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This is a timeline of Center for Applied Rationality. Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR) is a nonprofit that organizes rationality workshops, with a focus on AI safety and existential risks.

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2011 "Over the years, Yudkowsky found that people struggled to think clearly about A.I. risk and were often dismissive of it. In 2011, Salamon, who had been working at MIRI since 2008, volunteered to figure out how to overcome that problem."[1]
2011 May 28 – June 4 Workshop A rationality minicamp takes place.[2][3]
2011 mid-June – August Workshop The Rationality Boot Camp takes place.[4][5][6]
2011 July 18 Legal The Articles of Incorporation for CFAR, at the time called the Feynman Foundation, are written. It would be approved on July 26.[7]
2011 July 26 Legal CFAR, at the time called the Feynman Foundation, is approved by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.[8]
2012 March 29 The CFAR Exercise Prize, for help coming up with exercises to teach cognitive skills, is announced. Several requests for exercises were posted and several prizes were given out.[9][10]
2012 May 8 MIRI's April 2012 progress report is published, in which CFAR's name is announced. Until this point, CFAR was known as the "Rationality Group" or "Rationality Org".[11]
2012 May 11–13 Workshop A rationality minicamp takes place.[2]
2012 June 22–24 Workshop A rationality minicamp takes place.[2]
2012 July 7 CFAR's Twitter account, CFARnews, is created.[12]
2012 July 10 Legal The CFAR Articles of Incorporation are amended to rename the corporation from "Feynman Foundation" to "Center For Applied Rationality".[7]
2012 July 21–28 Workshop A rationality minicamp takes place.[2]
2012 August 6–13 SPARC SPARC 2012 takes place.[13] This is the first SPARC.
2013 August 5–17 SPARC SPARC 2013 takes place.[14]
2013 December 28 Annual fundraising post is published on LessWrong making the case for why one should donate to CFAR.[15]
2014 August 4–16 SPARC SPARC 2014 takes place.[16]
2014 October 25–26 As an experimental "beta test", a lower-cost, 1.5-day workshop takes place in the Bay Area.[17]
2014 November First workshops in Europe take place in the UK.[17]
2014 December 26 Annual review/fundraising post is published on LessWrong.[18]
2015 (?) The 2015 longitudinal study is published, covering workshops from February 2014 to April 2015.[19]
2015 July 1 Financial CFAR is included among the Future of Life Institute's Grant Recommendations for its first round of AI safety grants. The amount recommended is $111,757, for a specialized workshop for "45 of the most promising AI students".[20] The grant would be disbursed on September 1.[21][22][23] (Is this the same as the MIRI Summer Fellows program or some other workshop with a name? The FLI grant pages do not say.)
2015 July 7–26 The CFAR-run MIRI Summer Fellows program 2015 takes place.[24][25] This program is apparently "relatively successful at recruiting staff for MIRI".[26]
2015 August 4–16 SPARC SPARC 2015 takes place.[27]
2015 December 23 The annual fundraising and review is posted to LessWrong.[28]
2016 January 2 Anna Salamon posts on LessWrong talking about CFAR's mission in a Q&A.[29]
2016 May Financial The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $304,000 over two years to CFAR's Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition (SPARC).[30]
2016 May 17 External review Vice profiles CFAR, saying that it "teaches people to think more like computers."[31]
2016 July Financial The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $1,035,000 over two years to CFAR.[32]
2016 August 2–14 SPARC SPARC 2016 takes place.[33]
2016 December 3, 12 A couple of posts are published on LessWrong by Anna Salamon. The posts discuss CFAR's new focus on AI safety.[34][35]
2016 December 10 Possibly the first mention of Convergence is from this day. Anna Salamon describes it as follows: "Julia will be launching a small spinoff organization called Convergence, facilitating double crux conversations between EAs and EA-adjacent people in, e.g., tech and academia. It'll be under the auspices of CFAR for now but will not have opinions on AI."[36]
2016 December 14 A Wayback Machine snapshot from this day shows that Julia Galef is listed under the "Convergence project".[37]
2016 End of the year Leadership Julia Galef steps down as CFAR president; Anna Salamon takes her place and Pete Michaud takes Salamon's place as executive director. In the same post, Galef announces that she is working on the Update Project, a project whose goal is "to help decisionmakers improve the accuracy of their models, especially as they relate to strategies for having a large positive impact on the world".[38][39] The Update Project is the new name for the Convergence project.[40] The Update Project receives funding from the Open Philanthropy Project.[41]
2017 January CFAR publishes case studies on its impact on existential risk. The report covers Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), Future of Life Institute (FLI), and Arbital (an online discussion platform).[42]
2017 May Financial The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $340,000 to CFAR to "support the European Summer Program on Rationality" (ESPR).[43]
2017 May 29 The Rationalist House Games domain, rationalistgames.org, is registered.[44] The Rationalist House Games is a website that hosts competitions between rationality community group houses. The website is apparently run by CFAR (the website itself does not mention CFAR).[45][46]
2017 August 6–17 SPARC SPARC 2017 takes place.[47]
2017 December 16 CFAR publishes four documents on its website: its 2017 Impact Report,[48] a 2017 Retrospective,[49] information on its 2017 Fundraiser,[50] and a venue update.[51]
2018 January Financial The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $560,000 to CFAR to "support SPARC and related activities".[52]
2018 January Financial The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to CFAR for general support.[53]
2018 January 10 Financial CFAR announces that it has exceeded its 2017 fundraising target of $740,000 by raising a total of $759,829.[50]
2018 January 19 CFAR instructor Michael "Valentine" Smith begins posting about kenshō on LessWrong.[54] He would follow up on the initial post in late February with "The Real-World Omega"[55] and "Mythic Mode".[56] Kenshō hasn't been discussed officially by CFAR (in particular, Valentine's post seems to be made from a personal capacity), but it seems to be one of the things being discussed in person by CFAR people.[57]
2018 February Workshop CFAR collaborates with the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) to conduct the first AI Risk for Computer Scientists (AIRCS) workshop. This would be the first of several AIRCS workshops, with seven more in 2018 and many more in 2019.[58] The page about AIRCS on MIRI's website says: "The material at the workshop is a mixture of human rationality content that’s loosely similar to some CFAR material, and a variety of topics related to AI risk, including thinking about forecasting, different people’s ideas of where the technical problems are, and various potential paths for research."[59]
2018 February 27 Leadership CFAR announces that it has acquired a permanent venue. In addition, executive director Pete Michaud leaves his position to become an advisor and Timothy Telleen-Lawton becomes the new executive director.[60]
2018 June or July CFAR will have its new permanent venue in possession and will begin hosting workshops there.[60]
2018 July 22 – August 3 SPARC SPARC 2018 is planned to take place.[61]
2018 September 21 Controversy (Brent Dill) In response to the controversy surrounding allegations of sexual harassment and other manipulative behavior by community member Brent Dill, CFAR disbands the Alumni Community Disputes Council (ACDC) because of poor decisionmaking by ACDC related to the controversy. CFAR Executive Director Timothy Telleen-Lawton contritely states: "To the extent that CFAR did not provide ACDC with sufficient resources and oversight to properly execute its larger mission, that is our fault and not the fault of the volunteer council members. We want to understand the details of what went wrong and how to do better going forward. We have only just started that process and will provide updates to the community once we have them. In the meantime, in addition to the actions above, we offer our apologies to the involved parties, and to all in our alumni network and in the broader community who needed better leadership in this situation."[62]
2018 October – November Leadership Around this time, Duncan Sabien transitions from his full-time and key role in CFAR to a part-time role. His involvement would reduce to zero by April 2019.[63] In May 2019, Sabien would say that the CFAR of 2019 and 2020, under Telleen-Lawton, would look quite different from the CFAR shaped by Sabien in the last few years.[64] Sabien's treatment of the Brent Dill affair had attracted controversy right around the time of his transition to a part-time role.[65] According to CFAR leadership, Sabien's transition to part-time and later eventual departure was unrelated to the Brent Dill controversy.[66]
2019 March 21 Controversy (Brent Dill) CFAR Executive Director Timothy Telleen-Lawton publishes a postmortem of the controversy from the previous year surrounding Brent Dill.[67]
2019 April 23 Financial The Long-Term Future Fund (one of the four Effective Altruism Funds) grants $150,000 to CFAR. The main grant investigator is Oliver Habryka. Habryka explains in the grant write-up that CFAR has a funding shortfall because of their decision not to run a fundraiser in 2018 in the wake of the Brent Dill controversy, so this $150,000 grant helps them get through the next few months without having to make major cuts.[68]
2019 May (announcement), August 13 – August 23 (first example) ESPR CFAR announces that the European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR) is being spun off into a separate organization run by Jan Kulveit, with the ESPR for 2019 (August 13 to August 23) being managed by that organization.[69]
2019 July 24 – August 2 SPARC SPARC 2019 takes place.[70]
2019 August Financial The Long-Term Future Fund (one of the four Effective Altruism Funds) recommends a $150,00 grant to CFAR, following up on a similar grant made by them in April 2019. However, before the grant is made from the fund, a private donor steps in to make the same grant, and the recommendation is withdrawn.[71]
2019 August Financial The Survival and Flourishing Fund makes a $110,000 grant to CFAR as part of its first grant round.[72]
2019 November Financial The Survival and Flourishing Fund makes a $150,000 grant to CFAR in its Q4 2019 "S-process" grant round.[72][73]
2019 November 15 Controversy (Jack Lasota) Four people (Jack Lasota, Gwen Danielson, Emma Borhanian, and Alexander Leatham) wearing Guy Fawkes masks show up to protest a planned CFAR alumni reunion at the Westminster Woods camp on Bohemian Highway. As children nearby get scared, SWAT teams are called in and police shut down miles of highway. The individuals are arrested, and the alumni reunion resumes the next day.[74][75] One of the individuals present at the scene would summarize the incident in a Google Doc.[76] This is a public manifestation of an ongoing series of accusations against CFAR leadership over the months;[77] in December, Pete Michaud, former Executive Director of CFAR, would pen on Facebook "a full throated, shameless defense of Anna, my friend and colleague, against untrue and ungrounded accusations."[78] Jack and Gwen would also be banned from commenting on LessWrong for hostile comments on the CFAR AMA.[79]
2019 December 18 – January 15 Financial CFAR runs its December fundraiser over this time period. The fundraiser raises $225,552 USD compared to a target of $200,000 and a stretch goal of $650,000.[80]
2019 December 19 – 22 AMA CFAR does an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on LessWrong, aiming to answer all questions posed on December 20. Due to the large volume of questions, replies from CFAR continue at full steam till December 22, and further discussion continues till around January 2. Overall the AMA attracts 329 comments.[81]
2020 February Financial The Open Philanthropy Project makes a $375,000 exit grant to CFAR, that will provide CFAR with approximately one year of operating support.[82]
2020 June 11 (announcement) In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, CFAR goes on a sabbatical. Adam Scholl, a CFAR instructor, says: "we're reading, and learning and scheming, and in general trying to improve ourselves in ways that are hard to find time for during our normally-dense workshop schedule. We're considering a range of options for what to do next—e.g. online workshops, zoom mentoring, helping other orgs in some way—but we haven't yet settled on a decision."[83]
2020 September 26 (date first seen) CFAR publishes its page about its coaching program (in beta). The page says: "With this break on large in-person events, we’re experimenting with a new rationality coaching program. We’re hoping that it will have mutual benefits of helping you make progress on things you care about, and helping us learn about how progress can happen by being in contact with that."[84]
2020 October 9 In response to a post by MIRI research communications manager Rob Bensinger that talks of how MIRI is considering relocating from its current location in Berkeley, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) to another location in the United States or to Canada, CFAR instruction Adam Scholl responds to a followup question by saying: "Yeah, I think CFAR mostly feels similarly, though we haven't discussed details yet."[85]

Workshops

I haven't found numbers for other years, but their home page says 909 workshop alumni on 2017-07-12. The workshop FAQ says "Workshop size varies, but most are around 32 participants. Some are up to 60 participants." So that means maybe around 28 workshops have been conducted in all? It looks like older workshops only had 25 participants, so that could mean up to 36 workshops in all. And there have been at least 20 workshops, from those listed below.

Year Number of flagship/main workshops Sources Notes
2013 7 [15]
2014 9 [18]
2015 4 [28]
2016 It doesn't look like CFAR published an annual review for 2016
2017 8 [49] 5 workshops from February to May; 1 in Seattle in June; 2 "Tier II" workshops in July and December; 1 workshop for MIRI researchers in November; 1 lighter workshop prior to Effective Altruism Global in August

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References

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