CONVERSATION DAY – August 30, 2014


Saturday, August 30th is


In Bryant Park (Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) and throughout the City

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Conversation Day is a celebration of the joys and benefits of Good Talk.   Help us join with our  friends in Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco,  London,  and as far afield as Kuala Lampur — by talking the talk here in the Big Apple!


Join us at 3 pm in Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd streets between 5th Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.).  Look for us wearing colored hats (red/yellow/blue/green).  Exact location and details  will be provided when you RSVP to




Do-it-yourself!   You can hold your own  conversation anytime during that day or evening, anywhere in NYC, indoors or outdoors, with old friends or new ones.  


* The simplest thing you can do to show your support of the day is to simply have a conversation with someone you don’t know! 

* To go one step further,  just bring together a few people  (4-6 is ideal), and choose an enjoyable and meaningful  topic or two to talk about (suggestions below or on reverse of flyer).  

* If you like, partner with a friend to be co-convenors.  If you want to enlarge your circle even further,  consider using   MeetUp ( to announce your event.


For more information, or to let us know what you did, and how it went, please contact us at; our website is


Conversation Day in NYC is inspired by Global Talk-to-Me Day, a project of

Talk to Me London (






(or create some of your own!)


Here are a few topics for consideration – or ask for suggestions from your participants, then vote, and talk about the top two or three choices.


* What is happiness and how can we make ourselves happier?

* What makes New York City great (for you) – and how might we make it greater (for all of us)?

* What is health and how can we achieve it?

* Who in history or nowadays do you most admire as a human being, and why?

* What’s on your bucket list: the things you’d most like to do in the rest of your life?

* What lessons does history teach us?

* What concerns do you have about privacy today, in areas ranging  from your health, your employment, your on-line life, your politics, your relationships, or….? 





(or create some of your own!)


Here are some “agreements” developed by Conversation Café ( which you may want to consider for your conversation:


Open-mindedness: Listen to and everyone.   Seek to appreciate  many diverse points of view.

Acceptance: Suspend judgment as best you can.

Curiosity: Seek to understand rather than persuade.

Discovery: Question assumptions, look for new insights.

Sincerity: Speak from your heart and personal experience.

Brevity: Go for honesty and depth but don’t go on and on.