How can we use our resources to help others the most?
Effective Altruism (EA) started in 2011 as a group of people wanting to use their money and careers to do as much good as possible. Unable to find satisfying answers, their ideas have developed into a network of organizations and individuals across the globe, trying to do good in the most systematic way possible.
To learn more about how to use evidence and reason to contribute to a better tomorrow, this day of workshops will provide insights into, and room for discussion on the following topics:
- The effective altruism community
- Cause prioritization (pandemic preparedness, poverty alleviation, arms races, …)
- Crucial considerations
- High impact career planning
- Improving policy-making
- Development economics and effective giving
- Moral uncertainty, epistemology, and ethics
- Game theory and human coordination
Before diving into specific topics after lunch, EA Geneva will present the global EA community and set up a discussion of its philosophy. In the afternoon, we will split into four workshop streams to discover concrete topics of your choice.
For those of you who would like to stay for dinner, the official part of the day will be rounded off informally at a restaurant close to the train station.
Organisation: Konrad Seifert, co-founder of Effective Altruism Geneva
Coordination: Caroline Schärli
Administration: Samira Landolt
Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Place: Impact Hub Geneva, 1201 Geneva
Program: Presentation, Q&A + discussion, lunch, workshops, optional dinner
Number of participants: max. 50
Target audience: students of all backgrounds, young professionals, philanthropists