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What is the Table Talks Project?

What is the Table Talks Project?

Please visit here to Register for a Table Talk or learn more about the program:

“Report: Testing Scalability of Civic Deliberation to Support Informed and Inclusive Civic Engagement: Lessons Leard from the July 2022 "Table Talks Project" Pilot"

The Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy and Net Zero Together (a project of the Commonwealth Club of California) are collaborating in the Spring/Summer of 2022 to test an approach to civic education that offers people factual information on greenhouse gas emissions in a way that is engaging, empowering, and scalable.

The material for these events will be drawn from the A1R: Climate and Energy Deliberative Poll. The events will employ practices for encouraging informed, inclusive and non-partisan engagement that have been proven through Deliberative Polling.

If the events are successful, the process will be scaled to reach tens of thousands of people at a time, on a rolling basis, with the goal of making this experience accessible to anyone anywhere in the US. The Center for Deliberative Democracy will continue to house the process going forward as a not-for-profit civic education tool, built upon their deliberative democracy methodology.