The first-ever Olio was held in a living room and as we have grown to larger venues around the city, we still think nothing beats the intimate feel of an evening Olio in a cozy apartment.
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"There’s something so magical about looking around your living room to see twenty faces, rapt, leaning forward in their chairs towards a professor—learning about philosophy or feminism or literature or any of the other paths you can wander down in an Olio. You hear voices chime in with questions and additions and disagreements, and you have your perspective changed without having to leave your home.
"But the best thing about Think Olio, which is at its pinnacle in living room lectures, is the community. It’s a self-selecting group: people who want to spend their free time talking about ideas, and those desires permeate and enrich the conversations you have before and after the lecture. At the end of each Olio, I’ve come away with a few new friends, minimal tidying up, and the feeling that I’ve helped gift a special evening to a collection of beautiful strangers."
- Anna Phelan, Scenius Member and Living Room Host