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

  • 09/23/2018 – Forum – A Public Bank in Silicon Valley,

    Discussion Leader: Ron Davis

  • 09/16/2018 – Forum – Limiting Police Use of Force,

    Discussion Leaders: Susan Owicki and Trish Suppes

  • 09/09/2018 – Forum – Community of the Future,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Price

  • 09/02/2018 – Forum – Future of Food,

    Discussion Leader: Warren Schmidt

  • 08/26/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for October,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 08/19/2018 – Forum – Elder Care Planning Reacting,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

  • 08/12/2018 – Forum – Pros and Cons of Energy Sources,

    Discussion Leader: Bob and Martha Greene

  • 08/05/2018 – Forum – Liberty vs. Equality,

    Discussion Leader: Robert Ruether

  • 07/29/2018 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for September,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 07/22/2018 – Forum – Meritocracy – Is It Destroying Our Culture?,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Ohlmann

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