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Meetup : Utrecht: Effective Altruism

3 Post author: SoerenMind 03 March 2014 07:55PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Utrecht: Effective Altruism

WHEN: 07 March 2014 07:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Oudegracht 158, Utrecht, the Netherlands

In this meetup we will discuss topics related to effective altruism. This meetup is not directly related to the previous one in Utrecht. It is also not purely a LessWrong meetup. We have already created an event on Facebook, where 5 people are planning to attend (I can add you to the event if you comment here). Most of those are also active on LW and we would be more than happy to have more LWers on board.

Some topics we may discuss are altruistic career choice, selection of causes, and whether we can create an effective altruism community in the Netherlands. Getting to know each other is also an important part.

We will meet in a cafĂŠ called De Winkel van Sinkel, which is 400m walking distance from Utrecht Centraal. The meetup will be held in English, since we have at least one German participant..

I will be holding a sign that says 'LW' on it.

Discussion article for the meetup : Utrecht: Effective Altruism

Comments (3)

Comment author: Sophronius 07 March 2014 03:50:09PM 3 points [-]

Sure, I'll come, should be interesting. Not sure how much I can contribute though, since I know very little about effective altruism. Maybe I can come up with clever economical arguments? <_<

Comment author: SoerenMind 07 March 2014 04:09:47PM 3 points [-]

Hi Sophronius, good to hear you're joining! Effective altruism concerns a really wide area of topics, so I can't predict what we will be talking about. But one surely doesn't have to be an expert in all of those topics to join the conversation.

Comment author: Sophronius 08 March 2014 11:22:20AM *  4 points [-]

I would just like to note -for the sake of anyone who reads this but didn't go- that i thought it went quite well. 9 people showed up and we talked about a variety of subjects including altruism and ethics but also less wrong material in general and how to create more of a rationalist community in the netherlands. I would encourage everyone to come to the next meeting! (Which will be a few weeks from now i think)