Waterloo, ON, Canada Meetup: 6pm Sun Oct 18 '09!

by Eliezer Yudkowsky1 min read15th Oct 200917 comments


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Michael Vassar and I will be attending the Quantum to Cosmos Festival of the Perimeter Institute.  Is anyone interested in meeting up at the Symposium Cafe on 4 King St N, Waterloo, ON, Canada, on Sunday at 6pm on October 18th 2009?  I might duck out at around 8pm, but Michael Vassar seems more likely to stick around.  If we get at least two more positive reply comments (plus the one person who suggested the meetup) then it'll be on and I'll take the question mark off the title.  If that time doesn't work for you but you're in the area, feel free to email me about meeting informally.

Result:  Okay, we have exactly two people RSVPing (I was hoping for three).  We'll show up at the Symposium Cafe at 6pm, possibly walk around or head out to elsewhere by 6:30pm (i.e., join the meetup by 6:30pm if you want to be part of the walking-around group), and we've both got a talk we want to attend at 8:00pm.  Either stuff will happen, or not.

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Did any interesting discussion take place that the rest of us might like to hear about, or was it all social primate stuff? (Nothing wrong with social primate stuff, of course.)

(Final result: 6 people, counting myself & Vassar & Rune. Fun was had.)

Yes, lots of fun was had. Thanks to Michael Vassar and Eliezer Yudkowsky for making it a fun evening for all of us!

So we have three people now. I hope this happens.

Oops, I guess I'm late - I just saw this post. In any case, I will come too.

We have two confirmed (stoat, and rune the suggester); we need one more confirmed for this to happen! Eirenicon?

It looks unlikely, I'm afraid. The timing conflicts with my Answers in Genesis study group... haha, nah, just kidding. But I probably have to work. C'est la vie.

Wish I could be there, but I won't be able to make it.

If this meetup happens, I'd drop in.

I'm actually in Toronto this weekend, but I might be booked up.

Anyone driving Toronto->Waterloo (or Waterloo->Ottawa afterwards)?

Anna Salamon and I are in Toronto through Tuesday.

Unfortunately I left on Sunday.

I'll just add my "yes", even though I suggested the meetup.

[-][anonymous]11y 0

This looks like an excellent event, and I'd love to meet the SIAI/LW folks, but sadly it is outside biking distance for me.

Any carpooling going on from Toronto to Waterloo? :-)

Anybody heading that way from Buffalo?

I didn't know about this event but I'm interested now. Waterloo is pretty close, so consider this an "I'll get back to you."