Effective Altruism Global 2016

August 6 - 7, 2016


  • Saturday, August 6
  • Sunday, August 7
10:00 am PDT Opening Keynote     Watch On-Demand
Will MacAskill
11:40 am PDT Philanthropy and Technology     Watch On-Demand
Jaan Tallinn
Katrin Verclas
Howie Lempel
Luke Nosek
Erik Torenberg

How are modern philanthropists trying to use and develop new technologies to do good?

Lunch: 12:40 - 2:20 pm PDT
2:20 pm PDT Q&A with Philip Tetlock     Watch On-Demand
Philip Tetlock

How do people react to difficult ethical tradeoffs?
3:00 pm PDT Avian Cognition & Animal Welfare     Watch On-Demand
The gray parrot and its implications on animal welfare. 
3:20 pm PDT Doing Philanthropy Better     Watch On-Demand
Cari Tuna
Will MacAskill

Q&A with Cari Tuna
4:00 pm PDT Beyond Malaria     Watch On-Demand
Kevin Esvelt
Genya Dana

Gene drives, global health, and how we do science
5:40 pm PDT The Replication Crisis     Watch On-Demand
Stephanie Wykstra
Ivan Oransky
Stuart Buck
Brian Nosek
Julia Galef (Moderator)

How can we produce research findings that are both useful and robust?
6:10 pm PDT Coordinating for a Stronger Community     Watch On-Demand
Finding the right norms for building a healthy community.

-Julia Wise
6:20 pm PDT The End of Poverty     Watch On-Demand
What are the key drivers behind global poverty? How do we reduce poverty on a global scale?

About this conference

The fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, a growing network using reason and evidence to maximally improve the world.

About The Centre for Effective Altruism

Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the use of evidence and reason to find out how to do so, and the audacity to actually try.

As the organisation to first settle on the term ‘effective altruism’, the Centre for Effective Altruism is a growing coalition of projects that put these ideas into practice in different ways. The Centre is based at its offices in the University of Oxford.

For more information, visit: https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/