Share your thoughts about community at 'Conversations on the Quad'

Emory Report | Sept. 26, 2018

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Emory faculty, students and staff gathered April 5 for the inaugural “Conversations on the Quad.” The first event for the new academic year is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., focused on the theme of “community.” Emory Photo/Video

Community is the theme for the fall kickoff of “Conversations on the Quad,” set for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Emory Quadrangle.

Emory President Claire E. Sterk will welcome attendees at noon followed by keynote remarks from Ed Lee, senior director of the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation and Dialogue.

Adirondack chairs will be set up on the Quad and light refreshments will be served. All faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by to talk about community, considering questions such as:

  • What does community mean to you?
  • Where do you find it?
  • When did you feel like Emory was community to you?

Student conversation hosts from Table Talk will help facilitate discussions. While those are the types of questions the theme will prompt during the day, participants are always welcome to come and talk about anything they want to share.  

“Conversations on the Quad” debuted last semester with a discussion of “Building a Culture of Innovation at Emory.” Designed as an updated take on the traditional “Classroom on the Quad” concept, these events pair free-form conversations around designated themes with ongoing social media engagement.  

Interact with “Conversations on the Quad” via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.