Hot Topic: Table Talk Discussions


Would you like to lead a table talk or simply propose a hot topic of interest? Hot Topic: Table Talk Discussions is a forum to discuss topics related to justice involved women and girls on Thursday, October 15th from 12:45-2:15 p.m. in the ballroom of the Marriott.This is a great forum to lead a topic in your area of expertise. Fill out our online survey to propose topics or express interest in leading a discussion.


Table Talks Survey


The Discussion

A table host will introduce the topic/content and facilitate the discussion. Some table hosts will provide handouts and materials for review/comment; others will lead less formal discussions on a topic of shared interest. Roundtable discussions will be interactive; participants are encouraged to contribute to the discussion, share ideas, and brainstorm with the table host and their colleagues around relevant topics.


Suggested Guidelines for Table Hosts:
  • Provide a quick topic/issue overview of the topic you have proposed in 15 minutes or less.

  • Summarize your interest or experience with the topic.

  • Ask focused questions to guide discussion at your table.

  • Invite colleagues to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic.

  • Provide handouts/resources (optional).


Suggested Guidelines for Participants:
  • Choose a topic that interests you and join the table.

  • Offer your ideas and thoughts on the topic being discussed.

  • Feel free to stay at one table for the entire hour or move to a new table discussion if you are so inspired.



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