Culture of Conversation


Culture of Conversation

Building relationships and stronger community through face-to-face conversation has become a national movement. Explore the ways society is discovering the personal, intellectual and cultural value of meaningful dialogue.

‘Call to Conversation’ participants put differences aside, pursue meaningful discussion at Wake Forest

Winston-Salem Journal

Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University

Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University, introduces the Call to Conversation program. “I think it’s very important to renew what it means to sit down and have face-to-face conversation,” Hatch said.

We need to talk

Wake Forest Homepage

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New Topic on Campus: Civil Discourse 101

Wall Street Journal

Young alumni sit and talk in a living room.

Wake Forest hosts a Call to Conversation dinner for young alumni at Twin City Lofts in Winston-Salem, hosted by Evan (’09) and Cierra (’10) Raleigh, and moderated by law professor Kami Chavis.


Dining Dilemmas give WFU students food for thought from dining room to treatment room

Wake Forest News


Mastering the art of the tense dinner party

New York Times Style Magazine
















10 ways to have a better conversation

TED on YouTube


President’s Choice on YouTube


Oprah Winfrey moderates discussion among diverse political perspectives

60 Minutes


Why Ideo’s Fred Dust Thinks We Must Relearn The Art Of Dialogue



Small talk should be banned — here’s why




Work and the loneliness epidemic




Designing Dialogue | Crowdsourcing ideas for creative conversation structures




TED Radio Hour: Dialogue And Exchange




I Used to be a Human Being

New York Magazine



Five Classes and Two Discussion Forums to Help Students Talk About Race

Clemson University



A Conversation with Barack Obama and Melinda & Bill Gates on starting and Sustaining Movements



The Making of Future Citizens

Wake Forest University


Conversations that Move

IDEO + Sundance Institute



Eliminating Small Talk with “The Rundown Conversation” Style

This American Life