What does it mean to be a host?

It’s really simple. You as a host determine a location for neighbors or co-workers to meet on
September 23, 2017, for a mealtime conversation to listen to one another’s stories and figure out together fun, creative ideas around how we can make our communities even better. You have the choice to host a breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour or wherever you want, and serve whatever you like – from a catered or home-cooked meal to a picnic, barbecue or soup-and-salad meal.

What should an Around the Table gathering look like?

Hosts are encouraged to be creative. The priority is to create an atmosphere conducive to meaningful conversation – a potluck in your dining room, a picnic in a nearby park, a gathering at a neighborhood restaurant or a backyard barbecue are just some of the many possibilities.

What is a host’s responsibilities?

  • Sign up as a host on our website.
  • The host is responsible for picking up the “Host Kits”
  • The host invites their friends, colleague, and neighbors to their table as guests.
  • The host facilitates the table conversation Around the Table. Making sure everyone is given a chance to be heard and has a voice.
  • The host is responsible for collecting the written surveys and email list after the event.
  • Fill at least one table. (suggested 8 -12 guests)
  • Encourage guests to take photos around the table #aroundthetableLB
  • Take and share one table photo with us. (email: [email protected])

How do I get started?

Visit http://www.aroundthetableLB.com to register your event beginning July 10th.

What is expected of me during and after my Around the Table gathering is over?

We look forward to hearing about the stories and ideas discussed at your gathering. We encourage all participants to share insights, photos, and videos on social media throughout the day, using #aroundthetableLB

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