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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]].
 
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]].
  
A map of individual user locations is [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lv2/a_map_of_lwers_find_members_of_the_community/ also available].
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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map of individual user locations] was created in 2015, but is likely out of date.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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* Meetings every other Saturday, from 16:00 until about midnight. Usually near downtown Ann Arbor.
 
* 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===
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* Inactive
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/100137206844878/ Facebook Group]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/100137206844878/ Facebook Group]
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
  
 
===Austin, TX===
 
===Austin, TX===
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
 
* Mailing List: [https://groups.google.com/group/austin-less-wrong Austin Less Wrong]
 
* Mailing List: [https://groups.google.com/group/austin-less-wrong Austin Less Wrong]
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Last updated: 15 March 2017
  
 
===Baltimore, MD===
 
===Baltimore, MD===
 
* Meets every Sunday evening at 20:00
 
* Meets every Sunday evening at 20:00
 
* 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]
 
* 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]
* [mailto:lw@noblejury.com Email] us to be added to the mailing list.
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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===
* There's now an umbrella site at [http://www.bayrationality.com/ BayRationality.com] for finding local rationalist people and events
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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====
* Meets every Friday evening at 7pm
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* Meets every Thursday evening at 7pm
* Meetings are at the CFAR office, at 2030 Addison, 7th floor, Berkeley
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* Meetings are at the Berkeley REACH, at 3045 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (first floor)
* For meetup announcements, see the [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong BayAreaLessWrong] mailing list.
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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====
* Re-started fairly recently (as of Feb. 2015)
 
 
* Generally meetups happen on Mondays at 6pm; location varies
 
* Generally meetups happen on Mondays at 6pm; location varies
* Meetups are announced on the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bayarealesswrong bayarealesswrong list]
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* Meetups are announced on the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bayarealesswrong Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/rocurley/ rocurley] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/maia/ maia].
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/rocurley/ rocurley] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/maia/ maia].
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
  
====South Bay====
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====South Bay / Mountain View====
* [[South_Bay_meetup_group|Wiki page]]
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* [https://www.meetup.com/South-Bay-Effective-Altruism/ South Bay Effective Altruism]
* We mostly communicate over the [http://groups.google.com/group/bayarealesswrong Bay Area Less Wrong mailing list]
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* Two Tuesdays per month in downtown Mountain View
* Monthly Meetups, usually at Googleplex
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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
  
 
====Marin====
 
====Marin====
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-sf lw-sf]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lw-sf lw-sf]
  
====Stanford\Palo Alto====
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====Stanford====
* Venue: Stanford's Old Union, typically room 121, 4:30-6:00 Sundays
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* Venue: Varies by Year, contact for info
* Contact [mailto:carolinesellison@gmail.com Caroline Ellison], [mailto:kelseyp@stanford.edu Kelsey Piper], or [mailto:richard4@stanford.edu Alex Richard],
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* Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1446656625629965/]
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* Contact [mailto:kuhanj@stanford.edu Kuhan Jeyapragasan] [mailto:jmckinnon99@gmail.com Jake McKinnon] [mailto:fcalero@stanford.edu Felipe Calero]
  
 
===Boston, MA===
 
===Boston, MA===
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===Buffalo, NY===
 
===Buffalo, NY===
  
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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.
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1700061173585681/ Facebook Group]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1700061173585681/ Facebook Group]
* Meeting are once or twice  a month scheduled based on people's availability but typically on Sundays at the Panera Bread on Elmwood (765 Elmwood Ave) or the Panera on Main. Details are liable to change based on organizer's schedule. Visit 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.
 
* We also host game nights about once a month based on people's availability. In the past we played board games. Currently we are playing a tabletop RPG.
 
 
* Contact: Email [mailto:Bojidar.Kojouharov@Roswellpark.org Buffalo LW]
 
* Contact: Email [mailto:Bojidar.Kojouharov@Roswellpark.org Buffalo LW]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
  
 
===Chicago, IL===
 
===Chicago, IL===
  
* [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Chicago/ Meetup.com group]
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* <b>Chicago Rationality</b>
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-chicago Less Wrong Chicago]
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** Regular meetups: Sundays at 1 PM, Harold Washington Library
* Alternate mailing list (since some people have had trouble registering with the original) [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-chicago-2 Less Wrong Chicago 2]
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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
  
 
===Columbus, OH===
 
===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/J_Thomas_Moros/ J_Thomas_Moros] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/AdAstra/ 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.
 
* 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): [http://www.meetup.com/HumanistOhio/]
 
* Meetup page (posted under HCCO umbrella): [http://www.meetup.com/HumanistOhio/]
 
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/563449250347654/]
 
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/563449250347654/]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/AdAstra/ AdAstra]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/AdAstra/ AdAstra]
 
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Last updated: 3 May 2017
===Dallas / Fort Worth, TX===
 
 
 
* Meets every Sunday at 1 PM at America's Best Coffee in Arlington
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/dfw-lesswrong-meetup]
 
  
 
===Denver, CO===
 
===Denver, CO===
  
* Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Darcy's Bistro & Pub. In the back room when we can get it, general seating otherwise.
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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.
* Location: Darcy's Bistro and Pub - 4955 S Ulster St #103, Denver, CO 80237 [https://goo.gl/maps/eyM9F map]
 
 
* Contact: Email [mailto:stevenjzuber@gmail.com Steven Zuber]
 
* Contact: Email [mailto:stevenjzuber@gmail.com Steven Zuber]
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Last updated: 16 September 2017
  
 
===Fort Lauderdale, FL===
 
===Fort Lauderdale, FL===
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* Location: [http://g.co/maps/9yrzs map]
 
* Location: [http://g.co/maps/9yrzs map]
 
* Contact: [mailto:liam.br123@gmail.com Stuart David]
 
* Contact: [mailto:liam.br123@gmail.com Stuart David]
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Last updated: 24 July 2017
  
===Huntsville, AL===
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===Las Vegas, NV===
  
* New group! Meeting frequency TBD. Likely biweekly or monthly, Fridays or Saturdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
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* Contact azerner3 [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.
* Group Links: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/510368905784683/ Facebook], [http://www.meetup.com/Huntsville-LessWrong/ Meetup.com]
 
* Contact: [mailto:rgmoore0@gmail.com Ricky Moore]
 
  
===Washington, DC===
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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 most Sundays at 15:00, usually in the courtyard of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Patent_Office_Building the Old Patent Office Building].
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Last updated: 15 July 2017
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-dc Less Wrong DC]
 
* Contacts: [http://lesswrong.com/user/RobinZ/ RobinZ] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/markas markas].
 
  
 
===Madison, WI===
 
===Madison, WI===
  
* Meets every Sunday at 7pm, often in people's houses or in coffee shops
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* <b>LessWrong Madison</b> (inactive)
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-madison Madison mailing list]
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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]
  
===Minneapolis, MN===
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Last updated: 21 April 2017
* NEW in 2015
 
* Meets twice/month at noon at [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dunn+Bros+Coffee/@44.980789,-93.263166,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b3329d1fd5f893:0xc977d4ad4392d7aa Freight House Dunn. Brothers]
 
Mailing List: [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/lesswrong-minneapolis Minneapolis Mailing List]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/message/compose/?to=brandoni brandoni]
 
* Social: Weekly board game collaboration with Minnesota Atheists "Godless Gamers" at [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fantasy+Flight+Games+Center/@45.016333,-93.18391,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x15a0b3f76b6f8979?sa=X&ei=X06zVKijLomuggScq4G4Ag&ved=0CIQBEPwSMAs Fantasy Flight Games], Sundays at 2pm.
 
  
 
===New Hampshire===
 
===New Hampshire===
* NEW in 2015
 
 
* Meets twice/month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm at a private residence in Manchester.
 
* Meets twice/month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm at a private residence in Manchester.
 
* Contact: [mailto:ecomstockedwards@gmail.com Elizabeth Edwards]
 
* Contact: [mailto:ecomstockedwards@gmail.com Elizabeth Edwards]
 
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/695201067251306/]
 
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/695201067251306/]
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Last updated: 30 August 2017
  
 
===New Haven, CT===
 
===New Haven, CT===
* NEW in 2014
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* Venue: Yale University; meets weekly, typically Thursdays 16:30-18:00
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* Yale Effective Altruism meets weekly at Yale University, typically Thursdays 16:30-18:00
 
* Online: [http://yaleea.com/ Website], [http://www.meetup.com/Yale-Effective-Altruists/ Meetup.com], [https://www.facebook.com/yaleeffectivealtruists/?fref=ts Facebook Group]
 
* Online: [http://yaleea.com/ Website], [http://www.meetup.com/Yale-Effective-Altruists/ Meetup.com], [https://www.facebook.com/yaleeffectivealtruists/?fref=ts Facebook Group]
 
* Contact: [mailto:mojmir.stehlik@yale.edu Mojmir Stehlik], or [mailto:yaleeas@gmail.com Yale EA]
 
* Contact: [mailto:mojmir.stehlik@yale.edu Mojmir Stehlik], or [mailto:yaleeas@gmail.com Yale EA]
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/overcomingbiasnyc Main Google Group]
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/overcomingbiasnyc Main Google Group]
  
===Ohio===
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===Philadelphia, PA===
  
* One active group in Columbus, details of which are [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Columbus.2C_OH here].
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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].
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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]
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Last updated: 10 September 2017
  
 
===Phoenix, AZ===
 
===Phoenix, AZ===
 
* We meet irregularly on weekends at Hayden Library (In the middle of Arizona State University's Tempe Campus)
 
* We meet irregularly on weekends at Hayden Library (In the middle of Arizona State University's Tempe Campus)
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/message/compose/?to=Danny_Hintze Danny_Hintze]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/message/compose/?to=Danny_Hintze Danny_Hintze]
 
===Philadelphia, PA===
 
 
* LessWrong Philadelphia: We meet every other week.  Welcome!
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-philadelphia LessWrong Philadelphia]
 
 
* Philly Political Agnostics: rational, non-partisan discussion of politics; draws heavily from LW & SSC
 
* Meetup Page: [http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Political-Agnostics-Social-Theorists/ Philly Political Agnostics]
 
  
 
===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
  
 
===Portland, OR===
 
===Portland, OR===
* October 2014: Next meeting is:
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* Lacking leadership and active meetups as of August 2015
:: 1:00pm on Saturday, 18th October, 2014<br />
 
:: 2945 NE 64th Ave, Portland, OR
 
:: This month: Teaching improv techniques. Last month's discussion mentioned that they might be useful as a tool toward personal behavior modification.
 
* Meetups are planned for the 3rd Saturday of each month, at the same location and 1 PM.
 
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-portland LessWrong Portland]
 
* 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]  
 
* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/RTLW Research Triangle Less Wrong]  
* Durham LW meetups on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of every month, at Cocoa Cinnamon (420 W Geer St, Durham NC 27701) if the weather is nice, otherwise the location in the announcement.
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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].
* Durham occasional HPMoR/etc discussion meetups on Saturday around 12:00 p.m. at Fullsteam (726 Rigsbee Av, Durham NC 27701)
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Last updated: 24 July 2017
* Refer to the [http://goo.gl/gi5nj calendar] for exact meetup dates.
 
 
 
===Rochester, NY===
 
* Started September, 2015
 
* New meetups posted at the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rochesterrationalists google group]
 
  
 
===Salt Lake City, UT===
 
===Salt Lake City, UT===
  
* Google Group/mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongslc?hl=en]
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* Inactive since 2015
 
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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]
* and Facebook Group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/123408354486256/]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
 
 
===Socorro, NM===
 
 
 
* Website: [http://nmt.edu/~waffles/baycon nmt.edu/~waffles/baycon]
 
* Usually meets Sunday evenings in Cramer 101 at NMT (check website for firm schedule)
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/message/compose/?to=jcrawfordor jcrawfordor]
 
 
 
===Southern California, CA===
 
 
 
* Typical Venue: Restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County
 
* Schedule: About once a month, on a weekend
 
* Primary Organizer: [http://lesswrong.com/user/JenniferRM/ JenniferRM] [[User:JenniferRM|JenniferRM]]
 
* Mailing List: [http://groups.google.com/group/LW-SoCal-Announce Less Wrong Southern California Announcements]
 
* Calendar: [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=h57ej586rdo3jmld14hrk51m1c%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles SoCal LW Meetups]
 
* NB: Defunct.
 
 
 
For help with transportation, check for carpool opportunities in meetup announcements and comments.
 
====Los Angeles====
 
 
 
* Weekly, Wednesdays at 7pm in [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Del+Taco,+11066+Santa+Monica+Boulevard,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90025&hl=en&sll=34.047335,-118.443432&sspn=0.006418,0.012392&t=h&hq=Del+Taco,&hnear=11066+Santa+Monica+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+California+90025&z=17 the Del Taco near Santa Monica Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd.]
 
* Mailing List: [http://groups.google.com/group/LW-SoCal-Announce Less Wrong Southern California Announcements]
 
  
 
===Seattle, WA===
 
===Seattle, WA===
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/221612131358071/ Seattle Effective Altruists] meets about monthly at libraries in central and north Seattle.
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/221612131358071/ Seattle Effective Altruists] meets about monthly at libraries in central and north Seattle.
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/791851244271754/ Seattle MIRIx and Friendly AI research] meets sporadically, usually at private homes.
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/791851244271754/ Seattle MIRIx and Friendly AI research] meets sporadically, usually at private homes.
 
  
 
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Other infrastructure:
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* There is a slack channel with 10k+ posts, come to a reading group to get the info.
 
* There is a slack channel with 10k+ posts, come to a reading group to get the info.
  
===St Louis, MO===
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===Washington, DC===
  
* We have a new [http://www.meetup.com/lesswrong/ Less Wrong St. Louis group] at meetup.com.
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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].
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* Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-dc Less Wrong DC]
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* Contacts: [http://lesswrong.com/user/markas markas].
  
 
==Canada==
 
==Canada==
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===Waterloo===
 
===Waterloo===
  
*Time: Meetings aren't held on a regular schedule currently. Join the google group to find out about meeting times.
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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.
 
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongwaterloo Waterloo Google Group]
 
*Mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswrongwaterloo Waterloo Google Group]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
  
 
===Ottawa===
 
===Ottawa===
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===Montreal===
 
===Montreal===
 
*Time: varied
 
*Time: varied
*Frequency: about once every 2 weeks
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*Frequency: at least once per week
*Venue: [https://www.facebook.com/macroscopers/ the Macroscope] (a rationalist sharehouse), McGill University, and other places
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*Venue: the [https://www.facebook.com/macroscopers/ Macroscope]
*Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/less.wrong.montreal Less Wrong Montreal]
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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)
*Google group: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-montreal Google Group]
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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)
*Contacts: [http://lesswrong.com/user/bartimaeus/overview/ bartimaeus], [http://lesswrong.com/user/MathieuRoy/overview/ MathieuRoy]
+
*Meetups Content: CfAR-inspired exercises, games, social meetups, celebrations, movie night, and other.
*Meetups Content: CfAR-inspired exercises (CoZE exercises, de-bugging, etc.), social meetups, celebrations (ex.: for [https://www.facebook.com/events/669812673170714/ Petrov Day Ceremony]), documentary watching, and other.
 
  
 +
Last updated: 15 January 2018
 +
 +
Other relevant groups:
 +
[https://www.meetup.com/Artificial-Intelligence-Ethics/ Montreal Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Safety],
 +
[https://www.facebook.com/groups/MontrealEffectiveAltruism/ Montreal Effective Altruism],
 +
[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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===Brussels, Belgium===
 
===Brussels, Belgium===
[[Brussels meetup group]]
+
* This group is dead. If you would like to restart it, the [http://www.meetup.com/LWBrussels/ Meetup.com group] still exists.
* [http://www.meetup.com/LWBrussels/ Web page]
+
* The [[Brussels meetup group]] wiki page serves as a testament to the fact that there once was something here.
* [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Brussels_meetup_group Wiki page] (not kept updated)
 
* contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/Roxolan/ Roxolan] and [http://lesswrong.com/user/Axel/ Axel]
 
* venue: [https://maps.google.be/maps?ie=UTF8&cid=14098970548282144033&q=La+Fleur+En+Papier+Dor%C3%A9&iwloc=A&gl=BE&hl=en La Fleur en Papier Doré, Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Brussels]
 
* frequency: monthly (second Saturday of the month at 1am)
 
* average attendance: 4-5
 
 
 
===Sofia, Bulgaria===
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/thalesinthemoney]
 
 
 
===Copenhagen, Denmark===
 
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-copenhagen less-wrong-copenhagen]
 
  
===Helsinki, Finland===
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Last updated: 30 August 2017
* [[Helsinki meetup group]]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/404894356287927/ Less Wrong Finland Facebook group]
 
  
===Paris, France===
+
===Croatia===
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/d/forum/lesswrong-france lesswrong-france]
+
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/165350706979610/ Facebook group]
* Contact [http://lesswrong.com/user/Emile Emile] or [http://lesswrong.com/user/Morendil Morendil]
+
Last updated: 1 August 2017
* Schedule: irregular
 
  
 
===Prague, Czech Republic===
 
===Prague, Czech Republic===
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===Brno, Czech Republic===
 
===Brno, Czech Republic===
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/869404756504023/ Facebook group]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/869404756504023/ Facebook group]
 +
 +
===Copenhagen, Denmark===
 +
*Inactive since 2015
 +
*Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/group/less-wrong-copenhagen less-wrong-copenhagen]
 +
Last updated: 25 July 2017
 +
 +
===Helsinki, Finland===
 +
* [[Helsinki meetup group]]
 +
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/404894356287927/ Less Wrong Finland Facebook group]
 +
 +
===Paris, France===
 +
* <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===
 
===Berlin, Germany===
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===Cologne, Germany===
 
===Cologne, Germany===
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lw-cologne]
+
* 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]
+
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/caffemacchiavelli caffemacchiavelli]
 
* Schedule: monthly, decided via Doodle poll (see mailing list)
 
* Schedule: monthly, decided via Doodle poll (see mailing list)
 +
 +
Last updated: 1 August 2017
  
 
===Frankfurt/Mainz, Germany===
 
===Frankfurt/Mainz, Germany===
 
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-frankfurt less-wrong-frankfurt]
 
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-frankfurt less-wrong-frankfurt]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/Kendra Kendra]
 
* Contact: [http://lesswrong.com/user/Kendra Kendra]
* Schedule: irregular
+
* Schedule: Irregular
  
 
===Hamburg, Germany===
 
===Hamburg, Germany===
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* Meetup announcements on [http://www.meetup.com/LessWrongMunich/ Meetup.com]
 
* 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].
 
* 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)
+
* Schedule: Monthly (usually first weekend in the month, see announcements)
  
 
===Budapest, Hungary===
 
===Budapest, Hungary===
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===The Netherlands===
 
===The Netherlands===
Note: there used to be just an EA group here, but now there is also a LW group, meeting biweekly in Amsterdam and Utrecht
+
*<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.
  
Join our [https://www.facebook.com/groups/RationalityMeetupNL/ Facebook] and our [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Netherlands/ Meetup]
+
*<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].
  
Original EA group:
+
*<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]
  
Find us on [http://www.meetup.com/Less-Wrong-Nederland/ meetup.com] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/262932060523750/ The Facebook].
+
Last updated: 4 August 2017
 
 
===Warsaw, Poland===
 
More information on our LessWrong Wiki page: [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Warsaw_Meetup_Group Warsaw Meetup Group]
 
  
 
===Kraków, Poland===
 
===Kraków, Poland===
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rationalitykrakow https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rationalitykrakow]
+
*<b>LessWrong Krakow</b>
* Schedule: recently Thursdays at 6.30 pm, but check the above mailing list for updates
+
**[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
* Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LWKrakow/
+
*<b>Effective Altruism Krakow</b>
 +
**[https://www.facebook.com/groups/eakrakow/ Facebook group]
  
 
===Poznan, Poland===
 
===Poznan, Poland===
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* Schedule: Sundays at 6 - 8 pm, but check mailing list or fb page for up-to-date info
 
* 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]
 
* 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===
 
===Moscow, Russia===
* Schedule: Sundays every three weeks, 2pm.
+
* 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]
* Announcements in Russian: [http://umneem.org/%D0%B2%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%B8 Russian meet ups].
+
* Contact: [mailto:me@berekuk.ru me@berekuk.ru]
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/group/rationality-in-moscow rationality-in-moscow]
+
* Links:  
* Contact: um@umneem.org.
+
**[https://groups.google.com/group/rationality-in-moscow Mailing list]
If you want to start meet up group in another Russian city, feel free contact us, we will help with anything we can.
+
**[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===
 
===St. Petersburg, Russia===
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* Meetup.com [https://www.meetup.com/St-Petersburg-LessWrong-Meetup/ page].
 
* Meetup.com [https://www.meetup.com/St-Petersburg-LessWrong-Meetup/ page].
 
* Contact: v.e.evard@gmail.com, efim.wool@gmail.com.
 
* 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===
 
===Madrid, Spain===
* Contact: jsevillamol [mailto:jsevillamol@outlook.com] pvs[mailto:pavill01@ucm.es]
+
* Effective Altruism and Rationality FB group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/AltruismoEfectivo/]
* We will start organizing regular meetups soon. If you would like to attend, please contact us.
+
* 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.
 
* 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]
  
===Bratislava, Slovakia===
+
===Bath, UK===
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-bratislava]
+
*Inactive
* Contact: [mailto:viliam-at-bur-dot-sk]
+
*[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===
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswronglondon/ LessWrongLondon Mailing list]
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/lesswronglondon/ LessWrongLondon Mailing list]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/380103898766356/ Less Wrong London Facebook group]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/380103898766356/ Less Wrong London 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]
 
  
 
===Oxford, UK===
 
===Oxford, UK===
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* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesswrongmelbourne/ Less Wrong Melbourne]
 
* 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===
 
===Perth===
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* Schedule: Once every two weeks
 
* Schedule: Once every two weeks
 
* Venue: Usually Google Israel offices (29th floor, Electra tower, Yigal Allon 98, Tel Aviv)
 
* Venue: Usually Google Israel offices (29th floor, Electra tower, Yigal Allon 98, Tel Aviv)
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-tel-aviv]
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* [https://groups.google.com/group/lesswrong-tel-aviv Mailing list],[https://www.facebook.com/groups/480249315379682/ Facebook group]
* Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/480249315379682/]
+
Last updated: 21 April 2017
  
 
==South America==
 
==South America==
 
===Buenos Aires, Argentina===
 
===Buenos Aires, Argentina===
* Schedule: Irregular.
+
* 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]
 
* 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]
 
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/less-wrong-buenos-aires Google Group]
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===São Paulo, Brazil===
 
===São Paulo, Brazil===
* Schedule: Every second Saturday of each month
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* Schedule: Monthly meetups on a Saturday at 14:00, check mailing list for details
 
* Venue: [https://goo.gl/maps/j3J3twsE3Rr Vanilla Café]
 
* Venue: [https://goo.gl/maps/j3J3twsE3Rr Vanilla Café]
 
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/racionalidade Google Group]
 
* 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]
 
* 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]
 
* Website: [http://racionalidade.com.br/wiki/ http://racionalidade.com.br]
 +
Last updated: 24 July 2017
  
 
==Asia==
 
==Asia==
 
===Singapore===
 
===Singapore===
  
* Schedule: Irregular
+
* Inactive since 2016
* Venue: Irregular
+
* Mailing list: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-singapore LessWrong Singapore]
* Mailing list for notification about each meeting: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-singapore]
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Last updated: 25 July 2017
* Mailing list for discussion: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lesswrong-singapore]
 
  
 
===Tokyo, Japan===
 
===Tokyo, Japan===
  
* Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LessWrongTokyo/
+
*Inactive
 +
*Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LessWrongTokyo/
 +
Last updated: 25 July 2017
  
 
===Bengaluru, India===
 
===Bengaluru, India===
  
Meetup group : http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-LessWrongers-Meetup/
+
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/209376922440730/ Facebook group]
 
+
*Schedule : 2nd Saturday of every month, subject to availability of members as on that day.
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
We have been meeting for more than 1.5 years now. Sound us out if anyone is interested.
 
  
 
==Virtual==
 
==Virtual==
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===Australia mega-meetups===
 
===Australia mega-meetups===
 
see [[Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Australia]]
 
see [[Less_Wrong_meetup_groups#Australia]]
===Online Study Hall===
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=== [[:Category:Chat|Chat networks]] ===
This is a 24/7 virtual co-working space open to all aspiring rationalists. We have an active community of regulars and not-so-regulars from all continents, though the chat is most active during the European afternoon/evening.
+
Including:
 
 
The Study Hall is now fully independent from Tinychat! Try it out again if you were having technical trouble with the Tinychat platform.
 
* Available under [http://complice.co/room/lesswrong this link]
 
* FAQ and intro [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BgtjTUVzJk-FgMqIJKEFe3pa7tzWDvxFUNCsfW85d-M/edit?usp=sharing here]
 
* Documentation of the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gwo/coworking_collaboration_to_combat_akrasia/ founding of the Study Hall]
 
 
 
===IRC===
 
* Information about the IRC chat can be found [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Less_Wrong_IRC_Chatroom here]
 
 
 
===Slack===
 
* The [http://www.lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/mpq/lesswrong_real_time_chat/ slack] chat group channel was created in August 2015 contact lesswrong user [http://www.lesswrong.com/user/Elo/ Elo] to join.  More information can be found in the first link.
 
 
 
===[[Discord]]===
 
There is a [https://discordapp.com/channels/290711543853613057/290711543853613057 LessWrong Discord].
 
  
The [http://lesswrong.com/lw/oqa/lesswrong_discord/  SSC Discord] is friendly to LessWrong.  There is talk of creating a LessWrong channel.
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* [[Discord]]
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* [[IRC]]
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* [[Slack]]
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* [[Study Hall]] - co working
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
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[[Category:Meta]]
 
[[Category:Meta]]
 
[[Category:Meetup groups]]
 
[[Category:Meetup groups]]
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[[Category:Rationalistsphere]]

Latest revision as of 13:53, 5 September 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

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 J_Thomas_Moros or 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

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

  • 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