The Pub Dialogues is a somewhat-monthly public engagement series that brings people out of the chat rooms and into neighborhood pubs to discuss important topics face-to-face. Participants are seated at tables in small groups. Each group is provided a facilitator from OvalOptions to keep discussions civil, open, engaging and progressive, as well as to capture main points, issues, concerns and ideas.
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 to find solutions and progress
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 to discuss social, governmental, religious, cultural, scientific, philosophic and personal issues. For centuries, the pub has been the place 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!