Host Toolkit

We're so glad you want to host a conversation!
What will your conversation look like?

Choose a Topic

One of the responsibilities/benefits of hosting the conversation is choosing the topic for the group. What do you want to talk about in your Living Room Conversation?

Living Room Conversations has more than 100 topics ready for you to host! Our guides are created in-house, with partner organizations, and by Living Room Conversations hosts and participants. The Living Room Conversations Guide Review Team ensures our guides are accessible to all participants. The team consists of staff and volunteers of different identities, cultures, and political ideologies.  

Do you want to talk about politics? We have guides for that! Want a guide that totally avoids talking politics? Well, we have that too! Our website has guides listed by categories like Health/Wellness, Culture & Society, Politics & Government, and Faith. We also have them in A-Z order if you prefer to browse that way. Browse all our topics here.

Questions to Consider

Do you want to host alone or with a co-host? Co-hosts can be helpful with recruiting participants, managing time, and sharing responsibility for the conversation. Read more Co-Hosting Tips.

What group are you gathering and why?

Do you want to talk about issues specific to your community?

Do you want to invite people to talk about an issue you are passionate about? Do you want to learn more about an issue you’re not familiar with? Certain topics may put you out of your comfort zone, but we believe any conversation can be successful if you honor the Conversation Agreements.

How challenging do you want the conversation to be? (list good beginner topics) We strongly believe you can have any conversation successfully if everyone honors the Conversation Agreements