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Upcoming member exclusives

Join TED Membership for access to exclusive monthly members-only events, including special conversations with some of the most brilliant TED speakers. You won’t want to miss it!

Discussion: Our bodies' intersectionality, our collective liberation

WED, JUN 16 | 2PM ET

“Who can see me and my Black trans kin in the skin we are in?” asks scholar D-L Stewart. In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss how our collective liberation starts by working together to transform our thinking about blackness and gender.

Discussion: Where might human genetic modification lead us?

WED, JUN 23 | 12PM ET

Advancements in science have made it possible to modify our genes, but should we? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss the ethical dilemma of designer babies.

Emma Marris: Are "wild" animals really wild?

TUE, JUN 29 | 12PM ET

Are wild animals truly "wild?" Humans have altered the state of our natural environments and forced animal inhabitants to change with it, changing the definition of what it means to be "wild." Join author Emma Marris for an exploration of how we can help animals live and thrive in our ever-changing world.

Discussion: An alternative to cancel culture

WED, JUL 7 | 12PM ET

Ideological differences within personal relationships can lead to strained relationships -- or even years of silence and distance. In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss the power of giving others (and ourselves) the chance to grow.

Discussion: How to disagree productively

TUE, JUL 13 | 12PM ET

What can you do when family dinners, work meetings, and national conversations feel like a battlefield? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss three techniques that help us disagree productively and find common ground.

Member Social

WED, JUL 14 | 12PM ET

Get to know your fellow Members in a casual mixer! You'll circle through small breakout groups on Zoom while exploring some fun and light-hearted questions together. It's an evening of connection—you never know who you might meet. Coffee and cocktails are welcome!

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