelphia mailing list] to find out about upcoming meetups. We also have a [https://www.facebook.com/groups/rationalphilly/ Facebook group].
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/obnyc-self-improvement Self Improvement Group]
 
  
====Bayesian Conspiracy: NYC====
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* Philly Political Agnostics: rational, non-partisan discussion of politics; draws heavily from LW & SSC. Find out about upcoming meetups at the [http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Political-Agnostics-Social-Theorists/ meetup.com page]
  
For discussion of rationality topics related to the sequences / Columbia University student education group. Runs during the school year. Currently on hiatus as of 2011.
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Last updated: 10 September 2017
  
* Weekly, Monday, 8-9pm, Columbia University Campus (often room 316 in the Hamilton building)
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===Phoenix, AZ===
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/columbia-cognitive-collective Columbia Group]
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* We meet irregularly on weekends at Hayden Library (In the middle of Arizona State University's Tempe Campus)
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* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/message/compose/?to=Danny_Hintze Danny_Hintze]
  
 
===Pittsburgh, PA===
 
===Pittsburgh, PA===
  
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* Currently inactive
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-pgh Pittsburgh Less Wrong]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-pgh Pittsburgh Less Wrong]
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Last update: 24 July 2017
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===Portland, OR===
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* Lacking leadership and active meetups as of August 2015
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-portland LessWrong Portland]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/581711345245383/ Facebook group]
  
 
===Research Triangle, NC (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)===
 
===Research Triangle, NC (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)===
  
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/RTLW Research Triangle Less Wrong]
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/RTLW Research Triangle Less Wrong]  
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* Research Triangle LessWrong meetups are generally scheduled during the evening of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month. To be notified of future meetups (or to call one yourself!) please join the (very low-volume) [http://groups.google.com/group/RTLW RTLW Google group] or keep an eye on our [https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=v2ibjubpteaie82b6su00fkr3o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York calendar].
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Last updated: 24 July 2017
  
===Southern California, CA===
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===Salt Lake City, UT===
  
* Typical Venue: Restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County
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* Inactive since 2015
* Schedule: About once a month, on a weekend
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongslc?hl=en Google Group/mailing list] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/123408354486256/ Facebook Group]
* Primary Organizer: [http://lesswrong.com/user/JenniferRM/ JenniferRM] [[User:JenniferRM|JenniferRM]]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
* Mailing List: [http://groups.google.com/group/LW-SoCal-Announce Less Wrong Southern California Announcements]
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* Calendar: [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=h57ej586rdo3jmld14hrk51m1c%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles SoCal LW Meetups]
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===Seattle, WA===
  
For help with transportation, check for carpool opportunities in meetup announcements and comments.
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The Seattle LW+Disaspora community is relatively active and has ~50 members. Events are organized through several venues:
====Los Angeles====
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattlerationality/ Seattle Rationality] has a weekly sequences reading group at the University of Washington.
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/221612131358071/ Seattle Effective Altruists] meets about monthly at libraries in central and north Seattle.
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/791851244271754/ Seattle MIRIx and Friendly AI research] meets sporadically, usually at private homes.
  
* Biweekly, Wednesdays, 7pm - 9pm, in the 2nd floor wine bar of the [http://www.westsidetavernla.com/ Westside Tavern] in the [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=10850+West+Pico+Blvd,+Suite+312,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90064 Westside Pavillion].
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Other infrastructure:
* Mailing List: [http://groups.google.com/group/LW-SoCal-Announce Less Wrong Southern California Announcements]
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* [http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Effective-Altruists/ Seattle Effective Altruists Meetup page] (mostly mirror of facebook group)
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-seattle LW-Seattle Mailing list], now mostly defunct.
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* There is a slack channel with 10k+ posts, come to a reading group to get the info.
  
===Seattle, WA===
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===Washington, DC===
  
* Meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the U-District, see mailing list for details.
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* Recurring meetup most Sundays at 15:30, usually in the courtyard of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Patent_Office_Building the Old Patent Office Building].
* Eastside meetups are happening on an ad-hoc schedule, see mailing list for details.
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-dc Less Wrong DC]
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-seattle LW-Seattle]
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* Contacts: [http://lesswrong.com/user/markas markas].
  
===St Louis, MO===
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==Canada==
  
* On break for the summer. Join the mailing list if you're in town and want to try to get people together anyway.
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===Toronto, ON===
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-st-louis Less Wrong St Louis]
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* Organization: Check on [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Toronto/ meetup.com]
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* Typical Venue: Libraries or people's homes
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* Schedule: Thursdays
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* Contact: Giles Edkins [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Toronto/members/41346272/] or Tuxedage [mailto:tuxedage+webserver@gmail.com]
  
==Canada==
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All meetups are announced and organized on [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Toronto/ meetup.com].
  
===Toronto===
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===Waterloo===
  
*Venue: Bars by St. George subway station, currently The Duke of York.
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*LessWrong Waterloo has been on hiatus for several years, but there has been recent interest in restarting the group. Join the Google Group to find out more.
*Schedule: Biweekly, Tuesdays at 8 PM.  Join the mailing list for details.
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*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongwaterloo Waterloo Google Group]
*Mailing List: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongtoronto?hl=en Toronto Google Group]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
  
 
===Ottawa===
 
===Ottawa===
  
We're still working out where and how often the group will meet.  
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Previous meetups have included presentations on books and discussions on HPMOR.  
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-ottawa Ottawa Google Group]
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*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-ottawa Ottawa Google Group]
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*Meetup.com site: Less Wrong Ottawa will no longer be advertised on Meetup.com, though related Ottawa Skeptics pub events will cover the same interest group. If you are interested in RSVP'ing for the LW meetups, you can send a private message to user Swimmer963.
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===Nova Scotia===
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*Venue: Private residence
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*Contact: [http://facebook.com/traverseda]
  
 
===Vancouver===
 
===Vancouver===
  
We don't yet have a regular venue or meeting time, but currently (early August 2011) are meeting downtown about once a week.
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We meet every week, usually somewhere in Kitsilano or downtown.
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/vancouver-rationalists Vancouver Rationalists]
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We do most of our organizing on the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/VanLWmeetup VanLWmeetup Facebook group] and have a mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/vancouver-rationalists Vancouver Rationalists]
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===Montreal===
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*Time: varied
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*Frequency: at least once per week
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*Venue: the [https://www.facebook.com/macroscopers/ Macroscope]
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*Groups: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/less.wrong.montreal Facebook group], (the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-montreal Google group] is deprecated)
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*Contacts: [http://lesswrong.com/user/MathieuRoy/overview/ Mati Roy] (and [https://www.facebook.com/mati.roy.09 Facebook] or mathieu.roy.37@gmail.com)
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*Meetups Content: CfAR-inspired exercises, games, social meetups, celebrations, movie night, and other.
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Last updated: 15 January 2018
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Other relevant groups:
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[https://www.meetup.com/Artificial-Intelligence-Ethics/ Montreal Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Safety],
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/MontrealEffectiveAltruism/ Montreal Effective Altruism],
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/MontrealRationalistSharehouses/ Montreal Alliance for Rationalist Sharehouses (MARS)],
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/CryonieMontreal/ Montreal Cryonics]
  
 
==Europe==
 
==Europe==
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===Vienna, Austria===
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* Facebook group[https://www.facebook.com/groups/rationalityvienna/]
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* Meets every month
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* Contact Ratcourse to be added to the mailing list
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===Brussels, Belgium===
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* This group is dead. If you would like to restart it, the [http://www.meetup.com/LWBrussels/ Meetup.com group] still exists.
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* The [[Brussels meetup group]] wiki page serves as a testament to the fact that there once was something here.
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Last updated: 30 August 2017
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===Croatia===
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/165350706979610/ Facebook group]
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Last updated: 1 August 2017
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===Prague, Czech Republic===
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* Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/kotrfa kotrfa]
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* Discussion and announcements at [https://www.facebook.com/groups/835029216562521/ Facebook group]
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* [http://lesswrong.cz Website] (inc. google calendar)
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* Schedule: every two weeks
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===Brno, Czech Republic===
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/869404756504023/ Facebook group]
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===Copenhagen, Denmark===
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*Inactive since 2015
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*Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-copenhagen less-wrong-copenhagen]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
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===Helsinki, Finland===
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* [[Helsinki meetup group]]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/404894356287927/ Less Wrong Finland Facebook group]
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===Paris, France===
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* <b>LessWrong France</b> (inactive)
 +
** Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/lesswrong-france lesswrong-france]
 +
** Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/Emile Emile] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/Morendil Morendil]
 +
* <b>Altruisme Efficace France</b>
 +
** [https://www.facebook.com/aescpo/ Altruisme Efficace Sciences Po Facebook group]
 +
** [http://altruismeefficacefrance.org/ Altruisme Efficace France website]
 +
 +
===Berlin, Germany===
 +
* Website: http://www.lesswrong.de
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/lw-berlin lw-berlin]
 +
* Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/spuckblase spuckblase] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/blob blob]
 +
* Schedule: at least once per month, usually biweekly
 +
 +
===Cologne, Germany===
 +
* Meetings are coordinated on the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lw-cologne mailing list]; there is also a very small [https://www.facebook.com/groups/673464672717597/ Facebook group]
 +
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/caffemacchiavelli caffemacchiavelli]
 +
* Schedule: monthly, decided via Doodle poll (see mailing list)
 +
 +
Last updated: 1 August 2017
 +
 +
===Frankfurt/Mainz, Germany===
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-frankfurt less-wrong-frankfurt]
 +
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/Kendra Kendra]
 +
* Schedule: Irregular
 +
 +
===Hamburg, Germany===
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-hamburg]
 +
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/Gunnar_Zarncke]
 +
* Schedule: possibly bi-weekly, alternating Friday and Saturday/Sunday
 +
 +
===Munich, Germany===
 +
* Meetup announcements on [http://www.meetup.com/LessWrongMunich/ Meetup.com]
 +
* Discussion and announcements (partly in German) also in [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongmunich/ Facebook group].
 +
* Schedule: Monthly (usually first weekend in the month, see announcements)
 +
 +
===Budapest, Hungary===
 +
*Venue: California Coffee Company Basilica (coffee shop), Szent Istvan ter 4-5. [http://www.californiacoffeeco.net/?page_id=50&lang=en Link]
 +
*Schedule: weekends, see mailing list.
 +
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/budlesswrong BudLessWrong]
 +
*Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/AlexeyM AlexeyM] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/katyusha katyusha]
 +
 +
===Milano, Italy===
 +
*<b>Rationality Milano</b>
 +
**Find us on [https://www.facebook.com/groups/716167058859974 Facebook] and [https://www.meetup.com/Razionalita/ Meetup], or email [mailto:marcogiglio@gmail.com Marco] to get involved.
 +
 +
 +
===The Netherlands===
 +
*<b>LessWrong Netherlands</b>
 +
**LW Netherlands meets every two weeks, on Sunday at 13:10 at Coffee Company Treub at Meester Treublaan 18, 1097 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 +
**Find us on [https://www.facebook.com/groups/RationalityMeetupNL/ Facebook] and [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Netherlands/ meetup.com], or email [mailto:tim_bb@hotmail.com Tim] to get involved.
 +
 +
*<b>Netherlands Effective Altruism</b>
 +
**Netherlands EA is very active. There are local groups in [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAAmsterdam/ Amsterdam], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EffectiefAltruismeGroningen/ Groningen], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/598742586959951/ Maastricht], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/115019125627910/ Nijmegen], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/effectivealtruismrotterdam/ Rotterdam], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EATWENTE/ Twente], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EAUtrecht/ Utrecht], and at [https://www.facebook.com/groups/180922285671792/ University College Maastricht] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675533336096462/ University College Roosevelt]. The UCR group is also a rationality group.
 +
**We have a [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Nederland/ meetup.com group], a [https://www.facebook.com/groups/262932060523750/ Facebook group], and a [https://www.facebook.com/EffectiefAltruisme/ Facebook page].
 +
 +
*<b>SlateStarCodex Amsterdam</b>
 +
**SSC Amsterdam meets monthly at Cafe Batavia, Prinshendrikade 85. To accommodate people with different schedules, we alternate between holding meetups on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In odd-numbered months, meetups are held the first Saturday of the month at 5 PM. In even-numbered months, meetups are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.
 +
**[https://www.facebook.com/groups/SlateStarCodexAmsterdam/ Facebook group]
 +
 +
Last updated: 4 August 2017
 +
 +
===Kraków, Poland===
 +
*<b>LessWrong Krakow</b>
 +
**[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rationalitykrakow Mailing list], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/LWKrakow/ LW Krakow Facebook group]
 +
**Schedule: recently Thursdays at 6.30 pm, but check the above mailing list for updates
 +
*<b>Effective Altruism Krakow</b>
 +
**[https://www.facebook.com/groups/eakrakow/ Facebook group]
 +
 +
===Poznan, Poland===
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/less-wrong-poznan https://groups.google.com/d/forum/less-wrong-poznan]
 +
* Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lw.poznan/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/lw.poznan/]
 +
* Schedule: Sundays at 6 - 8 pm, but check mailing list or fb page for up-to-date info
 +
* Contact: [mailto:kmo(malpa)kaemo(kropka)pl mail]
 +
 +
===Warsaw, Poland===
 +
* [http://www.freelists.org/list/lesswrongpoland Mailing list]
 +
* [https://www.meetup.com/LessWrongWarsaw Meetup.com]
 +
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lwwarsaw Facebook]
 +
 +
===Moscow, Russia===
 +
* Schedule: biweekly Sunday meetups, dojos on Fridays, sequences reading on Mondays. Find out more on the  [http://lesswrong.ru/wiki/%D0%92%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%B8_%D0%B2_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B5 LessWrong.ru wiki]
 +
* Contact: [mailto:me@berekuk.ru me@berekuk.ru]
 +
* Links:
 +
**[https://groups.google.com/group/rationality-in-moscow Mailing list]
 +
**[https://vk.com/less_wrong vkontakte]
 +
**[http://umneem.org/%D0%B2%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%B8 website]
 +
**[https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/ Hackpad]
 +
**[http://lesswrong.ru/ LessWrong in Russian]
 +
* If you want to start meetup group in another Russian city, feel free contact us, we will help with anything we can.
 +
 +
Last updated: 1 August 2017
 +
 +
===St. Petersburg, Russia===
 +
* Schedule: Saturdays every week / every two weeks, 6pm.
 +
* Applied rationality workshop: [https://vk.com/rationalw vk event].
 +
* Regular meetings: [https://vk.com/lw_spb vk community], [https://vk.com/lwspb vk event].
 +
* Meetup.com [https://www.meetup.com/St-Petersburg-LessWrong-Meetup/ page].
 +
* Contact: v.e.evard@gmail.com, efim.wool@gmail.com.
 +
 +
===Bratislava, Slovakia===
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-bratislava]
 +
* Contact: [mailto:viliam-at-bur-dot-sk]
 +
 +
===Madrid, Spain===
 +
* Effective Altruism and Rationality FB group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/AltruismoEfectivo/]
 +
* Contact: [mailto:jsevillamol@outlook.com jsevillamol], [mailto:pavill01@ucm.es pvs]
 +
* Regular meetups beginning March 2017. If you would like to attend, please contact us.
 +
* Newcomers to the rationality community/ people who want to know more about rationality specially welcome.
 +
Last updated: 9 Feb 2018
 +
 +
===Stockholm, Sweden===
 +
* Meetups posted on [https://www.meetup.com/Stockholm-Lesswrong/ meetup.com]
 +
* Influence [http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD times] and [https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn topics]
 +
Last updated: 21 April 2017
 +
 +
===Zurich, Switzerland===
 +
* Meetups happen irregularly, coordinated in the closed Facebook group
 +
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/RationalityZurich Rationality Zurich Facebook group]
 +
* [mailto:thiel.marko@cantab.net Email]
 +
Last updated: 1 August 2017
 +
 +
===Kiev, Ukraine===
 +
*[https://www.meetup.com/LessWrong-Kyiv/ Meetup.com group] (in Ukrainian)
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/LessWrongKyiv LessWrong Kyiv Facebook page]
 +
*[https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!forum/lesswrong-kyiv LessWrong Kyiv Google group]
 +
 +
===Bath, UK===
 +
*Inactive
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/560174644083779/ Facebook group]
 +
 +
===Cambridge, UK===
 +
*Schedule: Irregular times and places -- join the mailing list to see when something's going to happen, or to suggest a meetup.
 +
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/cambridgelesswrong CambridgeLessWrong]
  
 
===London, UK===
 
===London, UK===
 
+
* Venue: Varies, see Mailing list and LessWrong. But very often the Shakespeare's Head, London WC2B 6BG [https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Shakespeare's+Head,+London+WC2B+6BG&hl=en&ll=51.516728,-0.119905&spn=0.005955,0.022681&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=13.106476,23.225098&hq=Shakespeare's+Head,&hnear=WC2B+6BG,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.516736,-0.119912&panoid=iBM7Na55jAUXRa2KNXLPlQ&cbp=11,68.76,,0,0.68 map]. Look for the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SfpkAxDohNsf40svbeXYmRUOiZI4nmI91-qveAnvMtQ/edit?hl=en Art Lebedev paperclip] sign on our table.
* Venue: variable, see list and LessWrong. Look for the [http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/skrepkus/ Art Lebedev paperclip] sign on our table.
+
* Schedule: Biweekly meetups every other Sunday at 2:00 pm.
* Schedule: First Sunday of every second month (January/March/May 2011 so far), plus irregular meets every two to three weeks.
+
* [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswronglondon/ LessWrongLondon Mailing list]
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswronglondon/ LessWrongLondon]
+
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/380103898766356/ Less Wrong London Facebook group]
  
 
===Oxford, UK===
 
===Oxford, UK===
 +
As of September 2019, we're hoping to meet monthly, probably at The Gardener's Arms. See [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1221768638031684/ OxfordRationalish Facebook page] for details
  
 +
Previously:
 
* Oxford Rationality Meetups
 
* Oxford Rationality Meetups
 
* Venue: Exeter College
 
* Venue: Exeter College
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* Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/Larks Larks] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/alexflint AlexFlint] for details.
 
* Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/Larks Larks] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/alexflint AlexFlint] for details.
  
===Helsinki, Finland===
+
==Australia==
 +
 
 +
===Online===
 +
*Australia-wide online meetups approximately once per month (currently on a Sunday around the middle of the month). Announced on the Less Wrong site and on the Facebook groups for [https://www.facebook.com/groups/219526434802422/ Sydney] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongmelbourne/ Melbourne]. Upcoming meetups in 2015 are unplanned but are roughly bi-monthly.
 +
 
 +
===Brisbane===  
 +
Brisbane has not yet had an in-person meetup but they are growing as a facebook group, when we have enough interest we will organise a meetup.
 +
[https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469995636588748 Brisbane Facebook group]
  
* [[Helsinki meetup group]]
+
===Canberra===
  
==Australia==
+
*Weekly on a Thursday 5-7pm. We alternate between a social week (boardgames, chatting etc) Then a more structured week.
 +
**Venue: Room 3.39 of the Hancock Library: [https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Hancock+Library+ANU/@-35.279074,149.1162147,17z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1shancock+library!3m1!1s0x6b164d45055e34c3:0x9147408845b1ecb2]
 +
*Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lwcanberra/ Less Wrong Canberra]
 +
*Records of previous meetups: [[https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4-aJGBXDISndFRMdWYyb3NKdGM&usp=sharing]]
  
 
===Melbourne===
 
===Melbourne===
  
* Three regular meetups: Practical rationality (1st Fri each month), outreach (schedule still unsettled), and social (3rd Fri each month).
+
*Rationality Dojos on the second Sunday of each month, usually held at the Henley Club in the central CBD (unless otherwise announced through our usual channels).
* Venue: Practical rationality at [http://trikeapps.com/contact Trike] (usually - check the meetup post), social at Ben's house (look for a meetup post with more hints).
+
*Social Meetups on the fourth Friday night of each month, at a writer bar in the CBD.
 +
*We often organise impromptu social outings and excursions.
 +
 
 +
See our facebook group or mailing list for event details:
 +
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongmelbourne/ Less Wrong Melbourne]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/melbourne-less-wrong Melbourne Less Wrong]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/melbourne-less-wrong Melbourne Less Wrong]
 +
 +
Last updated: 7 April 2017
 +
 +
There is also Effective Altruism Melbourne: [https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/EAMelbourne/ Meetup]
 +
and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/THINKMelbourne/ Facebook]. Activities have included regular co-working sessions (approx twice per month in late 2017).
 +
 +
===Perth===
 +
 +
* Meetup group: [http://www.meetup.com/Perth-Less-Wrong/ Perth Less Wrong]
 +
* Facebook group [https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lesswrongperth/]
 +
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/ab9 ab9]
 +
 +
===Sydney===
 +
 +
* General meetup on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Will include a combination of social and rationality-improvement exercises.
 +
* Rationality dojo on the first Sunday of the month. Focused on rationality improvement talks and exercises.
 +
* Irregular social meetups (whenever we come up with a good excuse) usually a fortnight after the main meetups
 +
* contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/elo elo]
 +
* [[Physical_Meetup_in_Sydney|Sydney's Lesswrong wiki page]]
 +
 +
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongsydney/
 +
 +
==New Zealand==
 +
 +
===Christchurch===
 +
 +
* Schedule: Every second Sunday
 +
* Venue: Usually a discussion room in James Hight library (University of Canterbury)
 +
 +
==Middle East==
 +
 +
===Tel Aviv, Israel===
 +
 +
* Schedule: Once every two weeks
 +
* Venue: Usually Google Israel offices (29th floor, Electra tower, Yigal Allon 98, Tel Aviv)
 +
* [https://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-tel-aviv Mailing list],[https://www.facebook.com/groups/480249315379682/ Facebook group]
 +
Last updated: 21 April 2017
 +
 +
==South America==
 +
===Buenos Aires, Argentina===
 +
* Inactive since 2014
 +
* Venue: [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Starbucks/@-34.6075416,-58.3785953,15z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sstarbucks,+florida,+buenos+aires!3m1!1s0x0:0x9f9d42f80c836a23 Starbucks] or [http://www.garagelab.cc/ GarageLab]
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-buenos-aires Google Group]
 +
* Website: [https://sites.google.com/site/lesswrongba/]
 +
 +
===São Paulo, Brazil===
 +
* Schedule: Monthly meetups on a Saturday at 14:00, check mailing list for details
 +
* Venue: [https://goo.gl/maps/j3J3twsE3Rr Vanilla Café]
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/racionalidade Google Group]
 +
* Meetup group: [http://www.meetup.com/pt-BR/Racionalidade-em-Sao-Paulo/ Racionalidade em São Paulo]
 +
* Website: [http://racionalidade.com.br/wiki/ http://racionalidade.com.br]
 +
Last updated: 24 July 2017
 +
 +
==Asia==
 +
===Singapore===
 +
 +
* Inactive since 2016
 +
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-singapore LessWrong Singapore]
 +
Last updated: 25 July 2017
 +
 +
===Tokyo, Japan===
 +
 +
*Inactive
 +
*Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LessWrongTokyo/
 +
Last updated: 25 July 2017
 +
 +
===Bengaluru, India===
 +
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/209376922440730/ Facebook group]
 +
*Schedule : 2nd Saturday of every month, subject to availability of members as on that day.
 +
*We have been meeting for more than 1.5 years now. Sound us out if anyone is interested.
 +
Last updated: 14 May 2016
 +
 +
==Virtual==
 +
 +
===Australia mega-meetups===
 +
see [[Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Australia]]
 +
=== [[:Category:Chat|Chat networks]] ===
 +
Including:
 +
 +
* [[Discord]]
 +
* [[IRC]]
 +
* [[Slack]]
 +
* [[Study Hall]] - co working
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
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* [[The Craft and the Community]] (sequence)
 
* [[The Craft and the Community]] (sequence)
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* [[Group rationality]]
 
* [[Less Wrong meetup group resources]]
 
* [[Less Wrong meetup group resources]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/43s/starting_a_lw_meetup_is_easy/3gbz Yearly LW site visitors by city]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/43s/starting_a_lw_meetup_is_easy/3gbz Yearly LW site visitors by city]
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* [[Mi_Casa_Lesswrong]]
  
 
[[Category:Meta]]
 
[[Category:Meta]]
 
[[Category:Meetup groups]]
 
[[Category:Meetup groups]]
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[[Category:Rationalistsphere]]

Revision as of 22:25, 31 October 2019

Less Wrong members sometimes arrange meetups to meet each other in meat space. Some geographic areas have groups that do this regularly. This list also includes some virtual (online meetups), See Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Virtual. Also see: Less Wrong meetup group resources.

A map of individual user locations was created in 2015, but is likely out of date. See also the official list of Effective Altruist groups and the SlateStarCodex meetup repository.

Contents

USA

Albany, NY

Ann Arbor, MI

The Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids has a Google mailing list and website.

  • Meetings every other Saturday, from 16:00 until about midnight. Usually near downtown Ann Arbor.

Last updated: 21 January 2017

Atlanta, GA

Last updated: 15 July 2017

Last updated: 26 September 2019

Austin, TX

Last updated: 15 March 2017

Baltimore, MD

Last updated: 27 November 2016

Bay Area, CA

  • There is an umbrella site at BayRationality.com for finding local rationalist people and events. This site is not currently being updated and some information may be out of date.
  • Mailing list: BayAreaLessWrong

Berkeley

  • Meets every Thursday evening at 7pm
  • Meetings are at the Berkeley REACH, at 3045 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (first floor)
  • For meetup announcements, see the Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list.

Last updated: September 1, 2018

San Francisco

Last updated: 15 July 2017

South Bay / Mountain View

Last updated: 27 May 2019

Marin

  • Has not had a meet up in a while
  • Mailing list: lw-sf

Stanford

Boston, MA

  • meetup.com group
  • Meets at 3:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, at the Citadel rationalist house (98 Elm St Apt 1, Somerville, MA)

Buffalo, NY

  • Buffalo LW meets irregularly to play games and have discussions. Visit the FB group page for up to date information. The Facebook group also acts like a nice portal for sharing thoughts and asking questions, so feel free to join even if you don't think you can attend meetups.
  • Facebook Group
  • Contact: Email Buffalo LW

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Chicago, IL

Last updated: 15 July 2017

Columbus, OH

  • Columbus Rationality is on hiatus. Gatherings of rationalists still occur - to get connected to the community contact AdAstra.
  • Columbus Rationality is a very active group. We hold workshops every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 PM, in the HCCO office. We sometimes hold social gatherings on the 5th Monday of the month.
  • Meetup page (posted under HCCO umbrella): [2]
  • Facebook group: [3]
  • Contact: AdAstra

Last updated: 3 May 2017

Denver, CO

  • Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at 5151 E Yale Cir, Denver CO 80222. It's the club house area on the ground floor of an apartment complex, open directly to the outside/public.
  • Contact: Email Steven Zuber

Last updated: 16 September 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Last updated: 24 July 2017

Las Vegas, NV

  • Contact azerner3 [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.

Last updated: 4 June 2017

Los Angeles, CA

  • We meet up at 7 pm every Wednesday at the Wine Bar next to the Landmark Theater in the Westside Pavilion (10800 W Pico Blvd #312, Los Angeles, CA 90064). Please join our google group and request an invite to the google hangout for topic discussion/etc.
  • Mailing List: Less Wrong Southern California Announcements
  • Facebook group (not very active; Google Group is primary channel of communication)
  • Calendar: SoCal LW Meetups

Last updated: 15 July 2017

Madison, WI

Last updated: 21 April 2017

New Hampshire

  • Meets twice/month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm at a private residence in Manchester.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Edwards
  • Facebook group: [4]

Last updated: 30 August 2017

New Haven, CT

New York City, NY

The NYC meetup group is very large and meets frequently. The NYC community was profiled here as a case study. Please join the mailing list!

  • Weekly, Tuesday, usually 7-11pm, Most often Private Residence, but varies (check mailing list)
  • Mailing list: Main Google Group

Philadelphia, PA

  • LessWrong Philadelphia meets irregularly. Join the mailing list to find out about upcoming meetups. We also have a Facebook group.
  • Philly Political Agnostics: rational, non-partisan discussion of politics; draws heavily from LW & SSC. Find out about upcoming meetups at the meetup.com page

Last updated: 10 September 2017

Phoenix, AZ

  • We meet irregularly on weekends at Hayden Library (In the middle of Arizona State University's Tempe Campus)
  • Contact: Danny_Hintze

Pittsburgh, PA

Last update: 24 July 2017

Portland, OR

Research Triangle, NC (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)

  • Mailing list: Research Triangle Less Wrong
  • Research Triangle LessWrong meetups are generally scheduled during the evening of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month. To be notified of future meetups (or to call one yourself!) please join the (very low-volume) RTLW Google group or keep an eye on our calendar.

Last updated: 24 July 2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Seattle, WA

The Seattle LW+Disaspora community is relatively active and has ~50 members. Events are organized through several venues:

Other infrastructure:

Washington, DC

Canada

Toronto, ON

  • Organization: Check on meetup.com
  • Typical Venue: Libraries or people's homes
  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Contact: Giles Edkins [5] or Tuxedage [6]

All meetups are announced and organized on meetup.com.

Waterloo

  • LessWrong Waterloo has been on hiatus for several years, but there has been recent interest in restarting the group. Join the Google Group to find out more.
  • Mailing list: Waterloo Google Group

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Ottawa

Previous meetups have included presentations on books and discussions on HPMOR.

  • Mailing list: Ottawa Google Group
  • Meetup.com site: Less Wrong Ottawa will no longer be advertised on Meetup.com, though related Ottawa Skeptics pub events will cover the same interest group. If you are interested in RSVP'ing for the LW meetups, you can send a private message to user Swimmer963.

Nova Scotia

  • Venue: Private residence
  • Contact: [7]

Vancouver

We meet every week, usually somewhere in Kitsilano or downtown.

We do most of our organizing on the VanLWmeetup Facebook group and have a mailing list: Vancouver Rationalists

Montreal

  • Time: varied
  • Frequency: at least once per week
  • Venue: the Macroscope
  • Groups: Facebook group, (the Google group is deprecated)
  • Contacts: Mati Roy (and Facebook or mathieu.roy.37@gmail.com)
  • Meetups Content: CfAR-inspired exercises, games, social meetups, celebrations, movie night, and other.

Last updated: 15 January 2018

Other relevant groups: Montreal Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Safety, Montreal Effective Altruism, Montreal Alliance for Rationalist Sharehouses (MARS), Montreal Cryonics

Europe

Vienna, Austria

  • Facebook group[8]
  • Meets every month
  • Contact Ratcourse to be added to the mailing list

Brussels, Belgium

  • This group is dead. If you would like to restart it, the Meetup.com group still exists.
  • The Brussels meetup group wiki page serves as a testament to the fact that there once was something here.

Last updated: 30 August 2017

Croatia

Last updated: 1 August 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

Brno, Czech Republic

Copenhagen, Denmark

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Paris, France

Berlin, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Last updated: 1 August 2017

Frankfurt/Mainz, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

  • Mailing list: [9]
  • Contact: [10]
  • Schedule: possibly bi-weekly, alternating Friday and Saturday/Sunday

Munich, Germany

  • Meetup announcements on Meetup.com
  • Discussion and announcements (partly in German) also in Facebook group.
  • Schedule: Monthly (usually first weekend in the month, see announcements)

Budapest, Hungary

  • Venue: California Coffee Company Basilica (coffee shop), Szent Istvan ter 4-5. Link
  • Schedule: weekends, see mailing list.
  • Mailing list: BudLessWrong
  • Contact AlexeyM or katyusha

Milano, Italy


The Netherlands

  • LessWrong Netherlands
    • LW Netherlands meets every two weeks, on Sunday at 13:10 at Coffee Company Treub at Meester Treublaan 18, 1097 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Find us on Facebook and meetup.com, or email Tim to get involved.
  • SlateStarCodex Amsterdam
    • SSC Amsterdam meets monthly at Cafe Batavia, Prinshendrikade 85. To accommodate people with different schedules, we alternate between holding meetups on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In odd-numbered months, meetups are held the first Saturday of the month at 5 PM. In even-numbered months, meetups are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.
    • Facebook group

Last updated: 4 August 2017

Kraków, Poland

Poznan, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Moscow, Russia

Last updated: 1 August 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Schedule: Saturdays every week / every two weeks, 6pm.
  • Applied rationality workshop: vk event.
  • Regular meetings: vk community, vk event.
  • Meetup.com page.
  • Contact: v.e.evard@gmail.com, efim.wool@gmail.com.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Madrid, Spain

  • Effective Altruism and Rationality FB group: [13]
  • Contact: jsevillamol, pvs
  • Regular meetups beginning March 2017. If you would like to attend, please contact us.
  • Newcomers to the rationality community/ people who want to know more about rationality specially welcome.

Last updated: 9 Feb 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Last updated: 21 April 2017

Zurich, Switzerland

Last updated: 1 August 2017

Kiev, Ukraine

Bath, UK

Cambridge, UK

  • Schedule: Irregular times and places -- join the mailing list to see when something's going to happen, or to suggest a meetup.
  • Mailing list: CambridgeLessWrong

London, UK

Oxford, UK

As of September 2019, we're hoping to meet monthly, probably at The Gardener's Arms. See OxfordRationalish Facebook page for details

Previously:

  • Oxford Rationality Meetups
  • Venue: Exeter College
  • Schedule: Saturday termtimes - normally 6-8pm.
  • Contact Larks or AlexFlint for details.

Australia

Online

  • Australia-wide online meetups approximately once per month (currently on a Sunday around the middle of the month). Announced on the Less Wrong site and on the Facebook groups for Sydney and Melbourne. Upcoming meetups in 2015 are unplanned but are roughly bi-monthly.

Brisbane

Brisbane has not yet had an in-person meetup but they are growing as a facebook group, when we have enough interest we will organise a meetup. Brisbane Facebook group

Canberra

  • Weekly on a Thursday 5-7pm. We alternate between a social week (boardgames, chatting etc) Then a more structured week.
    • Venue: Room 3.39 of the Hancock Library: [14]
  • Facebook group: Less Wrong Canberra
  • Records of previous meetups: [[15]]

Melbourne

  • Rationality Dojos on the second Sunday of each month, usually held at the Henley Club in the central CBD (unless otherwise announced through our usual channels).
  • Social Meetups on the fourth Friday night of each month, at a writer bar in the CBD.
  • We often organise impromptu social outings and excursions.

See our facebook group or mailing list for event details:

Last updated: 7 April 2017

There is also Effective Altruism Melbourne: Meetup and Facebook. Activities have included regular co-working sessions (approx twice per month in late 2017).

Perth

Sydney

  • General meetup on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Will include a combination of social and rationality-improvement exercises.
  • Rationality dojo on the first Sunday of the month. Focused on rationality improvement talks and exercises.
  • Irregular social meetups (whenever we come up with a good excuse) usually a fortnight after the main meetups
  • contact elo
  • Sydney's Lesswrong wiki page

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongsydney/

New Zealand

Christchurch

  • Schedule: Every second Sunday
  • Venue: Usually a discussion room in James Hight library (University of Canterbury)

Middle East

Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Schedule: Once every two weeks
  • Venue: Usually Google Israel offices (29th floor, Electra tower, Yigal Allon 98, Tel Aviv)
  • Mailing list,Facebook group

Last updated: 21 April 2017

South America

Buenos Aires, Argentina

São Paulo, Brazil

Last updated: 24 July 2017

Asia

Singapore

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Tokyo, Japan

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Bengaluru, India

  • Facebook group
  • Schedule : 2nd Saturday of every month, subject to availability of members as on that day.
  • We have been meeting for more than 1.5 years now. Sound us out if anyone is interested.

Last updated: 14 May 2016

Virtual

Australia mega-meetups

see Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Australia

Chat networks

Including:

Blog posts

See also