Less Wrong meetup groups

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Less Wrong members sometimes arrange meetups to meet each other in meat space. Some geographic areas have groups that do this regularly. Also see: Less Wrong meetup group resources.

USA

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Bay Area, CA

Berkeley

San Francisco

  • Hasn't had a meetup in a while
  • Mailing list: lw-sf

South Bay

  • Wiki page
  • Mailing list
  • Venue: Private residence, every Tuesday, 7pm
  • Formerly hosted at Tortuga
  • Join the mailing list for announcements, new location, &c.

Sausalito (Marin)

Cambridge, MA

Chicago, IL

Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

  • Meets every Sunday at 1 PM at America's Best Coffee in Arlington
  • Mailing list: [1]

Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Meetings every Saturday 6pm-9pm
  • Location: map
  • Contact: Lance Bush

Washington, DC

Madison, WI

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, 7-11pm, Private Residence. Occasionally on Thursdays as well.
  • Mailing list: Main Google Group

Ohio

Philadelphia, PA

  • We are in the process of establishing a regular meetup group and time. Please feel free to join us!
  • Mailing list: LessWrong Philadelphia

Pittsburgh, PA

Portland, OR

  • Current schedule: Every two weeks, Saturday 12-2 PM. Kenton Station (8303 North Denver Avenue Portland, OR 97217). Next meeting is October 20th, 2012.
  • Location may be changed before each meetup; check the mailing list to know for certain where it will be.
  • Mailing list: LessWrong Portland

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

  • Mailing list: Research Triangle Less Wrong
  • Durham Bi-weekly LW meetups every other Thursday (odd-numbered weeks) at 7:00 p.m. at Francesca's Dessert Caffe (706 9th St, Durham NC 27705) or Whole Foods Market (621 Broad St, Durham NC 27705)
  • Durham Bi-weekly HPMoR discussion meetups every other Saturday (even-numbered weeks) at 11:00 a.m. at Guglhupf (2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham NC 27707), Foster's Market (2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham NC 27707), or Nanataco (2512 University Dr, Durham NC 27707)

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Google Group/mailing list: [2]
  • and Google Site: [3]

Socorro, NM

Southern California, CA

For help with transportation, check for carpool opportunities in meetup announcements and comments.

Los Angeles

Seattle, WA

  • Meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the U-District, see mailing list for details.
  • Eastside meetups are happening on an ad-hoc schedule, see mailing list for details.
  • Mailing list: LW-Seattle

St Louis, MO

Canada

Toronto

  • Venue: Bars by Dundas subway station, currently upstairs at The Imperial Public Library 54 Dundas St. E.
  • Schedule: Weekly, alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM. Join the mailing list for details.
  • Mailing List: Toronto Google Group

London

  • We do not yet have regular meetups due to lack of members.
  • Contact Tuxedage for details.

Waterloo

Ottawa

We are currently meeting monthly. Our next meeting will be Monday Feb 11th at 7 pm, held at the Alpha Soul Café at 1015 Wellington Street W. We will be playing a rationality game. Previous meetups have included presentations on books and discussions on HPMOR.

Vancouver

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

We do most of our organizing on a mailing list: Vancouver Rationalists

Europe

London, UK

Oxford, UK

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

Cambridge, UK

  • Venue: JCR, Trinity College (Directions).
  • Schedule: 11am Sundays during University term time. Meetings during university vacations with irregular times and places -- join the mailing list to see when something's going to happen, or to suggest a meetup.
  • Mailing list: CambridgeLessWrong
  • Contact AlexeyM or Jonathan_Lee

Helsinki, Finland

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

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels meetup group

  • contact : Axel
  • venue : La Fleur en Papier Doré: Rue des Alexiens 55 1000 Bruxelles
  • frequency : monthly (usually Saturday at noon)
  • average attendance : see dedicated Brussels meetup group page

Berlin, Germany

Copenhagen, Denmark

Moscow, Russia

  • Schedule: Sundays every two weeks, 4pm.
  • Discussion and announcements in Russian: Rationality Forum.
  • Mailing list: [5]
  • Contact: lw@lesswrong.ru.

Paris, France

The Netherlands

Nothing yet, please contact me if you might be interested. I know I am! ~Mqrius

Vienna, Austria

Australia

Melbourne

  • Three regular meetups: Practical rationality (1st Fri each month), outreach (schedule still unsettled), and social (3rd Fri each month).
  • Venue: Practical rationality at Trike (usually - check the meetup post), social at Ben's house (look for a meetup post with more hints).
  • Mailing list: Melbourne Less Wrong

Blog posts

See also