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How to Do Good Better: An Introduction to Effective Altruism

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Bellroy Offices, Level 1

421 Smith Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about them. But working out what that ‘something’ is, let alone actually doing it, is a difficult problem. It would be easy to be disheartened by the challenge.

Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. Effective altruism is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reasoning to work out how to help others as much as possible. It is also a community of people taking these answers seriously, focusing their efforts on the most promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

If you’re new to EA, have never heard of EA, or just randomly found this event in your newsfeed because someone clicked ‘interested’, then this event is for you! If you’re an EA veteran, why not come along with friends and help us introduce the newbies to EA? We will present a few short introductory videos, which will be followed by 6 brief presentations from EA-aligned organisations, and we’ll finish off with a Q&A with the speakers, all packed into one hour of power. Vegan snacks will be provided to beat that 3 o’clock slump, and there will be copies of William MacAskill’s ‘Doing Good Better’ (a must read for anyone who wants to do good, better). Best part? It’s completely FREE! Our speakers will be from Effective Altruism Australia, Effective Altruism Melbourne, The Life You Can Save, Less Wrong, Animal Welfare group and 80,000 Hours.

Come along to see stimulating presentations, meet interesting people, and learn new ways to make the world a better place. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are very grateful to Michelle Joy Lloyd and Ryan Alexander Lloyd and their team, who donated hundreds of hours of their time to produce the videos we will be playing at this event.


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