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Civic Conversations

Conversations with local and regional experts on the future of American democracy, Seattle's changing economy, politics, media and United States elections. Civic conversations are scheduled throughout the year and conclude with an evening reception.

  • 2024 Election Outlook
    2024 Election Outlook
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Nov 13
    Online via Zoom
    Nov 13, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Nov 13, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • District 7 Candidates Forum
    District 7 Candidates Forum
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Sep 15
    Seattle
    Sep 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Seattle, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Seattle, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Bob Kettle & Andrew Lewis in conversation with David Brewster. Co-presented with Friends of the Market, Historylink, Pike Place Market PDA, Pike Place Market Foundation and Post Alley
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  • US Politics Pre-2024 Elections
    US Politics Pre-2024 Elections
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    Thu, Jul 06
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Jul 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Jul 06, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • KNKX Connects to Pike Place Market
    KNKX Connects to Pike Place Market
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    Mon, Jun 05
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Jun 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Jun 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Global Investigative Journalism
    Global Investigative Journalism
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    Mon, May 22
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    May 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum , 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    May 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum , 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  •  A World of Trouble
     A World of Trouble
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, May 17
    Seattle
    May 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Seattle, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    May 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Seattle, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
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  • Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories Virtual Reception
    Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories Virtual Reception
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Jun 23
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 23, 2021, 8:30 PM PDT – Jun 24, 2021, 9:45 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 23, 2021, 8:30 PM PDT – Jun 24, 2021, 9:45 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Join Folio board President Juliana Aldous for a virtual reception following to wrap up our Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories series!
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  • Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories: Cults, Conspiracy Theories and Extremism
    Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories: Cults, Conspiracy Theories and Extremism
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Jun 23
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Jun 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    The conclusion of Folio's three-part series on Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories moderated by Mort Kondrake.
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  • Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories: Is Truth Dead?
    Truth, Social Media and Conspiracy Theories: Is Truth Dead?
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Apr 21
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Folio presents a timely series of panel discussions on Truth, Social Media Regulation and Cults and Conspiracy Theories, moderated by Folio board member Morton Kondracke.
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  • Election 2020: Who's Going To Win?
    Election 2020: Who's Going To Win?
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Oct 26
    Online Event Via Zoom
    Oct 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event Via Zoom
    Oct 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event Via Zoom
    With just one months until the November presidential elections, Folio continues its series of critical discussions on the potential outcomes of the election at the national and state level.
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  • Election 2020: The Economy As An Election Issue
    Election 2020: The Economy As An Election Issue
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, Sep 21
    Online Event Via Zoom
    Sep 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event Via Zoom
    Sep 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online Event Via Zoom
    With two months until the November presidential elections, Folio continues its series of critical discussions on the potential outcomes of the election at the national and state level.
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