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ChrisCundy comments on Promoting Effective Giving at Conferences via Speed Giving Games - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: ChrisCundy 01 August 2016 04:12:45AM 2 points [-]

Thanks for writing this up Gleb! I'm doing an EA Global workshop on pitching EA (though with a bit more focus on university groups), so I'd be interested to know if you have any idea how many people passed by your stall and didn't engage? Was it all of the attendees, or was it possible for attendees to bypass the stall?

Comment author: Jon_Behar 01 August 2016 10:04:36PM 1 point [-]

Chris, let me know if you have any questions about how university groups have utilized GG for outreach. Happy to share lessons learned and best practices.

Comment author: Gleb_T  (EA Profile) 01 August 2016 08:26:26PM *  0 points [-]

Excellent to hear about the EA Global workshop, and nice to hear about the focus on university groups - probably like the ones Boris wrote about above, I assume?

To answer your questions, the UU conference arrangement had a separate exhibit hall, and within the exhibit hall there were a number of areas. Plenty of people who went to the conference did not go to the exhibit hall, and of those who went, many did not go to the area where our table was (it was in an area for those interested in curriculum materials and other intellectual content).

At the SSA, the tables had a more central location, so most of those who went to the conference passed by the table locations at some point, but they did not have to go into the tabling area itself - they were visible but you had to go out of your way to engage with the tables.

Not sure about the numbers of people who passed by but didn't engage, didn't keep track of that. However, my general sense is that slightly more people from the SSA engaged than from UU.