What is Mismatch?

Mismatch is a platform that makes it easy to schedule a virtual dialogue between students who are the political, racial, geographical, and socio-economic opposite of each other.

With Mismatch, teachers can organize a real life experience in civil discourse for their students in just 6 easy steps.

See potential matches for free.

Pay when you are ready to schedule a conversation.
2023 Discounted Pricing

Free Demo


Explore the Mismatch platform

  • Create classroom profile
  • Browse a list of classrooms you could match with
  • Review available conversation guides



1 conversation credit

  • Easily schedule a conversation with another classroom
  • Hold real time, structured video conversations in groups of 2-6 students
  • Students build dialogue, empathy and critical thinking skills through real world experience

Classroom Pack


5 conversation credits

  • Flexibly use Mismatch in a single lesson, unit or throughout an entire school year

School Pack


12 conversation credits

  • Connect with different classrooms or build a relationship with another classroom miles away

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Our Team

Mismatch is brought to you by AllSides and Living Room Conversations.

AllSides™ is a media technology and solutions company founded in 2012 that strengthens our democratic society with balanced news, media bias ratings, diverse perspectives, and real conversation.

Since 2010, Living Room Conversations works to heal society by connecting people across divides - politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more – through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities.

Mismatch Team

We are on a mission to help the next generation of students develop dialogue skills to participate thoughtfully in our 21st-century democracy.

John Gable

AllSides Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Scott McDonald

AllSides Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Kristin Hansen


Gina Balleria


Alice Sheehan

AllSides Business Manager and Director of School Programs

Adam King

Software Developer

Samantha Shireman

Director of Product

Becca Kearl

Executive Director of Living Room Conversations

Preeti Kulkarni

Mismatch for Youth Leaders Coordinator

Ian Rosenzweig

Content Intern at AllSides

Nikita Tselovalnikov

Full Stack Web Developer

Did you know?

Mismatch has been thoroughly tested many times in classrooms across the country. See it used live in the classroom during an early pilot in this “Everyday Heroes” spotlight of Mismatch co-founder Kristin Hansen.