In a couple of weeks I'll be giving a small (~50m) presentation about LW community on "social sciences sunday" in Saint Petersburg.
Target audience - students, teachers and young recearcher mostly from social sciences and humanities.
I'm planning to at least mention in passing:
1) rationality: epistemological and practical division
2) virtues of rationality
3) big part of learning is by osmosis
maybe mention Milgrams experiments or anecdote about Pain and Gain motivation
5) study hall (I tried it just for a bit), meetups, related projects - CFAR (anything else?), International Insights, slatestarcodex?
There is also this:
I'm not sure LW is a good entry point for people who are turned away by a few technical terms. Responding to unfamiliar scientific concepts with an immediate surge of curiosity is probably a trait I share with the majority of LW'ers.
I am going to spend some more time prepairing and would probably have some good ideas, but I would be really great to have opinions from others. Am I missing something? Or if anyone had relevant experience?