Fora’s unique approach combines the ancient wisdoms of human dialogue and listening with the growing analytic and connective power of modern AI and scale of digital networks.
Fora enables partners to understand their communities’ life experiences, amplify typically underheard voices, inform public understanding, and drive better policy and decision-making to better outcomes.
Our team of conversation and listening experts make it easy for partners to make the most of our integrated platform.
From Local Voices Network to Fora
Our platform’s new name keeps all the functions you know and love from Local Voices Network (LVN), with an ongoing expansion of powerful new features.
Fora is the plural of forum and it sends a powerful message about the work that Cortico’s growing network of global partners is doing: creating spaces for listening to underheard stakeholders and connecting these voices to more informed decision-making.
Fora will continuously integrate emerging technologies for constructive communication including revolutionary large language models, interactive data visualizations, and more.
building a more seamless connection between our features for listening, sensemaking, and sharing
leveraging advances in AI to provide more efficient and scalable sensemaking, acting as a powerful thought partner for humans doing the listening
creating a mobile app that will support far more inclusive and scaled participation in conversations and enable participant-led organizing
Actionable insights shared transparently
Partners build custom portals to memorialize conversations, amplify real voices, and provide proof of listening. This approach creates trust within the community as people engage with familiar themes and insights used to inform action.
Immerse yourself in the Fora experience with this highlight medley from participants reflecting on their experience.
By collecting conversation recordings, we preserve the powerful intimacy of small group dialogue and enable nuanced analysis of patterns that lead to actionable insights.
With the upcoming release of the Fora mobile app, conversation participants will gain full control of their voice for consent-based sharing—a powerful new feature for building trustworthy communication spaces.
The collaboration between Cortico and MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication powers advanced research and prototypes that enable advances in the Fora platform.