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March 2019

Can Exceptional Experience Help Save the World?

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019

This conference will explore applying the insights from process philosophy and transpersonal psychology to the issues we are facing today. How can we bring our understandings into the world to create a more sustainable, just, and humane civilization for future generations? Our aim will be to explore how Whitehead’s metaphysics can be applied to connect insights from transpersonal psychology with fostering sustainable, ecological civilization. We see this as an opportunity to build strategic relationships and develop some mechanisms for the…

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April 2019

Ecological Civilization and Holistic Human Development

April 19, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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13th International Forum on Ecological Civilization 2nd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization As a positive vision of human flourishing, ecological civilization is about more than what we can do, it involves who we can become. It’s not merely about having more or doing more, but about being more. Being an “eco-person” speaks to the deeper motivations behind the kinds of actions we need to take in response to our complex social and environmental crisis. The development of eco-persons is connected with the qualitative measure…

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July 2019

The Future of Process Theology

July 24, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska, 4448 Pikes Landing Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska and the Center for Process Studies Over the past 90 years since Alfred North Whitehead’s seminal publication, Process and Reality, his relational, open, organic worldview has taken shape in a myriad of unique ways.  It has been said that Process Theology is one of the most important movements in 21st Century American liberal theology, in connection with liberation theology, feminist theology, eco-theology, religious pluralism, religion and science, panpsychism, panentheism, postmodern, and…

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August 2019

Process as Creativity — Process as Concern

August 27, 2019 - August 30, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 - October 5, 2019

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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November 2019

2019 AAR Annual Meeting

November 23, 2019 - November 26, 2019

CPS Reception (M23-516) Saturday - 9:00 PM-11:00 PM | Omni-Gaslamp 2 (Fourth Level) Join us for food, drink, and fellowship. Visit with old friends, make some new ones, and get the latest info on development in the international process-relational community. Non-Violent Theism: Power, Persuasion, and Peace (A23-420) Saturday - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM | Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 204A (Second Level) Tri-Sponsored w/ Open & Relational Theologies Unit, Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Unit, and Liberal Theologies Unit Are some theologies - some models…

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April 2020

*Postponed* The Philosophy of Psychedelics: Exploring Frameworks for Exceptional Experience

April 17, 2020 - April 20, 2020

***This event has been postponed. For updates, please visit philosophyofpsychedelics.com.***   In recent years a resurgence of studies into psychedelic states of experience has arisen in the cognitive sciences to such an extent as to gain the moniker, The Psychedelic Renaissance. The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet…

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*Postponed* Ecological Civilization and Organic Communitarianism

April 24, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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***We regrettably inform you that the 14th International Forum on Ecological Civilization & the 3rd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization must be postponed due to the coronavirus. The Forum was scheduled to be held from April 24-25 in Claremont, California, and April 27 at Willamette University, in Oregon.
We have learned that the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Shanghai will not reopen until the beginning of May. Consequently, Chinese participants have no way to get their visas before our forum. We feel very sorry about this postponement and will keep you informed about rescheduling.
Your understanding is very greatly appreciated. For updates, please visit www.postmodernchina.org. ***

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May 2021

Claremont Eco Forum

May 21 - May 26

Six days of international dialogue on the most important challenges we face: rethinking governance, economies, food, education, communities, and more. The Claremont Eco Forum (a.k.a. the International Forum on Ecological Civilization) continues to be one of the largest forums on ecological civilization in the world. Since 2006, this annual forum has drawn together a global cohort of creative academics, activists, artists, non-profit leaders, and governmental officials who are dedicated to rethinking our society toward an ecological civilization. You're invited to…

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