A 90-minute conversation with optional 30-minute Q & A with hosts. Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships. Typically, 4-7 people meet in person or by video call for about 90 minutes to listen to and be heard by others on one of our nearly 100 topics. Rather than debating or convincing others, we take turns talking to share and learn. No preparation is required.
How do you have a conversation with someone you disagree with? For 15 years, the Institute for Civil Dialogue has hosted a format known as Civil Dialogue which allows the members of the public to take a position on a controversial statement and explore it using the ground rules of civility. The goal is not to persuade, but to explain your viewpoint and model civility.