Discussion article for the meetup : Salt Lake City LW Meetup #2 Logistics

WHEN: 04 February 2012 03:00:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: Downtown central Salt Lake City (near the library)

Update: see lesswrong.com/meetups for info on the next Meetup

Note: this announcement is to gather information on your availability to schedule the best time possible for the 2nd meetup Less Wrong's second Salt Lake City meetup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday the 4th at 3:00 pm at a cafe or coffeehouse. I say tentative because I am asking those interested to vote on the matter, giving up to three preferences, in order, for the time. It would also be nice to indicate the days or times that you will definitely not be able to attend. Email your preferences to me at isom.adam@gmail.com and/or leave them in the comments. Here are the options: A. Saturday at 3 pm B. Saturday at 7 pm C. Monday (6th) at 6 pm D. Thursday (2nd) at 6 pm E. Sunday at 3 pm (again) F. Other (please indicate) Feel free to suggest a place too; otherwise the venue will likely be near the SLC public library. The agenda includes a presentation by ksvanhorn on basic Bayesian probability theory, followed by discussion. There will also be a brief presentation of something on instrumental rationality, followed by discussion, and possibly the formation of a subgroup with its focus. Edit: There seems to be persistent interest in discussing Mormonism. If any LWer in Salt Lake City would like to prepare a brief presentation that could get us discussing it, let me know and I'll probably plan that for Meetup #3. The cutoff for emailing me your preferences is Jan 31.

Discussion article for the meetup : Salt Lake City LW Meetup #2 Logistics

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My preferences are A > E > B > The rest. I am definitely not free before 6:30pm Monday-Friday. I am fine with the library as a location, but would mention the price of parking. If one chooses to use the underground parking garage, the first 30 minutes are free (or first two hours if you have a disability decal), and then it is $1.50 per half hour afterwards.

There is metered parking outside that is cheaper ($0.75 per half hour, I think), but I believe is capped at a 2 hour duration (which might be totally fine if the meetup is less than that), and must be paid up front, whereas the garage is paid as you leave.

As far as alternative venues go, using libraries as the theme, the Taylorsville (4870 South, 2700 West) and Murray (5300 South, 166 East) libraries are right off the freeway, and have free parking.

Regardless of venue, it seems that our merry band are scattered around the valley a bit. I would be happy to offer my car for carpool services if it would help someone make the meetup. I'd prefer to keep the bounds of such service within Sandy to North Salt Lake, and West Valley to Mount Olympus, but don't let that stop you from asking if it will make or break your ability to come to the meetup!

These time preferences match mine.

My current preferences are D > C > E.

So.... Where's the meetup going to be?

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My preferences are E > D > B > A > C

I submit my preferences for review: B > A > D > C > ~E > E

My preferences are C > D > E > B > A.

When's the cutoff for votes/suggestions? It'd be good to know when to check back for the actual set-in-stone meetup time.


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