Conference Info

These details are from 2019. Check back soon for details of the 2020 conference.





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EAGxAustralia 2019 is the annual conference held by the effective altruism community in Australia and Oceania. The conference aims to increase your knowledge, skills and networks so we can all achieve as much good as possible. 


Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just follow intuitions, we believe that we should use evidence and careful analysis to find the most important causes and the best ways to work on them.


At this conference you will have the opportunity to:

– Meet like-minded, altruistic people

– Discover how you can do good better

– Familiarise yourself with core concepts within effective altruism

– Attend dozens of talks and workshops

– Discuss the latest ideas in the field of effective altruism

– Share new research and ideas

– Coordinate on global and local projects with experts in creating impact


The conference will kick-off with a dynamic panel of experts for a town-hall style night keynote, and presentations from several prominent public intellectuals and change makers.


Location and timing

The conference will run from 9am-6pm on Saturday, September 28; and from 9am-5:30pm on Sunday, September 29 at the University of Sydney Business School.



The conference will involve a range of lectures, panel discussions and workshops delivered by expert and experienced speakers.

For example, these include, Najwa Al Abdallah, Chief Operating Officer of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) Foundation, Jade Leung: Head of Research & Partnerships at the Center for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (GovAI) within the Future of Humanity Institute and Julia Wise: Community Liaison at the Centre for Effective Altruism; President of Giving What We Can. A full list of speakers is shown at the end of this page and on our speaker page.



Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided both Saturday and Sunday. Meal costs are included in the ticket price. All food served will be vegan, with gluten-free options available.



Sydney university can be easily accessed by buses and trains. There is paid parking near the venue



There will be photos taken at the event. Photo material may be used in social media and for future marketing. Please reach out to the organizers if you do not wish to be photographed.



Tickets are $120 full price and $70 for those attending with a concession. We have a limited number of scholarships for those in financial need. The tickets include the full weekend conference with catering as well as a ticket to our Friday night keynote event on the 27th, and a social event on Saturday the 28th. There will also be a retreat after the conference by invitation, which you can apply for here.


We have limited capacity and expect to sell out, so please make sure to secure a place as soon as you can.


All tickets are fully refundable until the date of the conference so there is no risk in buying early as you can always get a refund if you need it later.


We can’t wait to see you there!


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