TED Talks at Headquarters Branch

Bring your curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts presented through TED Talks. Each meeting we'll view a video or two followed by an informal discussion.

Map of world showing heat signaturesTopic: Climate Change | Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. | Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room B

J. Marshall Shepherd: Three Kinds of Bias that Shape Your Worldview
"What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge."

sleeping toddlerTopic: Sleep | Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m.* | Headquarters Branch, Foundation Room

Matt Walker: Sleep Is Your Superpower
"In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye."

*Date was rescheduled from Wednesday, November 13