Program Schedule | 2016

THE CONFERENCE WAS HERE

And it was great.

Thank you for a wonderful weekend and worthy experience.

Want More?
See our Reconnecting Events below.

JOIN OUR RECONNECTING EVENTS

Often at the end of our annual conference participants say "you should do this more often". We can only plan a conference once a year. However, we planned five Follow-up Reconnecting Events that will feature the national plenary speakers that we did not have time to share at our 11th annual conference.


All events (November, February, March & April) will be at MSU Center 6:30 to 8:30 pm. As much as possible we will partner with a local organization that is doing work related to the plenary presenter's topic.

All events are FREE.

FEBRUARY RECONNECTING EVENTS - FREE

BEN KNIGHT
Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Madame Cadillac/Denk Chapman
Host: Diana J. Nucera from Allied Media's Detroit Community Technology Project

Emerging in response to the need for a scalable way to make inclusive group decisions during the Occupy movement in 2011, Loomio, an activist-driven tech co-op, developed an open-source tool for democratic organizing now used by 80,000 people in 93 countries. Change-making communities, social movements and organizations have used it to make more than 25,000 decisions.


JENSINE LARSEN with SISTER ZEPH
Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
MSU Center
3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
Host: Diana J. Nucera

World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and Sister Zeph, an award-winning Pakistani digital crusader for girls' education, explain how their global network is harnessing the power of digital communication into a powerful force for change by connecting women from more than 190 countries - including those reaching out using Internet cafes and cell phones from remote rural areas and conflict zones. She will share her personal journey building World Pulse from a vision into a network now impacting over 2 million lives. She and Sister Zeph will show us how we can participate in this soulful digital revolution to unleash the true feminine intelligence of the planet.

Click Here for Venue Info plus all five events (2nd page of attachment)




2016 CONFERENCE

12th Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2016



COMMENTS ON OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Exposed to exciting, provocative ideas.

Gained so much knowledge about positive things that are going on right here in the city.

Learnshop facilitators were engaging.

Very Enjoyable.

Food was EXCELLENT.

I had a wonderful time.

Learnshops really broadened my understanding of possibilities for sustainable communities.

Very refreshing in a cynical election year.

Unique conference that comes from the right heart and spirit.

Tours of Detroit were a great idea.