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You’re invited to meet George face-to-face (virtually) on Tuesday, May 12, from 8:00 - 8:45 PM when TEDxLehighRiver | Virtual launches its new series of online conversations via Zoom and Facebook LIVE. We look forward to sharing this evening with you. 

FREE and limited to the first 100 participants on Zoom. The event will be simultaneously broadcast on Facebook LIVE. Approved registrants will receive a Zoom link approximately two hours before the event.


Five years ago, George Hrab stood on the round red rug at our TEDxLehighRiver event. His talk, Rethinking Doubt: The Value and Achievements of Skepticism, is one of our most popular; it has been viewed online nearly 37,000 times and it is as relevant today as it was in 2015.

Today, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. It's not surprising that each of us may have new doubts and questions about the world around us, especially in the time of COVID-19. In George’s 2015 talk, he explained why being skeptical - as opposed to being cynical or denialist - is a good thing. Having doubts or reservations, he points out, has led to some of humanity's greatest achievements. 

George will reflect on his original talk and explore his theories in light of our current situation in conversation with moderator Cari Kozicki, a long-time TEDxLehighRiver board member and volunteer and, currently, vice president of project management at Lehigh Valley Public Media. George will talk about how he got involved in skepticism, tell us what he’s learned since his TEDx talk, and share how one might use skepticism in their daily lives in a world that has become nearly completely virtual.