Single-Session Events

Join us for a fascinating talk or workshop. We can't wait to learn with you!

Upcoming Events

Speaker: 
Zibby Owens
Monday, September 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

You have a zillion ideas for novels or memoirs or stories but you’re not sure what to do with them. How do you know which ideas to pursue?! How do you know how to actually sell a book? What’s the secret behind great writing and what makes someone (like you) a truly great writer? Hear from author interviewer and author herself Zibby Owens, host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books as she shares the insights she has learned after 800+ author conversations and countless books read.

Speaker: 
Amy Kean
Tuesday, September 28th, 10am-12pm PT / 1pm-3pm ET

The corporate world is plagued with boringness and normality, but wouldn't we all be happier if we allowed ourselves to be weirder? Amy Kean - a social scientist - will explore how some of the history's most eccentric individuals have been a success in the world of work, and how you harness the strange inside of you to do the same. Participants will also take part in a live (ethical!) social experiment.

Speaker: 
Melissa Pyrch
Thursday, September 30th, 3pm-4pm PT / 6pm-7pm ET

This one hour session will discuss common application essay topic choices and requirements. It will discuss the importance of topic selection and the opening paragraphs. This workshop will also share examples of essays that work.

Speaker: 
Marlene Simon
Thursday, September 30th, 6pm-7:30pm PT / 9pm-10:30pm ET

Houseplants, Veggies, Ornamentals .. This talk will cover the most problematic pests/diseases that attack our garden/plants and safe ways to control them.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 4th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

If you’re working on your artist statement, promoting a show, or would like help with an essay, this webinar is for you. Robin Cembalest, former editor of ARTnews and a longtime coach and mentor, will review participants’ writing samples and offer constructive advice in a collegial setting. Participants will come away empowered to improve their own texts, and to convey their artistic concepts into clear, accessible language moving forward.

Speaker: 
Geraint Lewis
Wednesday, October 6th, 6:30pm-8pm AEDT / 12:30am-2am PT / 3:30am-5am ET

A lot happened in the first few moments of the universe - more particularly events that shaped the cosmos around us today. Here we will explore the scientific understanding of this Big Bang and early life of the universe, from a time of initial mystery, through the forging of matter as we know it, to the birth of the first stars and galaxies. This event will be held at 6:30pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time).

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 18th, 1pm-3pm PT / 4pm-6pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 25th, 3:30pm-5pm PT / 6:30pm-8pm ET

Love it, hate it, tolerate it, Twitter has become an essential tool--for sharing and making news, monitoring coverage, and staying on top and ahead of controversies. If you’re a late adaptor or just Twitter-curious, this webinar is for you. Robin Cembalest, former ARTnews editor and social media expert, will share strategies and best practices for posting and consuming content on Twitter, in the art space and beyond. Whether you want to track news and mentions or promote a project, this workshop gives you the tools to get going.

Past Events

Speaker: 
Lee Woodruff
Thursday, September 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Through an interactive workshop, Woodruff will teach tips and tricks to amplify your presence and be an effective and compelling communicator in every situation, from job interviews and keynote speeches to media interviews and panel participation.

Speaker: 
Aila Malik
Thursday, September 16th, 4:30pm-6pm PT / 7:30pm-9pm ET

Change is naturally occurring in all aspects of our lives, and yet with a little intentionality--strategy around design and contextual awareness--we can become a "change champion," or a fully-expressed, values-driven, influential, and respected leader who acts with intention to create enduring and lasting change towards a greater vision of equity and justice. Come start your journey with tips and tools shared in this introductory workshop!

Wednesday, September 8th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Writing a great book is only the very beginning of becoming a publishing success story—you need great publicity and marketing to make sure your book SELLS. But even if you spend $15k+ to hire a publicist, your success is not guaranteed. Enter: This fun and enlightening 2-hour crash course for authors hoping to DIY their way to a smash-hit book launch, offering tried-and-tested tips, thought-starters, creative strategies, and more from two authors who've done it themselves.

Saturday, September 4th, 1pm-2:30pm PT / 4pm-5:30pm ET

If you're a young artist or just starting out in your pursuit of a career in character design, then this event may be just right for you.

Speaker: 
Rachel Economy
Wednesday, September 1st, 12pm-1:15pm PT / 3pm-4:15pm ET

As disabled and chronically ill people, we often have to get extremely creative and innovative in designing our lives, filling in the huge gaps in accessibility and occupational support that run rampant in the US medical and social support systems. Yet so often, the moments when we most urgently need this creativity are also the ones in which we feel the most physically or psychologically exhausted. In this workshop, we'll play with a simple design-thinking process that takes you from problem to plan to implementation.

Speaker: 
Jasmin Darznik
Thursday, August 26th, 5:30pm-7pm PT / 8:30pm-10pm ET

Join New York Times bestselling author Jasmin Darznik as she shares her secrets for creating rich and compelling portraits of women from the past.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesday, August 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join us for this free session designed to give you an overview of Andrew Scrivani’s upcoming Speakeasy workshops for this fall.

Speaker: 
Roy Bahat
Wednesday, August 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Asking for introductions can bring you to a meeting with a hero of yours, a customer, investor, or colleague – and, more often than not, we ask by email. Hear from Roy Bahat, head of early-stage venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, as he helps you learn how to break down the key parts of a "forward intro email," his industry-standard method.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesday, August 25th, 9am-10am PT / 12pm-1pm ET

Join us for this free session designed to give you an overview of Andrew Scrivani’s upcoming Speakeasy workshops for this fall.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, August 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, August 18th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

Do you have an art show or event this fall? Is your Elevator Pitch ready? Message and social media strategy in place? In this intensive communications workshop, Robin Cembalest, former ARTnews editor and social media strategist, offers tactics and practical tips to promote your project from concept to press coverage. In the first half of the class, she’ll show examples of how artists and institutions are using social platforms to promote shows and events. In the second half of the class, she’ll take questions from the participants.

Speaker: 
Mina Llona
Monday, August 16th, 1pm-2pm PT / 4pm-5pm ET

A lot of people want to get into the music business, but many times don't know what they are doing. Maybe you made a song and uploaded it on some streaming platform, but that is not enough. Technology has made it easy to record a song and send it off into the internet in hopes that someone will find it and like it, but what happens after that? This "Mina Talk" will help you understand what basic things you should be doing as an independent artist trying to get noticed.

Speaker: 
Sirin Kale
Thursday, August 5th, 10:30am-11:30am PT / 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

A masterclass in feature writing from one of the most respected feature writers in British journalism today. Please note that the ticket price for this event is listed in US dollars. It will be offered at 10:30am Pacific Time (US) which is 6:30pm British Summer Time (UK).

Speaker: 
Marlene Simon
Wednesday, August 4th, 5:30pm-6:50pm PT / 8:30pm-9:50pm ET

Taking stem or leaf cuttings can be an easy and cheap way of obtaining more plants and we all want more plants. But knowing the basic science and why's behind this practice will help you become even more successful. This session will focus on the hormones, myths, tips and tricks that are key to propagating easy to those more-difficult-to-root plants.

Speaker: 
Sirin Kale
Wednesday, August 4th, 10:30am-11:30am PT / 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

A masterclass in feature writing from one of the most respected feature writers in British journalism today. Please note that the ticket price for this event is listed in US dollars. It will be offered at 10:30am Pacific Time (US) which is 6:30pm British Summer Time (UK).

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Thursday, July 29th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

So you want to write an art review. How do you get started? Former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest shares templates and best practices in this two-hour introductory class, designed for creative professionals of all levels. In the first hour, she breaks down the essential elements of exhibition reviews, including structure, description, and value judgment. In the second hour, she’ll answer questions about getting published, and offer one-on-one feedback on brief writing samples from the participants.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, July 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, July 27th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

Call it your bio, “about blurb,” or statement: Every creative professional needs a paragraph (or two) that sums up their practice. In this overview class, Robin Cembalest, former editor of ARTnews and a longtime coach and mentor, breaks down the structure of this essential tool and shares templates for moving forward. She’ll review sample artist bios to showcase a variety of approaches, and offer one-on-one feedback on a brief bio from each participant.

Sunday, July 25th, 3pm-4pm PT / 6pm-7pm ET

If you’ve been tossing around the idea of starting your own RV renovation business (especially with your spouse!) this class is for you! Whether you’re just in the beginning stages or you’re ready to pull the trigger, this is information you’ll want to hear!

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, July 7th, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Wednesday, June 9th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, June 6th, 1pm-2:45pm PT (US) / Monday, June 7th, 8am-9:45am NZST (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being held on Sunday, June 6th, 1pm PT, which is Monday, June 7th, 8am in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Thursday, May 20th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, May 19th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Can you describe yourself and your art in 30 seconds? In this lively workshop, Robin Cembalest, a longtime coach and mentor, shares exercises, tips, and one-on-one feedback to teach participants how to craft the classic elevator pitch.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Monday, May 17th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, May 13th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming, but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

Speaker: 
James Tanton
Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Let’s have some bold and brash math fun! Five basic principles for mathematical thinking and practice can transform one’s approach to the entire subject. They can unravel deep joy, deep understanding, deep personal confidence, and intellectual glee. (Who doesn’t want to experience glee in mathematics?)

Speaker: 
Chris Facey
Thursday, April 22nd, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

In this single-session seminar, we will examine the intentionality behind creating photographs. By engaging in an open discussion, you'll come away from the event with a better understanding of why you create images.

Speaker: 
David Peterson
Monday, April 19th, 3pm-4:30pm PT / 6pm-7:30pm ET

It’s been ten years since the first episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on HBO and changed the landscape of language creation forever. In this retrospective, series language creator David J. Peterson will detail what went into creating the languages of an era-defining show and explore what’s next.

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, April 11th, 1pm-2:30pm (PT) / Monday, April 12th, 8am-9:30 (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, April 11th 1pm PT, which is Monday, April 12th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Friday, April 2nd, 8am-9am PT / 5pm-6pm CET

In this dynamic event, we will examine the most vital elements needed for brands and influencers to work better together. By discussing key action points from gifting to loans to paid partnerships, attendees will come away from the event with crucial and game-changing knowledge on how to better their business, no matter if they’re an influencer or a brand rep.

Tuesday, March 30th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Take your comedy career to the next level with personalized instruction and feedback from professional comedian Sarah Tollemache.

Speaker: 
Tayo Rockson
Saturday, March 27th, 12pm-1:30pm PT / 3pm-4:30pm ET

In this 90-minute spoken word event, Tayo will share his experiences growing up Black on four continents as he grappled with his identity, changes, growth, loss and realizing what his calling was. Participants will enjoy live performance from Tayo accompanied by many opportunities for Q&A and discussion of the timely topics his work raises.

Speaker: 
Tayo Rockson
Friday, March 26th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 90-minute spoken word event, Tayo will share his experiences growing up Black on four continents as he grappled with his identity, changes, growth, loss and realizing what his calling was. Participants will enjoy live performance from Tayo accompanied by many opportunities for Q&A and discussion of the timely topics his work raises.

Speaker: 
Amy Kurzweil
Wednesday, March 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this hour-long session, students will learn key cartooning principles, theories, and approaches that will prepare them to dream up their own cartoons. We’ll do generative prompts together and then draw and share our funny thoughts and sketches (no experience necessary).

Tuesday, March 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn what it takes to become a professional comedian from someone who has done it. Professional comedian Sarah Tollemache will share how she got started in comedy, insights she has learned over the years professionally, and what you can do to have a career like hers.

Speaker: 
Matt Beat
Thursday, March 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Mr. Beat guides you through common logical fallacies and gives you tips for how to spot them.

Tuesday, March 16th, 6pm-7pm PT / 9pm-10pm ET

Master photographer Scott Robert Lim is kicking off an in-depth mentorship program in April. At this event, he’ll talk about how he has trained many world-class photographers and the plan for this mentorship program. He’ll also answer questions so you can decide if you’d like to participate. The cost of this ticket will be applied toward the mentoring program for anyone who signs up for both.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

Saturday, March 13th, 7am-8am PT / 10am-11am ET

Join marine biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez as she dives into the secret lives of sharks, from their past to their perilous present.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, March 3rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Need advice on building your brand on social media? This workshop with Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will help guide you!

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Tuesday, March 2nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have teaching materials that you want to sell? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, can show you how!

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Monday, March 1st, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Looking to get started creating and posting your teaching resources for sale? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will get you started on how to make this happen!

Sunday, February 28th, 10am-11:30am PT / 1pm-2:30pm ET

In this seminar Brigit will explain some of the basic differences between bumblebees, solitary bees, and honeybees – including lifecycles and nesting behaviour; their relationships with flowering plants; the problems they all face; and, most important, what we can do to help them.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

Speaker: 
Larry Swedroe
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

What’s the investment forecast for 2021? Cloudy, with a chance of pent-up spending, fiscal stimulus, trade tensions, and showers of unexpected determinants. Join investment educator, author, and nationally acclaimed speaker Larry Swedroe in this intimate seminar to learn what to consider as you put together your investment plan for the year ahead.

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Mani Marcus
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

A virtual Bravo Happy Hour Mixer! Learn about and discuss the rise of the “Real Housewives of Potomac” with other superfans!

Speaker: 
James Tanton
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Do you field questions like, "Why is negative times negative positive?" Have you a beautiful and mathematical solid answer to this question that adequately answers your students' concern? In this 90-minute session, mathematician James Tanton will go through all the tough questions students naturally--and rightly--ask that are surprisingly thorny and deep and offer his mathematical advice on how to address them.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Are you curious or concerned about how the global pandemic could impact your retirement? Join Richard Eisenberg, the Managing Editor and Senior Editor of the Money and Work & Purpose Channels at Next Avenue (a PBS site for people 50+), in conversation about 9 retirement trends emerging across the US in 2021 and how they may (or may not) factor into your retirement planning.

Speaker: 
Sharon Louden
Monday, February 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm PT / 9pm-10:30pm ET

In this ever-changing world, do you wonder how artists are being creative, sustaining their lives, inspiring people behind the scenes? Join artist, author, and acclaimed lecturer Sharon Louden in this talk dispelling the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist by revealing a few distinctly different artists who are living their lives despite the obstacles.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Alison Foley
Thursday, February 18th, 4pm-5pm PT / 7pm-8pm ET

This seminar will help high school student-athletes, their families, and coaches understand how to navigate the college recruiting process, specifically through COVID-19.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 17th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Jaime Wilson
Tuesday, February 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This event will provide approachable instructions for how to create a recipe from scratch. The workshop will help participants tackle issues such as ingredient sourcing and recipe inspiration, as well as the very important skill of learning to think on your feet in the kitchen.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

Speaker: 
Razib Khan
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have 23andMe or Ancestry.com data that you’re interested in analyzing more deeply? Join geneticist and personal genomics expert Razib Khan for a crash course in getting the most out of the raw data available from popular genetic sites.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, January 19th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60 minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Roy Dean
Tuesday, January 12th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about training hard; it’s about training smart. This seminar will give you an overview of the journey to black belt and how to optimize your training for that goal.

Speaker: 
Adrian Miller
Monday, December 28th, 5:30pm-6:30pm PT / 8:30pm-9:30pm ET

Take a trip around the world to learn New Year's food traditions with the Soul Food Chef Adrian Miller in this single-session seminar. Adrian is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of global culture with curious learners––no cooking experience required. What better way to prepare for your own delicious New Year's celebration?!

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Tuesday, December 15th, 4-5:30pm PT / 7-8:30pm ET

Now that more people are isolated at home, online presentations using tools like Zoom are becoming the norm. Jill Heinerth will unlock the secrets of professional home broadcasting and offer tips about media platforms, audio, lighting, and creating engaging multimedia presentations.

Speaker: 
Olivier Corneau
Wednesday, December 9th, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

Join Olivier Corneau for an inspirational and interactive talk (en Français!) about his journey from aspiring artist to successful artist with exhibitions worldwide. Learn what it takes to become a professional artist and how you can begin a life of professional creativity.

Speaker: 
Olivier Corneau
Monday, December 7th, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

Join Olivier Corneau for an inspirational and interactive talk about his journey from aspiring artist to successful artist with exhibitions worldwide. Learn what it takes to become a professional artist and how you can begin a life of professional creativity.

Speaker: 
Brian Frye
Thursday, December 3rd, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

This seminar will provide a practical introduction to concepts in copyright law, tailored to artists and filmmakers. Among other things, we will discuss what copyright does and doesn’t protect, and when the fair use doctrine applies to copyrighted works.

Speaker: 
Jake Goldwasser
Monday, November 16th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

In this 90 minute session, participants will learn the history, composition, and theory of single-panel cartoons. Everyone will then have the opportunity to draw their own cartoon (but no artistic experience is necessary).

Saturday, October 3rd, 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET

Over the past 40 years, Black women activists have built the womanist movement to advocate for the rights of all people. The inspirational Reverend Dr. Fry Brown will highlight the work of several womanist activists, from public figures to ordinary people committed to making change, and demonstrate how their actions illustrate the ideals of womanism.

Saturday, September 26th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

What we view as commonplace seasonings like pepper and cinnamon were once the most luxurious items known to humans. Join award-winning Cornell University Professor Eric Tagliacozzo for this talk about humanity's millennials-long yearning for the spices of Asia.

Speaker: 
John Sitter
Wednesday, September 23rd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

As ice caps melt and temperatures rise, novels about climate change have moved from the margins to the center of world literature. In this seminar, we will explore the emerging genre of climate fiction (aka "cli-fi") and discuss how the best work in this genre helps us understand our moment and imagine possible futures.

Speaker: 
Andrew Fraknoi
Friday, September 18th, 6-7:30pm PT / 9-10:30pm ET

Take a tour of the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Our stops include Venus, the Mount Olympus volcano on Mars, and Saturn's "Cold Faithful" and more!

Saturday, September 12th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

At this game show-style event, our speaker, David Rheinstrom, will come up with recipes on demand based on ingredients you have in your kitchen.

Tuesday, September 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

Join professional facilitator Kyla Sokoll-Ward for a series of authentic, insightful exercises and games designed to foster fast and meaningful connection. Take an hour to invest in yourself through exercises that build trust, empathy, playfulness, and self-understanding.

Speaker: 
Andrew Ridker
Sunday, September 6th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature, including how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America.

Speaker: 
Kim Kutz Elliot
Tuesday, March 31st, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Join historian Kim Kutz Elliott for a thought-provoking exploration of Abraham Lincoln's ubiquitous presence in American popular culture.

Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 19th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Dr. Steve Chamow is back by popular demand for an extended conversation on COVID-19 drug discovery. Join us to learn more about the availability of technologies for therapeutics and vaccines and opportunities to shorten the timeline of clinical drug development.

Speaker: 
Joseph Stenberg
Friday, May 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

What does it mean to be happy? Philosopher Joseph Stenberg will help us understand how various thinkers' answers to that question can guide our own pursuit of happiness.

Speaker: 
Lauren Oakes
Thursday, May 7th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

The solution space for climate change isn’t only about stopping emissions. It’s also about coping with the consequences in our local communities. Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes will discuss two responses to climate change —adaptation vs. mitigation — and what we can do to help.

Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 7th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

The current pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we never expected, and scientists around the globe are working to stop its spread. In this timely talk with Dr. Steve Chamow, we'll learn about what it will take for drug companies to mitigate the impact of coronavirus.

People dealing with infertility have a dizzying array of experts (and self-described experts) to turn to for advice, and the directives they share may be contradictory and of variable quality. Guided by their academic research and personal experiences, Bethany Johnson and Margaret Quinlan will help us understand the historical precedents for the advice we're given and how we can navigate it.

Sunday, May 3rd, 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET

Award-winning journalist Krithika Varagur will discuss Saudi influence on the Muslim world and national security implications of the US-Saudi relationship.

Speaker: 
Dan Berstein
Friday, May 1st, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

How do we talk candidly and sensitively about mental health during a pandemic (and beyond)? Dan Berstein draws on his professional training as a mediator, academic background in mental health, and personal experience living with bipolar disorder to help us navigate this critical topic.

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Thursday, April 30th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

We could all use some magic in our lives right about now. Watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and master a few tricks yourself.

Wednesday, April 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Stuck inside? Sick of eating PB&J? Foodie David Rheinstrom will have five minutes per participant to come up with a delicious dish that incorporates the ingredients they have in their kitchen, meets their dietary preferences, and that they'd be happy to cook & eat. Can he rise to the challenge? Only one way to find out!

Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Wednesday, April 29th, 9-10am / 12-1pm ET

Religion scholar and former archaeological excavator Andrew Henry takes us on a journey into the past. We'll try to pinpoint the origins of religion and discuss the challenges of doing so.

Speaker: 
Ophir Samson
Tuesday, April 29th, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Self-driving cars are in the news and on the roads, but how do they actually work? Industry veteran Ophir Samson will fill us in and engage us in a fascinating discussion about how autonomous vehicles will change our day-to-day lives.

Speaker: 
Janet Golden
Monday, April 27th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Historian Janet Golden believes babies have shaped many aspects of modern life, including medicine, government, consumer culture, and economics. Recommended for anyone who has ever been a baby!

Sunday, April 26th, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET

Learn how to make simple, delicious, and beautiful home-cooked meals in this interactive session with Alex de Aranzeta.

Speaker: 
Al Camarillo
Saturday, April 25th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

How have Americans and their leaders responded in times of crisis throughout our history? Join acclaimed Stanford historian Al Camarillo for this timely discussion.

Speaker: 
Fallon Ukpe
Thursday, April 23rd, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

Join bestselling author Dr. Fallon Ukpe for an interactive discussion about managing fear and uncertainty and charting a path forward. An MD/MBA by training, Fallon is as brilliant as she is empathetic.

Speaker: 
Merve Emre
Wednesday, May 6th, 9-10am PT / 12-1pm ET

Oxford English professor Merve Emre explains the bizarre origins of personality testing and explores why these tests continue to intrigue us.

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Tuesday, April 21st, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

We could all use some magic in our lives right about now. Watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and master a few tricks yourself.

Monday, April 20th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join us for an interactive event with loneliness expert Kyla Sokoll-Ward, who'll share her research and teach us games that fuel connection.

Speaker: 
Eric Schwartz
Sunday, April 19th, 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET

Learn how machine learning has helped researchers and policy makers take a targeted approach to solving water crises in Flint and beyond.