Engage with other interesting Calgarians throughout the year by attending one of our ongoing community-based Salon events, or one of our occasional special adventures (that's the "+" part of Salons+)!
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 select 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. With existing COVID-19 restrictions on in-person gatherings, our community salons are currently hosted virtually, but we hope to resume in-person events when this becomes possible from a safety standpoint.