|Über uns||A community of people where the love of learning is a lifelong passion.|
PLATO is a community of more than 400 members who believe that learning is important to a full and balanced life. For more than 30 years, people of diverse backgrounds have been engaged in discovering new things about the world, learning about topics that they never studied in school, or delving deeper into areas that always intrigued them. They engage in peer-led, spirited discussions in 14-week study groups, which are developed by PLATO members.
In addition to PLATO's study discussion groups, members enjoy colloquia with guest speakers; day-long symposia on stimulating topics; retreats; international study-travel programs; brown-bag lunchtime talks; day trips to interesting places; holiday parties -- to name only a sample of the various activities.
There are no educational requirements nor age limits. PLATO offers participatory learning rather than a passive series of lectures. It is entirely self-governed.
The PLATO Society of Los Angeles is an independent, non-profit, tax exempt corporation.