Lecture series streams in Creemore
A Collingwood lecture series has proven so popular that organizers are extending its reach to area communities, including Creemore.
The Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute (GTLLI) is live streaming its six-part fall course to three satellite locations, beginning in October.
The fall course live streaming at Station on the Green is called the Fascinating Aspects of the Brain includes the interplay between genes and environment; bacteria and behaviour; your amazing plastic brain; sleep; the evolving landscape of cannabis in Canada; and pain.
The university level lectures are delivered by academics and experts in a wide range of fields, including arts, culture, entertainment, technology, religion, global affairs, economics, science and healthcare.
They are entertaining, promote lifelong learning and create a meeting place for people eager to learn and discuss ideas.
The lecture series started in Collingwood in 1996, and with lectures being from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays, they usually attract retirees.
Chair David Green said it started with 39 people and has grown to 650 members
The volunteer-run non-profit organization now regularly sells out the New Life Church in Collingwood. The series on the brain sold-out particularly fast, prompting organizers to use it as a pilot project for its new live stream initiation. The lectures will be viewing live via professional broadcast from New Life on Fridays between Oct. 18 and Nov. 22, at a cost of $50.
The venues will have large screen video, quality audio, refreshments, time to socialize and a Q&A.
Tickets are still available for the Creemore and Wasaga Beach satellite broadcasts. Tickets are not interchangeable or refundable and will be waiting at the venue.
Visit www.gtlli.ca for tickets. Video recordings will also be available to stream online after the lectures.