What we're about

Effective altruism (EA) is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. South Bay Effective Altruism is a meetup for people interested in discussing EA, learning about EA, and meeting other effective altruists.

https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/

We host small group discussions at 7:00pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Usually 15-30 people attend. We cross-post our meetups on Facebook, so the RSVPs on Meetup do not accurately reflect how many people will be at our events.

Please feel free to come even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not "the typical EA," even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc.

Upcoming events (5)

Postponed until further notice

Memory Palace

Due to elevated risk of COVID-19 in the Bay Area in general and South Bay in particular, the organizers have unanimously agreed to postpone South Bay EA events until further notice. We are still agnostic about what this means for smaller meetups, 1:1s, etc, as well as how to continue and expand having valuable EA conversations in the absence of physical meetups (one option I’m piloting is testing videocall based meetups). We’ll experiment more with different options in the coming weeks and months, and/or return to normalcy if this turned out to be a false alarm after all. I understand that this might be a stressful time for many of our members (hey, I live here too!). If you’re personally worried, people in local group houses have made this document on pandemic preparedness[1] If you’re concerned about your family or community, Ethan Alley, 2019 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow has a document on communicating to at-risk friends and family[2]. And if you’re concerned about the world, I have a question on the EA forum asking for good EA projects for helping with Covid-19 that I’d be excited to see your input on[3]. Stay safe! [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn6WrTat0Cb6gfatWv-TcSBToh3t00f_pm5XwC0BiGo/edit [2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vumYWoiV7NlVoc27rMQvmVkVu5cOAbnaW_RKkq2RMaQ/edit [3] Ihttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ncS4tHeHPxtwhL3JA/are-there-good-ea-projects-for-helping-with-covid-19

Postponed until further notice

Memory Palace

Due to elevated risk of COVID-19 in the Bay Area in general and South Bay in particular, the organizers have unanimously agreed to postpone South Bay EA events until further notice. We are still agnostic about what this means for smaller meetups, 1:1s, etc, as well as how to continue and expand having valuable EA conversations in the absence of physical meetups (one option I’m piloting is testing videocall based meetups). We’ll experiment more with different options in the coming weeks and months, and/or return to normalcy if this turned out to be a false alarm after all. I understand that this might be a stressful time for many of our members (hey, I live here too!). If you’re personally worried, people in local group houses have made this document on pandemic preparedness[1] If you’re concerned about your family or community, Ethan Alley, 2019 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow has a document on communicating to at-risk friends and family[2]. And if you’re concerned about the world, I have a question on the EA forum asking for good EA projects for helping with Covid-19 that I’d be excited to see your input on[3]. Stay safe! [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn6WrTat0Cb6gfatWv-TcSBToh3t00f_pm5XwC0BiGo/edit [2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vumYWoiV7NlVoc27rMQvmVkVu5cOAbnaW_RKkq2RMaQ/edit [3] Ihttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ncS4tHeHPxtwhL3JA/are-there-good-ea-projects-for-helping-with-covid-19

Postponed until further notice

Memory Palace

Due to elevated risk of COVID-19 in the Bay Area in general and South Bay in particular, the organizers have unanimously agreed to postpone South Bay EA events until further notice. We are still agnostic about what this means for smaller meetups, 1:1s, etc, as well as how to continue and expand having valuable EA conversations in the absence of physical meetups (one option I’m piloting is testing videocall based meetups). We’ll experiment more with different options in the coming weeks and months, and/or return to normalcy if this turned out to be a false alarm after all. I understand that this might be a stressful time for many of our members (hey, I live here too!). If you’re personally worried, people in local group houses have made this document on pandemic preparedness[1] If you’re concerned about your family or community, Ethan Alley, 2019 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow has a document on communicating to at-risk friends and family[2]. And if you’re concerned about the world, I have a question on the EA forum asking for good EA projects for helping with Covid-19 that I’d be excited to see your input on[3]. Stay safe! [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn6WrTat0Cb6gfatWv-TcSBToh3t00f_pm5XwC0BiGo/edit [2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vumYWoiV7NlVoc27rMQvmVkVu5cOAbnaW_RKkq2RMaQ/edit [3] Ihttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ncS4tHeHPxtwhL3JA/are-there-good-ea-projects-for-helping-with-covid-19

Postponed until further notice

Memory Palace

Due to elevated risk of COVID-19 in the Bay Area in general and South Bay in particular, the organizers have unanimously agreed to postpone South Bay EA events until further notice. We are still agnostic about what this means for smaller meetups, 1:1s, etc, as well as how to continue and expand having valuable EA conversations in the absence of physical meetups (one option I’m piloting is testing videocall based meetups). We’ll experiment more with different options in the coming weeks and months, and/or return to normalcy if this turned out to be a false alarm after all. I understand that this might be a stressful time for many of our members (hey, I live here too!). If you’re personally worried, people in local group houses have made this document on pandemic preparedness[1] If you’re concerned about your family or community, Ethan Alley, 2019 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow has a document on communicating to at-risk friends and family[2]. And if you’re concerned about the world, I have a question on the EA forum asking for good EA projects for helping with Covid-19 that I’d be excited to see your input on[3]. Stay safe! [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn6WrTat0Cb6gfatWv-TcSBToh3t00f_pm5XwC0BiGo/edit [2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vumYWoiV7NlVoc27rMQvmVkVu5cOAbnaW_RKkq2RMaQ/edit [3] Ihttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ncS4tHeHPxtwhL3JA/are-there-good-ea-projects-for-helping-with-covid-19

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