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20 – 22 March 2020
Bespoke Events, Westfield Center, Market Street
San Francisco, USA

The goal of EA Global is to increase attendees’ knowledge, skills and networks to enable them to do the most good possible. The content is aimed at existing EA community members who already have a solid understanding of effective altruism, but would like to gain skills, network, master more complex problems, or move into new roles.


The content at EA Global includes:

  • Presentations on the latest ideas at the frontiers of the EA movement
  • Workshops to help improve your thinking and execution
  • Meetups, networking, office hours and social activities

You can see the latest agenda and speaker list here.

Registration will open at 6 PM on Friday (although you can arrive and register any time during the weekend). Saturday and Sunday will have full-day schedules with a closing reception ending at 8 PM on Sunday evening.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice (last updated: Tuesday, February 25)

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have died from the virus (estimates very roughly range from 0.25% to 4%), though most have had only mild symptoms. Typical symptoms are very similar to those of the flu, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

The health risk to the general public in California currently remains low. As of February 21, there have been only 10 confirmed cases in California and only one known instance of person-to-person transmission (between two people who lived together in close contact). However, the situation is still developing rapidly.

At this time, the conference is expected to go ahead as planned. The EA Global team is being advised by a number of experts and we will contact you by email if this situation changes. If you feel unwell or you are concerned about traveling, then we are happy to provide a full refund at any point before or during the conference.

The following resources are being updated regularly with timely information:

Application process

We use an application process to match our available spaces with the people we think will gain the most from the conference. Applications for the conference have now closed and we expect to sell out. However, if you wish to be added to the waitlist, please apply here.


If your application for EA Global has been accepted, you can also apply to volunteer in exchange for a free ticket. You'll find more information about volunteering in our FAQs.


We cover a range of frequently asked questions here.

For more information email