If you like good conversation with an inquisitive group then you've found the right place. Socrates Café gatherings take place around the world and create an environment where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences using the Socratic method of inquiry.
Participants offer questions at the beginning of each meeting and the group votes on a final question to be discussed. We then try to see how fully we can explore the chosen topic by drawing on the perspectives and insights of the group. The goal is that we all come away with a more expanded sense of the topic than we had in the beginning of the discussion. Afterwards we usually meet next door for pizza and a beer for casual conversation.
We have been gathering twice a month in Normal Heights since 2009 and have held over 100 meetings during that time. The discussions are moderated by Jesse (co-organizer) who aims to create an atmosphere that is fun, friendly, and safe for everyone. There are no age or experience requirements. Come join us!