Conference for Global Transformation

2017 Program

For details of Concurrent Breakout Sessions see the Breakout Session Schedule.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Time Activity Location
8:00 am – 9:00 am PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION CHECK-IN Monterey Terrace
9:00 – 11:00 am PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: The Case for Naiveté: Why We Need the Capacity to Take “Foolish” Stands  (Additional Fee Required)
Allan Cohen
As we mature and take on more and more responsibilities, we are expected to have learned how the world really works; that is, we are expected to be more realistic, more pragmatic, and more worldly and sophisticated. In this session, we will reclaim our “naiveté” and other lost ways of being.
Monterey Ballroom
11:00 am – 3:30 pm CONFERENCE CHECK-IN Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer
11:00 am – 3:30 pm HOSPITALITY SUITE OPEN Oaktree Rooms & Garden Terrace
1:30 – 2:30 pm PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: Orientation to the Conference for Global Transformation
Tobin White and Julia Simms
An introduction to some of the ways to listen, participate, and contribute. We will investigate the conference theme, year-long inquiries, breakout sessions and more.
Monterey Ballroom
3:30 – 5:30 pm ALL-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SESSION
Andrea DiCarlo and Marci Feldman
Wisdom Course Area; Past, Present and Created Future
Starting from 25 years of accomplishment, confronting what wants and needs to be confronted now, we include you in a multi-year transformation of the Wisdom Course Area.
Regency Grand Ballroom
5:30 – 6:30 pm WELCOME RECEPTION Monterey Ballroom

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time Activity Location
8:30 am – 3:30 pm HOSPITALITY SUITE OPEN Oaktree Rooms & Garden Terrace
9:00 – 10:00 am ALL-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SESSION
Angela Amado and Khush Cooper
State of the World: What World? Truth or “Alternative Facts?”
To be responsible for transforming the world, you have to know the “state” of what is so right now.  What are your responses to the state of the world beyond your habitual ones (cynical, optimistic, neutral) that will make a difference?
Regency Grand Ballroom
10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
10:15 am – 12:00 pm ALL-CONFERENCE POSTER SESSION Monterey Ballroom
12:00 -1:30 pm LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN) Various Hotel Restaurants
1:30 – 2:30 pm CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Regency Conference Center,
Lower Level
2:30 – 3:00 pm BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
3:00 – 4:00 pm CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Regency Conference Center,
Lower Level
4:00 – 4:15 pm BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
4:15 – 5:30 pm ALL-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SESSION
Allan Cohen
No Loss of Enthusiasm:  Bringing Aliveness to the Worsening Circumstances of the World
Have you ever noticed there are some people who seem to radiate possibility even when the circumstances are clearly getting worse and worse?   This is a conversation about what it might take to be one of these people.
Regency Grand Ballroom
From 5:30 pm DINNER (ON YOUR OWN) Various Monterey-Area Restaurants

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time Activity Location
8:30 am – 3:30 pm HOSPITALITY SUITE OPEN Oaktree Rooms & Garden Terrace
9:00 – 10:15 am ALL-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SESSION
Amy Waterman
To Be Advised
Regency Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
10:30 – 11:30 am CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Regency Conference Center,
Lower Level
11:30 am – 1:00 pm HOSTED LUNCH To Be Advised
1:00 – 2:00 pm CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Regency Conference Center,
Lower Level
2:00 – 2:30 pm BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
2:30 – 3:30 pm CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS Regency Conference Center,
Lower Level
3:30 – 4:00 pm BREAK Regency Grand Ballroom Foyer &
Garden Terrace
4:00 – 5:30 pm ALL-CONFERENCE SESSION and CLOSING SPEAKERS:

Best Paper and Best Poster Awards

Closing Session Speakers

Liz Allen
To Be Advised

Dr. Lynn Hellerstein
To Be Advised

John Mutz
To Be Advised

Regency Grand Ballroom