Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk 2018

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will hold its second major conference at Jesus College, Cambridge. It will begin at 9am on the 17th and end 6pm on the 18th April 2018.

The conference will discuss recent developments in the field of existential and global catastrophic risk research and specific challenges that have arisen in this work over recent years. It will build on recommendations from our inaugural conference in 2016, and contribute to the further development of the community working in this field.

The conference will be structured around four thematic streams:

  • Challenges of evaluation and impact
  • Challenges of evidence
  • Challenges of scope and focus – what might we be missing / neglecting?
  • Challenge of communication – communicating risk responsibly

Each stream will consist of a 90 minute panel session with invited keynote speakers, followed by three hours of workshop time, led by CSER researchers, where discussion of issues raised will continue in a more interactive format.

The conference is invitation only, and in order to promote a high level of interactivity attendance will be limited to eighty participants. There are a few places remaining, if you are interested in attending please contact

This workshop was part of the Hauser-Raspe Workshop Series at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

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