Facing Each Other: Freedom, Responsibility, and Love

10/11/2019 01:00 PM - 10/13/2019 01:00 PM ET


Annual Conference and Meeting 2019

Friday, Oct 11 - Sunday, Oct 13 in Decatur, Georgia


Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia

Pre-conference: Thursday, Oct 10:
Living in the Branches 
National Branch and Group Gathering

Free event! $30 lunch/refreshments fee.
Email community@anthroposophy.org with questions.

Lodging and Travel

There are many housing options in Decatur, including numerous AirBnBs. Housing is filling quickly for October, so book your lodging now. Find friends to share a room or ride with! Please click here to post on our shared room and ride board! 
 You can make a hotel reservation at the Courtyard by Marriot Atlanta Decatur at 130 Clairmont Ave, Decatur GA.  A link for reservations is here. $149.00 per night.  The hotel is conveniently located 14 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the heart of downtown Decatur, three blocks from the Decatur Recreation Center, the main site for our conference. For travel from the airport to the hotel, the MARTA is one block from the hotel and is inexpensive and convenient.  Uber/Lyft range from $20-25 each way and taxi is about $35.  Reservation rate available until 9/13.

Conference Exhibitors

  • Become a conference exhibitor! Your exhibitor contribution includes a conference pass and Saturday lunch! 
Create connections and reach a national audience. Email us at programs@anthroposophy.org with questions. 


Conference Pricing

$275 Early Bird (Before September 10)
$285 Standard
$375 Sponsorship (Supports financial assistance)
$60 Youth Rate  (Ages 18-35)
Prices include Friday light reception, snacks, beverages, and Sunday light brunch.  
Saturday lunch and dinner are optional on your registration page. Check Out Our Caterer Here  and Here! 
Limited financial assistance available. Email programs@anthroposophy.org to find out more.
(No cancellation refunds after 9/28.) 
(Hoping to attend just the Annual General Meeting Portions of the conference? They are indicated below and and are free admission) 

*Conference Schedule



9:00am-3:30pm Decatur Recreation Center 
Living in the Branches: National Branch and Group Gathering
National Youth Conference (Details coming!)

4:00 Tour of the Martin Clinic and Academe of the Oaks High School
Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center to get a ride! 

5:30p-7:30p Regional Meet and Greet Reception: Decatur Community Center 

7:30-9:00 "Facing Technology" Exploration and Discussion 


Friday, October 11

7:30-8:45 am - Decatur Songtrail: Connecting with the Past while Walking in the Present with Jolie Luba and
Songtrail Creator Marianne Fieber at the Decatur Cemetery at 229 Bell St in Decatur. Click here for location


9:30a-12:00p - Class Lesson 9 with Rudiger Janisch, Lesson Art with Laura Summer, and Conversation with Herbert Hagens (Please bring your blue card!)  Decatur Presbyterian Church Chapel (next to Decatur Recreation Center) 205 Sycamore St, Decatur.  


1:00 pm Conference Opening and Welcome
All Friday/Saturday/Sunday Events at the Decatur Recreation Center

1:30pm-2:30pm Love and Knowledge - How Practicing Spiritual Science Means Becoming Truly Social
 Keynote Conversation with Patrick Kennedy

2:30pm-2:45pm Dyad Sharing with Patti Smith and Chris Burke 

2:45pm-3:15pm Facing Each Other with the General Council (Annual General Meeting Reports~Free Admission)

3:45pm-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)

In the Mirror of the Human Soul:
Facing Each Other Through Our Life Stories with Chris Burke and Patti Smith

Devotion & Love in Research: Spiritual-scientific approaches to social research with Andrea De La Cruz 

A Path To The School for Spiritual Science with Helen-Ann Ireland and John Bloom  

5:15pm-5:45pm Welcome from our Atlanta Hosts

5:45-7:00 Appetizer Reception 

7:00 pm Community Contra Dancing! (With the best live contra music band in town!) New to contra dancing? See this link for more info. 

Saturday, October 12

8:00-8:45 am Singing with Eleanor Winship, or Eurythmy with Sea-Anna Vasilas

9:00-10:00 am Keynote Discussion: 
The Future of our Society: Freedom, Commitment and Youth with Andrea De La Cruz from the Goetheanum Youth Section 

10:00-10:15am Dyad Sharing with Patti Smith and Chris Burke 

10:45a-12:00p Concurrent Workshops (Choose on site)

 The Seven Requirements with Patrick Kennedy 

 Facing Each Other: A Conversation with the General Council (Annual General Meeting Conversation Session~Free Admission)

Facing our reflection in nature: A study of the Bee lectures, the honeybee hive, and the human being:  
with Alex Tuchman from Spikenard Farm and Honey Bee Sanctuary 

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch (Table Topic Discussions)

1:30p-2:30p Perspectives From the Anthroposophical Movement~Panel Discussion~ Council of Anthroposophical Organizations and the Youth Section

2:45p-4:15p Participant Research and Initiative Sharing sessions
(Click here to submit your research/initiative sharing proposal.)

4:45p-6:00p Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)

Martin Luther King Jr, The Three Evils, and The Three-fold Social Order with John Shuchardt

  Conversation, can we see it? Art with Laura Summer 

  Facing Each Other Means Knowing Each Other with Joaquin Munoz, Ph.D.    

6:15-7:30pm Dinner

8:00p-9:30p No Ke Ano Ahiahi~Dusk with Joshua Gartland and Ensemble & Cosmic Journey with Eve Olive 

9:45 Are The Stars Out Tonight? with Mary Stewart Adams 


Sunday, October 13

7:30-8:45 Meeting at the Tomb of Martin Luther King (Optional. Details coming!) 

8:30 Light Brunch

8:45-9:30am Singing with Eleanor Winship or Eurythmy Sea-Anna Vasilas

9:45-11:00 am — choose one

Working With the Dead in Our Daily Lives with Joseph Savage  

Facing Each Other: Sophia--The Space in Between with Carrie Shuchardt 

Tuning the Encounter: Inner Practices for Conversation with John Bloom 

11:30-1p Freedom, Responsibility, and Love (Dyad Sharing, Art, Reflection, Closing Plenum, Singing)

1:00pm Lunch on your own!

1:00-2:00 Tour of the Waldorf School of Atlanta (Meet outside the Decatur Rec Center for a ride) 

2:00-4:00 Post Sessions (By Donation)

The Modern Near Death Experience and Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Scientific Research into Death, the Afterlife, Reincarnation and Karma with Stephen Usher

Re-Imagining America: Finding Hope in Difficult Times with Christopher Schaefer 

See you in Georgia!

Schedule subject to minor changes.
Limited Financial Assistance Available.Please click here to fill out the application.  
 Interested in an Exhibit Table to promote your organization? Please click here to register. 

** No refunds after 9/28 ** 

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