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I need your help. Thank you

I am trying to win a scholarship to study for a master degree in ADR. I am in the final and need votes in Facebook to win. you can go to and vote for Rosa Abdelnour Granados.

Thank a lot if you can help.

Added by Rosa María Abdelnour Granados on August 12, 2014 at 12:57pm — No Comments

World Café at the World Summit on Information Society

In 2011, I introduced The World Café into ITU, the UN ICT agency, where I was then employed. The World Café was developed by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs and now comprises a global community of practitioners. It is a wonderful collaborative meeting methodology, and this highly participative tool became immediately very popular in ITU, an organization that supports dialogue and consensus.

I am proud and honoured to conduct my 12th high-level international ITU/UN world café type event…


Added by Saba Imru on June 11, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

Another Amazing event in an amazing place..."Seidise...LIVE!" - Galbiate, Italy

We have transformed a virtual venue born on fb three months ago into a "live"…


Added by delfino corti on May 5, 2014 at 3:41am — No Comments

Money is messing up my local economy: 7 things to learn

A recent report on local currency and local economy from Sweden, complied by Transition member Steve Hinton, sheds light on some of the pitfalls and opportunities for local community action. The report comes in the wake of a resilience project to create a “back-up” currency, envisioned as a preparedness tool should Sweden’s ubiquitous digital money system fail due to loss of electrical power over a longer period. Most money today in Sweden is digital, only a few percent is notes and coins.…


Added by Stephen Hinton on April 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Local currency and market simulations in café form: a report

Published on the 26th March, a new report from the Institute of Swedish Safety and Security, ISSS, written by fellow Stephen Hinton, sums up recent experiences with running workshops in café style on local economic development, risk preparedness  and voluntary currency. Two results speak volumes about the sustainability predicament we find ourselves in today. Firstly, in…


Added by Stephen Hinton on March 26, 2014 at 3:10am — No Comments

Kids Cafe

Can anyone share thoughts or experience for the design and hosting of cafes for kids from grade school through high school? 

Added by Tom Swigart on January 23, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Zoomlion World Cafè, Changsha (China), July 12th, 2013

I am aware that sometimes trying to summarize emotions, thoughts, feelings and even the discussions in words is a quite challenging and not productive endeavor. So, summarizing in a few words the Zoomlion World Cafè event of July 12th is definitely a challenge for me. Maybe it will be easier for those who participated in the event to catch in the following words something that they recognize. For those who were not there, I hope that, without a full understanding, their curiosity…


Added by delfino corti on July 26, 2013 at 7:16am — 3 Comments

Designing the future of the Earth Cooperatively.

Universal Platform for Developing Sustainable Earth Vision /Model Cooperatively

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        A sustainable world can never be fully realized until it is widely

        envisioned. The vision must be built up by many people before

        it is complete and compelling. (Meadows 2004, p273)

(Although I don't think that such a vision ever can be…


Added by Jan Hearthstone on May 29, 2013 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

World Café Day 2, 16 May 2013 - WSIS+10 Visioning Challenge on the Future of theInformation Society after the target of the UN 2015 Millenium Development Goals

World Café Day 2, 16 May 2013 - WSIS+10 Visioning Challenge on the Future of theInformation Society after the target of the UN 2015 Millenium Development Goals


Added by Saba Imru on May 22, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

World Café at WSIS+10 Visioning Challenge 15 & 16 May 2013

World Café at WSIS+10 Visioning Challenge 15 & 16 May 2013

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.

Added by Saba Imru on May 14, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

World Café across cultures and languages

Most of the World Cafés I have hosted are in multicultural and multilingual settings.  This has never been a barrier to meaningful communication.  The café methodology connects us at such a deep, fundamentally human level, that when the system comes together, open dialogue is established within…


Added by Saba Imru on May 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

IAF Europe Association newsletter article about our 'Big Conversation' World Café

At the IAF Europe conference in September I visually facilitated an adapted World Café for the closing session. We wanted to give facilitators the experience of being 'inside' the process, and for them to see how it worked with a graphic facilitator - something not everyone had possibly experienced.



Added by Fran O'Hara on January 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Integrating Ecology, Information technology and Society

Added by R. Jaishanker on December 13, 2012 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Formación y certificación en World Café™

Con el nuevo programa de formación y certificación en World Café™ nos proponemos extender el uso de esta poderosa metodología en organizaciones y comunidades. 

En el proceso esperamos certificar en el uso de la metodología a facilitadores competentes, para multiplicar el efecto en forma directa e indirecta.

Abrimos el espacio para brindar oportunidades de trabajo a los profesionales y facilitadores interesados en esta perspectiva y de  transformación organizacional, social y…


Added by Freddy Trujillo on December 3, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

LCW - Learning CAFé Workshops

Compartimos con la comunidad el programa LCW – Learning CAFé Workshops, que tiene como objetivo alinear reflexiones, descubrimientos y propuestas colectivas, usando metodologías inductivas y participativas, a partir de las conversaciones humanas.

El portafolio LCW ha sido creado por Luisa Elena Sucre y yo, a partir de la metodología World CaféTM. El programa LCW integra metodologías complementarias y recursos de software, de audio y video, y de registro en mapas…


Added by Freddy Trujillo on September 27, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Advancing gender mainstreaming in the international community through World Café "conversations that matter".  

Advancing gender mainstreaming in the international community through World Café "conversations that matter".



Added by Saba Imru on September 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hi Folks

A step into the darker reaches of beyond maybe.  Just joined as a result of a realisation that the research tool I have been looking for is already out there.

My PhD topic is seeking to be able to use mimetic theory ( a theory of desire and scapegoating) to develop a systems model of workplace bullying.  I had been struggling to see how I could pull this together and was reading Bojer et als 'Mapping Dialogue' and came across the World Cafe.

To be honest my interest was…


Added by Damian Stoupe on August 29, 2012 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment


I am so encouraged by "meeting" so many World Cafe members online who share the goal of increasing communication to solve problems in the world, but also, just to enjoy talking with each other.  This is what my Saturday Salons are all about-dinner/discussion groups that bring people together to talk about whatever is on their minds.

Although in-person communication is the most powerful, online communication has a valuable place, and I am happy to join you in thinking about and…


Added by Valerie on August 22, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

24/7 solar

Bucky's best idea may be his simplest.  Starting with the gap at the Bering Strait, connect the globe with one single power grid.  Then, implement solar energy power generation around the world connecting everyone to this grid.  What you have is a carbon neutral power generation that can operate 24/7.  

Added by Mark Hurych on July 11, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Uncle Bucky

Buckminster Fuller was determined to improve the world.  I am convinced that we must save the world from destruction.  We will not make it through this century with business as usual.  There is an emerging genre of collaboration online.  TWC represents an example.  Humanity needs to improve to the next level.  I think of it as a problem of self-integration.  I want to prompt, nurture, and support changes that represent a collective improvement.  

Bucky visualized the whole…


Added by Mark Hurych on July 11, 2012 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

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