We believe that:

1. Nobody is born with good conversation skills so we strive to incorporate best practices into our discussions with a large focus on humility, respect and support between participants.

2. All participants have an equal right to contribute so no specialized knowledge or background is required. We focus our intentions and attention on the sharing of life experiences and wisdom within a safe, non-judgmental and inclusive atmosphere.

3. Discussion topics need to be intriguing, practical and relevant in order to be able to compete with the ever-growing list of television shows and other less engaging activities which lead to social isolation.

4. Meaningful discussions should inspire people and leave them with a more positive outlook on the world in order to contrast the disproportionately negative and divisive depiction of current events perpetuated by the majority of news media.

5. The world needs more meaningful discussions in order to increase our understanding of our differences, reduce fear and ignorance and to build community. As such, our overall goal is to initiate and promote meaningful discussions in as many countries and languages as possible.



The Meaningful Discussions Project will merge the efforts of Philosophy Dinners and Psychology Dinners into this unified focus and this transition will take place gradually between August and December 2016.

(This website is currently under construction)