At our latest Socrates Cafe Facilitators Forum, the wonderful suggestion arose that if you who organize, facilitate or take part in one of our gatherings around the world and are experiencing problems/challenges facilitating — e.g., utilizing the Socrates Cafe method of inquiry in a maximally beneficial way, dealing with ‘difficult’ participants or with disconcerting questions, what have you — that you get in touch with one of our seasoned facilitators, who will gladly offer insights on how prospectively to remedy what is ailing the gathering.

To that end, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with 1) Rich Bernstein, MD, who has the longest ongoing Socrates Cafe, in Bergen County, besides the original one started in Montclair, NJ, in 1996 by Christopher Phillips which still meets to this day every Tuesday nite after all these years. His email is 2) Ceci & Christopher Phillips, at