Comment author: e19brendan 08 March 2017 01:43:25PM 0 points [-]

Fantastic! Will these be livecast on the web?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 19 March 2017 07:09:23PM 0 points [-]

I'm currently uncertain about whether I think the live stream provides sufficient value above what is available from recording and posting the videos.

Last year, we received useful data on the live stream views:

Day 1: 914 views (average view time 14.76 minutes) Day 2: 575 views (average view time 17.8 minutes)

We were interested in the live stream in large part because we expected that it would provide access for people who were not local that could not make the event. Interestingly, the majority of video views were from the United States (660) -- particularly in California (279) -- followed by the UK (158).

I'm in negotiations with the video company, and I'll need to see how the costs and staffing requirements trade off against other things that we could offer. I'll update once I finalize the contract.

Comment author: brb243 13 March 2017 11:20:26PM 1 point [-]

Hello, does anyone know if the registration is open already?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 19 March 2017 06:32:01PM 0 points [-]

Thanks for the question! I am working on the application and I hope to launch next week. I'll post on the Forum and at as soon as it is up.


Save the Date for EA Global Boston and San Francisco

There will be three 2017 Effective Altruism Global conferences: two smaller, topic-based events in Boston and the UK, and one broader community-focused event in California. Boston: Frontiers of Effective Altruism June 2-4, Harvard University Science Center , Cambridge MA EA Global Boston will focus on pushing the boundaries of effective... Read More
Comment author: Gina_Stuessy  (EA Profile) 15 January 2017 05:17:49PM 0 points [-]

Is the Boston one different from this?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 28 February 2017 04:14:33PM 1 point [-]

So sorry for the delay!

Yes, they are different events. That is the EAGx Boston from last year. This year we will hold one of the three main EAG events in the Boston area. I expect the contract today so I will be able to announce dates shortly.


EAG 2017 Boston Update: moved to June

EAG Boston will be held in June rather than in May. I had initially planned to have EAG Boston in May, but after talking with folks at MIT Media Lab and Harvard, I realize that this was a mistake. I hadn’t realized that May is so busy for students who... Read More
Comment author: joshjacobson  (EA Profile) 09 December 2016 12:36:11AM 2 points [-]

Can you provide further background on why you've decided to make each summit so tightly themed? I imagine most of us will only be able to choose to go to one, and I at least would like to be at a summit that touched on all these questions, rather than just one.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 13 December 2016 08:54:24PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for your question!

First, I should clarify that the event descriptions aren’t meant to suggest that the focus / themes will be the only thing discussed at the conference. We expect to have people who are interested in all of these things to all of the conferences. We will have workshops and community driven content, some core EA concepts, and some things that would fall into the category of “pushing the frontiers” at each.

We have themes because it is helpful for focussing the events, for getting people excited, and for encouraging people to attend more than one event. Having themes also allows us to attract more potential EAs who might not attend a “standard EA conference”. Our themes selections are based on the geographic locations to some degree: the Bay Area hosted the main event for a number of years and seems well-suited for community driven content, Boston / Cambridge is home to Harvard, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Tufts, etc and London / Oxford is home of philosophical EA.

Comment author: zdgroff 06 December 2016 11:28:26PM 3 points [-]

Is there an easy way for us to get relevant updates on the conference as they come in? What about participating in planning - how can people do that?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 13 December 2016 08:50:55PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for your interest!

We will be posting updates here, at, and in the EA Newsletter (you can sign up at

If you’d like to provide additional feedback or planning help outside of what is available on the forms, please email

Comment author: Taymon 07 December 2016 03:15:24AM 2 points [-]

Is the nomination form supposed to have contact information? I just nominated a potential speaker who I'm connected to, but realized that you may have no way to get in touch with me.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 07 December 2016 05:10:39PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for your question and for nominating a speaker! I've updated the form to include a request for contact information.


EA Global 2017 Update

Overview The CEA team has started planning the EAG 2017 conferences. After considering the lessons from EA Global 2016 , as well as community feedback and survey results, we are planning to have three EA Global Events this year. The locations will be: Boston / Cambridge, MA - in May... Read More
Comment author: Evan_Gaensbauer 23 September 2016 05:06:40AM *  0 points [-]

Sounds like you should keep doing what you're planning anyway. Thanks for responding.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 October 2016 03:38:43PM 2 points [-]

Update: after comparing the location data alongside the attendee and registration data and also considering the location survey results and other factors, we are leaning towards having three distinct events. It remains true that this will likely be more expensive for CEA, but, it seems that it is likely worth the cost on balance.

I will post more extensively on this soon and hope to firm up the locations in the next few weeks. We are tentatively thinking of Boston / Cambridge, London / Oxford, and the Bay Area spread out over many months, possibly with one in the spring, one in the summer, and one in the fall.

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