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!

Register Now! 

Registration fee is a sliding scale from $250 - $375. Suggested price for Youth Section members is $60.

Museum passes, Friday dinner reception, and Sunday brunch are all included. Follow this link for Saturday menus and info!

The average contribution to needed to cover costs is $250 per person.

Financial resources should not hinder participation. We ask that you contribute what you can, within the range of $250 - $375.

If you need financial or other assistance to attend the conference, please call Cynthia Chelius in the national office, at 734.662.9355.

New This Year! 

Want to share your service or product with a national anthroposophical audience?
Become an exhibitor! Learn more and sign up here!  *Two spots remaining! 

Want to share your research and initiatives? 
Submit your research session proposal here!  *ALL SLOTS FILLED! Stay tuned for next year! 


Lodging Information: Looking for shared housing or ride shares? Click here!
We have rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, just 1.5 miles from the Heard Museum. There is a shuttle provided to the Heard Museum.  
Light rail is available to the museum, and also to and from the airport.  
Click here to make your reservation!  
If you are booking after 9/15, please call the Hilton Garden Inn and ask for Jay to assist you with the $109 rate. Code: Anthor.   

Please use convenient light rail, carpooling, and taxis. There is little to no parking availble at the Heard Museum.  
For airport transportation: Click here to book Super Shuttle at a special discounted rate. Code: JMJKT

*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. Click here to Register Now! Space is Limited! Held at Desert Marigold School

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

On-site registration opens Friday at 9:00 am
Registration includes free museum passes, Friday dinner reception and Sunday brunch!


Registration Opens at 9:00 Friday morning and continues throughout the weekend. 

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

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

4:30-5:45 Participant Research Sessions (15 minute presentations on research and initiatives from across the country! Register to present here!)

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

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


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 

*Schedule is subject to change

More details to come -- check your email!

See you in Phoenix!

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