At ARC Civic Dinners, metro Atlanta residents sit down together and break bread while having focused, meaningful conversations about issues that matter.
Civic Dinners are meant to be fun, and they’re designed to break down barriers.
They’re also critically important. Your input will help ARC and our regional partners as we plan for the future, including informing our work...
- ...as our CATLYST team works to foster economic competitiveness in the region,
- ...as our Aging & Independence Services Center transforms people's understanding of what it means to grow older
- ...as we begin our work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, our blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta
- ...as we begin to update the Arts, Culture, and Creative Placemaking plan.
How a Civic Dinner works
One person chooses to host a meal with a diverse group of six to 10 people — friends from work, church, the neighborhood, or folks you just want to get to know better. Hosts invite guests to sign up online.
The host chooses one of ARC's Civic Dinner topics to explore — and the list of topics is growing, so stay tuned.
Browse open dinners and sign up to attend today.
Host Guides Make It Easy
We provide a kit with detailed instructions for guiding each conversation straight to your inbox. If you want to explore before committing to hosting, we have a digital toolkit available where you can download the host guide ahead of time and access materials to post on your social media! Everyone pays for their own meal or brings a dish if it is potluck, so there is no cost burden on the host.
You can host a civic dinner at your local taco joint, throw some burgers on the grill, order pizzas, or serve up a gourmet feast. It’s your dinner, your choice.