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What is effective altruism?

Effective altruism is about using evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible, and taking action on that basis. For more information about effective altruism, visit

What is EA Global?

EA Global is the annual conference of the effective altruism community. This year there will be two conferences held in San Francisco and London.

It is a gathering of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives. Speakers and participants discuss new thinking in the field of effective altruism, share new research, familiarize themselves with core concepts, and coordinate on global projects.

What is EA Global X?

In addition to the annual EA Global event organized by the Centre for Effective Altruism, we also support local groups to run their own conferences to promote and discuss effective altruism, through the EAGx series. See the EAGx page for more information.

How can I attend an EA Global?

We process applications for EA Global to help us ensure that the time and money you invest in attending the conference is likely to be well spent. You can apply for EA Global: San Francisco here. We will open applications for EA Global: London soon.

We think the following kinds of attendees are particularly likely to find the conference valuable:

  • People already familiar with the key ideas of effective altruism
  • People seeking the opportunity to master more complex problems in effective altruism, learn new skills, or get help from the community
  • People actively seeking work focused on high-priority global issues

How much are tickets?

You can only purchase a ticket once you have successfully applied to EA Global. Ticket prices will be as follows:

  • Early bird (until 18 March): $140
  • General admission (until May 6): $200
  • Late registration tickets (after May 6): $250

We also provide discount codes on the registration page for those who require financial aid.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Partial refunds are possible before the catering deadline. For EA Global: San Francisco this is May 20. Please contact us at for specifics of each event.

Can I volunteer?

Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring a successful conference. Volunteers are required to work a number of shifts before, during or after the event, and are welcome to participate as a delegate when they are not working their shifts.

As volunteers spend some of their time attending EA Global as delegates, we prioritise applications from people who have already applied and been accepted to the conference.

If you would like to volunteer for EA Global: San Francisco, please ensure you have already applied to attend the conference. Once you have been accepted to the event, please register your interest in volunteering here. Sign-ups for EA Global: London will open in a few months.

How can I submit speaker and workshop ideas?

You can nominate a speaker (including yourself) or ideas for workshops and topics using this form.

Where will the events be held?

EA Global San Francisco will be at Bespoke, 845 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, USA. The venue for EA Global London will be announced soon.

What kind of food will be served?

We serve vegetarian and vegan food at all events.


Please let us know at if you have questions about accessibility at the venues or if you need any accommodations.

How can I contact the EA Global team?

Please email us at

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