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Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

San Jose, CA

Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

Leap is a place where curious minds gather to talk, share and connect every single day, via bitesize conversations. Positive interactions with new people make us all feel better about ourselves and the world we live in – but we aren't having as many of them as we once did. Leap was founded to get us talking to strangers again, one bitesize chat at a time. We speak face-to-face, in small but perfectly-formed groups of five or fewer. For a limited time, we're sharing our conversations on Meetup. Once you've tried out a chat, we encourage you [to sign up for Leap](leap.so/beta) to access all of our latest bitesize conversations and more. Joining Leap is free, everything is hosted online and there is no limit on the number of conversations you can join! Leap Conversations are 20-minute video chats designed to put a spring in your step as you go about your day. The chats are themed around a simple prompt and require absolutely no planning by you. Think of it like striking up a conversation in a coffee shop – it's just simple, social serendipity, with a helping hand from Leap as your host. You'll be grouped with a maximum of four other people because we know that big conversations come in small packages. **Here's what to expect in a Leap conversation:** 1. Join the conversation via Zoom with your video on — the Leap Leader will be there to greet you and kick things off 2. The Leap Leader will share the conversation prompt and assign you to a breakout room with four other people 3. Start chatting – you'll have 15 minutes to swap stories, share your thoughts and connect with the people in your group 4. Rejoin the full group for a quick closing and goodbye

52 members · Public

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

The purpose of the group is to learn and practice communicating compassionately through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). People with an interest in improving their communication skills in all contexts would benefit from this group (relationships, parenting, leadership, coaching, organizations, etc).

NVC is a non-judgmental paradigm of relating that includes introspection, deep listening with empathy, and honest expression. NVC was started by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD in the 1960s, and has been used throughout the world as a tool for conflict resolution, community building and peace. For more information on NVC, please go to the Center for Nonviolent Communication at <a>www.cnvc.org.</a>

When joining this group, please include a picture that clearly shows your face. Business, business casual, or casual clothing required at all times. <br>

About the "Giraffes" - the giraffe is used within the NVC community as a living metaphor for NVC consciousness because of its long neck for great visibility and hearing, for its ability to eat thorns for nutrition, and for its very large heart.

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798 members · Public

Curiosity Cove

Mill Valley, CA

Curiosity Cove

Marin Podcast Club

A podcast club is just like a book club, except instead of reading books and meeting to talk about them we listen to podcasts and meet to talk about them. We focus on probing interviews with recognized thought-leaders in the fields of science, philosophy, psychology, politics, business, and technology. Our goal is to build a community of curious people, to learn from each other -- and have fun doing it!


If you are a curious person and enjoy sharing and exploring ideas with others, please give Curiosity Cove a try. It is not literally a cove. We chose the name to convey a safe, cozy place for shared intellectual exploration.  


Our events have three main phases, the second of which is the centerpiece. In the first phase (about 15 minutes), we welcome everyone, introduce ourselves, and explain what’s going to happen.  That is very brief, but we allow some time for people to show up, during which you can socialize, order food or drinks, or whatever you like. In the second phase (60-90 minutes) we break into groups (usually 3-5 people each) for discussion of the podcast. We briefly pause every half-hour to randomly create new groups of the same size but with different members, so everyone meets new people and gets new perspectives.  After two or three of these small group discussions the formal part of the event is over.  That begins phase three, which is basically whatever you wish. Everyone is free to continue discussing whatever, with whomever, they like. This third phase lasts for exactly as long as you like.


There is no charge.  We ask only that you order food or drinks at our meeting venues (or at least enough of you so that we are not inappropriately taking up their space).

39 members · Public

East Hills 4-H

San Leandro, CA

East Hills 4-H

East Hills 4-H Club is a homeschool friendly 4-H club in Alameda County for youth ages 5-17 (accompanied by parents and supervising adults). Everyone is welcome to join us at our club meetings on the first Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm at Creekside Community Church, located at 951 MacArthur Blvd., in San Leandro.

See our website at http://www.easthills4h.org/ for more information. We cannot accept for membership anyone who does not have a child interested in joining 4-H, please see http://4halameda.ucanr.edu/ and http://4h.ucanr.edu/ for more information about what 4-H is and what we do. You can also email Kris at info@EastHills4H.org with additional questions.

4-H is a great complement to homeschooling. Along with the project based learning and leadership, public speaking, record keeping, community service and citizenship. 4-H helps develop the ability to work cooperatively with others, acquire knowledge and skills, explore careers, and make new friends.


28 members · Private