Rational Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada

We are a meetup group based on the principles of hanging out and good cognitive hygiene.

If you're a fan of rational treatments of broad-ranging discussion topics and are in Ottawa and want to meet up and hang out, then you are in luck this group is for you.

We are always welcoming new members. Please feel free to come check us out even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not ‘a rationalist’, even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc. Meetups are every Friday, with topic discussion starting at about 7pm. Location typically rotates between bars and the homes of members, but check the week's event page for specifics (Update as of global pandemic: we have altered to host meetups online or safely distanced outdoors, and will continue to adapt to changing circumstances to the best of our ability).

Often there will be a small set of relevant readings that will be posted week by week, but you are encouraged to join even if you did not read the readings.

You can find Rational Ottawa on Facebook

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Rats are found around the world
103 Murray Street, Ottawa
ACX Schelling Meetup 2022
1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa
The Precipice on the Falls
1 John Street, Ottawa
"Relating Languages" and Personality Psych Typing
188 Bank Street, Ottawa
Petrov Celebration