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Old 07-03-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Default DC "high brow" events listing

So...

Does anyone know of a website or email list that compiles all of the public lectures, forums, booksignings, etc. that occur at the plethora of Think Tanks, Institutes, Consortiumms, Secret Societies, etc in the DC area?

Cause you know, it'd be sweet if there was one.

There's gotta be one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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it sure as hell won't be in the City Paper
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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So...

Does anyone know of a website or email list that compiles all of the public lectures, forums, booksignings, etc. that occur at the plethora of Think Tanks, Institutes, Consortiumms, Secret Societies, etc in the DC area?

Cause you know, it'd be sweet if there was one.

There's gotta be one.
I don't know if there is a main website with all the information on public forums, but all these organizations have their own websites where they list events.

Also, I don't think a secret society would have a website listing its events, lol. A secret society wouldn't even have a website, because then it wouldn't be a secret.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: the wrong side of the tracks Richmond, VA
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So...

Does anyone know of a website or email list that compiles all of the public lectures, forums, booksignings, etc. that occur at the plethora of Think Tanks, Institutes, Consortiumms, Secret Societies, etc in the DC area?

Cause you know, it'd be sweet if there was one.

There's gotta be one.
Yeah no. Either you know or you don't.

But I'm on the Cato list and get emails from them all the time about meetings and book signings and whatever.

If you have to ask in a forum like this, you need to revisit your strategy.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Yeah no. Either you know or you don't.

But I'm on the Cato list and get emails from them all the time about meetings and book signings and whatever.

If you have to ask in a forum like this, you need to revisit your strategy.
Eh...Do what?

Give me a freakin' break. I just got into town not too long ago and I'm not exactly mixing and mingling with the literati yet, if that's what you are getting at.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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Go to the websites of the organizations that share your political viewpoint (or ones that don't, if that's what you're into) and sign up for their email lists. DC is very polarized and there really isn't a bipartisan resource for all intellectual events. Also, if there are book stores near you, get on their lists as well. Busboys and Poets might have one, I'm not sure. You could also use the universities as a resource, sometimes they will have events open to the public, so you could check their websites every so often to see if anything pops up.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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I get a lot of info on literary events from Politics and Prose, LinkedIn groups, the Writer's Center in Bethesda or from friends on Facebook. My local college alumni club is very good about sponsoring such events. Also, if you join the Smithsonian, they will bug the heck out of you.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Mclean, Va; West Palm Beach, Fl
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Join the young Democrats society of Washington DC. You will meet some of the most anti-men women you will ever encounter.

I belong to the Kennedy Center Donor Program/Association as a highDonor and go to 4 or 5 events a year. Much better group of people. Surprisingly there are groups of single women that go to these events.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: the wrong side of the tracks Richmond, VA
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Eh...Do what?

Give me a freakin' break. I just got into town not too long ago and I'm not exactly mixing and mingling with the literati yet, if that's what you are getting at.
Welcome!

Just saying. The secret society meetings aren't broadcasted on CD (as far as I know, I could be out of the loop as I haven't renewed my Illuminati membership since last year).

BUT... I've learned that the more you get out there, the more you'll find those opportunities. There isn't some magic website out there with all of them (or else every jerk with an Internet connection could crash them *cough*) but start shaking hands and the doors will open.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Go to receptions on Capitol hill as often as possible. If you have friends who work on the hill, ask to use their name to sign up. I have met a lot of people that way. I work in Higher Ed Policy so I try to attend anything higher ed related.
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