18th Annual Ikeda Forum on Storytelling and Dialogue

2022 Ikeda Forum Flyer with photo of people in dialogue at top left and two images of our forum speakers on the right inside the circles

We are pleased to announce that our 18th annual Ikeda Forum will be held on Friday, October 14! This will be our first in-person Ikeda Forum since 2019. Titled "Our Stories Matter: Dialogue as a Way of Knowing, Being, and Becoming," this year's forum will feature Drs. Karen Ross and Shirley Tang of University of Massachusetts Boston.

In a society that seems more divided than ever, how can we transcend our differences and appreciate each other as we are and for who we are? Through the art and practice of dialogue, Drs. Tang and Ross will create a space for us to learn how to share and honor our own stories as well as the stories of others. Center founder Daisaku Ikeda writes, "Every human being lives out a story that gives meaning to his or her existence–a story that depicts a precious, irreplaceable life history. When we listen with an open heart to someone’s story, we can learn from his or her rich store of experiences and wisdom conveyed in a narrative entirely different from our own. This can stimulate and expand our creative capacities, enabling us to weave new, vibrant stories of our own."

Don't forget to RSVP to attend in person! For those outside of the Boston area, please stay tuned for more information about a livestream link.

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 7:00pm
Reception at 6:30pm
Location: 396 Harvard St. Cambridge, MA 02138

For everyone's health and safety, we will be implementing the following COVID Protocols:

  • Proof of full vaccination (including booster) will be required upon arrival.
  • Masks are required, except for when eating or drinking.
  • Should you have any COVID-like symptoms, we kindly look forward to seeing you at a future in-person event!


Launched in 2004, the annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue is named after Center founder Daisaku Ikeda in honor of his untiring commitment to dialogue as the surest path to peace.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at adminassist@ikedacenter.org

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