Our next meetup will focus on: Forgiveness (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/forgiveness/).
The meetup runs as follows:
1) The moderator selects one subject for discussion and a date for the meeting. Subjects can be as ephemeral as "love," "god," and "purpose," or as grounded as "politics," "environmentalism," and "family."
2) At the meetup, people are encouraged to propose a question related to the subject. The moderator will collect all of the questions in a list. Questions may also be proposed ahead of time online on the event page.
3) The group will then vote on the questions. In the first round of voting, each individual may vote for as many questions as they like. The top three will then go to a second round, where each individual may vote just once.
4) The question with the most votes is then discussed. Often, the discussion starts with a narrowing of the question, as it can be challenging to devise a question that can possibly be answered by a small group in just a couple of hours' discussion.