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community groups, TED Circles, Happy to Chat bench (Lisbon)

Greetings - i moved to Lisbon recently and am exploring the many possible activities to get involved in, or start.

I run/fan a few projects in other places I have lived as a volunteer - out of hours, if anyone reading this wants to get involved, either as a speaker, or part of the team, or finding speakers, please get in touch.
Some of the ideas have the

TED Circles. I did one in Selina Co Living, looking to do more. Check out to get the idea, it's like a book club but discussing a TED talk rather than a book.

Open Coffee Lisbon, free morning networking meetings 8:00 am on Thursday in Impact Hub Next meeting Thursday 27th January Protected content
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Lisbon Newcomers Welcome Group
done three events so far, one in Selina two in
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Our next gathering is on 24th January in unObvious Coworking.

I used to be a licensed TEDx organiser and organised about 30 TEDxKazimierz events between Protected content . If anyone here is interested in knowing more about this global phenomenon, please get in touch.

There are some other community building and other projects that I haven't yet started in Lisbon, that I am considering if I can find the right partner or helpers.
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Happy to chat Benches (Benches that have a sign indicating that people who sit on them are happy to chat to strangers as in Protected content
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Chatty Cafes
where there is a table in the cafe designated as being the table for people who want to talk to strangers.
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if anyone reading this wants to help with any or all of these projects, drop me a note here , or connect with me in any of the ways listed here Protected content

all the best


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