January 2011 Southern California Meetup

by JenniferRM1 min read18th Jan 201120 comments


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There will be a meetup for Southern California this Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4PM and running for three to five hours.  The meetup is happening at Marco's Trattoria.  The address is:

8200 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

If all the people (including guests and high end group estimates) show up we'll be at the limit of the space with 24 attendees.  Previous meetups had room for walk-ins and future meetups should as well, but this one is full.  If you didn't RSVP in time for this one but want to get an email reminder when the February meetup is scheduled send me a PM with contact info.

For those interested in carpooling, see comments for: San Diego, Lake Forest.

The format for past meetups has varied based on the number of attendees and their interests. At various points we have either tried or considered: paranoid debating, small group "dinner party conversations", structured rationality exercises, large discussions with people sharing personal experiences with sleep and "nutraceutical" interventions for intelligence augmentation, and specialized subprojects to develop tools for quantitatively estimating the value of things like cryonics or existential risk interventions.

People at these meetups are generally up for being subjects of fun experiments in group or individual rationality.  Also, past experience indicates that interesting top level articles are inspired by conversations that happen at meetups.  Expect something awesome to happen... or bring something neat to make something awesome happen!

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I've lurked for quite a while, so I'm going to follow the advice put forth by this post and register and RSVP. Considering this is about 25 minutes away from me it would be a pity not to go.

I think I should give this a go. I'll be coming from Santa Monica, and am likely to be late.

Can anyone offer a ride to Yorba Linda afterward or from the LA Amtrak station before?

Edit: I'm good to go now, thanks to JGWeissman.

I look forward to attending, but I think I may have to be somewhat late. Thanks for making this possible!

I will be driving from Lake Forest/Irvine. Message me if you want a ride.

I'm driving to the meetup from San Diego and expect to have a seat or two available. Send me a PM with an email or phone number if you want a ride!

If you're going to attend, please RSVP by replying to this comment. Thanks!

EDITED FRIDAY NIGHT: Note that we're getting close to the limit of the number of people the restaurant can handle, which is 24.

I plan on coming.

I'll be coming, and probably dragging a guest along.

I plan on coming.

Six to eight of us from the Claremont colleges will be there.

[-][anonymous]11y 5

I plan on coming.

EDIT: Last minute change, I won't make it after all. Better luck next time.

I'll be there.

I plan to attend with a guest.

I'll be coming and hope to carpool with you, Jennifer.

I will be there! Great to see everyone again. :)

I'll be coming, all the way from... North Hollywood.

I can't make it. Anyone going through Burbank would be welcome to stop by my place for a chat, though -- it's quiet here. Email withal@gmail.com for the address.

[-][anonymous]11y 2

I just registered, because I wouldn't want to miss this. I might be late, but I'll come if I can, assuming that doesn't bump it up to too many people.

I won't be coming to this one; it's too far for me. I'll see y'all when we gather again in Orange County.