What we're about

Do you yearn to find a friendly, social environment of people who like to discuss topics at a deeper level? Are you interested in topics in the humanities (such as history, philosophy, psychology, etc.) or science and technology? Are you looking for new friends who are interested in these topics as well? Then look no further! The Stimulating Conversation Social Club is what you've been looking for!

Upcoming events (3)

[Online] You aren't at the mercy of your emotions - your brain creates them.

Please watch the following TED talk (~18 minutes): https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_your_brain_creates_them The RSVP opens for this meeting 7 days prior to the meeting date. **** ONLINE MEETING INSTRUCTIONS **** To join the meeting, click on the event's meeting URL. A meeting password is no longer required. (I very recently learned that the meeting URL is only made visible to those who have RSVP'd for the event.) During the COVID-19 crisis, our online meetings will use the Zoom video conference service. You do not need a Zoom account and do not have to provide Zoom with an email address. It is required that you join the meeting using BOTH audio and video. For the audio portion, you will have the option to either use your computer for audio (e.g., built-in microphone or an attached headset) or to call into the telephone number provided. If you will be using a computer or device on which you have not previously installed or used Zoom, please start the process at least fifteen minutes before the meeting’s scheduled start time, as the first time involves downloading and installing the Zoom meeting client software. This will avoid delay for others. If you wish, you can download the Zoom meeting client at any time (you don’t need the meeting password) at this link: https://zoom.us/download. Quick tutorial on joining Zoom-powered meetings: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- The tutorial assumes you've received a meeting invitation by email; I will not be sending you an email invitation. Instead, you can click on the event's meeting URL and then follow along with most of the tutorial from there. **** All members are encouraged to RSVP. Please do so as soon as possible since spots fill up quickly. Please make sure to RSVP only if you are able to attend since RSVPs are limited. I look forward to seeing you!

[Online] The role of commerce in cultural change.

Online event

This will be a relaxed, informal discussion - a conversation, not a meeting. Come early if you'd like to chat socially with others before the official start time. Stay for "overtime" to continue the discussion or social chat after the official end time. Its OK to eat during the event. Please RSVP only if you are able to attend, and cancel your RSVP if your plans change. I look forward to seeing you! **** ONLINE MEETING INSTRUCTIONS **** To join the meeting, click on the event's meeting URL shown in the event's page at Meetup.com. Separately entering a meeting passcode is no longer required. The meeting URL is only made visible to those who have RSVP'd Yes for the event. During the pandemic, our online meetings will use the Zoom video conference service. You do not need a Zoom account and do not have to provide Zoom with an email address. It is required that you join the meeting using BOTH audio and video. If you will be using a computer or device on which you have not previously installed or used Zoom, please start the process at least fifteen minutes before the meeting’s scheduled start time, as the first time involves downloading and installing the Zoom meeting client software. This will avoid delay for others. If you wish, you can download the Zoom meeting client at any time (you don’t need the meeting password) at this link: https://zoom.us/download. Quick tutorial on joining Zoom-powered meetings: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- The tutorial assumes you've received a meeting invitation by email; I will not be sending you an email invitation. Instead, you can click on the event's meeting URL at Meetup.com and then follow along with most of the tutorial from there.

[Online] The lies our culture tells us about what matters.

Please watch the following TED talk (~15 minutes): https://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_the_lies_our_culture_tells_us_about_what_matters_and_a_better_way_to_live The RSVP opens for this meeting 7 days prior to the meeting date. **** ONLINE MEETING INSTRUCTIONS **** To join the meeting, click on the event's meeting URL. A meeting password is no longer required. (I very recently learned that the meeting URL is only made visible to those who have RSVP'd for the event.) During the COVID-19 crisis, our online meetings will use the Zoom video conference service. You do not need a Zoom account and do not have to provide Zoom with an email address. It is required that you join the meeting using BOTH audio and video. For the audio portion, you will have the option to either use your computer for audio (e.g., built-in microphone or an attached headset) or to call into the telephone number provided. If you will be using a computer or device on which you have not previously installed or used Zoom, please start the process at least fifteen minutes before the meeting’s scheduled start time, as the first time involves downloading and installing the Zoom meeting client software. This will avoid delay for others. If you wish, you can download the Zoom meeting client at any time (you don’t need the meeting password) at this link: https://zoom.us/download. Quick tutorial on joining Zoom-powered meetings: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- The tutorial assumes you've received a meeting invitation by email; I will not be sending you an email invitation. Instead, you can click on the event's meeting URL and then follow along with most of the tutorial from there. **** All members are encouraged to RSVP. Please do so as soon as possible since spots fill up quickly. Please make sure to RSVP only if you are able to attend since RSVPs are limited. I look forward to seeing you!

Past events (230)

[Online] China.

Online event

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