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TED talk discussion groups

I've started running a weekly TED talk discussion group in my hometown, an it's something I think other people might be interested in emulating. My formula has been showing 2 talks, usually related to each other in some way, with a total length of under 30 minutes. That way, it's not too much information to hold in your head, and we've had a lot of great conversations about how we can maybe take these 'Ideas Worth Spreading' and have them make a more concrete change in our lives.

I'd like to encourage others to consider hosting something like this in their own towns - I do mine at a coffee shop where I bring in a projector and a screen, but it's possible to do it from a large laptop if the group is smaller. So far, the list of talks I've done is here (feel free to steal them, since it's a non-trivial time commitment to find appropriate, matching talks that are under 30 minutes total):

http://laboratoryspokane.com/2013/07/10/ted-talk-discussion-group-wednesdays-at-boots/

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  • Sep 19 2013: I thank you for focusing on your own commuinty with TED Talk Discussion. I have somewhat different perspective of what you are doing that may be worth considering for future to strengthen participation not only discussions but go toward project develpment via virtual teaming of complimentary interests among small groups.

    Funding mechanism for projects are available now. For example, I am focusing on SBIR , a U.S. govie program recently extended by U.S. Congress for technology develpment topics such as educational video games in my case.

    And using crowdfunding for community service topics such as my new community tv show , Cafe Twin Show, a bridge to arts and science. Search internet for www.clubtwin.waldenthree.net for clarity and conversation. Thanks.

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