The Pub Dialogues is a somewhat-monthly public engagement series that brings people out of the chat rooms and into neighborhood pubs to discuss with one another various and important topics. Presented by OvalOptions (www.ovaloptions.com), a conflict management firm based in Denver, CO.
These sessions allow people with different, and possibly opposing viewpoints, to:
- Actually meet
- Engage in face-to-face discussion
- Disagree in civil fashion
- Better understand perspectives
- Learn more about topics at hand
- Collectively tackle issues in order to be better prepared to find solutions and progress
Experienced facilitators from OvalOptions will assist groups in discussing each topic. They will encourage participation, allow each participant to speak, and capture main points, issues, concerns and ideas.
Why the pub? In the spirit of “Cheers”, the popular sitcom of the 1980s, the pub is where ‘everybody knows your name’. It is a place where people can gather in a relaxed and somewhat uninhibited atmosphere. The pub is a local business, and in Denver these pubs serve exceptional craft beer–the social lubricant. People from all backgrounds go to the pub; they have for centuries to discuss social, governmental, religious, cultural, scientific, philosophic, and personal issues. To share personal success, seek comfort from the Blues, tell stories of adventure and failure, and meet new friends.
These events are FREE of charge to all ages (21 to drink). Please drink responsibly!