EAGxOxford 2016 Programme
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EAGxOxford 2016: Doing Good Better
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FRIDAY
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TimesPreconference Workshops
Examination Schools, Oxford
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80,000 Hours
YC-backed Non-Profit
Center for Applied Rationality
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AfternoonCareers Workshop with Benjamin Todd

12am - 4pm - ROOM 9

This is an advanced workshop for people who have already worked through 80,000 Hours' current careers guide and been involved in effective altruism for some time
Navigating Intellectual Disagreement

2pm-3pm: ROOM 7
4pm - 5pm: ROOM 9
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Careers Workshop with Robert Wiblin

3pm-7pm: ROOM 7

This is 80,000 Hours' standard careers workshop, taking you through their five years of research on how to have a career in which you are competent, successful and fulfilled, while also having a powerful positive impact on the world.
Speed-dating / icebreaker activities

6pm - 7pm: ROOM 9
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19:00Conference Begins
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Registration + Drinks Reception
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20:00Opening Session
Speakers
Jacob Lagerros & Ben Pace (Co-Directors, EAGxOxford)
Will MacAskill & Toby Ord (Co-Founders, Effective Altruism movement)
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21:00Close
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SATURDAY
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TimesPrioritisationExecutionCommunity Sessions
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09:00Arrival and Registration
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10:00Prospecting for Gold: Techniques for Finding High-Value Opportunities
South school
Keynote Speaker:
Owen Cotton-Barratt, Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute
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11:00Collaboration session
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11:40The Situation in Biorisk
East school
Speaker:
Catherine Rhodes (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk)
Planning Your Career
South school
Moderator:
Jess Whittlestone (Nudge Unit)

Panel:
Richard Parr (Department for International Development)
Robert Wiblin (80,000 Hours)
Alexander Gordon-Brown (Jane Street Capital)
Ben Clifford (Founder's Pledge)
Navigating Intellectual Disagreement (workshop)
Room 6
Speaker:
Duncan Sabien (CFAR)

This workshop teaches CFAR's technique for resolving intellectual disagreement.
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12:40Lunch (On Site)
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14:00The Long Term Situation in Artificial Intelligence
South school
Moderator:
Tara Mac Aulay (Centre for Effective Altruism)

Panel:
Victoria Krakovna (Future of Life Institute)
Toby Ord (Future of Humanity Institute)
Demis Hassabis (Google DeepMind)
Nate Soares (MIRI)
Murray Shanahan (Imperial College)
Overcoming Planning Biases
(workshop)
Room 6
with Duncan Sabien


This workshop teaches CFAR's technique for iteratively improving your plans.
Why Doctors Don't Do Much Good, and How You Can Do More
East school

Speaker:
Gregory Lewis
Abbie Taylor
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15:00Collaboration session
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15:40Talk Duo
East school
Look, Leap, or Retreat?
Amanda Askell (New York University)

The Younger Sibling Fallacy
Stefan Schubert (Special Projects Division, Centre for Effective Altruism)
Talk Duo
South school
Why Founding Startups is High Impact
Matt Clifford (Entrepreneur First)

David Goldberg Q&A
David Goldberg (Founder's Pledge)
Will MacAskill
Careers in Technical AI Safety
(workshop)
Room 7
Owain Evans (Future of Humanity Institute)
Jan Leike (Future of Humanity Institute)
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16:40Collaboration session
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17:20Talk Duo
East school
Classification of Existential Risks
Shahar Avin (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk)

Human Enhancement Prioritisation
Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute)
Talk Series
South school
Lessons from Starting Organisations
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh (Centre for Study of Existential Risk)
Matt Clifford (Entrepreneur First)
Michelle Hutchinson (Centre for Effective Altruism)
David Goldberg (Founder's Pledge)
Victoria Krakovna (Future of Life Institute)
Navigating Intellectual Disagreement (workshop)
Room 6
Speaker:
Duncan Sabien

This workshop teaches CFAR's technique for resolving intellectual disagreement.
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18:20Dinner (Off Site)
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20:00A Conversation on Cause Prioritisation
Room 7
Moderator:
Michael Page

Speakers:
Tara Mac Aulay
Owen Cotton-Barratt
A Conversation on Motivation
Room 9
Moderator:
Jess Whittlestone


Speakers:
Will MacAskill
Nate Soares
Jon Courtney
A Conversation on Applied Rationality
Room 6
Q&A with Duncan Sabien
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21:00Pub Discussions & Close

The Future of EA with William MacAskill at All Bar One.
EA and Cause Prioritisation with Stefan Schubert at The Cape of Good Hope
EA and AI Research with Jan Leike and Jelena Luketina at Cow and Creek
The Impact of Medicine with Gregory Lewis at Angel and Greyhound
EA and animals with Max Daniel at The Lighthouse
EA and AI Organisations with Nate Soares and Niel Bowerman at The Royal Blenheim
EA and Students at The Wig and Pen
EA and Academia with Michelle Hutchinson at The Crown
EA and Entrepreneurship with Michael Peyton-Jones and Richard Batty at The Old Tom
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SUNDAY
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TimesPrioritisationExecutionCommunity Sessions
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08:30Open
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09:00Talk Duo
East school
History of International Development
Max Roser (Our World in Data)

International Development in the Information Age
Alena Stern (AidData)
Overcoming Planning Biases
(workshop)
Room 6
with Duncan Sabien
Careers in Effective Animal Activism (workshop)
Room 7
by Natalie Cargill
Founding a High Impact Startup (workshop)
Room 9
by Richard Batty and Michael Peyton-Jones (The Good Technology Project)
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10:00Short Break
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10:20Using and Understanding Big Data
East school
Moderator:
Sam Deere

Speakers:
Max Roser
Alena Stern
Anish Mohammed
Organisation Updates
South school
Organisations:
CEA, FHI, MIRI, 80,000 Hours, EAF, Sentience Politics, CFAR, CSER
Careers in Tech and Entrepreneurship (workshop)
Room 7
by Ben Clifford
Careers in Politics (workshop)
Room 9

by Richard Parr
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11:20Collaboration session
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12:00Talk Duo
South school
What Do People Think of Utilitarians?
Molly Crockett (University of Oxford)

Power-Laws and Extreme Events
Anders Sandberg
Addressing the world’s most intractable problems with AI
East school

Sean Legassick (Google DeepMind)
Navigating Intellectual Disagreement (workshop)
Room 6

Duncan Sabien

This workshop teaches CFAR's technique for resolving intellectual disagreement.
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13:00Conference Photograph (Outside)
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13:30Lunch (On Site)
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14:30The Non-Identity Problem
East school
Derek Parfit (All Souls College, Oxford)
Long-Lasting Policy Change (South school)
Moderator:
Seb Farquhar (Global Priorities Project)

Panel:
Theo Talbot (Center for Global Development)
Richard Parr
Pia MacRae (Oxford Policy Management)
Talk Duo
Room 7
An Overview of Animal Activism in the UK
Toni Shephard (Animal Equality UK)

Does Helping Animals Improve the Far Future?
Max Daniel (Sentience Politics)
Navigating Intellectual Disagreement (workshop)
Room 6
Duncan Sabien

This workshop teaches CFAR's technique for resolving intellectual disagreement.
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15:30Collaboration session
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16:00Expanding the Circle: The Next Step
East school
Moderator:
Sim Dhaliwal

Panel:
Diana Fleischman
Anders Sandberg
Natalie Cargill
Toni Shephard
Trigger-Action Planning: Building Blocks of Behaviour Change
(workshop)
Room 6

by Duncan Sabien
Community Talks Room 7Logical Inductors: Progress in AI Alignment
Room 9
by Nate Soares
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16:50Collaboration session
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17:30Figuring Out Where and How to Donate (workshop)
Room 6

with Tara MacAulay
Tools to Change Your Mind
East school
Moderator:
Duncan Sabien

Panel:
Gregory Lewis
Amanda Askell
TBA
Careers in X-Risk Beyond Research (workshop)
Room 7
by Niel Bowerman and Kyle Scott (Future of Humanity Institute)
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18:30Break
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18:45Closing Session South school
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19:15Dinner (Offsite)
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21:00Afterparty at The Varsity Club (venue open from 20:00; party starts at 21:00; levels 1 and 2 are private to us and there is a public rooftop bar)
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VIDEO PARTNER
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