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If you love TEDTalks, learning new things and discovering new ideas and then talking about them with brilliant people, then this is the group for you! I would like to have a weekly or biweekly meetup where we can get together, watch a video from TED.com (called a TEDTalk), learn about a new idea worth spreading and then try to bring that idea into our local community. This could even be a springboard for us to create our very own independently organized TED event in Durham, NC where locals can share their ideas worth spreading to a global audience. If you're interested, then you're welcome to join us!

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Community Curated - Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

A special meetup that is curated by all of you! If you have a TED Talk worth having a conversation about please tell us about it using the link below. If you have any other questions or suggestions please reach out to one of the organizers! https://goo.gl/ySMiUY Let's all reconvene on this most beautiful of Tuesdays at a peaceful place in Durham to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep conversations about the ideas in each talk. Some questions to consider: What idea is shared by the speaker? Do you agree with it? Should we apply it to our community? The world? Or definitely not? Any call to action present here? Does it resonate with you? How do our respective disciplines, passions, fears, and pasts relate to this talk? Some ground rules: Approach the conversation as a listener first. Focus on the idea. Not the speaker alone, but the idea. If you dislike the speaker, then try to allow the idea to stand on its own. Content is important, and it is useful to know who the speaker is and where they have come from and where they are going, but do not rule them out if you disagree with their background. If you consider yourself to be extroverted, then consider first listening to those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing some one new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates a more equal space for each of our unique perspectives and thoughts. If you consider yourself to be introverted, embrace this as an opportunity to speak first!

Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

Smashing Boxes

Have a TED talk that you would like to suggest to the curation committee? Please fill out the form below and let us know about it! https://goo.gl/ySMiUY Let's all reconvene on this most beautiful of Tuesdays at a peaceful place in Durham to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep conversations about the ideas in each talk. Some questions to consider: What idea is shared by the speaker? Do you agree with it? Should we apply it to our community? The world? Or definitely not? Any call to action present here? Does it resonate with you? How do our respective disciplines, passions, fears, and pasts relate to this talk? Some ground rules: Approach the conversation as a listener first. Focus on the idea. Not the speaker alone, but the idea. If you dislike the speaker, then try to allow the idea to stand on its own. Content is important, and it is useful to know who the speaker is and where they have come from and where they are going, but do not rule them out if you disagree with their background. If you consider yourself to be extroverted, then consider first listening to those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing some one new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates a more equal space for each of our unique perspectives and thoughts. If you consider yourself to be introverted, embrace this as an opportunity to speak first!

Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

Smashing Boxes

Have a TED talk that you would like to suggest to the curation committee? Please fill out the form below and let us know about it! https://goo.gl/ySMiUY Let's all reconvene on this most beautiful of Tuesdays at a peaceful place in Durham to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep conversations about the ideas in each talk. Some questions to consider: What idea is shared by the speaker? Do you agree with it? Should we apply it to our community? The world? Or definitely not? Any call to action present here? Does it resonate with you? How do our respective disciplines, passions, fears, and pasts relate to this talk? Some ground rules: Approach the conversation as a listener first. Focus on the idea. Not the speaker alone, but the idea. If you dislike the speaker, then try to allow the idea to stand on its own. Content is important, and it is useful to know who the speaker is and where they have come from and where they are going, but do not rule them out if you disagree with their background. If you consider yourself to be extroverted, then consider first listening to those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing some one new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates a more equal space for each of our unique perspectives and thoughts. If you consider yourself to be introverted, embrace this as an opportunity to speak first!

Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

Smashing Boxes

Have a TED talk that you would like to suggest to the curation committee? Please fill out the form below and let us know about it! https://goo.gl/ySMiUY Let's all reconvene on this most beautiful of Tuesdays at a peaceful place in Durham to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep conversations about the ideas in each talk. Some questions to consider: What idea is shared by the speaker? Do you agree with it? Should we apply it to our community? The world? Or definitely not? Any call to action present here? Does it resonate with you? How do our respective disciplines, passions, fears, and pasts relate to this talk? Some ground rules: Approach the conversation as a listener first. Focus on the idea. Not the speaker alone, but the idea. If you dislike the speaker, then try to allow the idea to stand on its own. Content is important, and it is useful to know who the speaker is and where they have come from and where they are going, but do not rule them out if you disagree with their background. If you consider yourself to be extroverted, then consider first listening to those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing some one new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates a more equal space for each of our unique perspectives and thoughts. If you consider yourself to be introverted, embrace this as an opportunity to speak first!

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Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

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