2022 Annual Conference - Livestream
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Join us for Enkindling Connections: And the Heart Rose the ASA annual member's conference - ONLINE!
This is a dynamic moment in time...let's strengthen and enkindle connections within our community and beyond. Last year's annual conference theme was Building the Temple of the Heart - and now we can imagine entering the temple and connecting with other striving souls. As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the burning of the first Goetheanum, we acknowledge the power of renewal in the fire and what can be enkindled.
Our conference will begin with a series of online presentations beginning on Michelmas (September 29, 2022). We will start in Dornach, Switzerland, as we broadcast a tour of the model of the first Goetheanum followed by leading thoughts from Rev. Daniel Hafner.
From there, we will move throughout the Eastern Region with online presentations weaving from North to South. We will culminate this experience by broadcasting our in-person gathering in the District of Columbia on October 9, 2022.
Enkindling Connections: And the Heart Rose- Online
- I am looking to only register for the AGM (Annual General Meeting) This 90-minute session is presented by the ASA General Concil on October 7 and is free to all members. This session is included in the Livestream Conference.
Standard Rate: $75
Supporter Level: $100
Youth & Equity Rate: $40
SCHEDULE (subject to minor changes)
Enkindling in the East
All live online events will be recorded and shared with all registered
September 29 at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific on Zoom (90 min)
Presentation from Daniel Hafner and a tour of the model of the first Goetheanum
October 2 at 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific on Zoom (60 min)
October 4 at 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific on Zoom (60 min)
Presentations from the South East: "George Washington Carver to Washington D.C." and friends from Maine
October 7 at 7 pm Eastern /4 pm Pacific on Zoom (90 min)
Business meeting for members of the ASA hosted by the ASA General Council. This meeting is free and open to all members of the ASA. Click here to register for the AGM business meeting ONLY.
And the Heart Rose
This will be live-streamed and recorded for all registered
Sunday, October 9
Schedule in Eastern Time
9:00- 10:00 am Opening with Tess Parker, Gino Ver Eecke, Christine Burke, and Nathaniel Williams
10:00-11:00 am Sacrificial Fire, Entering the Heart's Temple from Rev. Emma Heirman
11:00- 11:30 am Break
11:30-12:00 pm The Flame of Connection
an online activity led by Katrina Hoven
12:00-1:00 pm We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For - Constellation of Voices
Stefan Ambrose - Yonas Ketsela - Frank Agrama - Barbara Bittles - Eileen King - John Bloom
Sharon Kaplan - Dorothea Mier - Cathy Green - John Scott Legg - Ethan Sudan - Nathaniel Williams
1:00 -2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:00 pm Eurythmy with Sea-Anna Vasilas
3:00- 3:45 pm Anthroposophy and the World: An Invitation to Deeper Partnership
with Dan McKanan
3:45-4:15 pm Break
4:15- 5:30 pm A Dodecahedron through Time and Space
Biography + Art Session
with Tess Parker, Angela Foster, and Jordan Walker
Daniel Hafner works in Nuremberg, Germany, as a priest of the Christian Community. He offers introductions to Anthroposophy for young adults in varying locations with varying themes, and hopes to be able to offer a full-time foundation year, if someday life permits. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Emma Heirman grew up in Silver Spring, MD and was shaped by 12 years at the Washington Waldorf School, while also holding dear memories in front of the altar of The Christian Community. As a child and then young adult, she found comfort and strength for her sorrows and joys at the threshold, at the place where the heart can meet the world of spirit.
In her twenties, search for work led her back to the altar. After studying at the Seminary of The Christian Community in North America and in Stuttgart, Germany, Emma was ordained in February 2016. She served her first congregation in Denver, Colorado from 2016-2020. She now serves The Christian Community in the Greater Washington- Baltimore Area alongside her husband, Rev. Matthias Giles.
Dan McKanan is the Emerson Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, where he has taught since 2008. Dan’s research focuses on the ways religious and spiritual communities contribute to social and ecological transformation, from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author or editor of eight books, among them Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition, Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism, and Camphill and the Future: Spirituality and Disability in an Evolving Communal Movement. Dan has been a sympathetic observer of the anthroposophical movement since he met the people of Camphill Village Minnesota in 1999.
Sea-Anna Vasilas has been teaching eurythmy internationally since 2011, after graduating from the four-year eurythmy training at Eurythmy Spring Valley in Spring Valley, New York. She first encountered eurythmy through her work with biodynamic agriculture and has continually been inspired by the living relationship between biodynamics and eurythmy. Sea-Anna earned her M.A. in performance eurythmy from Alanus University, and is currently a member of the Eurythmy Spring Valley faculty and ensemble.
Christine Burke teaches Communication Studies at her local college and travels to conferences, Waldorf schoosl, teacher trainings, and Christian Communities throughout the world to teach speech and drama, and lead groups on a variety of themes. She leads meditations and speech workshops online, and serves on local boards to continue her passion for fostering the art of community, exploring the many paths of the "art of the future" -- as Rudolf Steiner called it -- alongside her longtime passion of discovery in the sacred realm of the Word. Christine is the Western Regional Council representative on the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
Angela Foster has been an active student of anthroposophy since 2008. After growing up in Texas, Angela is now embracing life in Atlanta, Georgia as an artist, teacher, and mom of two daughters, shepherd to two mini sheep. As a conscious practitioner of “beginner’s mind”, Angela has completed programs in foundation studies in anthroposophy numerous times and is currently enrolled in Foundation Studies in Goethean Science through the Nature Institute. She and her husband manage the Anthroposophical Resource Center (ARC), an initiative in Decatur, Georgia that offers space for community events and serves as a little house for Anthroposophia.
Tess Parker is the Director of Programs for the Anthroposophical Society in America, and has been committed to discovery through anthroposphy for over a decade. Prior to her director role, she spent years tending and stewarding the earth in her roles as co-founder of Common Hands Farm, a biodynamic farm in update New York. She was also the Outdoor Education teacher and Camp Director at Pasadena Waldorf School. Tess is a student and collaborator with the elemental kingdom and finds fulfillment and purpose through creating medicines, art, and ritual with plants. As an avid astrologer with an interest in astrosophy and biography work, she finds time on weekends to read and interpret birth charts for anyone seeking to understand their own individual cosmic blueprint that accompanies them through their life. You can reach out to her at email@example.com.
Jordan Walker has been studying the cultural landscape since his childhood, moving throughout the U.S. and spending a year a year in China with his family. He self-designed his undergraduate degree and received a dual Masters of Education (MS. Ed.) through the NYC Teaching Fellows while teaching children with Autism in a Brooklyn public school.
In 2005 Jordan attended the full-time Foundation Year program at Sunbridge College in Spring Valley. He studied and worked in the Threefold Community for 5 years, organizing many conferences and education initiatives and launching a social sculpture experiment entitled the new forms project. In 2011 he received a research grant at the Goetheanum to study new forms of adult education. In 2017 he designed “Wisdom Working”, a directory for the many anthroposophical initiatives in the Hudson River Watershed. He currently lives in Philmont, NY with his two young children.
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