- Weekend retreat for up to 50 people interested in Effective Altruism (both old and new community members) to learn, connect and collaborate
- primarily for people from the South of Germany. Note that we have two sister events in January: One near Hannover for North & West Germany and one in Berlin for East Germany.
- Content: 2.5 days filled with talks, workshops, meetups and plenty of time for 1-1 conversations and socialising
- 20.-22. January (from Friday ~4pm until Sunday ~3pm, arriving late or leaving early is fine) at DJH Hanover International (to be confirmed).
- Costs (incl. accommodation and vegan food) covered by EA Germany, travel subsidies available if needed
- COVID policy: All attendees need to be fully vaccinated and self-tested before arrival.
- Purpose: We want to provide a space for participants to
- connect with like-minded people from their city and region and find advisors, collaborators and friends
- share ideas, discuss and make progress on their plans to do more good (through their careers, volunteering or donations)
- EA Content
- We will invite a few experts to cover some of the most pressing problems to help inform participants considering entering those fields. Participants are encouraged to contribute content.
- You can suggest specific content in the application form – we will do our best to make it possible.
- There will be structured content such as talks & workshops and unstructured, informal discussions and 1-1 conversations). Here's some content from past retreats to get an impression.
- All sessions are optional. If you feel like you are not learning or contributing to a session, you are always free to do something else.
- Space to relax and connect
- During the afternoon breaks and in the evenings, there will be space for fun activities, to relax and get to know each other on a more personal level – feel free to contribute content unrelated to Effective Altruism.
We expect this retreat to be most beneficial for people who:
- Are familiar with the basics of EA
- Share the Guiding Principles of EA: Commitment to Help Others, Scientific Mindset, Openness, Integrity, Collaborative Spirit
- Understand and speak English (no need to be perfect, though!)
- Live in the North or West of Germany. If you live in South or East Germany, we recommend you have a look at our sister events near Sigmaringen and Berlin.
Participants do not need to:
- Know everything & everyone (this might be particularly valuable if you’re not yet well-connected in the EA community)
- Already work in EA cause areas, or even know what you would like to work on (this can be particularly helpful if you’re undecided about your career & life plans)
- Speak German (everyone speaks English)
- Give a talk/workshop (program contributions are encouraged but not required)
The EA community benefits from a diversity of backgrounds and beliefs, so non-German speakers and people from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
(Deadline 14th December, same application form for all three retreats)
- Limited capacity. Late applications can only be considered if we have spots left.
- Unsure if you can attend? Apply anyway and mention your uncertainty in the form.
- Uncertain whether you would benefit from this? Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us!
Moritz Lomann (EA Hamburg), M.Lohmann@gmx.net
Moritz Hoffmann (EA Lübeck), firstname.lastname@example.org
Felix Scheling (EA Tübingen)
With support from:
Yannick Mühlhauser (EA Tübingen), Y.Muehlhaeuser@gmail.com
Sarah Tegeler (EA Germany), email@example.com