What we're about
Upcoming events (5+)
This is the group that previously met at the Panera at 13th & Grant. That first meeting was the Friday after 9/11. No RSVPs needed, walkins are welcome. You can be absolutely anonymous if you want. The official meeting starts at 6 p.m., but some start gathering as early as 5 p.m. to eat dinner together, you'd be welcome to join us for that too if you'd like after your first meeting. Almost always a very interesting discussion of some interesting topic that is not announced in advance, so bring a topic you'd like to hear discussed if you're willing to listen and are really curious about what others think about it. This was our first Socrates Café in Colorado, we started it here at Capitol Hill Panera Bread the Friday after 9/11 in 2001. We met there until Panera closed that location in December of 2015.
Join us! 6:30 pm each Saturday, Anderson Academic Commons (was called Penrose Library.) Want to start or join an existing Socrates Cafe? This can be a good first step. Join us Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. at University of Denver! Free, open to everyone. We don't talk about philosophy, which can easily turn into a battle between old, dead white guys, but rather we try to actually do philosophy. We pick a topic at the start of the meeting, share our thoughts, and then ask each other questions. Everyone is invited and encouraged to share and ask questions, but no one has to do anything, it's perfectly alright to pass and just observe. Try it, you'll like it! It's not required, but we encourage you to rsvp. It's quick and easy, and it helps us to get to know you. RSVP now especially if you can't attend this week and we will email you a reminder of our next meeting. Also, if you want to organize a new peer advisory, self-directed learning or other group you are invited to visit one of our SBCC Faculty Meetings, see https://Meetup.com/Franklin-Circles For info about on-campus parking this week and next at the University of Denver see: https://www.parking.du.ed Want us to hold a Roaming Socrates Cafe on your campus or in your library or coffee shop? Have questions? Post here on the Meetup message board for everyone or call John Wren [masked]. Previous description of this Meetup: Socrates Cafe at University of Denver: Philosophy for CEOs, Startups, and Other Pioneers. We pick a topic at the start of each meeting, the volunteer who has agreed to chair the meeting will always bring a topic, but the group may choose another, so there is no preparation required. We then share our thoughts on the chosen topic and take turns asking each other questions. It's a lot of fun and can be a good first step towards forming a more ongoing group. Those who are open to starting or growing a Socrates Cafe, book discussion, peer advisory, self-directed learning or other group are invited to visit one of our Faculty Meetings, see https://Meetup.com/Franklin-Circles For info about on-campus parking this week and next at the University of Denver see: https://www.parking.du.ed Want us to hold a Roaming Socrates Cafe on your campus or in your library or coffee shop? Have questions? Post here on the Meetup message board for everyone or call John Wren [masked]