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Use "care" with care.

I'm an employee of the Centre for Effective Altruism, but my thoughts are not necessarily those of my employer. As someone who frequents the EA community in the Bay Area, there's a verbal habit that I've heard a lot and of which I think we should be wary. In discussing what... Read More
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Fun does not preclude burnout (by Andrew Critch)

I thought this article made some important points, so received Andrew Critch's permission to repost this on the Forum from his blog. You can find the original post at  http://acritch.com/fun-does-not-preclude-burnout/ .   As far as I can tell, I’ve never experienced burnout, but I think that’s only because I notice... Read More
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"Entitlement to believe" is lacking in Effective Altruism (by Andrew Critch)

I thought this article made some important points, so received Andrew Critch's permission to repost this on the Forum from his blog. You can find the original post at  http://acritch.com/entitlement/ .   Sometimes the world needs you to think new thoughts. It’s good to be humble, but having low subjective... Read More
Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 20 January 2016 08:30:51AM 0 points [-]

I don't see a mention of when the EAGx events will eventually be. If one does sign up and gets approved, how long of a commitment is this?

Comment author: Roxanne_Heston 28 January 2016 09:18:14PM 0 points [-]

That's right. We're also asking that organizers plan a follow-up event(s) to capture the interest generated by the event, but otherwise intend for the commitment to end post-conference.

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Apply to be an EAGx Event Director

tl;dr: Effective Altruism Outreach is launching a new EA Global X (EAGx) conference series , with local events organized by leaders in communities around the globe. We are offering a limited number of applicants the position of EAGx Event Director in the inaugural 2016 series. We’re seeking people who are... Read More
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Giving What We Can 2014 Year in Review

In case you haven't seen it already, here is a summary of the astounding progress Giving What We Can has made in the past year. This is a repost from Giving What We Can's blog . 2014 has been the best year yet for Giving What We Can! To celebrate... Read More
In response to Open thread 5
Comment author: UriKatz  (EA Profile) 20 November 2014 05:51:15PM 2 points [-]

Should we try to make a mark on the Volgbrother's "Project 4 Awesome"? It can expose effective altruism to a wide and, on average, young audience.

I would love to help in any way possible, but video editing is not my thing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD8l3aI0Srk

In response to comment by UriKatz  (EA Profile) on Open thread 5
Comment author: Roxanne_Heston 30 November 2014 08:02:04AM 2 points [-]

Hi UriKatz, there's a group of us trying to do just that, and we'd love to have your help. Join the EA Nerdfighters Facebook group and I'll brief you on what we've been up to. :)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/254657514743021/