About UU Talks

UU Talks: an ongoing and ever-widening speakers series, similar to TED Talks, where Speakers will speak about topics aligned with UU Values.  

On April 28th, 2017 we hosted our inaugural UU Talks “model talks” event at the UUA Headquarters in Boston. We had an wonderful lineup of speakers that completely amazed our guests.  

We will be releasing these initial UU Talks videos on Patreon in Autumn 2018.

And, as funding permits, will be shared with UU congregations and groups as a unique model of outreach and fundraising model in 2018-2019.  At that time we will begin to share the How-To-Host-an-Amazing-UU-Talks-Event model with congregations and groups eager to incorporate our UU Talks model into their outreach, publicity and revenue streams. 

The UU Talks program was created by “Twinkle” Marie Manning with the help of the Amazing UU-consulting-guru Peter Bowden of UU Planet. Twinkle wove together her skills as a television producer and event planner, including those of an experienced TEDx facilitator, along with her call to serve in varied ways as an entrepreneurial minister, to create this platform that lifts up voices in our UU Faith. She and her colleagues can help guide congregations and individuals to use the UU Talks model and incorporate it into their outreach and fundraising campaigns.

This interview with the cast of The VUU produced by The Church of the Larger Fellowship covers a wide variety of questions you may have:

More details:

These will be live events, available also steaming online. (YouTube)

  • Those who desire to be Event Organizers will be provided with an easy-to-implement “How-to” manual and given support by the UU Speakers Collaborative in launching UU Talks in their location. 
  • The selection of speakers for a UU Talk is in the hands of the individual event organizers and not limited to speakers listed in UU Speakers Collaborative.
  • UU Talks must be hosted by individuals and groups who identify as Unitarian Universalist, including: UU Congregations, UU Camps, UU Ministries, Committees and Organizations, and even Districts, Regions and International Convocations.

We encourage congregations and organizations who wish to enhance their fundraising incomes in an innovative and fun way, to contact us about being a Host site for UU Talks!

In addition to specifically generated UU Talks, we will network with congregations and other UU entities who record sermons, classes, workshops, etc to make such more widely available online and distributed in CD (audio) and DVD (video) formats.

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These amazing UU speakers and musicians pictured above were TEDx speakers in Concord, MA. View their talks: HERE

For more information and to become a UU Talks Host, click HERE.

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