What we're about

For everyone interested in learning about more impactful ways to do good, and about how to have a career that makes a difference addressing the world's most pressing problems.

We meet:

- EVERY SECOND TUESDAY for a reading group (find the event page for more details)

- THURSDAYS for a social event at Shadows Bar at 34 Princes Street, Auckland City

We meet to network and meet aspiring effective altruists, find out more about effective altruism, current global trends, and learn more about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them!

Whether you're a seasoned EA or whether this is the first time you've ever heard of EA, you are warmly welcome to come along and find out more.

OPEN TO ALL: We currently hold meetups on the university campus. While we do have a large contingent on campus, our group is not specifically a student or campus group and people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, retirees, and any other people interested in Effective Altruism are warmly invited to attend. In particular, I (your meetup organizer, Ben Smith) am not a student.

We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives conservative and liberal are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ONLINE: Check out the New Zealand Effective Altruism Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/838075399618153/ to join the discussion.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: Follow the Effective Altruism Auckland Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/effectivealtruismakl.

Upcoming events (5+)

Effective Altruism Auckland Thursday Social

A causal meetup over drinks to meet other Effective Altruists in Auckland. This event is a great chance to network with other effective altruists in Auckland and learn about the movement. Our members range from new interested parties to experienced and knowledgeable effective altruists who will be able to answer your questions about the movement and help you find out more information about getting involved. We want to help you learn about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them! TIME: MEET AT 6:00 PM for an informal meet-and-greet, 6:30 PM for any announcements or activities we will hold from time to time. OPEN TO ALL: We currently hold meetups on the university campus. While we do have a large contingent on campus, our group is not specifically a student or campus group and people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, retirees, and any other people interested in Effective Altruism are warmly invited to attend, subject to the 18+ venue age restriction. In particular, I (your meetup organizer, Ben Smith) am not a student. We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives conservative and liberal are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism. THE VENUE: Shadows Bar is equipped with a full bar and dinner options such as burgers, fish and chips, and other choices are also available. However, no purchases are necessary to come and participate in the event with us and we encourage everyone to come along and join us. PROOF OF AGE: Please note this event takes place at a bar and consequently, if you look under 25 you will need to bring your passport, New Zealand Driver's License or New Zealand 18+ Card. PARKING: - From 6 PM, FREE on-street parking adjacent to Albert Park, Princes Street. Arrive just *before* 6 PM for best chances to find a park as this street is a very popular place to park and does fill up! At 22 Princes St, Auckland, 1010. - Owen G Glenn Building, $6 flat rate after 5 PM, at 22 A Grafton Road, Auckland.

Effective Altruism AKL Reading Group Discussion

Kate Edger Information Commons

Discussing various issues related to Effective Altruism. We meet every Tuesday for our reading and discussion group. Anyone is welcome to attend, but we will have a reading set to kick off the conversation. We'll make sure this is posted on the group page 24 hours before it starts. OPEN TO ALL: We currently hold meetups on the university campus. While we do have a large contingent on campus, our group is not specifically a student or campus group and people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, retirees, and any other people interested in Effective Altruism are warmly invited to attend. There is no age limit. In particular, I (your meetup organizer, Ben Smith) am not a student. We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives conservative and liberal are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism. TIME: 6.00 PM for an informal catch up and 6:30 PM for the discussion. LOCATION: iSpace, Level 4 in Kate Edger Information Commons, 11 Symonds Street, Auckland. Enter the building and take the elevator to the top floor. Find the sign-posted International Space or iSpace. BRING ID: Some of our members like to have a casual chat and catch up following the discussion, sometimes at a bar. You may wish to bring your ID so that you can join us there if the mood strikes you. IDs typically accepted in Auckland are Passports, NZ Drivers Licences, and NZ 18+ Cards. PARKING: - From 6 PM, FREE on-street parking adjacent to Albert Park, Princes Street. Arrive just *before* 6 PM for best chances to find a park as this street is a very popular place to park and does fill up! At 22 Princes St, Auckland, 1010. - Owen G Glenn Building, $6 flat rate after 5 PM, at 22 A Grafton Road, Auckland: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//22A+Grafton+Rd,+Auckland,+1010/

Effective Altruism Auckland Thursday Social

A causal meetup over drinks to meet other Effective Altruists in Auckland. This event is a great chance to network with other effective altruists in Auckland and learn about the movement. Our members range from new interested parties to experienced and knowledgeable effective altruists who will be able to answer your questions about the movement and help you find out more information about getting involved. We want to help you learn about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them! TIME: MEET AT 6:00 PM for an informal meet-and-greet, 6:30 PM for any announcements or activities we will hold from time to time. OPEN TO ALL: We currently hold meetups on the university campus. While we do have a large contingent on campus, our group is not specifically a student or campus group and people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, retirees, and any other people interested in Effective Altruism are warmly invited to attend, subject to the 18+ venue age restriction. In particular, I (your meetup organizer, Ben Smith) am not a student. We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives conservative and liberal are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism. THE VENUE: Shadows Bar is equipped with a full bar and dinner options such as burgers, fish and chips, and other choices are also available. However, no purchases are necessary to come and participate in the event with us and we encourage everyone to come along and join us. PROOF OF AGE: Please note this event takes place at a bar and consequently, if you look under 25 you will need to bring your passport, New Zealand Driver's License or New Zealand 18+ Card. PARKING: - From 6 PM, FREE on-street parking adjacent to Albert Park, Princes Street. Arrive just *before* 6 PM for best chances to find a park as this street is a very popular place to park and does fill up! At 22 Princes St, Auckland, 1010. - Owen G Glenn Building, $6 flat rate after 5 PM, at 22 A Grafton Road, Auckland.

Effective Altruism Auckland Thursday Social

A causal meetup over drinks to meet other Effective Altruists in Auckland. This event is a great chance to network with other effective altruists in Auckland and learn about the movement. Our members range from new interested parties to experienced and knowledgeable effective altruists who will be able to answer your questions about the movement and help you find out more information about getting involved. We want to help you learn about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them! TIME: MEET AT 6:00 PM for an informal meet-and-greet, 6:30 PM for any announcements or activities we will hold from time to time. OPEN TO ALL: We currently hold meetups on the university campus. While we do have a large contingent on campus, our group is not specifically a student or campus group and people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, retirees, and any other people interested in Effective Altruism are warmly invited to attend, subject to the 18+ venue age restriction. In particular, I (your meetup organizer, Ben Smith) am not a student. We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives conservative and liberal are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism. THE VENUE: Shadows Bar is equipped with a full bar and dinner options such as burgers, fish and chips, and other choices are also available. However, no purchases are necessary to come and participate in the event with us and we encourage everyone to come along and join us. PROOF OF AGE: Please note this event takes place at a bar and consequently, if you look under 25 you will need to bring your passport, New Zealand Driver's License or New Zealand 18+ Card. PARKING: - From 6 PM, FREE on-street parking adjacent to Albert Park, Princes Street. Arrive just *before* 6 PM for best chances to find a park as this street is a very popular place to park and does fill up! At 22 Princes St, Auckland, 1010. - Owen G Glenn Building, $6 flat rate after 5 PM, at 22 A Grafton Road, Auckland.

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