What we're about

We're a community for the intellectually curious. We enjoy feeding our brains, meaningful conversations, and having some fun along the way. Events include podcast discussion groups, Think & Drink discussion groups, book clubs, Mini-TED Talks, and more.

We value Curiosity, Objectivity, Authenticity, Open communication, Free expression, Community, Sense of humor and Fun. If you value the same, join us at an event!

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"Curiosity doesn't need to be solitary or selfish. When you set out to learn something new, find others to join you on the journey—and share your discoveries with them." - Adam Grant

Upcoming events (2)

Documentary Club: David Attenborough - A Life on Our Planet

* This week's documentary: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (1 hr, 24 mins) - Link: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80216393 * Please listen to the full documentary beforehand, Thanks! * We ask that all participants join the zoom call using video, thanks! --- How to join the zoom meeting? - Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/95002313789?pwd=Rm1oNGpZUkhJSWNHRXZGWGJteVlyZz09 - Dial-in:[masked] - Meeting ID:[masked] --- What's this week's documentary about? A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future. - Trailer: https://youtu.be/64R2MYUt394 - Full documentary: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80216393 --- What's a documentary club? It's like a book club for documentaries. Before the event, everyone watches the chosen documentary. Once the event starts, we'll start off with a quick spiel then split everyone up into small 'breakout' groups of 4 or 5 people. We'll switch every 30 mins or so. Our conversations are casual and open and we encourage everyone to speak freely, respectfully and concisely. We try our best to stick to Grice's Maxims (https://bit.ly/2p4uSQm). Ultimately, the idea is to help each other think a little differently, learn a thing or two and have some fun. --- Feedback: If you have any suggestions or feedback about this event, we'd really like to hear about it: https://bit.ly/3aaPvT4 --- Donations: If this is one of your first MindFood events, please join us gratis. If you'd like to chip in, the suggested amount is $0-$10, whatever you are most comfortable with. Here's how: - Venmo: @brandon-upchurch - Paypal: www.paypal.me/MindFoodSF - Recurring: www.patreon.com/mindfoodsf

Virtual Mini TEDtalks: Travel Ideas Worth Sharing

Online event

This event is co-hosted with The Urban Adventure Club! More info here: https://www.urbanadventureclub.com/ --- How to join the zoom meeting? - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87610285706?pwd=SkZxTUZoZ3RoYXpMRmJ3U29CUnNmZz09 --- This week, let's learn about travel. We will hear short presentations from our fellow members about all things travel related. Past trips, tips and tricks, and hidden gems for you to discover. Bring your idea and your questions and let's have a great time learning! How it Works 1. Prepare a short presentation that is three minutes in length or less (<5 slides). (You don't have to have slides to present, but they definitely help) 2. If you go over three minutes, you must take a drink and continue the presentation. Every additional minute means more drinking penalties. Non-alcoholic drinks are okay. 3. Heckling is encouraged so long as it’s “witty and brief.” You don't need to present, but we'd love it if you did. What makes this event special is all the different perspectives and stories we hear. It is literally the more the merrier. Come share your ideas on travel! --- The Plan 7:00 PM: Meet in the Zoom room for intros 7:15 PM: Presentations begin! 7:45 PM: Discussion 9:00 PM: Wrap up What You'll Need Presenters: A presentation under 3 minutes Everyone else: Snacks and drinks for your consumption --- Donations: If this is one of your first MindFood events, please join us gratis. If you'd like to chip in, the suggested amount is $0-$10, whatever you are most comfortable with. Here's how: - Venmo: @brandon-upchurch - Paypal: www.paypal.me/MindFoodSF - Recurring: www.patreon.com/mindfoodsf

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