Web Talks

The Wilmette Institute sponsors a monthly series of Web Talks (which rhymes with “TED Talks”). These video talks are free and open to the public. Web Talks use a system transmitting audio and video of the presenters, together with any PowerPoint slides being used. Audience members can comment and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box.

Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are held on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK, 8 p.m. in Western Europe).

If a webinar is full you may be unable to log in to the live presentation, as the system currently accepts the first 100 participants only. If that happens you can switch to watching on Facebook or YouTube. Here are the web addresses for both alternate broadcast options:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Wilmette-Institute/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WilmetteInstitute/

Frequently Asked Questions about the Web Talks

Use Web Talks for Firesides and Deepenings

2018 Web Talks

2017 Web Talks

2016 Web Talks

2015 Web Talks

Recent and Upcoming web talks (3-month listing)

Sunday Apr. 8, 2018
Valerie Phillips
“The Special Place of America in the Bahá’í Authoritative Texts”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

Sunday Apr. 22, 2018
Gregory Dahl
“Economic Life: Reflections on the House of Justice Message of 1 March 2017”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

Sunday May 6, 2018
Ben Schewel
“Seven Ways of Looking at Religion”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

Sunday Jun. 3, 2018
Jena Khodadad
“Scientific Principles at Work in the Worldwide Advancement of the Bahá’í Faith” 

Saturday Jun. 9, 2018 (10 am Eastern Time)
“Interreligious Dialogue: Myths and Reality”
Professor Leonard Swidler, interviewed by Mikhail Sergeev

Sunday Jun. 17, 2018
Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian
“Materialism and Discontent: Bahá’í Perspectives”