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Arish Ali
@arish · 2:25

A Jeffersonian Dinner - Basically a Swell conversation with food :)

So apparently Jeffersonian dinner is something that was started by Thomas Jefferson and he did it to kind of invite people from different political parties, usually newly elected members of Congress and other friends who he might not normally agree with from a political point of view or policy point of view. And he used these dinners to have discussions on those topics in a way that everybody could get and have a discussion in a very kind of friendly, convenient way and not argue with each other

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Paul OMahony
@omaniblog · 2:36
One was discussed during the starter, another was discussed during the main course, and another was discussed during the dessert. The one other thing I'm intrigued about is whether in a Jeffersonian dinner people are permitted. Is there any time limit, a length which you're invited to speak for?
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Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:34

@arish

I'm going to start. It's very distracting to think about this in terms of just the potential for it to become realized. But I really do think in terms of food, ali the time and hosting and dinners just in the early years of swell. I was thinking about it then, and I continued to, and it still holds in a very satisfying way for me
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Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

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Arish Ali
@arish · 1:24

@omaniblog

There are some websites in organization, there is a Jeffersoniandinand.org or something like that. If you search for Jeffersoniandinand, you'll find that which actually does organize these kind of dinners as an ongoing thing. So maybe you can see what rules they follow. That might be helpful. But anyway, the idea the concept is intriguing and I'm looking forward to this one. You're event that I'm going to next two months out from now, they are planning on hosting one
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Paul OMahony
@omaniblog · 0:24

@arish

Irish. Thank you. Thank you very much. It swell. Be great to hear you report back on an experience of one. Yeah, I'm I'm very taken with the whole idea here, but I look forward to your report. Thank you very much for letting us know. Good to hear from you. Bye
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Arish Ali
@arish · 3:32

@omaniblog Reporting back on my first Jeffersonian dinner :)

So it became very clear that people at one end of the table cannot hear people at the other end of the table. So they quickly broke it down into each table. Broke down into two subgroups. One half table and other half so they can listen to each other and then kind of proceeded with that protocol and that actually kind of worked because I do know normally when I'm sitting like this. In an event like this. I would talk to just the people to the left of me
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Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 2:58

@arish

And it's that incredible thing that happens when you allow for a bit of a blue sky where there's a lot of freedom to express and not feel like you have to be in a certain track. So I guess they're two different things. I think Jeffersonian dinners are really they are to track and to keep kind of a structure, whereas the other worlds of kind of greenhousing things. It's much more about going off into those tangents that you didn't expect to go off
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