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Building Effective Spaces 2023

Contact us to get access to resources from the 

first online conference on Hubs, Offices, and Fellowships

within the Effective Altruism and adjacent communities.

Find out more about the speakers.

Conference Agenda


Kaleem Ahmid

Keynote Speaker Session:
Co-working Space Design and Optimization

(outgoing Project Manager for US Property at Effective Ventures Operations)

Presentation on optimizing office space and designing spaces for specific work needs, followed by a Q&A session.


Irena Kotíková

Keynote Speakers Session: Human-Centered Spaces
(Czech EA, Prague Fall Season, Epistea)


Panel Discussion: Funding and Community Partnerships (30 minutes)

Panel discussion with experts on funding strategies and community partnerships to facilitate startup spaces

Moderated discussion and audience Q&A (15 minutes).

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Rebca Van de Ven (Open Philanthropy),

  • Kaleem Ahmid (Effective Ventures),

  • Nick Fitz (Founder of Momentum and Catalyst)

  • Panel facilitator: Aqeel Ali (Doppler)


Keynote Speaker Session: Focusing on the Network


Lightning Talks: Concrete Experiences from Running Offices and Hubs 

Series of lightning talks in which individuals share their experiences and insights on running offices and hubs.

Confirmed talks: 

  • London EA Hub: Theory of Change and Frugality - Erin Roberston (London EA)

  • Office Operations at Open Philanthropy - Jia Li Leonard (Open Philanthropy)

  • Essentialism: A Mindset For Organizing Effective Events - Hugo Ikta and Miguel Alvarado (EAGxLatAm)

  • Wellness at Trajan House - Josie Inaldo (Trajan House, Oxford, UK)


Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Different Hub Settings

Panel discussion on the best practices for setting up hubs for big cities, smaller cities, and emerging EA populations.

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Jordan Pieters (prev. South Africa; CEA),

  • Moritz von Knebel (Germany),

  • Sandra Malagon (Mexico and Colombia),

  • Elmerei Cuevas (Phillipines)

  • Facilitator: Peter Elam


Breakout Room Discussions

Participants are divided into smaller groups for focused discussions on specific topics related to office management and community building.

Room facilitators:

  • Aqeel Ali

  • Peter Elam


Conrad Kunadu

Keynote Speaker Session: Impact and Theory of Change in Co-working Spaces
(prev. Longview)

Session exploring theories of change and impact measurement in co-working spaces, followed by a Q&A session with the keynote speaker.


Jonathan Michel

Keynote Speakers Session: Approaches to Measuring Impact
(Effective Ventures, prev. Trajan House)

Session exploring theories of change and impact measurement in co-working spaces, followed by a Q&A session with the keynote speaker.

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