AGM 2017 Rise Up! Life as a Labor of Love

10/13/2017 09:00 AM - 10/15/2017 01:00 PM ET



Annual Conference and Meeting 2017
Friday, Oct 13 - Sunday, Oct 15 in Phoenix, Arizona!

Fri, Oct 13 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:00 pm
at the Heard Museum in Phoenix

Pre-conference gathering at the Heard Museum Friday morning, October 13, from 9:30-11:30 am
for members of the School for Spiritual Science.
Bring your blue cards!

*Conference Schedule:


Wednesday and Thursday: Pre-conference event with Mary Adams: The Deeds of Rudolf Steiner Written In The Stars $75 with main conference attendance. Held at Desert Marigold School

Thursday: Western Region Meeting, Desert Marigold School, 4-6pm

Wednesday and Thursday How We Will Rise Up! Youth and Youthful Gathering at Desert Marigold. 


9:30-11:30 School for Spiritual Science Class Lesson and Discussion

10:00-1:00 Docent Tours of Museum

1:00 Welcome and Introduction to Conference, Singing with Teri DeSario

1:45-2:45 Keynote Discussion with Shepha Vainstein of reGeneration
"To Humanize Instead of Demonize: Embodying the Sophia During Times of Social Crisis"

3:00-4:15 Collaboration Panel with Arizona Region and Friends
"Faithfulness and Inclusion-Foundations for Collaboration: The Work in Arizona" 

4:15-5:00 Group Speech with Kim Snyder Vine

5:00-6:00 Rising to Our Star: A Report on the work of the General Council

6:00-7:00 Dinner Reception and Social In the Courtyard 

7:00-8:30 Anthroposophical Prison Outreach Poetry and Open Mic and Art Session (Bring your art, poetry, music, stories to share!)


8:30-9:15 Artistic Morning Choice of Eurythmy with Rachel Schmid or Singing with Teri DeSario

9:15-9:30 Morning Welcome 

9:30-10:30 Youth Led Panel Discussion 

"Rise Up! The Future Isn't What It Used To Be"

10:30-11:15 Group Speech with Kim Snyder-Vine   

Concurrent, Please Choose One:

11:30-12:30 Rising To Our Star Together: A Conversation With the General Council (Open to ASA Members)

11:30-12:30 "Love Stories" A Biography Workshop with Lee Sturgeon Day

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Look for Open Topic Sign Up Sheets!)

Concurrent, Please Choose One:

2:00-3:00 Spirit of Money with John Bloom

2:00-3:00 From Form Drawing to World Peace with Laura Embrey

Concurrent, Please Choose One

3:15-4:15 Rising Up With the Wandering Stars with Mary Adams

3:15-4:15 Communicating Anthroposophy with John Beck

4:30-6:00 Participant Research Sessions (15 minute presentations on research and initiatives from across the country!)

6:00-7:30 Dinner (Sit with your region or interest group)

7:30-8:30 Rock, Wind, Earth and Sky: Impressions of the American Southwest with Teri DeSario and Friends 

A multimedia presentation with a ceremonial feel based on the ancient mystery tradition of the American Southwest, observed and celebrated with reverence and deep interest. The entire performance will be embedded in the four directions honored by the native Americans living in our midst in Arizona. Native and Western choral and group songs will be presented, film, eurythmy inspired by the Hopi Kachinas, speech, poetry and drumming, and interactive story telling. We welcome you to become a part of this event.


8:30-9:15 Artistic Morning Choice Eurythmy with Rachel Schmid or Singing with Teri DeSario 

9:30-11:00 Group Activity: What's anthroposophy’s next labor of love?  (Buffet Brunch at 10:00) 

11:00-12:30 Sunday Plenum 

12:30-1:00 Speech with Kim Snyder-Vine 

NEW! 2:00-3:30 Free Post-Conference Workshop with Andrew Linnell 
"For the Rest of Earthly Evolution:The Welding Together of Mankind with Machines"

*Schedule is subject to change

See you in Phoenix!

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