Learning Night is a TED-like speaker series where our coolest friends get together and give talks about topics they are passionate about. I help co-host the Toronto chapter.
Each night has 3 speakers who share something they’re passionate about—anything at all! It’s typically a 15 min talk + 5 min Q&A but speakers are free to make up their own format. In the past we’ve had workshops, guided meditations, and music jam sessions. Other past talks have included topics like:
- The Science of Sushi
- History of Pole Dance
- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- How to Play Poker
- Teaching a Hip-Hop Class
- Making GIFs in Photoshop
- More past talks on our website: learningnight.com
My favourite part of Learning Night is how friendly and welcoming everyone is. It’s the perfect opportunity for those new to public speaking to practice their skills in a low-pressure, informal environment. I’ve seen shy, reserved friends who have never given a talk before gain so much confidence and experience through Learning Night that they are later able to completely rock the stage at huge events.
Want to attend a Learning Night or give a talk? Email me.
COVID-19 update: Learning Nights are now hosted online.