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St. Petersburg "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp--Theme: CAUSE AND EFFECT

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  • You're invited to attend the Saint Petersburg "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp hosted by Gabrielle & Douglas.

    The theme for this "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp is CAUSE AND EFFECT.

    This theme is designed to explore repercussions--both expected and unexpected--and can encompass a wide variety of topics, such as history, technology, economics, health and philosophy. A couple of example questions include: 

    > What unintended consequence of an action that took place in the past has had the greatest impact on modern Western society today?

    > How can we avoid negative ramifications of seemingly positive acts, such as raising the minimum wage or building public housing? 

    You can start RSVPing for this MeetUp event on Monday, December 5 at 7 pm.

    This MeetUp will be held at[masked]th Avenue North in Saint Petersburg, which is a private home. You are invited to bring beverages or snacks for yourself or to share with the group, but it is not required. This is a limited-seating event, so an RSVP is required--please don't just show up. Thank you!

    If you have trouble finding the home, please call or text Gabrielle at[masked]-2761.


    Note: If you RSVP to attend, then realize you cannot make it, that's not a problem. However, please be considerate and return to this MeetUp page and cancel your reservation so that another group member can attend in your place since this is a limited-seating event. Thank you!



    What we'll be doing at this event:

    We'll be discussing and debating questions we each bring based on the theme for that night’s event.

    Before you arrive, please think of one thought-provoking, conversation-triggering question to bring to the discussion group that is in keeping with the theme for that night. (You will be provided a pen and paper to write it down on when you arrive.)

    Feel free to explore philosophy, science, human nature, technology, psychology, ethics, etc., associated with that theme. (Often, the simplest questions can provoke the most interesting debates.)

    The only topics we steer clear of are religion and politics since these tend to get polarizing fairly quickly.

    When you arrive, you'll be given a pen and paper to write your one question on--anonymously. We'll then put all of these questions into a jar and draw them out one by one and discuss them.

    RSVPs are limited to facilitate a good discussion. You are allowed to bring one guest. RSVPs are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

    IMPORTANT: There is a waitlist, so if you realize you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation on this MeetUp page so someone else may go in your place.

    The discussion generally lasts about two hours.

    If you've got questions, please let us know.

    We look forward to seeing you all--and enjoying a lively, thought-provoking and fun discussion. Thank you for being a part of this MeetUp group!



    There has been some confusion about how the MeetUp waitlist feature works. Here is what happens:

    When the RSVPs are all full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. When someone cancels their RSVP, a waitlisted member is automatically RSVP'd in the order in which they added themselves to the waitlist. 

    If you are on the waitlist as a 1+ (you and a guest), you have to wait until 2 people cancel their RSVP to be automatically RSVP'd no matter where you are in the waitlist. 

    If you add yourself to the waitlist, you MUST enable notifications from MeetUp--then READ your notifications. This is the only way you're going to find out if MeetUp moved you from the waitlist to the RSVP list due to a cancellation. There have been problems in the past with waitlisted members being no-shows because they didn't realize they had been moved to the RSVP list. And that has left empty seats that other members could have filled. If you realize you cannot make it to the event, please remove yourself from the waitlist so that someone else can go in your place. 

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  • Gabrielle

    I accidentally deleted--then could not recover--the MeetUp page for the November 26, 2016 event with the theme Shades of Grey. But, I wanted to thank everyone who attended last night. It was such a wonderful evening full of questions that really inspired a lot of thought and viewpoints that were truly illuminating. A perfect night!

    November 27

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  • Douglas
    Event Host

    I'm a guitar instructor who lives in St. Petersburg.

  • Gabrielle
    Event Host

    I'm a health journalist from NYC who lives in beautiful St. Petersburg with my husband. We used... more

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