Our worldwide *Salons are now online!

Building America: Is America a Startup? - Salon. Sunday August 2 - BOOK

When Does the Camera Lie? (With Olena Bulygina)  - Member-hosted Salon. Monday August 3 - BOOK

"What Do You Want from Me?": The Changing World of Dating - Salon. Wednesday August 5 - BOOK

Everyone Is a Designer (With Gabor Suhajda) - Member-hosted Salon. Friday August 7 - BOOK

Who Should Go to Therapy? (With Gena Gorlin)  - Member-hosted Salon. Saturday August 8 - BOOK

Working in Public with Nadia Eghbal - Fireside Chat. Sunday August 9 - BOOK

Depicting Depression: Melancholy in Art & Literature - Salon. Monday August 10 - BOOK

High Voltage Living (With Visakan Veerasamy) - Member-hosted Salon. Friday August 14 - BOOK

*Salons are small, intimate gatherings - free for members, not recorded. Talks on the other hand are panel events with an audience. They're recorded; tickets are half-price for everyone while we're online.




Welcome to the Interintellect! We're building a new way to be a prolific and successful intellectual in the 21st century. 

Join our buzzing online community, and attend or host salons online/offline around the world - while you learn, practice, get feedback, and find work with the help of our "virtual city of minds".

All our events are currently online. Before this, we hosted IRL salons in London, Oxford, New York City, Los Angeles, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Brussels, Berlin, Atlanta, and Mumbai.

“For me the I.I is that friend you lost touch with, but can pick back up and go deep with at any second. It’s extremely intentional and unabashed in its quest; searching for good thought online. In a time with so much noise, I love anything that’s looking for a very clear and specific cut they’re trying to elevate.”

Reggie James, New York City

'Having co-organized a salon, I can sincerely say that my preconceptions [of the I.I.] were positively exceeded. Ten gathered in my living room, mostly strangers, and at the end of the night I felt appreciative of the open, thoughtful, varied, and amicable discourse in which I had participated. To me, the special facet of a salon is that it facilitates gathering around a certain theme or idea, and not necessarily a particular social group; however, after our few hours together, I felt happy to think that anyone present could become a closer friend."

Janey Muñoz, Mountain View

“I think there’s a general sense of foreboding in the mainstream/western pop media culture — climate change, politics of fear and isolationism, and things vaguely seem dark. For me, the spirit of the I.I. — of real friends coming together to connect, to break bread, to share their minds — is something that keeps me optimistic for the year(s) to come.”

Visakan Veerasamy, Singapore

"For me, it is a chance to intersect with people I normally might not meet. Also, I’m a bit of a voyeur because life… but I appreciate the snippets I catch and that conversations can range from deeply meaningful to somewhat frivolous. I do love the idea of salons — some things can’t be explored or conveyed on social media.”

Monica Spisar, Oxford

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