Expert talks on odd topics; odd talks on everything else: Odd Salon is an evening series of cocktail hour lectures based in San Francisco, featuring short talks illuminating extraordinary and unusual chapters from history, science, art, and adventure. We invite experts and amateurs alike to have a drink with us and share inspiring and strange tales so we can all learn something new. Twice monthly at Public Works SF. Occasionally elsewhere.

Salons, stories and speakers, by year: 2014 2015 2016 2017


Odd Salon is also a community of speakers, and a Fellowship of curious minds. Odd Salon Fellowship>


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