Save the Date for EA Global Boston and San Francisco

There will be three 2017 Effec­tive Altru­ism Global con­fer­ences: two smaller, topic-based events in Bos­ton and the UK, and one broader com­mu­nity-fo­cused event in Cal­ifor­nia.

Bos­ton: Fron­tiers of Effec­tive Altruism

June 2-4, Har­vard Univer­sity Science Cen­ter, Cam­bridge MA

EA Global Bos­ton will fo­cus on push­ing the bound­aries of effec­tive al­tru­ism, fea­tur­ing speak­ers on policy and sci­ence and ex­plor­ing how to think about spec­u­la­tive top­ics:

  • So­ciety — law, gov­ern­ment, policy, co­or­di­na­tion (pos­si­ble topic ar­eas: psy­chol­ogy of peo­ple’s in­volve­ment with move­ments, pub­lic opinion and pub­lic policy, co­or­di­na­tion failures, im­mi­gra­tion, le­gal re­form)

  • Tech­nol­ogy — re­cent de­vel­op­ments, pre­dict­ing im­por­tant ad­vances, novel ap­pli­ca­tions (pos­si­ble topic ar­eas: ma­chine learn­ing, tech­nolog­i­cal un­em­ploy­ment, moon­shots, digi­tal cur­ren­cies, emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies)

  • Science — re­cent and on­go­ing re­search and im­prov­ing the prac­tice of sci­ence (pos­si­ble topic ar­eas: CRISPR, lab-grown meat, syn­thetic biol­ogy, fur­ther dis­cus­sion of psy­chol­ogy’s repli­ca­tion crisis)

San Fran­cisco Bay Area: Com­mu­nity Summit

Au­gust 11-13 at the In­no­va­tion Han­gar, San Fran­cisco, CA

The largest of the EA Global con­fer­ences, this event will place a spe­cial em­pha­sis on effec­tive al­tru­ism as a com­mu­nity and will fea­ture an ar­ray of work­shops, dis­cus­sions and smaller talks in the style of an “un­con­fer­ence.” Pro­gram­ming will fo­cus on the effec­tive al­tru­ism com­mu­nity it­self, with po­ten­tial tracks in­clud­ing:

  • Find­ing Cause X — how can the EA com­mu­nity find im­por­tant causes we might be over­look­ing? How has this hap­pened in the past?

  • How can we make peo­ple and pro­jects in the EA com­mu­nity more effec­tive?

  • Can we help oth­ers be­come more em­pa­thetic /​ al­tru­is­tic? What makes peo­ple mo­ti­vated to do good?

Oxford/​Lon­don: Prin­ci­ples of Effec­tive Altruism

Oc­to­ber or Novem­ber, Oxford /​ Lon­don, UK

This event will fo­cus on dis­cus­sion of the core philo­soph­i­cal and tech­ni­cal prin­ci­ples of effec­tive al­tru­ism, in­clud­ing pri­ori­ti­za­tion, ethics, and philos­o­phy. It will be similar to the Bos­ton event in that it will be smaller and more fo­cussed. We will build on the les­sons from the Bos­ton and Bay Area events, and will up­date with talk tracks in the com­ing months.

To Do:

We will post the ap­pli­ca­tion shortly, as well as more in­for­ma­tion about how to find the con­fer­ence that’s the best fit for you

In the mean­time:

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