The Great Conversation
Make plans now for the 2014 Great Conversation
Join The Great Conversation
When: 7 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Where: Houston Country Club
Co-chairs: Ben and Karie Bosco
For more information, contact Peter Hyland at 713.743.3220 or email@example.com.
About The Great Conversation
Each year, more than 275 individuals come together to support the Honors College by participating in our award-winning fundraising event, The Great Conversation. Proceeds from The Great Conversation, the college's primary fundraising event, provide Honors College scholarships and special support to Honors faculty and programs.
The Great Conversation draws its name from, and embodies the overarching goals of, the Honors College: to foster thoughtfulness about and care for the world by engaging people in disciplined conversation about things that matter. Event topics are drawn from many areas of life, from arts and literature, history, religion, and public policy, to aspects of the city of Houston, just to name a few.
The event format allows all guests to be active participants. The evening begins with a reception and continues with a multi-course dinner paired with fine wine selections. During the meal, guests discuss a topic that has been predetermined for their table facilitated by a University of Houston faculty member or other expert. Guests are encouraged to indicate on their response card their preference for topics. On most occasions, guests can be accommodated at a table offering one of their top three conversation preferences.
In 1994, the Houston Chapter of the Assocation of Fundraising Professionals selected The Great Conversation as the Outstanding Fundraising Program Special Event.