Our first EAGx Netherlands conference was a great success! For pictures visit our Facebook page. For videos visit the EA video channel


This year’s theme was Stay Curious

Curiosity is the driving force behind Effective Altruism. Which charities are most effective? How could technology change our world? How should we think about efforts that might or might not succeed?

This year’s conference was designed to fuel your curiosity! See here for more info.


When was it?          29 June 17:00 – 1 July 17:30

Where was it?         Seats2Meet Utrecht Central Station

Registration is closed, the event was in june 2018

Keynote speakers

William MacAskill

President of Centre for Effective Altruism, Author of Doing Good Better, founder of 80,000 Hours and co-founder of Giving What We Can, William MacAskill is one of the key figures of the Effective Altruism community.

Sneak peek: Click here for a recent 80,000 hours podcast featuring William MacAskill

Natalie Cargill

Natalie Cargill practices discrimination and equality law as a barrister in London. She is especially interested in effective interventions to promote anti-speciesism.

Michael Plant

Michael Plant is studying for a DPhil in Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he researches the most effective ways for individuals and governments to increase world happiness. He’s written for the New Statesman and the Huffington post and is currently helping Peter Singer write a book on the ethics of population growth.

Click on a speaker's photo for more information about their session.

Christian Tarsney

Normative Uncertainty & Cause Area Diversification

Elias Kock

How can we use finance to scale effective interventions?

Hauke Hillebrandt

Is EA Neglecting Structural Change?

Joeri Kooimans

How to Deal Well with Critique

Kellie Liket

10 failures in my EA career

Maarten Mulder

How to nudge Joe Public towards effective donating; Barriers to donating and how to take them down

Marijke Leliveld

Why may people be hesitant to adopt EA philosophy

Max Stauffer

Complexity Science & Computational Modelling: Expanding Our Analytical Toolbox

Michiel Koning


Nora Ammann

Translating EA Community Building Strategy into Local Group Tactics

Remmelt Ellen

Values-to-Actions Decision Chain

Sam Hilton

Self improvement, rapid skill building and personal productivity

Stefan Torges

Considerations for Fundraising in EA

Tobias Leenaert

How to Create a Vegan World

Christiaan Broekman

Institutions: EA’s blind spot?

David Krueger

Artificial Intelligence and Existential Risk (AI-Xrisk)

Floris Wolswijk

EA and Entrepreneurship

Jelena Luketina

Machine learning careers for EAs

Johannes Ackva

Effective Energy Altruism

Konrad Seifert

Translating EA Community Building Strategy into Local Group Tactics

Marek Duda

Software for Better Coordination of the EA community

Markus Anderljung

Mental health for EAs

Michelle Hutchinson

EA and Academia

Monique Kwakman

Women’s Meetup

Pablo Moleman

Working with the Food Industry to Reduce Dependence on Animal Ingredients

Robin van Dalen


Sjir Hoeijmakers

Chair of EA Netherlands

Stijn Bruers

Rational Ethics and Moral Illusions;
Wild Animal Suffering

Vera Schoelmerich


Meet the organizers


Denisa Pop
Programme & Speakers


Marieke de Visscher

profielfoto EA

Lotte Levelt


Remmelt Ellen
Event Manager

The venue is Seats2Meet at Utrecht Central Station.

See directions with pictures here

Summary: Walk to the Hoog Catharijne shopping mall and follow the signs to Moreelsepark all the way to the end towards the Albert Heijn grocery store. Enter the entrance to your left with sign “Hoog Overborch”. To enter the second door, press the ‘Seats2meet’ button. Then take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor. (If you’re arriving by car, park at P1 and take the stairs up.)

Code of conduct

We intend to create a welcoming and fruitful event. 

Take a look at our code of conduct.