The First Thursday Group has been meeting online on the First Thursday of the month for years (too long to remember when it started).
It's very simple. I go online at the same time each month. If any of my friends or contacts want to join me they can. I know a rich variety of people with a wide range of overlapping interests. Usually the common thread is the fact that I know everyone - although sometimes a friend will invite others, and they are equally welcome.
Sometimes only one or two people will join me, sometimes almost too many to handle. What happens depends on who turns up - and how well people know each other.
We don't have an agenda because it's just a conversation, but sometimes I think ahead to what we might be talking about, depending on what I know we are currently concerned about.
Possible topics for today
If Chief Gbade Adejumo and John Dada are able to join us then I know conflict resolution would be a pressing issue. John is doing some practical work about that locally, regarding conflict over grazing rights (for more details see Grazing rights) and Gbade has just finished his research on the same issue, with a focus on the situation in Ago-Are.