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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
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.
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$275 Early Bird (before September 10)
$375 Sponsorship (supports financial assistance)
$60 Youth Rate
Prices include Friday light reception, snacks, beverages, and Sunday light brunch.
Saturday lunch and dinner are optional on your registration page.
Limited financial assistance available. Email email@example.com to find out more.
(No cancelation 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)
Thursday, October 10
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 the Waldorf School of Atlanta.
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 - Songtrail at the Decatur Cemetery at 229 Bell St in Decatur. Click here for location
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS AT NOON
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.
12:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS AT THE DECATUR RECREATION CENTER
1:00 pm Conference Opening and Welcome
All Friday/Saturday/Sunday Events at the Decatur Recreation Center
1:30p-2:30p Love and Knowledge - How Practicing Spiritual Science Means Becoming Truly Social
Keynote Conversation with Patrick Kennedy
2:30p-2:45p Dyad Sharing with Patti Smith and Chris Burke
2:45p-3:15p Facing Each Other with the General Council (Annual General Meeting Reports~Free Admission)
3:30p-4:45p 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
The Seven Requirements with Patrick Kennedy
5:00p-5:30 pm Welcome from our Atlanta Hosts
5:30-7:00 Appetizer Reception
7:00 pm Community Contra Dancing — stay tuned for details!
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)
Devotion & Love in Research: Spiritual-scientific approaches to social research with Andrea De La Cruz
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 Youth-Led Panel
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.
8:00p-9:30p Evening Performance (Details Coming Soon!)
Sunday, October 13
7:30-8:45 Meeting at the Tomb of Martin Luther King (details coming!)
8:30-10:00 Light Brunch
9:00-9:30am 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
11:15a Dyad Sharing
11:30-1p Freedom, Responsibility, and Love (Art, Reflection, Closing Plenum, Singing)
1:00pm Lunch on your own!
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 Chris Schaefer
Schedule subject to minor changes.
Limited Financial Assistance Available.Please fill out the application here.
Interested in an Exhibit Table to promote your organization? Please register here.
** No refunds after 10/1 **
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