A TED Circle is an interactive experience where we meet-up for conversations about ideas. In this present space, we’re taking it digital.

TEDxMelbourne Circle: Truth Tellers

A TED Circle is an interactive experience where we meet-up for conversations about ideas. In this present space, we’re taking it digital.
Mon
,
30 Nov
,
2020
11:55 am
-
1:30 pm
AEST
About this Event

A TED Circle is an interactive experience where we meet-up for conversations about ideas. In this present space, we’re taking it digital.

Theme: Truth Tellers

truth   /truːθ/  noun

  1. the quality or state of being true.

But what happens as we go through the journey of life and acquire beliefs which we hold to be true, at least to ourselves, but in reality are far from it? How do we bring ourselves back to the truth? And how do we help others to do so as well?

People need the truth about the world in order to grow and to thrive. Truth matters, both to us as individuals and to society as a whole. As individuals, being truthful means that we can learn about the world and from our mistakes. For society, the truth bonds us together creating trust and connection.

So what is truth - that it should have such gravity and such a central place in people’s lives - and how do we live a life in pursuit of truth?

Please watch this featured talk before the TED Circle:

3 Kinds of bias that shape your world view, by J. Marshall Shepherd

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.

Register to join our next TED Circle and be a part of this conversation.  

How to Participate:

1. Register to join the discussion (via our Website/ Eventbrite)

2. Watch the Featured Talk (see link above)

3. Join the event via Zoom on Monday 30th November 2020

4. Listen to our featured guest and host discuss the theme, and then join the smaller breakout groups of attendees to contribute your own thoughts with other attendees.

Don't forget to share your experience online by using the hashtag #TEDxMelbourne on your preferred social network, and tagging us!

Featured Guest:

Luke Ross

Luke Ross is a Behavioural & Organisational Psychologist, having trained thousands of senior executives on social intelligence. Luke also has 22 years experience as an Army Psychologist (Captain) with overseas experience supporting the Australian Defence Force on operations.

As a master trainer of social intelligence programs, Luke engages people to increase workplace performance immediately by showing people how to think and behave differently at work. Social Intelligence is the effective combination of Resilience (mindset & beliefs), Behavioural Style (how we interact with others in the workplace) and Behavioural Emotional Intelligence (how we build positive relationships with others in the workplace). Find out more: https://www.socialintelligence.com.au/luke-ross

Host: Joanne Woo - Curation, TEDxMelbourne

** Please note this will be recorded and may be used by TEDxMelbourne for marketing and promotional purposes. Also, by participating in this event you agree to abide by Zoom’s Acceptable Use Policy, which can be found here: https://zoom.us/reasonableusepolicy

The recording will not be available for public viewing, so will not be replayed at a later date.

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TEDxMelbourne Circle: Truth Tellers
A TED Circle is an interactive experience where we meet-up for conversations about ideas. In this present space, we’re taking it digital.
Mon
,
30 Nov
,
2020
11:55 am
-
1:30 pm
AEST