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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

Curiosity.....Keeps Us Alive or leads to a Miserable End

Long time back COLUMBUS started his journey; he sailed all across ATLANTIC and discovered a land which today we called as AMERICA. His curiosity brought him there. Same did by VASCO, otherwise we living in this divine land INDIA were never known to the world before that.

We all are curious, we were curious and we will be curious rest of our life, I think it is the curiosities which keeps us moving and keep us feel alive.

Nobody in this entire world is interested in the…


Added by Praveen Sharma on September 9, 2013 at 9:32pm — 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

The World Café applied to methods development - some experiences

Dear all -

My name is Hans-Juergen Stenger, I am new to the World Café Community. For quite a long time I have been working as responsible architect for the methods used in consultancy, solutions and services business of a multi-national IT corporation.

We developed methods in a workshop-centric approach with colleagues from around the world and we begun early to experiment with the World Café. It turned out to be very successful for our collective learning & creation…


Added by Hans-Juergen Stenger on July 7, 2012 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Establishing Partnerships Between School and Public Libraries to Implement Common Core

Join other school and public librarians in their effort to collaborate and learn about "common core" standards. What ideas do you have about ideas to promote partnerships between the school and the public libraries? What has work in your school library or public library.

Added by Amy Higgins Autrey on June 5, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Bring The World Cafe to the library community

Hi.   My name is Tess Tobin and I am new to the World Cafe community.  I am a librarian for the City University of NY and work with  promoting information and library services to the underserved and linguisitically diverse communities.  I want to bring the work of The World Cafe to a larger library audience since I feel our library communitites can benefit from more meaningful conversations.

I am organizing a program in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, June 24 from 1:30-3:30pm at the the…


Added by Tess Tobin on May 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


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