Art of Conversation is a monthly social event held on a weekday from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm during the last week of the month at a restaurant/bar in the Greater Edmonton area. The concept was created in 2006 by media personality Rob Christie and former Edmonton Sun columnist Graham Hicks with the goal of bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to engage in the rapidly vanishing art of face to face conversation.

Art of Conversation has collected a database of 2,500 attendees who are notified of each event via the AoC App. The event is open to everyone.


July‘s Art of Conversation will be an opportunity to not only enjoy summer on one of Edmonton’s best patios, but also to reflect on the passing of a legendary figure in Edmonton’s hospitality community. We invite you to join us July 28th as we dedicate our 164th AOC to the memory of Tom Goodchild, who left us recently. Tom founded the Sawmill Prime Rib & Steakhouse in 1976 and personified the very best of the hospitality industry as the consummate host and restaurateur par excellence. This AOC was in the works prior to Tom’s repose and it is with the blessing of his family that we proceed with the event and honour his life by celebrating his passion for superb food and drink on the patio of The Mill Craft Bar + Kitchen. 

What: Art of Conversation CLXIV

When: Thursday July 28th, 2022, 4:30 pm

Where: The Mill Craft Bar - Kitchen  4810 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton AB

Why: To socialize again! 

Learn More about Sawmill /Mill:

Cash Bar, complimentary appetizers, free parking

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