Question Five

5. Providing Platforms for In-depth Conversation

  • Q: How can events such as this embrace its own aspirations and become more conversationalist?  Anonymous

A: Yes. While the launch discussions were extremely rich, there was little opportunity – given the virtual format and restrictions on time – for a true conversation, a true back and forth and engagement among the speakers and audience.  Yet, the launch provided important starting points and foci for future conversations — and we are working to play a part in nurturing them. As noted above, we are distilling- and planning further, interactive, forums to discuss the key issues, questions, lines of argument and areas of contention that emerged in the launch.