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We are excited to announce that EAGxBerkeley 2024 will take place September 7 - 8 at Lighthaven in Berkeley, California. 

The conference will focus on a diverse range of cause areas, local community building, and knowledge sharing. It will offer networking, workshops, presentations, and small group gatherings for around 500 attendees dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges. 

Apply here

For more details, you may read the rest of this post and visit our website.

Who is this conference for?

EAGxBerkeley is an Effective Altruism conference organized especially for EA communities in the Bay Area and the Western USA. We are also open and happy to host people from the rest of the United States or even internationally, but keep in mind we will prioritize applicants who have a stake in our region. But as always — when unsure, please apply.

If you cannot come for all two days, please be aware that it is also possible — and still very valuable — to attend the conference for one day!

This conference ​​is intended both for individuals who are relatively new to EA and those who have already professionally engaged with EA. Some ways to demonstrate a good fit for an effective altruism conference include:

  • Familiarity with core EA principles through completion of an Introductory Fellowship, reading the EA Handbook, or similar.
  • Demonstrable Plans for EA Involvement: Applicants should have clear and tangible plans for becoming highly involved in EA. This can be as simple as joining an EA chapter or similar initiatives.
  • Relevance to EA's Top Cause Areas: Applicants with shared interests and experience in areas crucial to EA.
    • Examples: Working on PhD thesis in preventing nuclear proliferation, applying to internships in animal welfare, applying to jobs or starting a personal project or organization in an EA-related field. 

Why attend?

  • Connect: Meet like-minded people passionate about making a positive impact.
  • Learn: Engage with groundbreaking ideas through workshops, talks, and interviews. More detailed information on event content will be available closer to the conference via updates to this webpage.
  • Grow: Map out your professional path, identify next steps, and develop your application skills.
  • Find work: Introduce yourself to impactful organizations looking for new hires

Applications

Applications are now open and will close on August 20th. 

If you’re excited to be a part of the conference but are unsure about applying, please err on the side of applying! We will try our best to admit anyone who can demonstrate in their application that they are interested in learning more about EA and are thoughtful, capable, and highly motivated. 

The default ticket price is $100. Tickets are free for students. Discount and free ticket options are available to anyone who finds the ticket price outside their budget, with no questions asked.

Travel Expenses

We are prepared to reimburse travel expenses for some attendees. Travel support funds are limited, so please only request funding if you would not be able to attend without it. Whether or not you request travel funding will have no bearing on the outcome of your applicationSee our travel policy for more details.

Contact Us

If you would like to suggest yourself or someone else as a speaker, or have an idea for a workshop for the event, please use this form. Alternatively, you may reach out to our content lead, Sam Faber-Manning, via berkeley@eaglobalx.org

If you have any other questions or comments, please email us at berkeley@eaglobalx.org

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Warmly,

the EAGxBerkeley 2024 Organizing Team 
 

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