Our first international workshop class yells "Victory!" after CoZE, in downtown Melbourne

Our first international workshop class yells “Victory!” after CoZE, in downtown Melbourne

It’s been almost four weeks since CFAR touched down in Melbourne, Australia — our first foray into running international workshops, after having thus far limited ourselves to the Bay Area and New York. We dove right in with not one, but two back-to-back four-day workshops, plus a short workshop for Aussie startup Draftable. Some highlights of our trip:

  • Doing CoZE (Comfort Zone Expansion) on the crazy streets of downtown Melbourne during their annual “White Night” festival.
  • Speaking at the University of Melbourne, to a packed hall of 70+ students and effective altruists, at a great event organized by Effective Altruism Melbourne.
  • Getting stuck in a standoff with a territorial kangaroo in Woodlands Park.
  • Playing “real tennis” at the Cope Williams winery, where our two workshops were held. “Real tennis” is the predecessor to the game now known as tennis; its heyday was in the 1700s, and the court at our workshop was one of only about 45 left in the world.
  • Eating our weight in Tim Tams. Sweet, sweet Tim Tams.

Missing everything already — thanks so much for the warm Aussie welcome!

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