What we're about

"TED-Inspired Meetup" is devoted to spreading wise ideas and sparking conversations to improve the lives of people. Connect, Grow, Pay it forward.

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 (http://www.ted.com/) 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.


"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 (http://www.ted.com/about/conferences) to our TED Talks (http://www.ted.com/talks) to the projects sparked by the TED Prize (http://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-prize), from the global TEDx (http://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program) community to the TED-Ed (http://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/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."


Additional Resources

TEDx Talks, (https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks)Youtube Education (https://www.youtube.com/education), 99u.com (http://99u.com/videos), big think (http://bigthink.com/videos), NPR (http://www.npr.org/podcasts/), TED-Ed, Google Talks (https://www.youtube.com/user/AtGoogleTalks), Times Talk (http://timestalks.com/videos.php)

List of online lectures/talks like TED:

Massive Open Online Courses (http://www.iflscience.com/technology/take-college-and-university-courses-online-completely-free) (MOOCs) free from your favorite universities! http://www.iflscience... (http://www.iflscience.com/technology/take-college-and-university-courses-online-completely-free

Calendar links to New York City area lecture and events. http://www.meetup.com... (http://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Lectures-Conversations/messages/boards/thread/48666734


About "Conversations New York"


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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Upcoming events (5+)

Save 3 Lives by Donating Blood - Valentine's Season Blood Drive (Host: Yen)

Host: Yen "Give blood - You're Somebody's Type" and enjoy a sugar high afterward. Bring a friend & save 6 lives. https://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/donor-center-locations/ Please call[masked] to reserve a time slot during the meetup period. Pay It Forward

Principles by Ray Dalio (host: Shrikant)

60 Wall Street Atrium

We will begin our discussion on Ray Dalio’s amazing book “Principles” I recommend watching the Google Talk: 45 minutes main presentation followed by 50 minutes of great Q&A: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c1OoWdqbKdg There is a shorter TED talk which you should watch as well:https://www.ted.com/talks/ray_dalio_how_to_build_a_company_where_the_best_ideas_win?language=en This is a launch of a five Meetup book discussion series on this book. “RAY DALIO HAS PROVIDED ME WITH INVALUABLE GUIDANCE” - BILL GATES “EVERYONE WITH GOALS AND DREAMS CAN LEARN FROM RAY’S APPROACH” - MIKE BLOOMBERG “BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND FILLED WITH SUCH WISDOM” - ARIANNA HUFFINGTON “PRINCIPLES IS THE BOOK I WISH I HAD AS A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR” - MARK CUBAN “PRINCIPLES BY RAY DALIO IS A MASTERPIECE — IT’S A MUST READ!” - MARK BENIOFF “COMPELLING WORK” - JAMIE DIMON “PRINCIPLES HAD A PROFOUND POSITIVE IMPACT ON MY LEADERSHIP STYLE” - REED HASTINGS “I FOUND IT TO BE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY” - TONY ROBBINS “RAY DALIO HAS CREATED THE STRONGEST CULTURE I’VE EVER SEEN IN AN ORGANIZATION” - ADAM GRANT “REMARKABLY ENGAGING” - ANDREW ROSS SORKIN We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.

3/20: "YOU, THE ETHICIST!" (Host: Ron Gross)

Hunter College Faculty Dining Room

"The Significance of Ethics and Ethics Education in Daily Life | Michael D. Burroughs" https://youtu.be/_8juebyo_Z4 "...please register with one click (no need to print out and bring the ticket): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-the-ethicist-re-scheduled-tickets-57052693141 · You know right from wrong – RIGHT?! · But you’ve noticed how often (other) people make the WRONG choice? · So you understand how important it is to make your own moral choices thoughtfully and with integrity! OK, here’s your chance to become “The Ethicist” – as per the column with that title each Sunday in the New York Times Magazine. “The Ethicist” responds to moral quandaries submitted by readers. At this session , we will together tackle 2 or 3 of the ethical dilemmas discussed recently in that column – including ones on LOVE, of course! Let’s see how, by thinking TOGETHER, we can address real-world ethical challenges, as we discuss: WHAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO?! Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and insights! Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 6:15 sharp – 8:00 We gather at 6:00 for socializing, fun, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:15 sharp please. Bring Your Own Food and Drink if You Like. Take-Out Can Be Purchased on the 3rd floor. Ronald Gross Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/[masked] (E-mail preferred) E-MAIL: [masked] WEBSITES: http://www.SocratesWay.com (http://www.socratesway.com/) http://www.ConversationsNewYork.com (http://www.conversationsnewyork.com/) http://www.OlderBetterWiser.com (http://www.olderbetterwiser.com/) http://www.RonaldGross.com (http://www.ronaldgross.com/) "

"SixthSense Technology" Pranav Mistry (Host Needed)
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https://youtu.be/YrtANPtnhyg https://youtu.be/YrtANPtnhyg At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all. http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense https://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology

Past events (171)

Kindness - Pay It Forward, Orly Wahab's TED Talk (Host: Yen)

Port Authority Bus Terminal

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