Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues,
Greetings and good day. I tried to register on Feb 2 for the USA Memory Championships, but the registration was closed due to too many applicants. But some say that supply will increase until it matches demand. Let’s prove that true.
I have encountered some interest in having an “Friendly” memory contest in May 2014. I am unlikely to try to get it certified for achieving records unless someone else knows how to do so. Are you still interested?
Let’s start the discussion with a contest modeled on the Friendly Memory Championship: https://artofmemory.com/competition/2014-friendly-memory-championship-4192.html
How does Saturday, May 22, ~11am-5pm sound? If this date recieves modest support, we can hold the event in my 700sf apartment near the L train, Dekalb stop. If it receives stronger support, I will call around the NYPL and the Parks to find out about reserving a space. If an alternate date receives stronger support, then we can go with that.
For convenience for the first event, I propose letting go of the names/faces, abstract images, and historic dates as they may be harder to prepare randomized data for. If someone knows how or is willing to do this, welcome.
So, in closing, please contribute to this thread if you are interested, and let’s make ourselves an excuse to spend more time and energy on memory training!
-Steven Bhardwaj, Novice Mnemonist