What we're about

Welcome to Effective Altruism Colorado!

This is a group of people interested in working on the question of how we can use our resources to best help others.

Effective Altruism is a social movement of people working on that question. Not all members of this group identify themselves as "EAs", and we welcome everyone regardless of their background or identities to our meetups. The movement itself is quite heterogeneous. As you can see from or prior events, we cover topics including animal welfare, global poverty, voting and public policy, far future concerns, risks of human extinction, and artificial intelligence.

Several of our local members have taken the Giving What We Can pledge to donate at least 10% of our earnings to effective charities https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/about-us/. Other local members have decided to change to career paths to do direct work on important causes.

We host 1-2 introductory meetups per year and at other meetups may not have time to address introductory questions from new members at the depth and scale we'd like to. If you want an introduction to Effective Altruism, visit: https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/

If you are specifically interested in the question - "where should I donate?" visit:

http://www.givewell.org/

https://funds.effectivealtruism.org/about-us

Please reach out to an organizer if you have questions or concerns about our group - we are happy to set up a time to talk.

Currently our events are based in the Denver/Boulder area. If you want to host a local EA meetup elsewhere in Colorado on this platform, you are welcome to do that. Just reach out to an organizer.

Upcoming events (1)

Lightning Talks

Online event

Lightning Talks!

5 slides - 5 minutes
(max 2 talks per person)

Have an idea you want to share? Introduce it and we'll talk about it for a bit. Feel free to say what you will present on in the comments on the event page.

In the unlikely scenario where we don't have enough time for all the lighting talks we'll host a part 2 event later in the month.

Some ideas for what you could present on:
- promising or new ideas you want to explore further
- ideas that seem promising but are aren't
- every day life (decision making, establishing good habits, research strategies)
- moral blind spots - things you think are big moral dilemmas that go unnoticed
- what you think this movement will look like in 100 years
- lightning and other extreme weather events

Past events (54)

Virtual Game Night

Online event

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