Join the most interesting conversations on the internet.
Interintellect Salons are relaxed, evening-length, moderated discussions in video calls that anyone can join. 
During an ii Salon you will be given a short reading list and some pointers, and invited to take part in an open-ended, facilitated, friendly and diverse exchange about a specific topic.
ii Salons are hosted by popular members of our growing community of young intellectuals and the global curious: we talk about philosophy and science, education and literature, technology and psychology, history and the future together. We look forward to talking with you!
Upcoming ii Salons:

Un-Numb: Rediscovering Vibrancy Through Vulnerability

Maybe Gray explores the power of vulnerability to un-numb us to the vibrancy of our emotions and help us reconnect

ii Salon. Sunday January 17 - 7:30 pm London

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Unbreaking Millennial Hearts: On Esther Perel's Influence

Default Friend and Anna Gát discuss Esther Perel: her mission, books, ideas, and influence

ii Salon. Sunday January 17 - 10 pm London

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Neurodiversity Part 2: Our Relationships, Ourselves

Scott Davies and Olena Bulygina discuss relationships and dating, intimacy and making friends for the neurodiverse

ii Salon. Monday January 18 - 9 pm London

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Lessons from the Middle Ages Part 1: Faith and Meaning

In this new monthly ii Salon series, Matt Clifford looks at contemporary lessons from the Middle Ages, starting with religion

ii Salon. Tuesday January 19 - 8 pm London

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Tracing the Outlines: Borders and Boundaries from Cells to Selves

Taylor Pullinger and Bryan Kam explore the lines, real and imagined, that slice up the world

ii Salon. Wednesday January 20 - 6 pm London

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Every Me and Every You: Mirrors, Masks and Martyrs

Bronwyn Williams examines mimesis, social cooling, and scapegoats - and whether being human is a team sport

ii Salon. Thursday January 21 - 6 pm London

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Quantum Computing 1: History / Plank & Turing's Brainchild

Lorenzo Evans explains quantum computing in a wider context - Part 1 looks at the historical background

ii Salon. Thursday January 21 - 7 pm New York

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Sense of Place I: From Liminal Spaces to Non-Places

In this new series, Victoria Egorenkova looks at how unmapped locations shape our awareness and construct our reality

ii Salon. Friday January 22 - 7 pm London

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Digital Subcultures and Social Media: Past, Present, Future

Rachel Haywire explains the shaping of generations from IRC to MySpace to TikTok

ii Salon. Friday January 22 - 8 pm New York

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Aesthetics: A Source of Pleasure, Beauty and Frustration

Visakan Veerasamy explores how our aesthetics entangle our lives – as a source of feelings both positive and negative

ii Salon. Saturday January 23 - 8:30 pm Mumbai

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Contemplating Nietzsche's Ideas Together

Ramy Fahim invites you to respond with your own takes to Nietzsche's most popular ideas and discuss it in a group

ii Salon. Saturday January 23 - 7 pm London

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Personal Finance 1: Money, The Thing That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Daniel Golliher and Daniel Thomason (“the Daniels”) talk about money and personal finance in an open, direct fashion

ii Salon. Saturday January 23 - 8 pm London

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The Invisible Design of Cities: Everything Is Hypertext

Patricia Hurducas returns to explore the perceivable and hidden design of cities and its importance in our everyday lives

ii Salon. Tuesday January 26 - 7 pm London

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The First SuperSalon of 2021!

Tyler Cowen: Malthusian Questions for a Post-Pandemic World

Tyler Cowen joins Interintellect founder Anna Gát and fellow Interintellect Anton Troynikov for this SuperSalon to reexamine Malthus's ideas

ii SuperSalon. Friday January 28 - 8 pm London

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ii Salons are always live, free for our Host community, and not recorded. Apply for a student discount here.

"Reading the Greats" - our first 15 months series, starting on January 10!
Hosted by Tommy Collison and David McDougall
2019 vs 2020

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"For me, the ii is the number one place on the Internet to find your intellectual soul mates to play with ideas, narratives, share experiences, and become more human, all in the span of 3 hours. It's a place where we can engage in authentic conversations about anything and if the topic isn't discussed as often we can even create a Salon about it ourselves.”

“Interintellect enfolds like a journey that takes you on a path of discovery and exploration with fellow seekers. The best part is that everyone comes from a place of acceptance and openness where even the quietest person finds his/her voice. It’s one of the best things that has happened to me in 2020.”

“Salons engage at the level of ideas, but we share our own stories to bring the richness of our own lived experiences to co-create a tapestry that makes us realize we could be friends even if we live thousands of miles away from each other. It captures an experience that isn't usually found on social media but is found in evening and late-night conversations with close friends.”

“The ii has given me a forum to explore and challenge my own ideas, through listening to others. It's been a solace for continuing to expand my worldview, when so much of the world is currently restricted.”

“The most delightful thing about the ii for me is how every interaction I've had in within it has been nourishing, energizing. Knowing that it exists is something that makes me more optimistic and hopeful about the world, and about the future. That there are good people coming together in good-faith to try and understand each other, learn from each other, challenge each other – wasn't that what we were supposed to be doing all along?”

 

“In this bubble of welcome and trust, some of the most incredible conversations happen.”

“I found the ii during quarantine when I was craving conversation beyond news and current events. I simultaneously feel intimidated by the genius and passion of my fellow interintellects and encouraged to explore and ask questions.”

“The Interintellect has been a life raft in a tumultuous time. The wholehearted conversations taking place here are a model for what discourse on the Internet ought to look like.”

“Interintellect members seem to share some of that edge-dwelling quality along with an inherent drive to understand.”

"Interintellect is a travel agency for the mind. And in a locked down world, we desperately need meaningful travel."

“A diverse community united by a thirst for experience. Members of the Interintellect seek knowledge, art, friendship, and conversation, and are eager to cross borders and shatter convention to experience everything beautiful in life.”

“Being intellectually strong and powerful is so important in this new age of information and possibility, and I can finally feel like I can work on intellectual things and have a "weird" audience that cares and moreover an audience that reliably nurtures and encourages it.” 

“I feel the happiest after attending a Salon, particularly one where I made a particular connection with an attendee and made a new friend or connected with someone in there to collaborate on something.”

“I love ending my day with the ii, catching up on news and friends while blocking out the rage culture of the broader internet.”

“The Interintellect is a tavern at the crossroads: people from very different places with very different stories mingle and share ideas freely. People who would otherwise never meet discover they were exactly who they were looking for.”

“Twitter could be the platform for global discussions and debates. International conferences could serve as an opportunity for personal intellectual growth. Your senior work colleagues could be your mentors and tutors to assist you in figuring out the best moves for your future. Yet none of the above achieve their aims as meticulously as the Interintellect does! The ii became a truly unique network of curious intellectuals, who are not just looking for a new audience to share their thoughts with. They are looking for new inspiration, new ideas, and new connections to grow and enable others to grow. This makes all the discussions, debates, and mentorship a lot more stimulating and enjoyable than through all the other platforms combined!”

“I feel less intellectually lonely because of the Interintellect. It's the place where I can explore my deep thoughts like what the moon smells like or obscure aspects of positive psychology.”

“Interintellect has grown into an incredibly warm, open and cognitively stimulating community where every topic can be discussed with respect and civility.”

“Intellectual life is better as a team sport — the joys of solo thinking and imagining are doubled by connection, surprise, serendipity and shared experience.”

“An absolutely hyper-colorful arrangement of thinkers, tinkerers, doers, builders, scientists and philosophers, all working together in both lockstep and counter-melody, in order to form a collective, where ideas, fears, thoughts, hopes and dreams can be shared, reflected upon, reupholstered, and displayed, with civility and empathy, and of course, intellect.”

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Anna Gát - Founder, CEO

Lujza Juhász - Community Support

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