What is The WELL?

Welcome to a gathering that's like no other.

The WELL, launched back in 1985 as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, continues to provide a cherished watering hole for articulate and playful thinkers from all walks of life.

Why is this conversation so treasured?

Why did members of this community pull together to buy the service?

[Check out the story of The WELL...]

Where in The WELL are you?

Charles Haynes, software guy
I love cooking and eating, so my top two favorite conferences are easily Cooking and chow.ind. Cooking to talk about cooking food, and chow.ind to talk about eating it. After that it gets harder, since there are so many great conferences to choose from, topics ranging from sex and sexuality to photography or jazz music. I'd have to say though that I love San Francisco in all its many facets so the San Francisco conference is my other home on The WELL. [See more people, more suggestions...]


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The ISIS Crisis
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Much more to talk about...


Getting into The WELL

Membership is not for everyone, partly because we are non-anonymous here. Here's how to decide whether The WELL is for you, and whether you're for The WELL. [Before you join...]

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