Frequently Asked Questions

View a step-by-step guide to registering at the bottom of this page

Is there a fee to participate?

No–although our work is made possible in part by participants’ donations. Giving is easy in any amount when you register for this event. Just click the donation button on the top right of the page before or after you sign up!

It says “No times in MONTH” when I view the calendar? It is listed clearly on your website, why am I getting this notice?

If there are no options on the registration page to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled and there are no other future dates for that particular conversation. Feel free to choose another conversation or check back towards the end of each month to find new conversations listed for the next month. If you would like to be notified when conversations are added please CLICK HERE!

I don’t see the topic I am interested in, what can I do?

We have a number of options for you! You can organize your own conversation using any of our 100+ conversation guides! Use our free Zoom lines or AllSides Connect for video conferencing. If you would like, we also have an outline on how to create your own guide or we can create one for you. To help recruit participants from all over you can post your conversations to our Conversation Classifieds. Be sure to Tell Us About Your Conversations!

How long do I have to register? 

You have up until 1 hour before the event’s start time to register.

What do I need to participate? 

  • You will need a device with a webcam  (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants. A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation.

  • An attitude of respect and curiosity!

Can I invite others to participate?

Yes!  We suggest reaching out to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered.  You can send them to our events page on our website at:

What if I have questions or need to cancel? 

If you have questions, you can contact Chelsea at Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register, or you can email Chelsea.


Step-by-step guide to register

Step 1.

Choose your topic! The calendar view is the standard view. If you would prefer a list view you can toggle by clicking “List View” in the upper right.

Step 2.

Select the date. The light purple circle highlights the available date(s). Most often there is only one available date. If there are no options on the registration page to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled.

Step 3.

A rectangle with the available conversation time(s) will pop up to the right of the calendar. Select the time you would like. Most often there is only one available time.

Step 4.

Confirm the time.

Step 5.

Enter your details. First and last name, zip code, and consent to the agreements are required. When you enter all of your data click “Schedule Event”.

Step 6.

You will be redirected to a Living Room Conversations page. When you see the “Thank you for signing up!” page then you are all signed up. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes of registering please check your spam folder. If you can not find it contact