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TED Circles

TED Circles is an open community of small groups that engage in conversations about big ideas.

Hosted by volunteers, Circles watch and discuss a TED Talk about the monthly theme. They share takeaways online to consider each other’s perspectives and create a global conversation. That conversation needs everyone so we hope you join as a host or as a guest.

Circles can take place in-person and online so they are helping communities stay connected, especially now. The video illustrates how Circles work and why TED believes in them.

Host a TED Circle

Anyone can host a TED Circle! Hosts invite guests, select a talk about the monthly theme, and facilitate a productive conversation...it's that simple! Our host resources are available if you want to learn more.

Hosting is an important role and TED wants to help you be a great host! After you register as a host, you receive a welcome email confirming your hostname, granting access to our Circles registration and invitation generator, and inviting you to join our host community group (a special online space for hosts from around the world to connect).

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This Month

September | Leading with curiosityJoin an online Circle hosted by TED

Nadya MasonHow to spark your curiosity scientifically

Conversation starters

Juna KollmeierThe most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made

Conversation starters

  • What is your favorite thing to imagine that may exist in space (e.g. true Earth-like planets, aliens, space squids, or something else)?
  • Are there any photographs, books, television shows, movies, myths or news stories that have captured your curiosity in a way that have made you want to learn about space?
  • What is something that initially scared you but fascinated you once you learned more about it?
  • What do you think we’ll learn or discover in the next 100 years?

Özlem CekicWhy I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

Conversation starters

  • Why do you think those who sent Cekic hate mail agreed to meet her for coffee?
  • In her appearance on TED Radio Hour, Cekic says she participates in #dialoguecoffee because she “really, really loves democracy.” She adds, “Conversation is difficult, but it is the most necessary thing in a democracy.” Do you agree or disagree with this latter statement? Why or why not?
  • How can you engage in a healthy dialogue with groups you demonize? Weigh the pros and cons of each approach.
  • In spaces where you think you have no power or influence, why do you feel powerless? What are some ways, big or small, that can enact your potential and change that perception?

Eduardo BriceñoHow to get better at the things you care about

Conversation starters

  • How often are you in the learning zone versus the performance zone?
  • Share a time from your life that demonstrates the learning zone/performance zone principle. What did you have to learn and practice and how did you demonstrate your mastery of it?
  • What’s one skill or practice you would like to improve in your life right now? How can you ensure that you will spend more time in the learning zone for that topic?
  • Would you want to see your workplace or school offering space to experiment and take risks? If yes, what might this look like for your specific context? If not, why not?

Upcoming months

October | Everyone's environmentJoin an online Circle hosted by TED
We can change climate change. #JointheCountdown

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Previous months

View all previous themes.

August | How change happens

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July | Designing with humanity

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June | Resilience

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Find a TED Circle

The Circles listed below are registered by hosts who invite their own guests. If you want to attend a Circle, join one hosted by our team! Also find out what Circles are discussing by visiting our community takeaways.

View previous Circles.

  • Orsolya Faludi
    Budapest
    20 Sep 2020
  • Shubham Vyas
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Ammu Nair
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Melissa Stewart
    Summerville
    20 Sep 2020
  • Tianmei's World Academy
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Stuti Mazgaonkar
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Khatia Svanidze
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Stuti Mazgaonkar
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Rob Dennis
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • I-CERV
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Jay Jay
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • Anushka Goel and Aarju Kumar and Manya Gupta and Emily Salinas and Thaksheel Alleck
    Online
    20 Sep 2020
  • TEDxKCMT
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Rachel Berg and Shonda Kohlhoff and Graham Berg
    St. Simons Island
    21 Sep 2020
  • Katy O'Leary
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Katy O'Leary
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Annie Henderson
    Sherman
    21 Sep 2020
  • Mukund Hari Nathany
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Township Library of Lower Southampton
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Gunsu Han
    Suwon-si
    21 Sep 2020
  • Encores LifeWork
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • The Hub Studio
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Talent Reunion
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Gopi Krishan Bali (Catalyst@3HS.India)
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • WomenX
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • TEDxFrankfurt
    Online
    21 Sep 2020
  • Stephanie See
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxToronto
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • David Geiger
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxVinnytsia
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxExeter
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxHeritageGreen
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • Sheila Stepp
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxUPC
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • TEDxLancaster
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • Khathutshelo Bapela
    Cape Town
    22 Sep 2020
  • Trina Holman
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • Mosaic Genius
    Online
    22 Sep 2020
  • Bill Gladden
    Savannah
    23 Sep 2020
  • Liliana Tonitto
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • TEDxToronto
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library - The New York Public Library
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • Doria Esther Benaim
    Caracas
    23 Sep 2020
  • Christopher Tuckett
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • XR Banbury
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • Thania Alpizar
    Zapopan
    23 Sep 2020
  • Sinead Welsh
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • Djazia Belhocine and Collin David and Katerina Hardan
    Bellevue
    23 Sep 2020
  • Ana Belen Penna
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • Shekhar Shukla
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • TEDxMelbourne
    Online
    23 Sep 2020
  • TEDxGenova
    Genova
    24 Sep 2020
  • Bhanvi Menghani
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Merve Levi
    Istanbul
    24 Sep 2020
  • TEDxBrianza
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • John Lescisin
    Centre Hall
    24 Sep 2020
  • TEDxSanDiego
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • William Funck
    Milan
    24 Sep 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Johan Stuve
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Carondelet High School
    Concord
    24 Sep 2020
  • Confartigianato-Imprese Udine
    Udine
    24 Sep 2020
  • Infinita Consulting
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Leaderlix
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • KALO Publicidad
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Zoho Schools of Learning
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Daria Nashat
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • WorkHere - Hereford Coworking Space
    Hereford
    24 Sep 2020
  • Doria Esther Benaim
    Caracas
    24 Sep 2020
  • TEDxNeiva
    Neiva
    24 Sep 2020
  • TEDxAbbotsford
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Olive Murphy
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Thania Alpizar
    Zapopan
    24 Sep 2020
  • Alejandra Lovera
    Online
    24 Sep 2020
  • Sonja Toussaint
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Rashmi Watel
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Lois Sharbel and Sandra Lawler
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Susana Zapata Pelaez
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • TEDxHeritageGreen
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Game of Life
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Marcia Platilha
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Tracy Currie
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Luis Vicente Garcia
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Lucas Tibiriçá
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Sujata Roy and Riddhi Doshi Patel
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Facultad de Derecho UBA
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Dena Wiggins
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Andrea Parpinel
    Lodi
    25 Sep 2020
  • Ranjith Varakantam and Mallika Rao
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Tracy Currie
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • TEDxLuxembourgCity
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • TEDxFuenteOsmenaCircle
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Amazing Workplaces
    Noida
    25 Sep 2020
  • Leaderlix
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Z1
    Seville
    25 Sep 2020
  • Stella Kostopoulos
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Action Climate Studio
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Leaderlix
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • TEDxWinchester
    Winchester
    25 Sep 2020
  • Laury-Ann C. Paulin
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Rouf Gives Back
    Online
    25 Sep 2020
  • Pia Daba
    Menlo Park
    25 Sep 2020
  • Andrea Parpinel
    Lodi
    25 Sep 2020
  • Zahid Kinnare
    Frisco
    26 Sep 2020
  • Zachariah Itodo
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Love Learning Conference Pakistan
    Lahore
    26 Sep 2020
  • Francesca Entrocassi
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • TEDxNewcastleUniversity
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • TEDxYouth@CapeTown
    Cape Town
    26 Sep 2020
  • Taylor Clark
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Enoc Ricardo
    Sincelejo
    26 Sep 2020
  • Kyle-James Keen
    Brighton
    26 Sep 2020
  • Alan Wallace
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • TEDxHamamatsu
    Hamamatsu
    26 Sep 2020
  • Taiwo Peace Oyeniyi
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Skillvanta India
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Daniel Cristi
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Michael Ojo
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Yuliana Gaytan
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • TEDxJSPMRSCOE
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • TEDxKanke
    Ranchi
    26 Sep 2020
  • Emem Opashi
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Elena Crescia
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Muhammad Abid
    Online
    26 Sep 2020
  • Marcos Castillo Genis
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Chaitanya Gadekar
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Sim Monypong
    Phnom Penh
    27 Sep 2020
  • Igor Deriabin
    Izhevsk
    27 Sep 2020
  • Serif Tuncel
    Kyrenia
    27 Sep 2020
  • David Squires
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Vidushi Mahajan
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Paramita High School's TED-Ed Club
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Asha Prasad
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Rasha Tiozon
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Invide
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Pradeep Sharma and Praveen Agarwal
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • Nicky Nazareth
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • I-CERV
    Online
    27 Sep 2020
  • SPIKEAGE IT Company
    Bhiwani- Haryana
    27 Sep 2020
  • April Benjamin and Dawn Communication
    Lagos
    28 Sep 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    28 Sep 2020
  • Kimien Consultores
    Torreon
    28 Sep 2020
  • TEDxBanbury
    Online
    28 Sep 2020
  • Uri Ngozichukwuka
    Lagos
    28 Sep 2020
  • TEDxGreshamPlace
    Online
    28 Sep 2020
  • Uri Ngozichukwuka
    Lagos
    28 Sep 2020
  • Antonis Triantafyllakis
    Berlin
    28 Sep 2020
  • Anita Hoakin Montassier
    Online
    28 Sep 2020
  • Valante Grant and Vanyce Grant
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • TEDxHeritageGreen
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Onny Faleafa
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • TEDxVinnytsia
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Valante Grant and Vanyce Grant
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Koru Financial Therapy
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Ireremena Felix-Otuorimuo
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Johan Stuve
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • TEDxToronto
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Sidney Folarin Consulting
    Cape Town
    29 Sep 2020
  • Antoinette Sarpong
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • Stanbridge University
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • TEDxDrexelU
    Online
    29 Sep 2020
  • TEDx Circle at TIU
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • TEDx Circle at TIU
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Dr. Shital Badshah
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • VIVA Media
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • VIVA Media
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Van Nguyen and Diego Sanz
    Tokyo
    30 Sep 2020
  • Emily Nguyen
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Joan Christopher
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Carolynn Santos
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • TEDxBrianza
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Stefanie Monge
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Psikocoaching Consulting
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Valentina Borges
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Joseph Dodd
    London
    30 Sep 2020
  • Joseph Dodd
    London
    30 Sep 2020
  • Bhupinder Pal Kaur
    Gurugram
    30 Sep 2020
  • Andrea Torres
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Valentina Borges
    Caracas
    30 Sep 2020
  • Christopher Finley
    Fresno
    30 Sep 2020
  • Andrea Torres
    Margarita
    30 Sep 2020
  • Emerald Technology Group Inc
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Jane Gios
    New York
    30 Sep 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Luis Vicente Garcia
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • XR Banbury
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • TEDxToronto
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Mariyam Shathrath Shakir
    Male
    30 Sep 2020
  • Eddie Ying
    San Francisco
    30 Sep 2020
  • Starlett Henderson
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Rasha Tiozon
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Lorraine Lloyd
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Isaac Marti Ubeda Gonzalez
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library - The New York Public Library
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Rasha Tiozon
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • TEDxTangamanga
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Fadia Bourbia
    Constantine
    30 Sep 2020
  • Jade Brown
    New York
    30 Sep 2020
  • Rushank Goyal
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Mohammad Alkhudari
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • TEDxSantaCruzdelaSierra
    Online
    30 Sep 2020
  • Renata Freitas
    Sao Jose dos Campos
    01 Oct 2020
  • Renata Freitas
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Ereny Moawad
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Los Angeles Public Library Business and Economics Department
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Eric Langermann
    Strasbourg
    01 Oct 2020
  • TEDxDelStateU
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Nikki Guralnek
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Dolapo Adeyemi
    Wallington
    01 Oct 2020
  • Raffaele Amodeo
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Jade Brown
    New York
    01 Oct 2020
  • Renata Freitas
    Online
    01 Oct 2020
  • Nessrine Berrama
    Paris
    02 Oct 2020
  • Asha Prasad
    Bangalore
    02 Oct 2020
  • Mukund Hari Nathany
    Online
    02 Oct 2020
  • Sanela Cakaric Bojic
    Online
    02 Oct 2020
  • Ubuntu Culture LLC
    Online
    02 Oct 2020
  • Pia Daba
    Menlo Park
    02 Oct 2020
  • Jade Brown
    Online
    02 Oct 2020
  • Alex Bejasa and Miguel Domingo
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Hecha Bolsa
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Activate Mental Health
    Perth
    03 Oct 2020
  • Yosri Azabou
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Siju Kumar
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Siju Kumar
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Edric Subur
    Singapore
    03 Oct 2020
  • Bill Wong
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Adebola Adefioye
    Newmarket
    03 Oct 2020
  • William Lambe
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Muhammad Abid
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • The BuildingBlocks Learning Centre
    Online
    03 Oct 2020
  • Nurture Culture LLC
    Online
    04 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    04 Oct 2020
  • Dani Alfonzo and Emilio Bujosa Tato
    Online
    04 Oct 2020
  • Antonis Triantafyllakis
    Online
    05 Oct 2020
  • Faith Bogonko
    Nairobi
    05 Oct 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    06 Oct 2020
  • Charles Monk
    Online
    06 Oct 2020
  • TEDxFrome
    Online
    06 Oct 2020
  • Uwaye Soetan
    Online
    06 Oct 2020
  • The Bute Group
    Online
    06 Oct 2020
  • TEDxSalisburyUniversity
    Online
    07 Oct 2020
  • Tina Brunet
    Online
    07 Oct 2020
  • Patrick McAndrew
    New York
    07 Oct 2020
  • Pia Daba
    Menlo Park
    07 Oct 2020
  • PUC Minas
    Belo Horizonte
    07 Oct 2020
  • Anudeep Varma Vinnakota
    Visakhapatnam
    07 Oct 2020
  • Matt Stewart
    Online
    07 Oct 2020
  • Aditi Gupta
    New Delhi
    07 Oct 2020
  • TEDxLancaster
    Online
    08 Oct 2020
  • TEDxVillaUrquiza
    Online
    08 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    08 Oct 2020
  • Lindsey Mosier
    Online
    08 Oct 2020
  • Sreela Gillams
    Online
    08 Oct 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    09 Oct 2020
  • TEDxLuxembourgCity
    Online
    09 Oct 2020
  • Gustavo Tissera
    Barcelona
    09 Oct 2020
  • Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
    Online
    09 Oct 2020
  • Abeer Awad
    Online
    09 Oct 2020
  • Ricky Williams
    Bowie
    09 Oct 2020
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Roberto Gejman
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • IBS
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • TEDxLongBeach
    Long Beach
    10 Oct 2020
  • TEDxBogota
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Encores LifeWork
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Elena Crescia
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Talent Reunion
    Jeddah
    10 Oct 2020
  • Lakshmi Swathi Gandham
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • TEDxKanke
    Ranchi
    10 Oct 2020
  • Bronagh Healey
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Geevarathna
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Mariam Saeed Khan
    Online
    10 Oct 2020
  • Chakilam Vasavi Sandhya
    Hyderabad
    11 Oct 2020
  • Carrie Hines
    Online
    11 Oct 2020
  • Renata Moerbeck
    Online
    11 Oct 2020
  • TEDxMacedo
    Online
    12 Oct 2020
  • Gunsu Han
    Suwon-si
    12 Oct 2020
  • Wanneroo and Communities Suicide Prevention Network
    Perth
    12 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    12 Oct 2020
  • Bob Simpson
    Online
    12 Oct 2020
  • Denis Mazini
    Online
    13 Oct 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    14 Oct 2020
  • WorkVisible
    Perth
    14 Oct 2020
  • Rashmi Watel
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Aga Chojnacka
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • TED Circles team
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Adrianna McQuaid
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Christy Hopper
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Julie Wilson and Alyssa Hampton
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Grant Herbon
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Kate Gardiner
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Nati Tarjanyi
    London
    15 Oct 2020
  • Dynamic Education and Tution Centre Pvt Ltd
    Online
    15 Oct 2020
  • Pia Daba
    Menlo Park
    15 Oct 2020
  • Grant Herbon
    San Antonio
    15 Oct 2020
  • Bhavyaa Fnu
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • tilt.work
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • Amar Bhuta
    Austin
    16 Oct 2020
  • Anita John
    New York
    16 Oct 2020
  • Jasmin A. Rehmani
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • Jamila Mindingall
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • On The Road BCCenter
    Curitiba
    16 Oct 2020
  • Renata Machado
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • Galit Ariel
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • VIVA Media
    Online
    16 Oct 2020
  • La Fabrique à héros
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • Michael Berkey
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • Kayoko Takahashi
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • Emem Opashi
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • Bill Wong
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • TEDxPutalisadak
    Online
    17 Oct 2020
  • Township Library of Lower Southampton
    Online
    19 Oct 2020
  • Rachel Berg and Shonda Kohlhoff and Graham Berg
    St. Simons Island
    20 Oct 2020
  • Davide Caffi
    Online
    20 Oct 2020
  • Entevos
    Online
    20 Oct 2020
  • TEDxTinHauWomen
    Online
    20 Oct 2020
  • Thania Alpizar
    Zapopan
    21 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    22 Oct 2020
  • TEDxUPC
    Online
    22 Oct 2020
  • TEDxLancaster
    Online
    22 Oct 2020
  • John Leihmar Toledo
    Los Banos - Laguna
    23 Oct 2020
  • TEDxLuxembourgCity
    Online
    23 Oct 2020
  • Doria Esther Benaim
    Caracas
    23 Oct 2020
  • ThinkandTalk
    Online
    23 Oct 2020
  • Sarah Bowers
    Online
    24 Oct 2020
  • TEDxKanke
    Ranchi
    24 Oct 2020
  • TEDxShenzhen
    Online
    24 Oct 2020
  • RADIANTISM
    Surabaya
    24 Oct 2020
  • TEDxRUPP
    Phnom Penh
    24 Oct 2020
  • Yuliana Gaytan
    Online
    24 Oct 2020
  • Leaderlix
    Online
    25 Oct 2020
  • Action Climate Studio
    Online
    25 Oct 2020
  • Pulkit Sardana
    Delhi
    25 Oct 2020
  • Nicky Nazareth
    Online
    25 Oct 2020
  • TEDxBanbury
    Online
    26 Oct 2020
  • Leaderlix
    Online
    26 Oct 2020
  • TEDxSantaCruzdelaSierra
    Online
    26 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    26 Oct 2020
  • Psikocoaching Consulting
    Online
    27 Oct 2020
  • Antoinette Sarpong
    Online
    27 Oct 2020
  • Carolynn Santos
    Oak Grove
    28 Oct 2020
  • April Benjamin and Dawn Communication
    Online
    28 Oct 2020
  • April Benjamin and Dawn Communication
    Lagos
    28 Oct 2020
  • Stanbridge University
    Online
    28 Oct 2020
  • Jade Brown
    Online
    28 Oct 2020
  • Thania Alpizar
    Zapopan
    28 Oct 2020
  • Winston Liew
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Valante Grant and Vanyce Grant
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Zoho Schools of Learning
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Canay Atalay
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Olive Murphy
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • TEDxAbbotsford
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Sinead Welsh
    Online
    29 Oct 2020
  • Reza Ghiabi & Tadeh Alexani of TEDxTehran
    Online
    30 Oct 2020
  • Emily Nguyen
    Online
    30 Oct 2020
  • Mohammad Alkhudari
    Online
    30 Oct 2020
  • Stella Kostopoulos
    Online
    30 Oct 2020
  • Jade Brown
    New York
    30 Oct 2020
  • Lucas Tibiriçá
    Online
    30 Oct 2020
  • Taiwo Peace Oyeniyi
    Online
    31 Oct 2020
  • Starlett Henderson
    Online
    31 Oct 2020
  • Muhammad Abid
    Online
    31 Oct 2020
  • TEDxJSPMRSCOE
    Online
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About TED Circles

TED Circles is a global community of small groups who discuss big ideas together. We believe in the power of ideas and frequent, face-to-face conversations to positively impact ourselves, our communities, and our world. Through TED Circles, a host can invite their friends, neighbors, strangers, or a mix - many who have not attended TED or TEDx events - into their home, school, office, and more to discuss a variety of interesting topics. TED provides monthly themes, recommended talks, and specific conversation starters so the host can focus on engaging everyone in constructive conversations. Here’s a summary of what TED Circles are and are not:

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FAQs

TED Circles are purposefully easy to adopt so they occur regularly plus they are easy to adapt so they reflect hosts’ and guests' style. With many possibilities come many questions:

Who can host a TED Circle?

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What is discussed during a TED Circle?

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Where do TED Circles take place?

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Rules of engagement

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Tell the world about your Circle

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