Campfire Conversations

A Project inviting members to host their own Campfire Conversation events this summer, or to attend others' events.

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by Pete Lawrence
Created on 22 Feb 2017

With spring under way, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and the campfire experience. We're heading out around the UK between late April and mid July in the build up to this year's Campfire Convention 00.UK event.

If you are up for hosting / organising a Campfire Conversation for this summer, have a read of the articles in this Project.

The gathering works best as a small, intimate afternoon or evening, preferably with an outdoor element (as we can then have a fire too), which can be a pub or arts centre, a back garden or a field. Ideal size I can range from 10-100 people and would involve discussion, debate, thinkshop, exhibition, ideas exchange and a knees-up element (live acoustic music or DJs) and a food / drink element, often communal cooking.



Wed, 02/22/2017
Key Interests
29 Feb. 2016 by Pete Lawrence

If you like the idea of what Campfire is doing and want to put on a Campfire Conversation in your local area, either as a stand alone event or as part of a Campfire-curated club night or function then you may find these guidelines useful:

23 Mar. 2017 by Pete Lawrence


22 Feb. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

What Do We Want? A Framework

We are collectively working towards a framework for real and radical evolutionary change. A framework is not easily formulated or agreed but if you'd like to contribute to discussion around a framework for making these changes, meaningful, then here is our starter for ten, based on members input and feedback :

For discussion:

22 Feb. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

Format 1


20 minutes : Pete Lawrence (or Campfire team member) introductory talk or interview Campfire - what is it and what can we achieve as a community via our network and events.

10 minutes Questions

20 Minutes Local issues - what is happening locally? What are the issues? What would we like to do about these issues?

Breakaway ‘thinkshops’ if appropriate

22 Feb. 2017 by Pete Lawrence


With spring in sight, some of our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and the campfire experience. The Campfire Conversation is an adaptable format which focuses on discussion at a local level, tapping into the Campfire Convention social network as its hub.

22 Feb. 2017 by Pete Lawrence


Here is our schedule of Conversation events for 2017, with conformations as they come on stream :