Rat Fest 2024

Fri Sep 27 2024 at 05:00 pm to Sun Sep 29 2024 at 03:00 pm UTC-04:00

Old Pine Community Center | Philadelphia

Logan Chipkin
Publisher/HostLogan Chipkin
Rat Fest 2024
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Join us for the third meet-up in Philadelphia for three days of workshops, talks, food, friends, and philosophy.
About this Event

Join us for the third philosophy meet-up in Philadelphia for three days of workshops, talks, good food, new friends, old friends, philosophizing, and laughing.

For both previous events, people flew from all across the world to discuss, debate, and learn about some of the deepest ideas Rats of all stripes care about (critical rationalists, rationalists, etc.).

We had abut 25 attendees at our first Rat Fest, and then 45 at our second.

This time, we'll have 60 attendees--dozens of people passionate about philosophy, all under one roof.


Honorary Guest Speakers (remote)

1. Vivek Patel, advocate for peaceful parenting

2. Allison Duettmann, CEO of Foresight Institute and Founder of Existential Hope

3. Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard and Principles of Economics

4 . TBD (exciting guest but can't confirm just yet!)


Workshops

  1. Carlos De la Guardia - "What makes human minds uniquely powerful?"
    2. Samuel Kuypers - title TBD
    3. TBD


TICKET TYPES:

1 . 'General Admission': This ticket covers meals and snacks at the venue and admission to the venue during event hours.

2. 'General Admission - Kids Under 18' - just like the 'General Admission' ticket, but offered at a discount for those under 18.


WHERE

Old Pine Community Center

401 Lombard St

Philadelphia, PA

19147


WHEN

Friday, September 27th at 5 PM ET - Sunday, September 29th at 3 PM ET


WHAT

workshops, talks, catered meals, nighttime activity, hanging out with Twitter friends IRL


WHY

Crit rats are a sprawling bunch. We're spread around the globe, so most of us don't get the chance to hang out in person too often. This event fixes that.

Plus, while online communities serve many purposes, there's nothing quite like meeting up in person to fortify a community.

To be clear, philosophy heads of all stripes are welcome to join!


WHO

Anyone's welcome to join! Many of the people coming are adherents of Karl Popper's philosophy known as critical rationalism, so many of the talks and workshops will be about related subjects. If the theory of knowledge and its applications is your thing, this event is for you.
Rat Fest is also family-friendly, so feel free to bring kids and partners!


If you have any questions at all, email me at [email protected], or DM me on Twitter @chipkinlogan.


Cheers,

Logan

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St, Philadelphia, United States

Tickets

USD 0.00 to USD 172.00

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