Retreat

Join us during the week following the conference (Sep 30-Oct 7) at the beautiful small town of Pearl Beach (1hr from Sydney) for an engaging week with fellow members of the effective altruism community. At this retreat you can expect a mix of activities, co-working, strategy, projects all while sharing meals and having fun throughout the week. At this retreat you can expect a mix of activities, co-working, strategy, projects all while sharing meals and having fun throughout the week.

The cost will be split between attendees at the end of the retreat. We estimate $18 per full day plus $0-$25 per day on accommodation (depending on numbers). This would be ~$150-$300 for the full retreat.

 

Activities, e.g.

  • Debugging your productivity
  • Planning projects
  • Group or solo online courses

Co-working, e.g.

  • Writing and reviewing Blog posts
  • Completing online course solo or as a group
  • Studying or working

High value / strategic projects and discussions, e.g.

  • Planning for local group collaboration
  • Discussion around direct work in Australia
  • Pre-mortem on EA projects
  • Post-conference debrief

Meals

  • Eating together, pitching in to cook and clean
  • Catering is plant based

Fun, games & physical activity

  • Social deduction games such as Werewolf
  • Prediction or estimation games
  • Walks, jogs, yoga, stretching, ball games

Session 1: Strategy, collaboration, co-working

  • Monday, September 30th
    • Arrive throughout the day
    • Optional group walking tour in downtown Sydney followed by a ferry trip up to Ettalong
    • Orientation + program planning
  • Tuesday, October 1st
    • High value / strategic projects and discussions
  • Wednesday, October 2nd
    • Co-working & activities (at separate venues)
    • Walk to Patonga followed by dinner with ‘hot seat’ activity

Session 2: Collaboration, co-working

  • Thursday, October 3rd
    • Drop offs/pickups
    • Co-working & activities (at separate venues)
  • Friday, October 4th
    • Co-working & activities (at separate venues)

Session 3: Unconference, talk & relax

  • Saturday, October 5th
    • Drop offs/pickups
    • Relaxing, fun and games
    • Activities (e.g. walks, discussions) and unconference sessions
    • BBQ
  • Sunday, October 6th
    • Relaxing, fun and games
    • Activities (e.g. walks, discussions) and group sessions
    • First round of departures
  • Monday, October 7th (public holiday in NSW)
    • Relaxing, fun and games
    • Clean and leave

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The cost will be split between attendees at the end of the retreat. We estimate $18 per full day plus $0-$25 per day on accommodation (depending on numbers). This would be ~$150-$300 for the full retreat.

So we can plan accordingly please let us know your preferences