Apply to Contribute to the Program

If you’d like to present a lightning talk, run a workshop, or host a meetup at this year’s EAGxAustralia conference, we’d love to hear from you!

1. Lightning talks will be allotted 5-10 minutes and can be about any research topic or project that is relevant to effective altruism in Australia. The best lightning talks will be selected based on their importance, novelty, sophistication, and the speaker’s past experience. 

2. Workshops will typically be allotted 45 minutes (but may be shorter or longer if needed). These will typically be interactive and provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice skills which will enable them to do good more effectively (e.g., ‘how to start a local EA group’, ‘how to network’). 

3. Meetups will be semi-formal sessions in which attendees with a common interest or identity can meet one another (e.g., ‘EAs in academia’, ‘biosecurity’). These will typically be 45 minutes long, but can be shorter or longer if needed. Meetup hosts will be expected to introduce and facilitate these sessions.

The best lightning talks and workshops will be selected, and applicants notified, in late August. Meetup hosts will also receive notification that their meetup has been approved by the end of August.

We also have an extremely limited number of full-length speaking slots. If you like to be considered for one of these, please send a detailed summary of your proposed talk and your CV to [email protected].

Responses to this form are due on the 30th of August. After the 30th of August, only applications of exceptional quality will continue to be considered.

Lightning talk applications

Workshop applications

Meetup applications

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