Great Conversations brings together life-long learners of all ages for an evening of informal conversation and dinner and to honor great teachers. Great Conversations draws more than 350 individuals each year and features ~ 36 relevant, thought-provoking topics; topic areas include science and technology, religion, politics, the economy, literature, history, and current events and culture. Table leaders with expertise lead the discussion at each table and guest choose their table for the night. A highlight of the event is the time set aside at the start of the event to recognize great teachers through Let’s Talk About Great Teachers program. Great Conversations supports HEF’s goal to support and encourage life-long learning.