Conference for
Global Transformation


May 16-18, 2025

Participate virtually from wherever you are.
Discover ways to make a difference in the areas of the world that matter to you. Be empowered to take on a commitment for the world or empower others who do.

Meet and connect with leaders and change makers. Learn from the experience of others who are impacting life on the planet. Discover ways to go beyond what you consider possible.

At Play in the World: Risking Failure
2025 Conference Theme

Everyone knows about failure, and anyone who has experienced success knows that there were failures along the way. There is almost no success, progress, innovation, growth, or development without failure.

At a leader training in Carmel, California, in the early ‘80s, Werner Erhard was recalled to have said, The thing that differentiates me from most other people is I can tolerate a lack of outcomes with no loss of power. 

For many of us, what we are committed to accomplishing is next to impossible; there is no model, no roadmap, no prescribed set of instructions. What we are out to accomplish has never been done before, at least not by us, so is it not absurd to think we will accomplish what we are out to accomplish without some form of failure?

Journals of the Conference for Global Transformation

2024 Journal Download PDF (single-page view) Purchase Printed Color Copy
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2023 Journal Read / Download PDF Purchase Printed Copy
2022 Journal Read / Download PDF Purchase Printed Copy
2021 Journal Read / Download PDF Purchase Printed Copy
2020 Journal Read / Download PDF Purchase Printed Copy
2019 Journal Read / Download PDF

State of the World Scorecard

2024 Scorecard Download PDF (two-page spreads)

Details & Registration

Prerequisites, tuitions, registration and more.
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Keynote Speakers

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Call for Papers & Contributions

Read about the conference theme and ways to contribute content to the conference.
2025 Call for Papers

Contribute Content

Lead a workshop, write a journal paper, present a poster, submit a Report from the Field,
artwork or collaborative video.
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Inquire Year-Round

Join our weekly Inquiries of the Social Commons held throughout the year. Fifteen inquiries on Zoom are held at various times each week and offer the opportunity to investigate aspects of six critical topics for someone with a commitment for the world.
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Learn about Inquiry Explorations, the program designed for conference participants who want to be in action all year long on their commitment for the world and develop conversations to launch or forward that commitment.
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