Socrates Cafes can be found all over the world. The idea is simple. A group of curious people gather to ponder, question, and analyze any topic or issue that the group votes to discuss. At the beginning of the Meetup we will ask each member if they would like to propose a topic or issue to discuss. The group will then vote on each topic. If there's a tie, the two or three that were chosen will be subject to another vote. Then we'll spend most of the meeting in friendly discussion. We want to create an atmosphere in which people are comfortable in freely, but respectfully, expressing their opinions. We hope to be able to leave each meeting with a better understanding of the topic we've chosen and a feeling of satisfaction in having collectively done so.