EMERGENT FUTURE: REIMAGINING OUR WORLD TOGETHER – is an invitation to hear from you, social and thought leaders, as we try to make sense of our ever-increasing complex world. We hope to learn about our current urgent needs and together explore the collective unknown. It is a space for questions, introspection, grieving, dialogue, connection, and inspiration – in order to seek what is emerging within, between, and around us.
In our 5 days together we will engage with each other through panel discussions, keynote speakers, ample spaces for discourse, collective and personal reflection and envision directions for the future.
Why ‘Emergent’ in Emergent Future?
Emergent as a new idea that emerges in the community and through dialogue that is far bigger than the sum of the people talking could ever hope to generate.
Emergent as an idea that is already inside us and finding space, through reflection/ introspection/inspiration in the five days to allow it to blossom.
Emergent as a place where we’re stuck at the edge and through collective seeking mourning and sharing hope for the new to emerge.
Emergent as connecting with what is already there and what is absent, to allow for new and more collective solutions to take shape.
What will you do?
Emergence: Be open and hold space for self-discovery and participation leading to an inspired outcome
Reality: See me clearly. During our early morning inner listening time, we introspect deeply and understand our deepest truths.
Hope: Listen openly to the stories of hope being shared, whether it is in the plenaries or in the smaller family groups, or weaving through conversation across the table at meal times.
Faith: Seek inspiration to take a personal leap of faith, what’s my next step? We have faith in the conversation we’ll have with each other
What will we (the collective) do?
Emergence: We’ll hold space for each other and interact to allow for the rise of reimagined emergent futures.
Reality: Listen, share and bear witness to the world’s realities. Acknowledge these truths and mourn together in community
Hope: Share and listen to stories of hope.
Faith: Build networks and connections, alignments and synergies with each other to bolster us to take leaps of faith. Hear stories of those who have already had the courage to do so!
Who is coming?
We will be a diverse group of people, representing both rural and urban communities from across the world. With the belief that transformation can be cross-disciplinary, we will bring together storytellers and changemakers of every kind— musicians, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, social justice workers…..