TLDR: We think EA Globals are pretty awesome, and we think it’s probably worth your time to apply, even if you’re on the fence about coming! Applying takes 10 minutes, we have generous financial and travel support available, and most attendees find it a highly valuable experience.
Applications are currently open (all via the same form) for:
- EAGxAustralia (8–10 July)
- EA Global: San Francisco (29–31 July)
- EA Global: Washington, D.C. (23–25 September)
You can find the full list of upcoming events here. Application deadlines are roughly two weeks before each event.
What is an EA Global conference (EAG) like?
EA Globals are conferences for the effective altruism community, typically running from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. They are packed with workshops, talks, and other opportunities to connect with EAs from around the world. We put a special emphasis on networking and 1:1 meetings, and attendees frequently meet future collaborators, find new jobs, or make new friends.
Who is EAG(x) for?
EAG is primarily for people who have a solid understanding of the core ideas of EA and who are already taking significant actions based on those ideas.
EAGx’s are community-run conferences that are primarily for people familiar with the core ideas of EA and are interested in learning more about what they can do or, more broadly, in meeting the community. More info here. Note that you don’t have to be professionally working on effective-altruism-inspired projects to attend an EAGx conference.
You can apply to all the conferences you would like to attend — and we’d encourage you to apply to several if you’d like. You’re not limited to just one!
How much is it? Can I get financial aid to come?
The default price of a ticket to EAG is £200 GBP, but we don’t expect most people to pay the full price. Ticket prices for EAGx conferences vary.
Many people don’t pay the full price. We have generous financial aid available, including for flights and accommodation. Please do apply for aid if you need it — if we admit you, we want you to come, regardless of how much you can pay. Students get free admission to all our EAG(x) events, and we also have ticket discounts and travel support.
If cost is a barrier to coming to EAG, please apply anyway — we can most likely fund you!
What if I need a visa to attend?
We’re happy to help with this. Please apply as early as possible, and let us know during your application. We’ll fast track your decision, and can provide visa letters for admitted applicants.
How do I apply?
You can apply for all three conferences here — it should take 10 minutes or less.
I have more questions / suggestions / feedback.
Here’s our FAQ page. If you have any questions or ideas for how to make EAGs better, feel free to leave them below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always grateful for any feedback people have for how to make our events better!