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

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

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 11/25/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for January ,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 11/18/2018 – Forum – How to Bring Respect Back,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 11/11/2018 – Forum – America’s Most Dangerous Export – Regime Change,

    Discussion Leader: Cecil Bridges

  • 11/04/2018 – Forum – What is Happening to Our Weather,

    Discussion Leaders: Norm Conradson and Susan Owicki

  • 10/28/2018 – Forum – Discussion of Ballot Propositions and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for December,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 10/21/2018 – Forum – Is Capitalism Destroying the United States?,

    Discussion Leader: Larry Aronson

  • 10/14/2018 – Forum – Human Beings – What We Do Well and What We Don’t,

    Discussion Leader: John Cone

  • 10/07/2018 – Forum – Cognitive Bias – Why Do We Fool Ourselves?,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Ohlmann

  • 09/30/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for November,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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