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EA Virtual Programs are opportunities for anyone around the world to engage intensively with the ideas of effective altruism through readings, videos, podcasts, and weekly small-group discussions.

Application deadline for next round: Sunday, June 27th end of the day
Next round of programs: week of July 5 through week of August 23

Each program lasts 8 weeks, and requires a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week — an hour for discussion and an hour for reviewing content beforehand (readings, videos, etc.) We also share extra recommended content, in case you have more time to check it out.

For your weekly discussions, you will be placed in a cohort of 3-5 participants and one facilitator to meet at a time that works for you.

Starting with this next round in the first week of July, there will be rounds of programming starting the first week of every month so that you can participate whenever is best for your schedule.

To stay up to date on our programming, join the EA Virtual Programs mailing list.

If you are interested in being one of our facilitators, fill in this application form.

If you have any questions or feedback, please email virtualprograms@effectivealtruism.org .

Open Programs

Introductory EA Program

5 July – 29 August 2021

This program is ideal for those new to effective altruism—or who have some familiarity, but want to go through the core ideas.

In-Depth EA Program

5 July – 29 August 2021

This program is ideal for graduates of the Intro program or those with a similar level of experience, who want to dive deeper into EA ideas and examine their key uncertainties about how to best improve the world.

The Precipice Reading Group

5 July – 29 August 2021

In this reading group, you will read and engage in structured discussions of Toby Ord’s The Precipice, a book about existential risks and safeguarding the future of humanity.

Past Programs

20 February – 10 April 2021

A survey of legal ideas and research topics related to key EA concepts and cause areas.