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

  • 06/30/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for August,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 07/07/2019Forum – Fasting and When,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 07/14/2019Forum – Homelessness in California,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 07/21/2019Forum – Public Money and Public Banking for Infrastructure and the Green New Deal,

    Discussion Leader: Ron Davis

  • 07/28/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Topics for September,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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  • Forum Archive

  • 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

  • 12/02/2018 – Forum – Transportation Planning: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

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