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11 – 13 August 2017
The Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center
(use "Innovation Hangar" for ride-sharing apps)

San Francisco, USA

View speakers and tentative schedule

The largest of the EA Global conferences, this event will place a special emphasis on effective altruism as a community and will feature an array of workshops, discussions and smaller talks in the style of an "unconference." Programming will focus on the effective altruism community itself, with potential tracks including:

  • How can the EA community find important causes we might be overlooking? How has this happened in the past?
  • How can we make people and projects in the EA community more effective?
  • Can we help others become more empathetic / altruistic? What makes people motivated to do good?

For travel planning purposes, the event begins with an opening reception Friday evening at 6 pm, and the last talk ends around 7 pm Sunday evening, followed by an afterparty.

We have a small room block at the Comfort Inn on Van Ness in San Francisco. $235 / night. Say Effective Altruism Global when you call to reserve: 415.928.5000. For information about venue accessibility or any questions or requests about disability accommodations, please contact

Featured speakers

Spencer Greenberg

Spark Wave and
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Nick Beckstead

Program Officer,Open Philanthropy Project
Read more about Nick Beckstead

Tom Kalil

Senior Advisor,Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group
Read more about Tom Kalil

Claire Zabel

Research Analyst,Open Philanthropy Project
Read more about Claire Zabel

Ben Todd

CEO and co-founder,80,000 Hours
Read more about Ben Todd

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