Examples of Tables
Some of the most common Table models used to organize community conversations; remember they are just suggestions:
Host decides to organize a conversation on a specific topic or issue and invites the specific people (8-10 attendees is ideal) they would like to attend. Could be neighbors meeting to discuss a local issue they want to address, parents that want to meet other parents from their children’s school, the possibilities are limitless. Host registers at Host a Conversation Registration page.
Host invites 2 people, interested in a specific topic or issue, to share Hosting duties. The co-hosts each invite 3 people that do not know any of the other Hosts. Great way to meet new people in your community. The original Host registers at Host a Conversation Registration page.
This group already meets regularly and has decided to register to participate in Table; could be a civic organization (Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, etc.) HOA, book group, study group, sewing/knitting/quilting circle, PEO, prayer group, professional group, yoga group, walking/hiking group, the possibilities are limitless. Wonderful opportunity for collaboration within groups that share similar goals. Registration type would depend on if the group was opening up the conversation to the general public. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Host (could also be a group) registers to organize a Table conversation on a specific topic or issue and opens attendance to the public. Number of attendees,location, type of meal, etc. is still determined by the host. The public will register on the website and registration will close when the participant limit is reached. Host registers at the Host a Public Conversation Registration page.