Comment author: ethanbas 02 April 2017 10:16:09PM 1 point [-]

How much financial aid is offered?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 03 April 2017 08:22:02PM 1 point [-]

If you mean "how much is an individual applicant likely to get," again, we really don't want price to keep people away. We have some discounts available right on the registration page for $20, $50, and $100 off and we ask that people let us know if they need additional assistance. We posted them and asked that people only take what they need because our ability to discount tickets is not unlimited and we want our financial aid to be able to stretch to everyone who needs it. So please let us know when you're registering how much aid you need.

Comment author: DonyChristie 03 April 2017 03:54:09PM 0 points [-]

This font is really hard to read.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 03 April 2017 04:11:08PM 1 point [-]

You're right. Updated. Thanks!

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 01 April 2017 11:55:51PM 1 point [-]

Is there a deadline for filling out the application?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 03 April 2017 03:14:19PM 1 point [-]

Our Early Bird tickets go through April 30th (and we greatly appreciate early applications). I have a call with catering tomorrow, so I should have an update on when they need our final numbers, but I'm encouraging people to get them in soon if at all possible.

Comment author: cafelow  (EA Profile) 20 March 2017 09:38:26AM 2 points [-]

Hi Amy, just checking - the disappearance of the word "tentatively" means that the SF dates are confirmed right? I'm anxious to book my flights while they are still cheap from NZ. Thanks.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 March 2017 07:53:48PM 3 points [-]

Wow, great catch! Yes, I'm finalizing the contract today.

Comment author: cafelow  (EA Profile) 19 February 2017 09:22:09AM 2 points [-]

Hi Amy, any progress on the dates? I live a long way from the EA Global events and have a not-so-flexible work schedule to work around so having early dates makes a huge difference to my likelihood of attending. I'd really appreciate the dates to be published as soon as they are known. Thanks, Catherine.

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Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 March 2017 07:52:59PM *  0 points [-]
Comment author: Gina_Stuessy  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 12:36:38PM 1 point [-]

Amy, are you involved with EAGx events at all? I've had trouble reaching people at CEA regarding EAGxMadison. If you are involved in that, and could email me at gstuessy@gmail.com that'd be much appreciated! (And sorry this is off-topic; I didn't see a way to message you directly through the EA Forum.)

Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 March 2017 07:52:20PM 0 points [-]

Even though we have already resolved this issue, I thought I'd leave my contact information here in case anyone has a similar issue in the future: amy@centreforeffectivealtruism.org

Comment author: Gina_Stuessy  (EA Profile) 10 January 2017 12:33:47PM 3 points [-]

Is there any reason this info isn't yet up at https://www.eaglobal.org/events/ ? I know some other people were looking for info on EA Global this year...

Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 March 2017 07:51:40PM 0 points [-]

This should be up to date now, thanks!

Comment author: EricHerboso  (EA Profile) 23 February 2017 05:27:30PM 5 points [-]

Please try to announce specific EAG dates soon.

My original plan was to prioritize EAG over any other conferences happening at the same time. But early bird pricing and limited ticket availability on other conferences has forced me to purchase tickets to three separate conferences in June, July, and August. I am hoping that these will not conflict with EAG, but, if they do, now I will have to skip EAG rather than these other conferences.

I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position. EAG is likely losing out on attendees because it is taking so long to finalize dates.

Comment author: AmyLabenz 20 March 2017 07:51:13PM 0 points [-]

I'm sorry about the delay! I wanted to comment here just in case you haven't seen the update: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/17z/save_the_date_for_ea_global_boston_and_san/

Comment author: MichaelDello 14 March 2017 11:27:54AM 0 points [-]

Thanks for sharing, I've saved the dates! I look forward to seeing how this model plays out. Do you have any thoughts on whether the UK/Europe community might feel 'left out'? Are there plans for other EAGx conferences in Europe?

Comment author: AmyLabenz 19 March 2017 07:16:44PM 0 points [-]

Thanks for saving the dates!

Part of the reason that we are hosting EA Global 2017 in three locations is that we hope to include people from different communities. I am looking at a variety of venues and working to confirm the EA Global UK dates. I hope to have an update on that before too long.

Unfortunately, due to some staffing changes, we have had a bit of a delay this year in launching the EAGx application process. I hope to hire someone to help with the EAGx events soon so that we can ramp up the process and confirm some additional events. We post upcoming events here: https://www.eaglobal.org/events/

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.

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