The Emory Conversation Project (ECP) believes that change starts with a conversation–those spontaneous face-to-face encounters that encourage us to pause and rethink our own perspectives while contemplating those of others. The Emory Conversation Project fosters safe spaces of vulnerability and courageous compassion where students use structured dialogues to learn about our differences and build connected communities through the appreciation of similarities.

We strive to build cultural awareness/ competence through the following:

  • Questioning
  • Listening
  • Curiosity
  • Valuing Difference
  • Team Building
  • Leading Teams
  • Creating Space

The Emory Conversation Project is a facilitator training program. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Lydia Smith at