Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center – Creating Resilient Food Systems

What have we learned about how to feed ourselves sustainably?  What needs to be amplified? What obstacles need to be overcome? Come connect, network, and share your insights. 

Wiser Together World Café: Intergenerational Dialogue and Mentoring

Join participant-driven conversations about how we can collaborate to shape the future by synergizing the unique gifts of all generations. The Cafe provides a hospitable space for integration and reflection on what is emerging at the conference and for building personal and professional partnerships. With: David Shaw, Common Ground Center, UC Santa Cruz; Dana Pearlman, The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and the Global Leadership Lab; Tim Merry, Myrgan Inc, Art of Hosting; Giselle Chow, Graphic Facilitator and Recorder, Giselle Chow Consulting.

Council: Restoring and Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine

Facilitated by Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger, and Sharon Shay Sloan, Council trainer and community steward.

Interactive/Experiential (Double session)

Youth Leadership: Recognizing The Rights of Nature

With: Debra Weistar, Finding the Good and Synergia Learning Ventures.

Cultivating Women’s Leadership: Alumnae Reunion and Sampler

Hosted by Nina Simons and Toby Herzlich, Co-Founders of Cultivating Women’s Leadership trainings, with Sarah Crowell, Co-facilitator and Artistic Director of Destiny Arts, Rachel Bagby, Improvisational Vocal & Social Artist.


From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration

Indigenous Forum

With: Darcie Houck (Mohawk and Ottawa), partner in Native American law firm of Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP; Jihan Gearon (Diné/Navajo and African American), Executive Director, Black Mesa Water Coalition; Tony Skrelunas (Diné/Navajo), founder of Grand Canyon Trust Native America Program.; Octaviana Trujillo (Pascua Yaqui), founding Chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University.

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Building Community Resilience from Detroit to Japan

With: Gloria Rivera, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Coordinator; Carolyne Stayton, Co-Executive Director, Transition U.S.; Kalia Lydgate, co-founder of P.O.W.E.R. (People Organizing for Wealth and Ecological Restoration), a Marion Institute program.; Bob Stilger, Co-President, New Stories.

Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World

Hosted by Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Coordinator for the Global Oneness Project. With: Mark Collin and Chuck Fisher of Dovetail Learning.


Women as Democracy Builders: Reclaiming Our Commons from Corporate Power

Hosted by author and activist Anna Lappé. With: Leila Salazar-Lopez, Program Director at Amazon Watch; Kelle Louaillier, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability International; Lynne Twist, Pachamama Alliance co-founder, Soul of Money Institute founder.

Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Companies

Hosted by Christy Foley, founder of The Foley Connection. With: Matthew Engelhart, co-founder of Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre, co-author of Sacred Commerce; John Roulac, founder and CEO of Nutiva; Mary Waldner and Dale Rodrigues, founders of Mary’s Gone Crackers.