Just do it!
MLC local chapters are local communities that facilitates meetups and events that are tailored to a specific location, be it a continent, country, city, or neighborhood.
If you are from, or currently based at X, and have observed enough interests from around you to have regular meetups, events, and other activities to foster a close-knit relationship amongst ML researchers in that area, there should be a local chapter MLC-X!
Simply write up a one-pager about your mission, planned activities, current members, and send to
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss! We can provide:
but most importantly, freedom for you to pursue the specific directions in community building that's of your heart's desire!