Jann Mylet
Director of Development & Communications

(907) 272-5302 |

Do you believe in the power of conversation to enhance our lives and communities?

The Forum's Kindling Conversation program provides toolkits, training, and funding to Alaskans interested in hosting short, thoughtful community conversations that connect people across differences and foster inclusive, active, and resilient communities across our state.

Ready to get people in your community talking? Each toolkit contains:

Springboards for Discussion

Articles, films, images, exhibits, and texts create common ground and allow everyone to contribute.

Facilitator Training

We'll walk you through the process and materials to ensure your community event is a success!


A facilitator guide, promotional materials,

and participant surveys are ready to go.


A non-competitive $200 stipend defrays the cost of hosting.

Anyone may host a gathering using Kindling Conversation tools. 

Available topics include homelessness, women in the military, and language diversity. Check out the full list of Kindling Conversation topics here. Don't see the topic you're passionate about? Send us a suggestion! We're adding new topics all the time. 

Do you have questions about hosting a conversation? Want to see a sample toolkit? Contact us!

Interested in learning how to design and facilitate your own conversations?
Check out our Facilitation Training opportunities.