Our worldwide *Salons are now online!
The Creative and the Perfectionist (With Anne-Laure Le Cunff) - Salon. Friday July 3 - BOOK
Damascus Moments: The Turning Points That Shape Our Lives - Salon. Wednesday July 8 - BOOK
On the Responsibility of Designers - Member-hosted Salon. Thursday July 9 - BOOK
Homo Categoricus: From Astrology to MBTI - Salon. Friday July 10 - BOOK
An Introduction to Antifragility (in the Time of Coronavirus) - Member-hosted Salon. Saturday July 11 - BOOK
The Great Business of Video Games - Member-hosted Salon. Sunday July 12 - BOOK
The Future of Adulting - Salon. Tuesday July 14 - BOOK
Optics in the Digital Age (With Visakan Veerasamy) - Member-hosted Salon. Friday July 17 - BOOK
Welcome to the Interintellect! We're building a new way to be a prolific and successful intellectual in the 21st century.
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.
*Talks are casual panels with an audience. They're recorded; tickets are half-price for everyone while we're online. Salons are small intimate events, free for members, not recorded.
“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