Here and Now: Transforming Ourselves, Transforming Our World
10/05/2018 01:00 PM - 10/07/2018 01:00 PM CT
Fall Conference and Annual Meeting 2018
Friday, Oct 5 - Sunday, Oct 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana
First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street, New Orleans
(Check out their amazing history here!)
There are many housing options in New Orleans, including numerous AirBnBs (participants are having the most luck with these!), and a limited number of homestays. Housing is filling quickly for October, so book your lodging now. Find friends to share a room or ride with!
You can make a hotel reservation at the TownePlace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street at this special ASA link. It's directly on the street car line, or a 30 minute walk or four minute drive. Reservation rate available until 9/13.
Other hotels and hostels can be found online. A few that are near the conference include:
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$375 Sponsorship (supports financial assistance)
$60 Youth Rate
Includes Friday light reception, snacks, beverages, and Sunday light brunch!
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(No cancelation refunds after 9/28.)
Thursday, October 4
9:00am-3:30pm First Grace Methodist Church
Living in the Branches: National Branch and Group Gathering
National Youth Conference (Details coming!)
4:00p-9:00p Central Region Gathering
Friday, October 5
7:45-9:30am - Bayou St. John Songtrail: meet under the McDonough Oak. Click Here For Location
10:00a-12:00p - Class Lesson 10 and Conversation with Joan Sleigh
1:00 pm Opening
1:30p-2:30p Keynote Conversation with Orland Bishop
2:30p-2:45p Dyad Sharing
2:45p-3:30p Here and Now with the General Council
4:00p-5:15p Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)
Cain and Abel: Building a bridge between the Two Streams, with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Exploring Transformation Through Our Own Biography, with Janey Newton
5:30p-6:15p Central Region Interactive Panel
6:30 PM DINNER
8:00 pm Memento Mori Ritual (Stay tuned for details!)
Saturday, October 6
8:00-8:45 am Singing or Speech or Eurythmy
9:00-10:00 am Keynote Discussion with Joan Sleigh
10:00-10:15am Dyad Sharing
10:45a-12:00p Concurrent Workshops (Choose on site)
Initiation of the Heart: The Fifth Gospel, with Patrick Kennedy
Connecting Here and Now: A Conversation with the General Council
Transforming Community - Creating the Future: Young People Discovering Their Purpose and Place, with Bart Eddy
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch (Table Topic Discussions)
1:30p-2:30p Youth-Led Panel
2:45p-4:15p Participant Research and Initiative Sharing Sessions
(Click here to submit your research/initiative sharing proposal.)
2:45p-4:15p Pageant Participant Preparation with Marianne Fieber-Dhara (Details at the conference!)
4:45p-6:00p Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)
Orland Bishop: The Seventh Shrine
Waldorf Education in Crisis Zones: Art, Hope and Healing in the West Bank with Thea Lavin
Art Dispersal with Laura Summer
Strengthening Foundations of Inner Work and Meditation with Lisa Romero
8:00p-9:30p Confluence of Karma: A Pageant Of Dedicated Service
Sunday, October 7
Light Brunch 8:00-9:45
8:00-8:30am Group Speech
8:30-8:45am Dyad Sharing
8:45-10:00am Now and Next (Art, Reflection, Closing Plenum, Singing)
11:00a-12:30p First Grace Church Service, with Orland Bishop and Pastor Shawn Anglim
OR 11:00-11:30a Arts and Crafts in the Modern World with Caroline Finck of Raphael Village, a Camphill Initiative located in First Grace Methodist Church [link]
1:00p- 1:30p Tour of St. Rose Building, the future home of the Waldorf School of New Orleans
(2539 Columbus St. New Orleans, LA 70119)
Lunch on your own!
Post Sessions (Included in Conference Fee)
2:00p-4:00p Lisa Romero: Contemplative Practices
2:00p-4:00p John Bloom and Laura Scappaticci: "That Good May Become"--Working with the Foundation Stone
Schedule subject to minor changes.
Limited Financial Assistance Available.
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