• The Olivia (map)
  • 315 West 33rd Street
  • New York, NY, 10001
  • United States

Join us this Friday at The Olivia (315 West 33rd Street) for our weekly salon. Led by seasoned facilitators from our organizing team, our weekly salons are based on pre-recorded TED Talks and explore a specific theme for discussion. After screening the talk, you are invited to share in a lively discussion to investigate the chosen theme from multiple points of view. This weekly event has shifted how connections are made by offering a soft space for hard conversation. A place where listening is just as important as speaking.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, the screening begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Ron Gross is this week's guest facilitator


Ron co-chairs the University Seminar on Innovation at Columbia University, and is the founder-director of Conversations New York.   His books include Peak Learning, Socrates’ Way, The New Professionals, Individualism, and Independent Scholarship.    In 2013 Ron was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Lifelong Learning of the International Adult and Continuing Education Association.  Formerly with the Ford Foundation, he has led lifelong learning initiatives in Europe, the Far East, Israel, and Mexico.