The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half century.

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9-10:15 am
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
Contact: Bob Greene ( or Susan Owicki (

Group URL: Realm Forum Group (login required)

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 04/28/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 05/05/2019Forum- Medical Systems – Pros and Cons,

    Book Review: By a former director of NIH, who gives his views on the benefits and problems of the American Medical System compared with systems in similar countries.
    Discussion Leader: Warren Schmidt.

  • 05/12/2019Forum – America’s Political Future,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

  • 05/19/2019Forum – Born on Third Base – Tackling Inequality,

    Book Review: A one percenter makes the case for tackling inequality, bringing wealth home, and committing to the common good. By Chuck Collins. 
    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich.

  • 05/26/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for July,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 06/02/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 02/10/2019 – Forum – The Insect Apocalypse,

    Discussion Leader: Jack Owicki

  • 02/03/2019 – Forum – The Science and Magic of Virtual Reality,

    Discussion Leader: Dan Sagmiller

  • 01/27/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March Meeting Will Be Held In Room 4-5,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 01/20/2019 – Forum – The Incognito Brain,

    Discussion Leader: Kay Culpepper

  • 01/13/2019 – Forum – Major US Events and You (since FDR),

    Discussion Leader: Jim Basiji

  • 01/06/2019 – Forum – How to Lie with Maps,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 12/30/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Topics for February,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 12/23/2018 – Forum – An American Sickness,

    Discussion Leader: Steven Mashin

  • 12/16/2018 – Forum – Memorable Events of 2018,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 12/09/2018 – Forum – How Democracies Die, and How They Can Be Saved,

    Discussion Leader: Susan Owicki

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