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At 10:59am on October 13, 2009, Janet Buck said…
Thanks David. Unfortunately, I can't attend your session due to a scheduling conflict. I am hopeful that the audio of it will be shared with the Community on this site (hint hint. I am very much looking forward to learning with you!
At 2:02pm on October 12, 2009, Saba Imru said…
Hello David ! Je parle anglais, so.... pas de probèmes pour communiquer !

The world café for Peace Day was just fabulous. We had coaches, artists and humanitarian workers. A really nice, committed, international Geneva crowd. It was a whole afternoon dedicated to talking about peace and bring out peoples' deepest values.

At the end we achieved the three concrete results that we had hoped for: a great experience for everyone, a Charter of Questions about Peace that people ask all year round in their personal/professional environment and a dialogue Circle Questions for Peace to continue the conversation.
Here's the website

We hosted another world café the following weekend for Cultural Creatives, but I haven't finished the website yet.

I'm so, so thrilled. The World Café model is just so fantastic !

Now I'll try and figure out the best way to post the info on this beautiful world café community website !

Thanks for everything !
At 8:05am on October 7, 2009, Daphne said…
Thank you my dear friend! An honor to join the two of you!
At 4:57am on October 6, 2009, Michael Chender said…

Lovely to hear from you--hope to have the occassion to see you both before too long.
At 12:47pm on October 4, 2009, Shuli Goodman said…
Thanks you two. Looking forward to the journey!
At 7:13pm on September 26, 2009, Paul Martinson said…
Hello David,

Thanks for the welcoming questions. After signing up I spent the summer without a computer. You can imagine the backlog I had upon firing up a new system.

I attended a Systems Thinking conference about 10 years ago in San Diego and participated in a cafe. I was hooked from the beginning on both the simplicity of a guided discussion/dialogue and the depth of what happened at our table. Since then I have used World Cafe type conversations in a variety of venues including First Nations in Canada and NGOs.
At 9:43am on September 25, 2009, Steve Woodall said…
David, thanks so much for your welcoming message. I will indeed check out the person you referred me to. It is great to see so many names on this site--people I've known of, read their work, etc., but not had personal connection with.
At 10:07am on September 22, 2009, Bob Stilger said…
Thanks much my friend. Our dinner seems so long ago. Looking forward to seeing you in November at STIA. I want to explore how we share learning across our various commuinities, including the many sites I am connected to on Ning. A wonderful proliferation -- and a bit daunting for someone like me who is part of many communities!
At 11:46am on September 16, 2009, Saba Imru said…
Dear David,

Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I was indeed completely enthralled and excited when reading the book co-authored by Juanita Brown and yourself, exactly a year ago. I learned so much, it was a series of AHA moments and ultimately, I just simply felt I had reached home. This was it. I just had to do TWC ! I love the depth and the lightness of the process. It actually makes people better through the experience of authentic exchanges. When I asked, I easily received help and advice from several TWC facilitators to help me run my first event. Which just goes to show the beautiful mindset that the people in the community have. I hope to facilitate many many many world cafés until I'm an old lady and as long as I can still stand !
At 4:28pm on September 15, 2009, Carlos Moran said…
Hola David. Thank you. I am not realy a newcomber to the World Café and certainly remember with loving feelings my first encounters with you and Juanita many years ago. I have just seen Juanita in México and ask her about you. I did not have the oportunity to see you in Tlayacapan last year but since then I have reconnected with Juanita and your high spirit.
Maria de los Angeles invited me to join again and Carlos Mota has also been very helpful in urging me to be online. With your immediate and warm welcome, I already feel that I have arrived home!!
At 9:24am on September 11, 2009, Laurie Benn said…
Hi David! Thanks for the welcome -What a nice surprise this fine Friday morning! - hoping you and Juanita are faring well? Did u hear IFVP is celebrating their 15th anniversary next summer in the San Francisco area? Any chance we might get to see you there?
At 12:34pm on September 7, 2009, Sabine Bredemeyer said…
Thank you, David! It feels warm and familiar to connect with you here. I feel the energies of all the TWC friends as a very strong, bright energy in the world and I feel blessed to be part of it! Love ......... Sabine
At 9:46am on August 17, 2009, Kathia Laszlo said…
Hola David! It looks like you are having fun here. Hope to see you and Juanita in the Fall -- either in Tomales or Sebastopol (or both!) xoxo
At 4:38pm on August 6, 2009, Jenn Scharf said…
Hello David! Thank you so much for all that you and Juanita have offered the world. Incorporating The World Cafe into my work is a wonderful journey. Juanita mentioned that you might have space in your schedule to connect while here in Vancouver, BC this September. If you're able to find the time, I would be thrilled to meet you!
At 1:14pm on August 4, 2009, Chris Chopyak said…
Yes - it amazing what Amy and you and the others created....I can really feel your energy and its gorgeous! Chris
At 2:43pm on August 1, 2009, Laura Novakowski said…
Nice to hear from someone in CA- Are you related to Ann Isaacs?
At 2:42pm on August 1, 2009, Laura Novakowski said…
I actually have engaged the world cafe concept with some of my xlients in the government and found it works wonderfully with large goups. Certainly releases creativity and dialogue
At 2:46pm on July 30, 2009, Joshua said…
Hi David,

Great to see this community space coming alive! :)

Hope your summer is well. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon, hopefully in North Carolina during a time when you & Juanita are both there.

love & aloha,
At 1:02pm on July 30, 2009, Susan Szpakowski said…
Hi David. Thanks for the note. I remember when we first met, in Dearborn, and you offered me a glass of red wine. That was shortly before I experienced my first World Cafe, which you hosted. Many adventures since then. Sending love, Susan
At 7:00am on July 30, 2009, Elizabeth Jetton said…
Yes, David- I am still based in Atlanta. just finished helping to host and call an Art of Hosting in Gold Lake CO with Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea and folks from Berkana: Teresa and Tenneson. I've been leading a number of World Cafes for FPA. I've been off the board now since 2006 and on to new territories, especially wanting to play more in the hosting conversations world.
Always will appreciate your gifts shared with FPA.


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