June 14, 2017
If you’re part of a student or professional group and trying to extend the reach of your local group, consider running a large speaker event. Local groups often use large speaker events to springboard future engagement, following them with, for instance, a more intimate introduction to EA discussion group. This is a particularly good event to advertise at a student activities fair.
Generally these events feature a keynote speaker who is attractive to a large local audience — a famous campus professor, local public figure, or professional in your field — while being relevant to EA in some way. Groups often start the event with an introduction-to-EA talk; the Centre for Effective Altruism offers to fly one of its team members out to give this talk and help with event curation.
Time commitment: hours
Familiarity with EA: familiar, regular
Occupation: student, professional, group
Engage with others.
- 1. Attend EA Global.
- 2. Meet EAs over coffee.
- 3. Start an EA local group.
- 4. Run an EAGx conference.
- 5. Run a local EA event.
- 6. Run a large speaker event.
- 7. Run a pledge drive.
- 8. Run a discussion group.
- 9. Run a focused work session.
- 10. Organize a table or stall at an event.