November 2018 - Monthly Review: Community, Optimization, and Research

Output in November

  • Themed meetup on 'global states of consciousness' with Michael Schartner (2nd)
  • Advanced EA workshop (10th)
  • Themed meetup on 'existential risk reduction: the missing SDG?' with Oliver Bramford (12th)
  • Intro workshop on 'Meditation & Action' together with Ressource Mindfulness (17th)
  • Introduction to EA workshop (24th)
  • Themed meetup on 'unconditional basic income research' with Cameron Schmidt (30th)
  • Submitted our conceptual agent based model of policy-making to the Journal of Complexity, Governance and Networks
  • Set up an event page on the website
  • Set up a 'donate' function on the website (via Stripe)
  • The student group at UniGe now has doubled in its core member size (6), partly due to our support
  • 12 career coachings

Upcoming in December

  • Advanced EA workshop (15th)
  • Themed meetup on spaced repetition systems (11th)
  • Board of directors meeting (6th)
  • Announcement & invitation of GA in January
  • Considerations for prioritization in policy-making publication
  • Taxonomy for policy-making research publication

Internal

  • Grant impact review for CEA's community building grant
  • Processed event feedbacks and impressions for even better events in the future
  • Set up Google Tag Manager on the website and updated privacy policy accordingly
  • Set up a knowledge repository to keep track of everything that informs our work
  • Started researching the accessible AI policy landscape
  • Started discussions on a collaboration with the Geneva Science Policy Interface
  • Discussions with CEA regarding evaluation criteria, talent pipelines, and local strategy
  • Developed the association's bylaws, to be adopted at next board meeting
  • Planned January's General Assembly
  • Had lunch with Haydn and Shahar from CSER
  • Participated in a trial of a global EA groups impact survey
  • Initiated EA Lausanne strategy development
  • Supported EA Brussels in setting up their group
  • Progress on our policy-work foundations document, research agenda, taxonomy paper, and prioritization considerations for policy paper
  • Applied to the long term future EA fund for policy-work support
  • Applied rationality practice (this month: internal family systems)
  • Collective career & further education planning sessions
  • Much reading & discussion of readings (especially on complex systems, policy, decision-making, metaethics and mental health)
  • A bunch of admin related to HR & tax-exemption
  • Planning of bi-monthly professional dinners
  • Planning of collective intelligence team trainings with Teryk Bellahsene
  • Set up a policy community & a local community CRM system
  • Debriefed the EA Global London conference
  • Max is writing a chapter for a book on complexity science for the University of Michigan