World’s Largest Gathering of Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Economists, Scientists, Policymakers to Discuss Most Effective Ways to Improve the World

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Charisma Myth Author Olivia Fox Cabane, Director Jacquelline Fuller, World-Renowned Philosopher Peter Signer Among Featured Speakers

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON—JULY 15, 2015—The Centre for Effective Altruism, the global non-profit organization that is leading the social movement to use reason and evidence to do the most good that they can do, today announced its lineup for Effective Altruism Global 2015 that includes SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Director Jacqueline Fuller, Charisma Myth Author Olivia Fox Cabane, and World-Renowned Philosopher Peter Singer.

Effective Altruism Global is scheduled for Friday July 31, 2015 to Sunday August 2, 2015 at The Googleplex in Mountain View. The three-day event is dedicated to bringing people together to identify the most effective ways to improve the world. Scheduled speakers at the event series include:

  • Alex Tabarrok, Professor, Author of Marginal Revolution

  • Ben Todd, Executive Director of 80,000 Hours

  • Bryan Johnson, Founder of Braintree and the OS Fund

  • Charlie Bresler, Executive Director of The Life You Can Save

  • Eliezer Yudkowsky, Founder of Machine Intelligence Research Institute

  • Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

  • Holden Karnofsky, Co-founder of GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project

  • Jaan Tallinn, Co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, and CSER

  • Jacquelline Fuller, Director of

  • Jason Matheny, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

  • Jeff Brown, Global Innovation Fund

  • Julia Galef, President of the Center for Applied Rationality

  • Liv Boeree, Poker Champion and Founder of Raising for Effective Giving

  • Matt Fallshaw, CIO of Bellroy

  • Nick Bostrom, Founder of the Future of Humanity Institute

  • Olivia Fox Cabane, Author of The Charisma Myth

  • Paul Niehaus, Founder of GiveDirectly

  • Peter Singer, the Most Influential Living Philosopher

  • Rob Reich, Co-Director of The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

  • Rob Wiblin, Executive Director of the Centre for Effective Altruism

  • Robin Hanson, Economist and Polymath, Inventor of "Ideas Futures" Markets

  • Sean O’Eigeartaigh, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

  • Spencer Greenberg, Co-founder of Rebellion Research

  • Stuart Russell, Berkeley Professor of Computer Science

  • Tim Urban, Author of Wait But Why

  • Tom Chi, Co-founder of Google X and FactoryX

  • Vika Krakovna, Co-founder of the Future of Life Institute

  • William MacAskill, Founder of Giving What We Can and Author of Doing Good Better

  • Zanoon Nissar, Google Corporate Social Responsibility

Tickets to the exclusive three-day event were by application only, and due to high demand, are sold out. For more information and the full agenda, visit:

“This year’s EA Global will bring together hundreds of leaders with the ambition, passion, and commitment to do the most good they can do. Many of the attendees have already pledged to give 10% of their lifetime annual income to the world’s most effective charities,” said William MacAskill, Effective Altruism Movement co-founder and Doing Good Better author.

“We've got our priorities all wrong, and we need effective altruism to right them," said Jaan Tallinn, one of the foremost innovators in information technology, and a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa as well as co-founder of MetaMed, a personalized medical research company. Tallinn gave the keynote at Effective Altruism Global 2013.

Effective Altruism is a growing social movement that combines both the heart and the head: compassion guided by data and reason. It's about dedicating a significant part of one's life to improving the world and rigorously asking the question, “Of all the possible ways to do good, how can I make the greatest difference?” Although the Centre for Effective Altruism was founded a few short years ago, effective altruists have led initiatives with large positive global impact. For example:

  • $350,000,000+: Amount pledged to evidence-based global poverty interventions via Giving What We Can

  • 4,000,000+: Number of school children dewormed thanks to funding through GiveWell and the efforts of SCI

  • $10,000,000+: Funds raised for direct cash transfers to the extreme poor via GiveWell and GiveDirectly

  • $3,000,000,000+: Dollars committed to effective giving through GoodVentures by Cari Tuna and Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz

  • 8,000,000+: Hours pledged to high-impact careers from over 100 plan changes attributable to 80,000 Hours

  • 1,000,000+: Bed nets paid for via GiveWell and Against Malaria Foundation to protect against malaria

Following the Mountain View conference, future Effective Altruism Global events are scheduled for Melbourne, Australia from August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015, and Oxford University from August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015. Effective Altruism Global 2015 is coordinated with the launch of the new book by William MacAskill on effective altruism, Doing Good Better., AdVenture Media Group, and Quixey are sponsoring the events.

MacAskill added, “With experts in global poverty, rational decision making, leadership, existential risk and political decision making, the Centre for Effective Altruism’s breakthrough summer conference, EA Global, is shaping the future of international development and human motivation to do good.”


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About Centre for Effective Altruism

Founded in December 2011, the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) has quickly inspired a global movement. Those who believe in CEA’s approach of using reason and evidence to do the most good you can do have now formed chapters in more than 50 global cities and more than 20 organizations associate with the movement.

CEA continues to help grow the awareness and adoption of effective altruism. It also runs the autonomous projects Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours, as well as the Global Priorities Project, EA Ventures, and EA Global.

Giving What We Can is dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty in the developing world. Giving What We Can’s members pledge to give at least 10% of their annual income to organizations which can do the most good based on in-depth research into the effectiveness of interventions.

80,000 Hours is a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling people to make a bigger difference with their careers. 80,000 Hours maintains its career guide based on in-depth research to help create a global, evidence-based conversation about how to best use your career to solve the world’s most pressing problems.