Welcome to the Discussion Festival, a weekly online gathering where people move among different hosted tables discussing a wide range of topics. The Fourth Portal Pavilion Lounge event holds between 6 and 30 tables with 2 to 15 chairs on each table. Attendees can move around as they please and are actively encouraged to just leave one table and interrupt another, it makes the event dynamic and fun; read 'what people are saying' page to see how much guests and hosts enjoy themselves.
Take a video tour of Discussion Festival 021
Join our host John McKiernan for a quick tour of the start of the DF021, the last session before the summer 2021 recess.
Watch the closing of DF009 as table hosts talk about their experience at the Discussion Festival
'Discussion Festival is nothing like Zoom or Clubhouse!' (guest comment)
We are back following our summer recess with season 2 running every Tuesday evening from 7pm (BST) up until 14 December 2021
The Discussion Festival is free to enter* as a guest and free to host a table.
No experience, expertise or skills required.
Only requirement is access to a stable internet connection and preferably a PC or laptop running an up-to-date Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser. SORRY- Safari does not work! :(
The space is easy going and friendly.
Very few tables are talks, most are just open discussion around certain topics.