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Conversations for the 21st Century


Conversations for the 21st Century

Welcome to Conversations for the 21st Century online group!

Location: telephone-based online series
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2015

This space is to support the online Conversations for the 21st Century series  between sessions as a place to continue the conversations started on the calls, connect with one another, and share resources pertinent to session topics. It is also a place to harvest insights and "seeds" to carry forth from each session.

Please feel free to respond and start a conversation on any relevant topic. 

Background context and more information on the series can be found here.

Conversations for the 21st Century are produced by World Cafe Online Services partner weDialogue and sponsored by the World Cafe Community Foundation.


World Café Mobile Application Survey

Started by Eduardo Magalhaes Sarmento Afons Aug 23, 2015. 0 Replies

Come out of Plato's Cave

Started by Todd Ramage Wolf. Last reply by Amy Lenzo Aug 15, 2012. 4 Replies

Common Denominator that is the Inherent Simplicity in the Complexity

Started by Todd Ramage Wolf. Last reply by Todd Ramage Wolf Aug 15, 2012. 3 Replies

Community - Conversation Starters & Special Guests

Started by Amy Lenzo. Last reply by Todd Ramage Wolf Oct 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Community - Harvest "Seeds"

Started by Amy Lenzo. Last reply by Amanda Fenton Apr 9, 2011. 6 Replies

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Comment by Amy Lenzo on August 21, 2012 at 9:17am

Welcome, Elaine!

Tell me a little about what interests you about this group or this idea. It's been a while since the last public Conversation for the 21st Century, but I've been hosting similar conversations for different groups and really love the medium and format. 


Comment by tanapaddock on January 6, 2012 at 12:13am

I'd like to share a project that helps to continue and deepen the virtual world cafe conversation that was held in September- "What is moving and awakening around the world?". It's called Taking the Revolution Forward and it explores how the experience of community and direct democracy that has been so strongly felt in recent revolutionary movements can be sustained and deepened as these movements begin the longer institutional walk of reinventing society. Initial contributions include reflections from Motaz Attalla in Egypt, Anthi Theiopoulou and Sarah Whiteley in Greece, Aydin Yassemi in Iran, and Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay in Canada. Thanks! -Tana

Comment by Amy Lenzo on June 23, 2011 at 11:16am
Thanks Stephen - we'll follow up by email with you.
Comment by Jim Barton on April 1, 2011 at 3:01pm
Comment by Jim Barton on April 1, 2011 at 2:57pm
HOw can I set this NOT to notify me merely when people join this group?
Comment by Ben Roberts on April 1, 2011 at 2:12pm

I want to echo Amy's comments below--it was really special to begin this series with a conversation on Community, and to be graced with the insights and generous spirits of our conversation starters.  I can't wait for our next call--Collaboration for the 21st Century-- which will be on May 20th and features our very own Juanita Brown along with other special guests TBD.  There's an early registration link on the weDialogue website.  Hope to see y'all there.  


Meanwhile, please post your harvest "seeds" and "Call to Action" resources using the two threads listed above so we can continue to benefit from all the juicy energy that was just released!

Comment by Amy Lenzo on April 1, 2011 at 2:01pm

Thank you all for being part of this launch of the Conversations for the 21st Century series... a special thanks to our conversation starters and special guests (and our tech support Vic Desotelle) who helped make everything work so well.

Ben and I had a wonderful time hosting... we both look forward to the next session, and to what emerges from our conversations here in the World Cafe online community in between them. Welcome!




Comment by Cindy Salazar on April 1, 2011 at 12:01pm

During a conversation about simple acts of courtesy in community, someone else's wisdom stuck with me...

 "Small ripples create a tidal wave of loving kindness".

-Tracy, S. Dakota


Thank you, Tracy!

Comment by Dave Shaw on April 1, 2011 at 11:39am
Also, I am submitting proposals for co-hosting The World Cafe at two large conference in California in 2012 -- Eco Farm in Monterrey and Bioneers in Marin. If you would like to collaborate please contact me! I would like to explore the theme of Multi-Generational Collaboration.
Comment by Dave Shaw on April 1, 2011 at 11:33am
I put my invitations in the Community - Harvest "Seeds" section. I'd love to hear more about your work too!

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