Apply to Contribute to the Program

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

1. Full-length talks will be allotted 45 minutes (including Q&A). These can be about any topic relevant to effective altruism. For these talks, we have a strong preference for new and novel research results, sophisticated ideas and arguments, and speakers with significant professional experience in their field. These talks will be selected based on suitability for our programme. Please note that applications for full-length talks are more likely to be submitted the earlier they are submitted. These will be accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, please send a detailed summary of your proposed talk and your CV to [email protected] by July 1st at the latest.

2. 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. 

3. 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’). 

4. 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 in length but can be shorter or longer if needed. Meetup hosts will be expected to introduce and facilitate these sessions.

Responses to this form are due on the 1st of August. After the 1st of August, only applications of exceptional quality will continue to be considered. The best lightning talks and workshops will be selected, and applicants notified, by mid-August. Meetup hosts will also receive notification that their meetup has been approved by mid-August.

Lightning talk applications

Workshop applications

Meetup applications

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