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August 2019

Process as Creativity — Process as Concern

August 27 - August 30
University of Brasília Brasília, Brazil Brazil + Google Map

  12th International Whitehead Conference Process philosophy has championed the idea that the universe is in the making. There is no ultimate controlling body or ruling set of laws that can make justice to what is concrete. As Whitehead put it in Modes of Thought, concrete reality is not to be reduced to a barren tautological absolute where life and motion are nothing but dreams. As a consequence, creativity is placed by Whitehead as the ultimate behind all forms, inexplicable by forms,…

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September 2019

Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship

September 15
Middlebury College, 4229 Route 125
Ripton, Vermont 05766
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We're gathering leaders from across the state of Vermont to participate in a one-day event called Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship, that will take place at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus on September 15, 2019. In partnership with the Center for Process Studies and Middlebury College, The Institute for Ecological Civilization will facilitate a charrette-style discussion that will allow participants from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to engage face-to-face in designing a plan we call Vermont…

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October 2019

Yeoju Eco-Forum: Interfaith Dialogue for Ecological Civilization

October 3 - October 5
SunValley Hotel, Yeoju City, Republic of Korea Yeoju City, Korea, Republic of + Google Map

All are welcome to take part in the first Yeoju Eco-Forum to be held in Yeoju, Korea from October 3-5, 2019. The theme of the forum will be ‘Interfaith Dialogue on Ecological Civilization.’ Yeoju City, IPDC, Daejin University and Daesoon Jinrihoe will be the copartners of the forum. We are very confident that each person in attendance will be a great asset to this forum.   The Goal of Yeoju Eco-Forum The goal of the Yeoju Eco-Forum is to bring…

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Everything Counts: Process Theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PDT
Cooper Room, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join John Sweeney for an encore of his paper from the recent Future of Process Theology conference in Fairbanks, AK. This paper is divided into four parts: (I) an introduction regarding my interest in the topics being set side by side: process theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. (II) Some background on the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ), including an introduction to the guiding philosophy of the BBAZ, one aspect of which is the current Curator, Bob Cisneros, saying “everything…

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Book Launch: Silence is Never the Answer

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Haddon, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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More information to come   Silence is Never the Answer Edited by George Johnson

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November 2019

2019 AAR Annual Meeting

November 23 - November 26

  Stay tuned for more details on process related events at this year's AAR.   CPS Reception Saturday - 9:00 PM-11:00 PM Omni-Gaslamp 2 (Fourth Level)

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January 2020

What is Consciousness?

January 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

What is Consciousness? It is conventionally thought of as awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. But when Chalmers asks the ‘hard question’ about why we see red when we are in pain, or Andy Clark talks about the extended mind, the conventional definition is found wanting, inadequate and superficial. We make a systematic error in trying to understand such complex physiologic properties as consciousness synchronically in ‘real time’. Instead we must use ways to delve into consciousness diachronically, transcending space-time.…

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August 2020

6th European Summer School in Process Thought

August 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Franciscan Monastery, Panewnicka 76, 40-760 Katowice, Poland, Panewnicka 76
Katowice, Poland
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The European Society for Process Thought together with the Polish Whitehead Metaphysical Society announces the 6th European Summer School in Process Thought, which will take place from August 3rd-August 7th, 2020, at the Franciscan Monastery in Katowice, 76 Panewnicka Street Poland. Topics for the Summer School can be suggested to Piotr Lesniak at piotrles1@wp.pl. Deadline is August 31st, 2019. For more information, visit espt.eu.

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