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Carmel, Indiana 46032-4564
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Create an Experience to Remember at a Free Dinner Round Table Event

Civil discourse is more important than ever, and the dinner table is the best place to discuss what truly matters. Let us handle the logistics. All we need from you is a little help getting the right people to the table.

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Why Host a Dinner Round Table with Us?

Be the One to Start a Civil Conversation

The Center for the Study of Liberty knows that having conversations about social topics has become more difficult and polarizing. Our Dinner Round Table events are the perfect opportunity to put aside partisan divides between your friends or colleagues; you will learn and share your ideas over dinner – the ideal place for these discussions.


Explore new ideas in a respectful environment, where we help guide the discussion in a civil way.

Tap into Our Network of Expert Conversationalists

We will make all the necessary arrangements for an expert facilitator to attend – from policy experts and professors to business leaders. We will also come prepared with thoughtful questions to ask to keep the conversation moving forward.


Your guests will be encouraged to learn about a topic with guided readings, podcasts, or videos before the event to help steer the conversation towards meaningful discourse.

Showcase Your Organization in a Thoughtful Way

Are you a part of an organization? Our Dinner Round Table events are an excellent opportunity to bring your network together to talk about key issues – even controversial ones – in a relaxed environment that promotes learning and understanding.

We will showcase your community on our website and social media platforms as the host. You’ll gain exposure for your group while also benefiting from the great conversations at the dinner event. If you like, you may provide signs, swag bags, or other promotional items at your hosted event for your guests.

Choose the Topic, or Let Us Help

Whether you’re looking to discuss a particular topic or just want to get together for meaningful conversation, the Center is here to help. You can partner with us to find a topic, or bring your own.

It's Free. Really. 

The Center has designed these events so that participants are encouraged to come to the table without having to worry about the financial cost. As a host, you just need to find the right people to attend and provide guidance on an appropriate topic for the night’s discussion. We will coordinate thought leadership, bring a subject matter expert to the table, arrange the food, and manage other event arrangements so you can enjoy the conversation.

Have Questions?

Read our list of frequently asked questions

What Attendees Are Saying

“This opportunity allowed me to engage in more open and thoughtful views than I can in my every day experiences where ‘don't talk about religion or politics’ is the social norm.”

—  Jennifer C.


This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.