How to host a Listening Café


There are, of course, many discussion or conversation formats other than the Listening Café: Town Halls, World Cafés, Time to Think Meetings, Mediation, and so on… Feel free to use the one you’re most comfortable with depending on the situation.

We like the Listening Café format and think that it is perfectly representative of what we would like to achieve.

We like this image of a “Giant Listening Café” having the whole world discussing together at the same table.


We are pleased to offer this Guide to facilitate your task as a host

Listening Cafe methodology


If you’re becoming an addict to this format, there’s a very detailed description of it by Kai Degner, one of our Listening Friends from the International Listening Association.