What we're about

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! We gather for a 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 lives, our organizations, and our local community. If you're interested, then you're welcome to join us!

Upcoming events (5)

Watch a TEDTalk and have a conversation about it!

Online event

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
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Starting at 6:45pm at least one of the curators will start the Zoom call. Feel free to join us early if you’d like to When you are ready to join the Meetup click the link below via laptop, tablet, or mobile.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/616840839?pwd=bmM0a0J3dE9BMFR1VG5SL2hoU3Nidz09

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile
[masked],[masked]# US (New York)

If you have access to a camera please turn it on. This simple action will make it easier to connect with those who are also on the call. If you are unable to have access to a camera, you are still welcome to join.

We will do brief introductions followed by watching a talk. After each video, we will split attendees into small groups where you will be invited to discuss the talk. If you are interested, you can read more about Zoom Breakout Rooms before joining, but no prior experience is needed.

After about 10 minutes of small group discussion, a curator will ask everyone to finish their thoughts and return to the main group, where we’ll watch another talk, rinse, and repeat.
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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.
Ensure that everyone in your group has a chance to join the conversation. While meeting virtually it can be easy to run away with the conversation, please work to ask questions of all people in your breakout group.

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 tao those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing someone new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates an 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!

Online event

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
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Starting at 6:45pm at least one of the curators will start the Zoom call. Feel free to join us early if you’d like to When you are ready to join the Meetup click the link below via laptop, tablet, or mobile.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/616840839?pwd=bmM0a0J3dE9BMFR1VG5SL2hoU3Nidz09

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile
[masked],[masked]# US (New York)

If you have access to a camera please turn it on. This simple action will make it easier to connect with those who are also on the call. If you are unable to have access to a camera, you are still welcome to join.

We will do brief introductions followed by watching a talk. After each video, we will split attendees into small groups where you will be invited to discuss the talk. If you are interested, you can read more about Zoom Breakout Rooms before joining, but no prior experience is needed.

After about 10 minutes of small group discussion, a curator will ask everyone to finish their thoughts and return to the main group, where we’ll watch another talk, rinse, and repeat.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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.
Ensure that everyone in your group has a chance to join the conversation. While meeting virtually it can be easy to run away with the conversation, please work to ask questions of all people in your breakout group.

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 tao those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing someone new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates an 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!

Online event

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
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Starting at 6:45pm at least one of the curators will start the Zoom call. Feel free to join us early if you’d like to When you are ready to join the Meetup click the link below via laptop, tablet, or mobile.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/616840839?pwd=bmM0a0J3dE9BMFR1VG5SL2hoU3Nidz09

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile
[masked],[masked]# US (New York)

If you have access to a camera please turn it on. This simple action will make it easier to connect with those who are also on the call. If you are unable to have access to a camera, you are still welcome to join.

We will do brief introductions followed by watching a talk. After each video, we will split attendees into small groups where you will be invited to discuss the talk. If you are interested, you can read more about Zoom Breakout Rooms before joining, but no prior experience is needed.

After about 10 minutes of small group discussion, a curator will ask everyone to finish their thoughts and return to the main group, where we’ll watch another talk, rinse, and repeat.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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.
Ensure that everyone in your group has a chance to join the conversation. While meeting virtually it can be easy to run away with the conversation, please work to ask questions of all people in your breakout group.

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 tao those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing someone new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates an 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!

Online event

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
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Starting at 6:45pm at least one of the curators will start the Zoom call. Feel free to join us early if you’d like to When you are ready to join the Meetup click the link below via laptop, tablet, or mobile.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/616840839?pwd=bmM0a0J3dE9BMFR1VG5SL2hoU3Nidz09

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile
[masked],[masked]# US (New York)

If you have access to a camera please turn it on. This simple action will make it easier to connect with those who are also on the call. If you are unable to have access to a camera, you are still welcome to join.

We will do brief introductions followed by watching a talk. After each video, we will split attendees into small groups where you will be invited to discuss the talk. If you are interested, you can read more about Zoom Breakout Rooms before joining, but no prior experience is needed.

After about 10 minutes of small group discussion, a curator will ask everyone to finish their thoughts and return to the main group, where we’ll watch another talk, rinse, and repeat.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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.
Ensure that everyone in your group has a chance to join the conversation. While meeting virtually it can be easy to run away with the conversation, please work to ask questions of all people in your breakout group.

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 tao those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing someone new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates an 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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