Engage with other interesting Calgarians throughout the year by attending one of our monthly community-based Salon events, or one of our occasional special adventures (that's the "+" part of Salons+)!
Community Salon events run three times a month between January and June, and from September to November.
Salon-based events evoke the famous salon gatherings of the 18th Century Enlightenment period, which stimulated the development and spread of many of the basic political, scientific, and social ideas that underpin our modern life (for good or bad). Our amazing team of volunteer hosts has selected a series of pre-recorded TEDTalks to view throughout the year, and they engage participants in a series of dynamic, structured discussion questions.
Where the topic ultimately goes is up to you, the participants! It's an excellent way to meet new people with a shared interest in ideas, and to challenge one's own viewpoints. Community salons are currently hosted at the Central (SW), Fish Creek (SE), and Crowfoot (NW) branches of the Calgary Public Library, and may be hosted at other partner locations on a per-event basis.