Conversation Dinners

The annual All College Day Conversation Dinner

A typical Conversation Dinner begins with the seating of guests around small tables in groups of about 6 to 8 people.  Following introductions and opening remarks from a CLRG representative, guests are invited to serve themselves a delicious, catered buffet-style dinner.


Each table is provided with questions for discussion. These questions often focus on matters of campus life or relevant current events and invite guests to engage one another.  The Conversation Dinner concept began in the fall of 2000 after a racially charged incident and were designed to bring various sectors of the campus community together for dialogue.

2007 - 2011 Conversation Dinner Topics

Click here to read comments from the November 28, 2007 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the November 30, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read responses to a short questionnaire that was distributed at the November 30, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read responses to a short questionnaire that was distributed at the November 7, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the October 7, 2004 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the November 3, 2004 Conversation Dinner

WHAT NEXT?  Click here to see what can happen after a Conversation Dinner

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Conversation Dinner, please contact campuslife@vassar.edu.