"Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm."
~ I-Ching, The book of change
In association with the World Café Community Foundation, weDialogue hosts a series of interactive online “Conversations for the 21st Century” designed to stimulate collective innovation and new patterns of thinking in response to the global challenges we face today.
Each session focuses on a different key topic–e.g. Democracy, Food, Money, Aging, Creativity, etc.– and begins with a round-table exploration from the perspective of three "conversation starters" who are making significant contributions in the field being discussed. Conversation starters are chosen for their diversity in order to give the widest possible "opening" for the dialogue that follows.
After the round table, we'll move into a World Cafe format with three rounds of small group conversation, followed by a "harvest" when the whole group comes back together to share insights and their experience on the call, along with any cutting edge initiatives related to the topic at hand.
Conversation for the 21st Century offer both personal reflection and a collective exploration of the important issues of our time. These conversations have the potential to expand our ideas about what is possible; they're about dialogue and engagement; about sharing your thoughts and really listening to others.
We encourage everyone with an interest in civic discourse to participate – we all have something valuable to contribute. The World Cafe is based on the idea that we are wiser together than we are alone; that together we have the answers to the issues that concern us. We believe that every voice is necessary for the re-imagining of a better future. Let yours be heard!
Conversations for the 21st Century are held over the telephone and you must register to participate.
See archives from past Conversations for the 21st Century and other weDialogue interactive events.
Your donations to the registered 501(c)3 World Cafe Community Foundation will help us continue to offer these events and are very much appreciated: