TED Talks and Tea is this year's forum form. We'll watch 2 TED talks together that are usually no more than an exciting 20 minutes and see some of the best talks leaders in their fields make. This is opened for discussion after each one, then we'll watch a quick secular comedy clip to wrap it up. We are a group that meets in small numbers so we can easily talk and learn about what each other thinks. We'll be seated at my table and have assorted teas and a light meal while we watch on TV.
We are skeptical at the very least and most of us are atheists and so non-believers in supernatural gods. We are a group that enjoys conversation and discussion without the platitude of "everything happens for a reason" coloring our outlooks. We are a group that offers safety from the disdain of the religious world that sometimes makes us feel very isolated. We want to learn more about science and how we humans fit in the world.We are a group that meets in small numbers so we can easily talk and learn about what each other thinks.
Here's what TED says about themselves:
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Our Mission: Spread ideas
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.