Robin Hanson has his fellow GMU economists to talk to, but I'm not associated with a university and I live way out in the boondocks: the echoing emptiness of, er, Silicon Valley.

Overcoming Bias gets over 2000 visitors per day.  Surely some of you are from the Bay Area.  Would you be interested in a Bay Area meetup of Overcoming Bias readers?

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If I get at least 30 responses, I'll start looking into meetup locations.

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What about a Boston/Cambridge-area meetup? This seems to be another area that would be appropriate for such a thing. Though, of course, no OB writers are from around here afaik.

If we are 15 or less, I can volunteer my companies offices in Foster City.


Nick: Look at . To paraphrase two CMU statisticians at once: if Bayesianism is a cult, Duke is its Sodom & Gomorrah.

Coincidentally or not: my blog and this blog are the first two Google hits to bayesian+sodom+and+gomorrah

A long way off yet... but given the hopefully growing correlation, how about another one at the time and town of the next Singularity Summit?

Looks like there had been 52 responses before me.. I hope I am free to attend (I'm in Berkeley..)

Butler, I'm near Sonoma Cy. Send me an email sometime.

I'm up in Sonoma County -- how about something teleconferenced via Skype, or something multipoint?

At the risk of revealing my ignorance, at a meeting of Bayesians, who would do the talking? I would attend Eliezer's gathering just to observe and absorb.

Central Ohio anyone?

It's a lot like the Bay Area, or Austin, except well...

ok I'm deluding myself - it's not at all like the Bay Area or Austin.

I do as Eliezer says have my GMU colleagues to talk to, but even so we might consider having a DC area meetup sometime. Maybe we should see how the Bay Area version turns out first.

I was only proposing an informal meetup, not an international conference.

I live within driving distance of New York City. I do not plan to attend any such event in California in person.

As Alex says, just add an option for "lol, wut?" to every poll to weed out people who might otherwise vote randomly for the hell of it. :P

Should be an Austin, TX meet up. It's like the Bay Area, but a hell of a lot more affordable :)

you should always have a dummy option in public internet polls. This will help weed out those who just have to vote, even if the choices are not applicable to them ;-)