TED’s Chris Anderson at TEDSummit in Edinburgh, Scotland announcing TED’s new initiative TED Circles. TEDxLancaster Executive Director Bob Vasile was in attendance and TEDxLancaster has volunteered to participate as one of just 150 pilot hosts from 40 countries to host TED Circles before it launches worldwide in January 2020.

TED Circles

TEDxLancaster participating in a worldwide pilot program!

Want to be part of a worldwide pilot program through TED?  TEDxLancaster is hosting TED Circles at various locations throughout Lancaster County.  TED Circles is a new TED initiative where community members come together to watch a TED talk video, then discuss and debate the ideas from the talk. The goal of TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles is to have a dialogue from diverse points of view so that attendees, and thus our community, can learn about different perspectives, philosophies, and perceptions in a safe, open, welcoming, and informal environment.  The goal is to promote inclusion, tolerance, understanding, and empathy and create an informative, thought-provoking, and educational culture.  TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles aims to bring our community together in these divisive times. Think of this as neighbors talking with neighbors in a very informal, laid back atmosphere. The discussions will be moderated by TEDxLancaster Executive Director Bob Vasile.

Currently, there are about 150 pilot hosts representing 40 countries participating in a pilot program from September through November 2019 in order to shape the official worldwide launch of TED Circles in January 2020. TEDxLancaster has volunteered to be one of the 150 hosts worldwide! Come join us and be a part of TED history!


Register for TED Circles

There is NO CHARGE to attend TED Circles! However, registration is required as we have a maximum number of participants we can accept for each date at each location. TED wants to keep circles small (about 10-15 people) so that all attendees can participate in the conversation.  Different TED Circles take place at different dates and venues throughout each month so that we can keep attendance limited (to facilitate conversation among all attendees) and so that we can bring TED Circles to different areas of our community. A different TED talk video will be shown and discussed at each session. Locations and dates are below. Please select which you prefer and click on the appropriate box to register. Questions?  Email us at TEDxLancaster@gmail.com.

 

Lancaster Public Library
125 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602
For directions, click
here.

All TED Circles at this location take place from 2-4pm
There is no charge to attend, but you MUST register
Registration is capped at 15 people per session

October 10th (Video to be determined)

November 14th (Video to be determined)

The video below is what will be discussed at Lancaster Public Library’s TED Circles event in September.

In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."

Manheim Township Public Library
595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601
For directions, click
here.

All TED Circles at this location take place from 6-8pm
There is no charge to attend, but you MUST register
Registration is capped at 15 people per session

September 24th (See video below)

October 22nd (Video to be determined)

November 26th (Video to be determined)

The video below is what will be discussed at the Manheim Township Public Library’s TED Circles event in September.

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change? Are we gods now? Join journalist Jennifer Kahn as she ponders these questions and shares a potentially powerful application of gene drives: the development of disease-resistant mosquitoes that could knock out malaria and Zika.


Click here to read the Lancaster Newspaper article about TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles.