EVENT @ WAVES CAFE Tonight!! - Please disregard previous post about venue change.
"Cafe-Philos" have become an international thing (not quite a "sensation") in recent years, and have been a great way for people have open discussions on a wide variety of topics in a casual setting.
Now, the word "philosophique" (philosophical) might put some people off initially, but the topics don't actually have to be deeply philosophical at all. We can actually discuss any topic, from "what is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?" to "is dating more difficult in 2013 than it was a decade ago?". As long as the topic is phrased as a question, and doesn't involve fictional comic book characters in hypothetical duels to the death (let's do those another time).
So, here's how it'll work:
1) Everyone bring 1 or 2 topic questions (in writing) which they would like to discuss. It can remain anonymous or you can put your name on it if you like.
2) We'll put all the questions into a hat, and draw one out at a time. The question will be read out loud, and discussion of the topic will commence!
3) After a topic has been thoroughly discussed, we'll draw another one out of the hat. There's actually a good chance that we'll get to every topic by the end of the night.
Why do this?
Well, if you've been to enough meetups then you've probably had the same conversation about a million times (rough estimate). It goes a bit like "what do you do for a living?", "how often do you go to meetups?", "what's your name again?" (I've been guilty of this one a few times... -_-). There's nothing wrong with having the get-to-know-you talk, but this is an opportunity to try something different. Here we'll get a chance to talk about that lingering question that's been weighing on your mind, and you'll probably learn a lot about the people sitting next to you (more than just their names and occupations!).
So, even if you're just as nervous about this as I am, but you're willing to give it a try, RSVP today. This could be a lot of fun, and the topic of the day could just be the one that you wrote.
**Depending on group size, we may split up into smaller groups.