Apply now for EA Global: Reconnect (March 20-21)

by BarryGrimes1 min read10th Feb 20214 comments

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Applications for EA Global: Reconnect are now open! 

A new event format

EA Global: Reconnect is a virtual networking event focused on deep discussion and meaningful connection. There will be ~2 hours of content each day, and lots of time around the content for conversations and building relationships.

Who is this event for?

This event is for people who have made a career plan, volunteered, or donated a significant proportion of their income on the basis of effective altruist principles, either currently or in the past. Applicants should have a good understanding of effective altruist ideas and will need to provide an example of how they’ve applied these principles to their career, study, or donation plans. 

If you are relatively new to effective altruism, we think you will benefit from spending some more time exploring and practising the key ideas of effective altruism before attending this conference. We recommend applying for the EA Fellowship Weekend (March 27-28) instead.

Three reasons to attend

  1. Give and receive feedback on career, study, or donation plans, or on your EA projects
  2. Make new connections and reconnect with old contacts
  3. Discover and discuss interesting ideas

What do previous event attendees say?

“Being plugged-in to the EA community via local, city-level chapters is one thing, but to connect with EAs worldwide that are on a similar journey exploring pathways to high-impact careers and more effective thinking really energised me as an EA concerned with maximising outcomes.”

“I feel confident that I've reconnected with the movement. My meeting with [a] former acquaintance...gave me the feeling that I have people in the movement I can rely on as emotional anchors, while a couple of new connections...made me optimistic that there's space in the community and opportunity for contribution from people with my mindset and resources.”

How much are tickets?

EA Global: Reconnect is free, but we’re asking every attendee to make a pledge about the level of commitment they want to give to the event. There are no special privileges for the different levels; it’s simply a commitment device to help you achieve your goals.

How do I register for the event?

To save you time, we’ve streamlined the process this year. There’s only one form to fill out, and most of the fields can be pre-populated with your responses from previous applications if you log in at the start.

Applications are open until 11:59 pm PDT on Wednesday, March 17.

If you’d like us to connect you with an experienced member of the community who can offer you personalized advice then you’ll need to apply by 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday, February 21.

Invite your friends

If you know someone who is a good fit for this event, please nominate them. We’re particularly keen to reconnect with people who have been active EAs in the past but have drifted away from the community.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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It's unclear to me if my application was successfully submitted. I hit 'submit' (eventually multiple times) and did not see a confirmation message nor did the page change. There may be a bug in the submission of the form.

(Edit: I did receive an email confirmation of my application, however)

Thanks for letting us know Josh. Your application has been received. We're investigating the issue further but it seems it's not affecting all users.

I did mine yesterday. I can’t actually remember what happened when I pressed submit. I think there was some sort of message, but I remember thinking it wasn’t clear enough to be sure that my application had gone through. It was only when I got the confirmation email that I closed the page.

Not sure if this is same as what happened to Josh. Generally though I think it’s good to go through to a confirmation page when one presses submit, just to make it absolutely clear.

Thanks for the feedback Jack. You should go through to a confirmation page on submission but it appears that's not been happening for some people. We're looking into why that's happening.

In the meantime, I've added some additional text above the submit button that tells people to check their inbox to confirm submission if they're in any doubt.