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August 5 - 7 at University of California Berkeley

This is the fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, a growing community based on using reason and evidence to improve the world as much as possible. This year, around 1000 attendees and over 50 speakers from around the world are expected to attend.

Students receive an automatic $100 discount

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Improve Your Worldview

Effective Altruism Global is a community of people taking a scientific approach to answering the question of "How can I make the biggest difference?" Just as science consists of the honest and impartial attempt to determine what's true, effective altruism consists of the honest and impartial attempt to work out what's best for the world. If you share this mindset, there’s a good chance you will leave EA Global having changed the way you think about improving the world.

Make Intellectual Progress

Each year, EA Global attracts a cross-disciplinary community of people who spend much of their time thinking about how to make a difference. We aspire to create a forum for rigorous, lively discussion on some of the most important questions faced by humanity. If you are trying to make progress on a difficult problem, the chances are that someone at EA Global will be able to help you.

Meet New Collaborators

EA Global is about more than just thinking about how to improve the world; it’s also about action. Whether you’re looking to join an existing project, start a new project, or find like-minded people, EA Global will help you plug into a community that you won’t find anywhere else.

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What is EA Global?

EA Global and effective altruism

EA Global is the annual gathering of the effective altruism community. The conference has grew exponentially in the first three years from 60 participants in 2013 to over 800 attendees across three continents in 2015. This year we hope to be even bigger with over 1000 people coming together in Berkeley, and an additional 1000 people at independent EAGx conferences in at least six countries across four continents throughout the year.

This year, participants will include an eclectic mix of scientists, students, politicians, hedge fund managers, engineers, academics, programmers, philosophers, social workers, parents, and people from all walks of life coming together to figure out how they can do the most good. If you care deeply about improving the world as effectively as possible, EA Global is the place to be.

How am I going to be spending my time?

EA Global will primarily consist of:

  1. Workshops and Training Sessions
  2. Presentations and Panels
  3. Discussions and Focus Groups

A large part of the programming will be workshops and training sessions. During these, participants will be working on solve difficult problems, or trying to acquire the skills to allow them to do more good.

There will also be plenty of talks on topics relevant to doing the most good. Leading experts will give talks and answer questions about their areas of research. In parallel with this, there will be discussion sessions led by participants. We plan to set up a up a system that allows participants to organize discussions, debates, and focus groups on interesting topics.

How much will EAG cost?

The ticket price will be $434. Scholarships will be available to those with financial need. One of our goals is to make sure that financial constraints are not a major factor in keeping people from attending the conference. We encourage you to apply regardless of your financial situation, and we will work to figure something out.

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