4th Annual International Conference on
"ENGAGING THE OTHER:"
THE POWER OF COMPASSION
November 12-15, 2009
~ San Francisco (San Mateo), California, USA
Keynote by Huston Smith
NOTE: List of 2009 Presenters and Conference Program to be posted soon
An international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference examining concepts of "The OTHER" from a universal, cross-cultural perspective to promote wider public dialogue about concepts of "Us and Them"
Common Bond Institute
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
International Humanistic Psychology Association
Supported by a growing international list of over 95 organizations and universities
Conference Details at:
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~ Registration is Open All ~
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) available
We Invite You To:
an extraordinary conference to address the roots of fear based belief systems and stereotypes, prejudice, polarization, scapegoating, enemy images, and artificial barriers of misunderstanding and distrust that divide us.
over 60 presenters and visionaries, and hundreds of concerned individuals, to engage in 3 1/2 days of workshops, roundtables, and facilitated dialogue bridging the divide and cultivating our capacity for reconciliation, appreciation of diversity, and peace.
An important, timely dialogue that concerns everyone.
"The most enriching conference experience of my life."
....Senator John Vasconcellos
PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE IS TO:
Raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and awareness on core issues. Explore dimensions and dynamics of "The OTHER" on both individual and group levels, and consider how enemy identity is formed, perpetuated, and manipulated.
Identify and compile fundamental questions, dilemmas, and implications for further deep inquiry and examination.
Tap our shared wisdom and compassion as a community - from the local to the global - in developing practical applications.
FORMAT AND CONTENT:
A 3 1/2 day program of
- Keynote Speakers, - Topical Plenary Roundtables - Concurrent Break-out Sessions of Workshops and Roundtables to Engage Concepts and Explore Practical Applications, - Conference-wide Facilitated Dialogue Groups, - Interactive All-conference Experiences, - Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala Ritual, - Evening Performances, Cultural programs, and Community activities, - Rich Networking and Action Planning, - Intentional Multi-cultural Community, - Exhibits
AN OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF MORE THAN 60 PRESENTERS
"An important, timely dialogue ...everyone needs to be part of. "
San Mateo Marriott Hotel, San Mateo, CA
FOR FULL DETAILS
on Program, Registration, Fees, Hotel, and Exhibits CONTACT:
Common Bond Institute
Steve Olweean, Director, Conference Coordinator
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 USA
Ph/Fax: 269-665-9393 Email: SOlweean@aol.com