3hrs. of informal meet ‘n greet followed by 5+ hrs. of brainstorming how to help one another to increase awareness for Popper’s philosophy of critical rationalism
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You are cordially invited to join and participate in the third Transcontinental Meet-‘n-Greet to celebrate and promote the philosophy of Karl Popper and critical rationalism.
It will take place on Saturday, January 14th starting at noon GMT (UK, London time zone), the second week-end of January. The ZOOM room will open at 9:00am GMT, and the facilitated activities will begin at noon GMT. It is a free event, and everyone is welcome. The entire event will be recorded. If you would like to opt-out, turn off your camera and change your ZOOM name. The ZOOM doors will open at 8:30am GMT.
The theme for the Jan 14 Meet ‘n Greet will be how we can support one another to increase awareness of Karl Popper’s philosophy of Critical Rationalism across the globe without giving off the vibe of a cult. Critical rationalism, as this website administrators understand it, captures the practical attitude of “I may be wrong and you may be right, and, by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth“. It is sometimes also referenced as Popper’s fallibility principle.
Launch of a google group for organizing purposes:
We will also use the occasion of the Jan 2023 Meet ‘n Greet to formally launch a Google group, dedicated to sharing skills and expertise to advance the philosophy of Karl Popper and the practical attitude of critical rationalism. The specific purpose of this Google group is organizational: to request and offer skills and expertise — web design, database programming, social media etc. — to help one another with one’s individual critical rationalism projects. Further details can be found in the Google-group description itself.
The Meet ‘n Greet will consist of two parts:
– (a) from 9am GMT until noon GMT: informal Meet ‘n Greet with old and new friends;
– (b) from noon GMT until ????: facilitated brainstorming how all of us can support the already existing projects promoting critical rationalism, and new projects in the making. The complete list of existing projects/brainstorming topics can be found HERE. It will be updated as we get closer to the event date.
The format of this year’s event will be a variation of last year. We will be using the breakout room feature: one for the informal Meet ‘n Greet and one for the facilitated brainstorming, with additional breakout rooms for those who would like to continue conversation on a particular topic.
The Annual Transcontinental Karl-Popper Meet ‘n Greets are organized by the friends of ourkarlpopper.net and they are intended as informal gatherings to say hello to new and old friends & colleagues. There is no need to prepare anything. The only thing that is expected from you is to click on the ZOOM link and be ready to join the conversation.
People can drop by any time at their convenience. It is not necessary to RSVP, but it is strongly encouraged to help the organizing team plan better. Current ZOOM capacity is 100 and can be increased as needed. For those with a Facebook account, there is an event page where one can RSVP. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that you believe might be interested in attending this event.
If that works better for you, there is an option to call in. The phone numbers are listed on the Facebook event page. Or send email to ourkarlpopper[at]mail[dot]com to get the list.
We realize that the announcement for the Jan 14 Meet ‘n Greet has been posted at the last minute giving you very short notice to put it on your schedule, but we wanted to maintain the tradition of hosting a yearly Karl-Popper Meet ‘n Greet on the second Saturday of January, even if it is a slimmed-down version.
The full 24hr. Meet ‘n Greet will take place during the 2023 summer. Details will follow.
The 2024 24hr. Meet ‘n Greet will be taking place, as usual, during the second week-end of 2024, the week-end of January 13.
There will be another organizational Meet ‘n Greet on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Details will be posted closer to the event date.
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