If you've attended LW/SSC meetups, please take this survey!

by mingyuan1 min read25th Mar 20192 comments


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I've put together a survey to gather information on the state of meetups around the world, and in particular to figure out what kinds of actions it might be useful for people interested in global meetup coordination to take. It's branded as being for SlateStarCodex meetups, but please don't be put off by that if your group isn't affiliated with SSC - the branding is just an artifact of previous decisions, but I'm just as interested in getting data on LW and EA groups.

You can take the survey here.

Context: I've been organizing and thinking about meetups for a couple years now. I coordinated the SSC Meetups Everywhere 2018 and I received a grant from the Centre for Effective Altruism to coordinate SSC meetups.


Please let me know either in the survey or in the comments below if you have any feedback or questions! It's very unlikely that I'll make changes to the survey questions now since that would mess up the data, but this is my first time doing something like this and I will definitely take feedback into account for the future.

Data will not be released publicly because it would be too easy to identify individuals and I neglected to include a question about releasing people's answers, but I am planning to share aggregate statistics and lessons learned publicly. I will also probably reach out to individual meetup organizers if there's significant data on what people want to see from their groups.

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Observation: I tried to take your survey, but discovered it's only for people who have attended meetups.

Recommendation: Edit your title to be 'If you've attended a LW/SSC meetup, please take the meetups survey!'

Anticipated result: This will save time for non-meetup people who click the survey, start to fill it out, and then realize it wasn't meant for them.

Wow great point, I'm silly! Changed, thanks :)