4th International Conference on "Engaging The Other"

Event Details

4th International Conference on "Engaging The Other"

Time: November 12, 2009 at 6pm to November 15, 2009 at 2:30pm
Location: San Mateo Marriott Hotel
Street: 1770 South Amphlett Blvd.,
City/Town: San Mateo, California
Website or Map: http://www.cbiworld.org
Phone: 269-665-9393
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Common Bond Institute
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2009

Event Description

4th Annual International Conference on

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"

Sponsored by:
Common Bond Institute
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
International Humanistic Psychology Association
Meridian University

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

  > 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.

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 important, timely dialogue ...everyone needs to be part of. "

LOCATION: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

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Comment by Patrick Kamotho Githinji on October 30, 2009 at 6:02pm
Hi to all peace activist in the world i have hit a dead end i am unable to promise to attend the conference i wish all the best to those whom will be able to attend this God given opportunity.Thank you
Comment by Shakeel Ali on October 29, 2009 at 6:33pm
I am getting more excited as the date draws near...
Comment by BUDDI KUMAR SHRESTHA on August 30, 2009 at 7:44am
Hi Steve

It seems really valuable program for me and people in Nepal. I would try my best to attend the function.
Comment by Patrick Kamotho Githinji on August 25, 2009 at 2:32pm
HI i have approached several freinds of mine to assist me in financing for participation in this event i hope i will be able to makle it.this is very important to me and my fellow country men in kenya
Comment by Musa Ansumana Soko on August 6, 2009 at 10:47pm
Hi Steve, could you please make some clarifications to be regarding the event you posted? Really I am a Sierra Leonean activist and very much interested to participate in this very important event and event want to give a talk.

I look forward to hearing from. coordinator@yppdatwork.org is my e-mail.
Comment by Steve Olweean on July 9, 2009 at 3:24am
* NOTE: List of 2009 Presenters and Conference Program to be posted soon *

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