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Meaningful Conversation With Strangers
We hold up signs in cities and get strangers to talk to us. We learn things we never would’ve learned from people we never would’ve met. We talk about anything and everything, just for fun. Come join us! To get started we'll meet at the Miguel Hidalgo statue in the park. Before spreading out to start conversations, we like to take a group photo, so be on time. We'll be out there for about 2 hours. Sometimes at the end of the day, we like to get together to eat and share stories/conversations from the day. What you'll need to do: • RSVP to let us know you're coming so we can bring you a sign to use. • If you’ve never FreeIC’d before check out these links which explain what to expect and how we start conversations: • How to FreeIC Write-up: • FreeIC How-To Video: • If you're still on the fence or nervous about coming out, check out this collection of testimonials, stories, and general reactions from people who've gone out previously: ( Keep up with us on Twitter ( for any last minute changes. Have any questions? Hit us up on Slack ( or shoot us an email. ([masked]) We'll see you then!

Dolores Park

18th and Dolores · San Francisco, CA

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    What we're about

    Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) is a movement dedicated to facilitating meaningful conversations between strangers. It is a movement for those interested in learning from everyone they encounter. It is a place for the curious, the jaded, the academic, the self-taught, the skeptic, and the believer. It is a movement for those looking to improve themselves and the world around them through meaningful conversations.

    We hold up signs that read “Free Intelligent Conversation,” inviting people to talk to us about anything and everything.


    We want to meet people and learn from them through meaningful face-to-face conversations. We believe that by continually seeking to learn from others we can improve ourselves, break down social barriers, and make the world a better place.

    If you want to learn more about our mission, you can read our Free Intelligent Conversation Manifesto (

    Check out this collection of testimonials, stories, and general reactions from people who've gone out:

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