Pacifica Institute established the tradition of Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner in 2004. The Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinners are organized to contribute to the progress of intercultural-interfaith dialogue and peace. With the participation of esteemed guests and people from different faiths, cultures, and ethnicities, these gatherings have come to symbolize our desire to achieve a genuine cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinners have now become a tradition in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Seattle and Portland.