Like all vital nonprofit organizations, the Forum on Life, Culture & Society (FOLCS) was born out of a need. In the early days of the internet — with print publications shedding subscribers, TV news losing ground to social media, and cable talk shows growing more partisan — the experience of intelligent and entertaining conversational events began to disappear from the cultural landscape. Suddenly overwhelmed by the choices and possibilities of digital content, for many people the option of engaging with the important ideas of the day in an entertaining forum atmosphere had become scarce.
Enter FOLCS. We make ideas entertaining and smart. Our Conversations and other Event Series are reminiscent of New York culture as it once was. Active, alive, participatory, communal, edgy, and super smart. And that’s why we are able to draw such culturally relevant and formidable guests to our live and virtual stages. They, too, know that FOLCS provides a unique and enriching experience — one that is symbiotic and captivating.
FOLCS goes where the ideas go. Follow us there.