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An Effective Altruism Conference

5 OCT 2019   |   9AM - 6PM   |   182 Cecil Street (MICROSOFT, SINGAPORE)


Have you been thinking about how you can do good better?

Effective Altruism might be your answer. 

What is Effective Altruism?

Effective Altruism is about using our limited resources effectively ⁠— to do the most good that we can. Rather than just follow your intuitions or leave it to chance encounters, use evidence and careful analysis to find the most important causes and the best ways to work on them.

The aim of this year's Doing Good Better conference is to increase your knowledge, skills and networks to help you do the most good possible. We’re bringing together researchers, philanthropists, academics, social impact organisations, corporate professionals and students to engage with addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Find out about the very best causes to work on and identify how you can do good better.



how you can do good better with greater impact through learning about the ideas in Effective Altruism.


to meet like-minded individuals and connect with organisations in the Effective Altruism community.


coordination on global and local projects, building partnerships through this new network in Singapore and the region.

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Dr. Sally TSAI

Founder, Affinity Impact


Michael FAYE

Co-founder, GiveDirectly

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Julia WISE

President, Giving What We Can & Community Liaison, Centre for Effective Altruism

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Country Director, Fortify Health


Prof. Wayne CHANG

Strategist, Affinity Impact & Asst. Prof. of Finance, Minerva Schools

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Managing Director for India, Good Food Institute (GFI)


Dr. LING Ka Yi

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder, Shiok Meats

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Fulbright Scholar & Global Priorities Fellow, Forethought Foundation

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Naryan WONG

Co-founder, ThinkBetter

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Michael PLANT

Founder & Director, Happier Lives Institute

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CHUNG Jah Ying

Co-founder, Good Growth &
Summer Research Fellow,
The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA)


Head of Research, Founders Pledge


Prof. Preston GREENE

Asst. Prof. of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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Juliette FINETTI

Programme Coordinator, Charity Science Health

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Research Associate, ALLFED

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LOKE Jia Yuan

Research Associate, SMU Centre for AI & Data Governance (CAIDG)


This conference consists mainly of two tracks of sessions (talks, panel discussions & workshops).

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM Registration

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Introduction

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM A Radical Change in How We Fight Poverty

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Learning How to Give Effectively in Asia

AI Policy, Ethics & Safety

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Shiok Meats: Future of Food with Cultured Meat

Climate Change and Existential Risks

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Protein Production in LMICs: Plant-based & Clean Meat Innovation

Think Better: Improving Your Decision-Making

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eliminating Parasitic Worm Infections

Think Better: Improving Your Decision-Making

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Perspectives in Effective Giving

Why Do People (Not) Care About the Distant Future?

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Fortify Health: A Unique Non-Profit Startup

What Are the Best Ways To Improve World Happiness?

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sure Bets V.S. Long Shots: How Do We Compare Them?

Feeding Everyone Through a Global Catastrophe

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Effective Altruism in Asia: The Ecosystem & The Potential

Closing Address


Note that the schedule is still subject to minor changes. Keep a lookout for the latest updates…

Join us in this movement

to do good better

Bringing to you the ideas, research and network you need to do good better.


Effective Altruism: A global Network

As part of the global Effective Altruism (EA) network, we are building the EA community in Singapore and the region to support you in figuring out how you can do the most good that you can in the world.

We are expecting this to be the biggest EA gathering in Singapore to date.

Don't miss the chance to meet those who are like-minded and impact-oriented, like you.

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