What we're about

Connect, Grow, Pay it forward.
"TED-Inspired Meetup" is devoted to spreading wise ideas and sparking conversations to improve the lives of people.
This meetup functions similarly to a book club, except that our discussions are often sparked by TED Talk videos from TED (www.ted.com), Ideas Worth Spreading or from similar inspirational sources. When practical, we'll watch a 20 minute TED talk together and then discuss how the ideas can improve our lives and the lives of others.
(Clarification - This is NOT a live presentation by the speakers in the TED Talk video! "TED Inspired Meetup" is independently run and is not affiliated with TED or TEDx.
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"About TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) organization
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. 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. 
TED 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.
In fact, everything we do — from our Conferences to our TED Talks to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation."
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Additional Resources
TEDx Talks, Youtube Education99u.combig think, NPR, TED-Ed, Google Talks, Times Talk
List of online lectures/talks like TED: 
http://translations.ted.org/wiki/List_of_sites_that_provide_online_lectures_or_talks_like_TED 
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) free from your favorite universities! http://www.iflscience...­

Calendar links to New York City area lecture and events. http://www.meetup.com...­
About "Conversations New York" 
Imagine…
Hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in small groups of neighbors 

and fellow citizens to discuss topics of intensive interest…
Hosted at no cost and at convenient locations and times…
Aided by simple guiding principles…
Inspired by the city’s grand tradition of robust conversation…
Our vision is to inspire, organize, publicize, facilitate and celebrate a renaissance of healthy dialogue in New York City.
Our Mission:
1. Encourage and support interesting and important conversations among New Yorkers at the grass-roots level,
2. Establish simple, affordable, and sustainable infrastructure to foster such conversations throughout the city year-round.
3. Add to the worldwide image of New York as a metropolis where culture and intellect thrive among the people.
4. Maintain conversations with a human face by discussing topics in-person, while also allowing for further discussion online. 
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Join our network of volunteer organizers:
https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Experience/
www.meetup.com/NYCSocratesCafe 
www.meetup.com/MBTIxMeetup  
www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York
www.meetup.com/psychology-NYC

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