RSA Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation: Win-win democracy - RSA

RSA Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation: Win-win democracy

Fellowship events / Online


Online via Zoom

  • Deliberative democracy
  • Virtual Coffee House

The RSA Coffeehouse is opening its virtual doors. Inspired by the RSA’s origin as an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation events series offers an interactive space to share and develop ideas for social change.

At each Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation, you will hear from an RSA Fellow with an idea or project for creating lasting social impact, who has questions for you to help them move forwards. Be part of a supportive group discussion focused on sharing insights, sparking ideas and finding solutions and opportunities.

RSA Fellow Perry Walker and his organisation Talk Shop are developing an alternative vision of democracy – ‘win-win democracy’, where all sides can achieve what really matters to them. With win-win democracy, the issues that appear conflicted fall into a small number of patterns, each with a way it can be resolved.

Talk Shop designs tools for deliberative democracy, exploring new ways to discuss and reach agreement about the issues that matter to us all, whether local, national, or international. The tools for win-win democracy demand creativity, counter polarisation and use scarce resources effectively. They draw on ideas from mediation, from top-of-the-range participatory processes such as Convergent Facilitation, and on examples from around the world.

Join Perry to learn more about Talk Shop’s ideas and tools for win-win democracy, and to explore how their use can be spread and embedded. A short presentation from Perry will be followed by a discussion facilitated by RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor, in which we welcome your input.

We welcome all who are interested from different fields and disciplines, from anywhere in the world, within and beyond our RSA Fellowship community.

Taking part in RSA online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the details to join.

Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance.

We record many of our online events. By attending this online event you accept that you may appear in RSA videos as a participant. Our intention is to use any recording of this event for learning purposes and to document the content of the discussion. Currently we do not have plans to share this recording publicly, but may do so in the future.

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected]