January’s Meetup date and time is confirmed for Sunday, January 12 (the 2nd Sunday, this time) at 5:00 PM at our usual meeting place in Santa Monica. I hope to see you there.
If your plans to attend have changed, please update your RSVP! If you're not able to make it, be kind and free up a space on the RSVP list for someone else.
If I haven't already, I'll send out an email with more details about the Meetup, including the list of topics to vote on, in the week or two before the Meetup. You can vote by replying to the email with the title of your favorite question(s). If the Meetup is less than 3 days away and you haven't received this email, let me know and I'll send it to you again. Or, you can also find that email at the top of our Meetup’s Message board at http://www.meetup.com/philosophy-37/messages/boards/ (or click on “Discussions” on the menu near to the top of our Meetup’s webpage, then select “Message Board”). Closer to the Meetup date, I send out another email announcing what that topic is, and what readings we have for it.
If you want to go and the RSVP list is full, go ahead and sign up anyway; you'll automatically be added to the waiting list. If enough people cancel their RSVP, the Meetup site will instantly move you from the waiting list to the "Yes" list. This regularly happens in the week before the Meetup.
For those who'd like to join us, we'll go for dinner and more conversation after the Meetup. I'll email you the location and driving directions to both our meeting place and to restaurant shortly before the Meetup.
You can see more info about our Meetup by exploring our other website, where you can post your ideas about the upcoming topics or any of the past topics we've talked about, and read what others have had to say:
Due to the healthy turnout at our Meetups, we'll normally break up into small groups of about 8-10 people each for about half of the discussion time. For the second half of the discussion, we'll get back together in a large circle and go over our final thoughts on the topic, as well as the interesting ideas that came up in our smaller break-out groups.
PS. If you have some philosophical question or issue that you’ve been dying to talk about, email it to me! That's how we get topics every month for our vote. Also, please feel free to send me any other suggestions you have about the Meetup or the format of our monthly discussions.