15 Toasts is a small and intimate dinner format that looks to bring big ideas, stories and experiences to the table. It’s designed as a “safe space” for participants to step outside of their day-to-day activities and outside of any official protocol to engage in a rich, personal dialogue on values, leadership, and identity. Created by Priya Parker and Tim Leberecht, the dinner format is designed to offer 15 guests the permission to be vulnerable, engage as human beings in an open and authentic conversation, and surprise one another and themselves.
This is how it works: “Each dinner brings together two hosts along with 15 guests, who are seated around a single table in a private setting. The hosts open the gathering, welcome everybody, frame the theme of the evening, and ask each guest to give a toast devoted to the theme at some point during the evening. As a special twist — providing a strong incentive for keeping the round of toasts moving — the last one must sing his or her toast.”
Find out more about the format and where the next dinner will be held on the 15 Toasts website.