Conversation Cafes

Conversation Cafes

Conversation Café Public conversations on topics with no easy answers. Conversation Café’s are FREE and open to participants of all ages, all backgrounds, and all levels of education. We value real-life experience! Conversations are held each Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Mahtay Café in downtown St. Catharines. No need to register, just show up, speak or just listen!

FALL 2014

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What is your vision for a (nearly) perfect society? If you could create your own vision of humanity, what type of economic system, social structure, education and government would you propose? How would you ensure that everyone had an equal opportunity to wellbeing? Is it possible to achieve your visions? Tuesday October 14

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Why can’t we put the cell phone down? Why are phones so hard to put away when they are driving, or with friends? As a society if we lose the ability to be alone, to be disconnected, will anything else be lost? Tuesday October 21

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Are there any benefits to aged-based stereotypes? Classifications such as “Baby Boomers”, and the “me generation” are familiar to us all. But where do these age-based stereotypes come from and do they have any truth to them? Tuesday October 28

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In the age of internet do we still need schools? With the rise of on-line learning some people are wondering if we still need teachers and schools. Are there benefits to full-time schooling and educating face to face within four walls? Tuesday November 4

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What soft skills are most important? Degrees and credentials are important, but the development of soft skills is increasingly seen as essential for employment. Soft skills are general skills—like the ability to work collaboratively and manage time. We all have them, but who should be responsible for teaching them and which skills are most important? Tuesday November 11

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How do you remain balanced today? Do you find that you have more things to do than time to do them in? Do you feel you are not doing enough, but wonder where you would find the time to do more? Is your lack of time the biggest obstacle to finding balance in this fast-paced world or is it something else? Tuesday November 18 7 to 8:30 p.m.The Royal Henley Retirement Community 582 Ontario St., St. Catharines