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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. Visit for more information.

What is EA Global?

EA Global is the biannual conference of the effective altruism community. In 2019, there will be two conferences in San Francisco (21-23 June) and London (Autumn).

EA Global 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 EA Global conferences 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 EA Global?

You must submit an application to attend EA Global to help us ensure that the time and money you invest in attending is likely to be well spent. More details about the application process for the 2019 conferences will be published in the New Year.

The following people are particularly likely to find the conference valuable:

  • People already familiar with the key ideas of effective altruism
  • People farther advanced in their studies or careers
  • 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 for the 2019 conferences will be published when applications open. We also provide discount codes on the registration page for those who require financial aid.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Refunds are possible before the catering deadline. Please contact us at if you require a refund.

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.

Can I submit speaker and workshop suggestions?

You can nominate a speaker (including yourself) or share other content suggestions using this form.

What kind of food will be served?

We serve vegetarian and vegan food at all events.


Please contact us at if you have questions about accessibility at the venues or if you need us to make any accommodations.

How can I contact the EA Global team?

Please email us at

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