Local groups

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We’re part of the effective altruism community, which runs conferences around the world. You can see a list of upcoming conferences here.

There are also many local effective altruism groups, which often feature talks and discussions about our content, and are full of people happy to help readers of 80,000 Hours. Here’s a list of some of the most active groups. Try searching by your university, city and country.

Oxford Effective Altruism
Runs talks, career workshops and meet-ups.
Facebook
Email: info.eaoxford@gmail.com

Cambridge Effective Altruism and 80,000 Hours
Runs talks, career workshops and meet-ups.
Facebook
Website
Email: cambridge@80000hours.org

Harvard Effective Altruism
Runs several talks each semester and has a weekly fellowship program.
Website
Email: harvardea@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: London
Holds regular events and meet-ups.
Facebook
Website
Email: sam@ealondon.com

Effective Altruism: Boston
Runs a monthly meet-up, and annual conference.
Meet-up page
Email: eaboston@effectivealtruismhub.com

Effective Altruism: MIT
Website
Email: ea-organizers@mit.edu

Stanford Effective Altruism
Runs weekly discussions, social events and fundraisers.
Sign up to the mailing list (think-list)
Email: cellison@stanford.edu

Effective Altruists of Berkeley
Teaches a course on effective altruism every semester; runs regular discussions and dinners.
Website
Facebook
Email: eaofberkeley@gmail.com

Effective Altruism Warwick
Runs weekly events and fundraisers.
Facebook
Email: stevewbowser@gmail.com

Yale Effective Altruists
Facebook
Website
Email: yaleeas@gmail.com

Penn Effective Altruism
Runs events on effective giving every couple of weeks.
Facebook
Website
Email: gwwcpenn@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: Netherlands
Runs local events in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen and Maastricht.
Facebook
Website
Meet-up page
Email: effectiefaltruisme@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: NTNU
Runs open events, as well as doing outreach, lobbying and research in Trondheim, Norway.
Part of Effective Altruism Norway
Facebook
Email: ea.ntnu@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: University of Oslo
Part of Effective Altruism Norway
Facebook
Email: effektivaltruisme.UiO@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: University of British Columbia
Facebook
Website
Email: eaubc@effectivealtruismhub.com

Effective Altruism: St. Andrews
Runs lectures, and also has a research group working on relevant topics.
Email: gwwcsta@st-andrews.ac.uk

Effective Altruism Foundation
Runs regular events around Germany and an annual conference in Berlin.
Website and list of local groups.
Email: marcello.veronese@ea-stiftung.org

Effective Altruism Geneva
Coordinating community building in the Lake Geneva area.
Facebook
Email: contact@eageneva.org

Effective Altruism: University of New South Wales, Sydney
Runs speaker events, hackathons, giving games, fundraisers and career workshops. There is also an annual EAGx conference in Australia.
Facebook
Website
Email: info@eaunsw.org

Didn’t find a group near you?

See a list of all local effective altruism groups. There are over one hundred groups across five continents. You can also ask whether there’s anyone near you on the effective altruism Facebook group.

Want to start a group?

Get in touch at chapters@effectivealtruism.org, and we’ll see if we can introduce you to anyone nearby. The first step we recommend is to find one or two other people who want to found with you (because we’ve found it’s difficult to go it alone), and then create a launch event.