Orbis is fiercely committed to authentic dialogue. We’ve designed Orbis Salons as a forum for civic discussion and collaboration around global issues that appear to be intractable on the surface but that we must address together.


Salons allow Orbis to create a space that is truly dynamic and civil so that ideas and perspectives can be shared with the goal of deepening our collective understanding. We are not vested in the having all the right answers as much as we are interested in asking the right questions.


Orbis Salons provide a consistent platform to engage diverse citizen groups in a wide range of activities, workshops, and dialogues across a range of global issues. The salon formats will vary in nature based on the subject matter but will include film screenings, panels, and round-table discussions. Our goal with Salons is to challenge you to think differently about the world and inspire you to use discussion as a catalyst for action in your own life.


Orbis Fellows are launching a new series of dialogues that will take up issues of economic justice, environmental sustainability, and human rights, and more.

Previous Salon Topics Include:

  • The Global Refugee Crisis
  • Global Food Systems
  • Activism and Social Change
  • Fake News: Truth, Lies and Confusion


Orbis is built on partnerships. As a small organization with a big vision we count on the expertise and network of our community partners to help manifest the Orbis vision.


If you are an organization or individual with a particular passion or expertise on an issue and would like to present your ideas for a Salon to Orbis, or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer, financial sponsor, in-kind contributor or champion, please do not hesitate to contact us



The Orbis International House is a Victorian home located one block from City Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO. We have seven young leaders living and working in the house and a beautiful lecture hall for community events. Learn more by visiting the International House page