What an amazing third EAGxAustralia!
All up we had 330 people attending the keynote, 180 participants across the weekend, 32 speakers, 30 volunteers, and a further 20 people at the retreat – but more important than those numbers was the 88% of feedback survey respondents who made a change in their plans and expect to have an increased impact due to that change.
The clear winner for participant satisfaction was the satisfaction with the other participants! Plus, one of the most common take aways was that participants want to be more involved with a community of like-minded people who are interested in effectively doing good and keen to focus on the importance of many different ideas.
With all that excitement for community and learning in mind we strongly recommend getting involved with your local group, joining the Effective Altruists Facebook group, signing up to the Effective Altruism Newsletter (as well as your local group newsletter) and the 80,000 Hours newsletter.
A common question that came up is where to donate money. Effective Altruism is about asking the question “how can I do the most good with the time and resources I have” and there are many different answers to that, many of which are dependent on our values. However, many people in the EA community have spent a lot of time thinking about this and there are some good suggestions out there by GiveWell and the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Effective Altruism Australia also enables Australian donors to support effective, transparent and evidence-based poverty alleviation. Profits from EAGxAustralia 2017 will be donated to EAA and will support the work of organisations such as Evidence Action, GiveDirectly and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative.
If EAGxAustralia influenced your donations in any way please let us know.
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If you’re interested in being involved in another EAGxAustralia conference in 2018 please let us know!