Conference for Global Transformation

Contribute Content

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How to Contribute Content to the Upcoming Conference
Read the Call for Papers & Contributions
We invite you to play a part in the upcoming Conference for Global Transformation by contributing a workshop; a journal article or report from the field; an individual or collaborative artist video; or a poster video based upon what you continue to discover and create, living in service of your vision, inside of the possibility of your promise or commitment. Download and read the Call for Papers & Contributions Open for 2024 through March 1, 2024.
Conference and Call for Papers & Contributions for 2025 will appear here on May 19, 2024.
Register for the Conference
Tuition
$800 (100% is non-refundable but transferable). After April 17, 2024, the entire tuition is non-refundable, and 50% is transferable.
Prerequisite
The conference is open to current participants and graduates of the Wisdom Unlimited course.
Call us at
+1-212-824-3500
or
Email us
Open for 2024 through May 17, 2024.
Registration information for 2025 will appear here on May 19, 2024.
Follow steps 4-10 for preparing and submitting Workshops and Journal Submissions
Jump down to instructions for Video Submissions and the Visual Theme
Workshops
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Journal Submissions
Journal Papers
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Reports from the Field
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Read the description of this type of content submission
Workshops, typically led by one or two people, are intended to have people inquire into topics related to the theme of the conference as expressed in the Call for Papers & Contributions.

Workshops can also be panel sessions, with three or more people giving short presentations on topics related to the theme of the conference.

Journal Articles provide authors with an opportunity to articulate their research, inquiries, discoveries, ideas, practices, philosophies, views, work, artistic endeavors, successes and failures on topics related to the theme of the conference as expressed in the Call for Papers & Contributions.

The Journal will be published online and available for purchase if a printed copy is desired.

Reports from the Field are an opportunity for authors to share what has happened in the area of their commitment to the world or what they have learned, discovered, or achieved while working on fulfilling their commitment.

This could include breakthroughs and breakdowns they have had.

Meet the submission requirements
All presenters and co-presenters must have attended at least one conference previously as a participant.
Maximum length:
5,000 words
Maximum length:
1,500 words
Pay attention to the submission deadlines
Closed for 2024.
New, earlier deadline!
Proposals for 2025 are due September 1, 2024.
Closed for 2024.

New, earlier deadline!

Completed articles for 2025 are due
September 1, 2024.

Closed for 2024.

New, earlier deadline!

Completed reports for 2025 are due
September 1, 2024.

Prepare your submission
Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July. Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July. Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July.
Submit your proposal or your paper
Online submission link available in July. Online submission link available in July. Online submission link available in July.
Make note of notification dates, and be prepared to respond quickly to any requests for revisions or other actions
Will re-open next year. Will re-open next year. Acceptance notices and
additional requirements
and deadlines will be
sent to you by
February 28th.
Submit finished proposal or paper and respond on time to additional requests
Additional information available in July. We will contact you to check the final proof of your article in April – be prepared for a fast turnaround. We may contact you if we need anything else from you in February or March.
Video Submissions
Artist Videos
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Collaborative Videos
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Poster Videos
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Visual Theme
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Read the description of this type of content submission

We invite proposals from artists to show their work in individual Artist Videos in our “Artists for Global Transformation” exhibition on YouTube.

Submissions should address the conference theme and will be selected by an independent panel.

This is an opportunity for Wisdom graduates to impact the global audience with their art.

We are inviting artists of all mediums to participate — dancers, musicians, composers, choreographers, vocalists, designers, writers, poets, producers, painters, weavers, mathematicians and scientists — to create Collaborative Videos.

A collaboration of cultures, genres, styles, ideals and values is desired with no fewer than three artists.

We invite proposals for Poster Videos that address the conference theme or another aspect of formulating and implementing a commitment for the world.

It is an opportunity to display what you are at work on and talk about things you have learned, issues you are encountering or ideas you have in a video.

The Visual Theme of each year’s conference, as depicted on the cover of the journal, provides artists who are Wisdom graduates an opportunity to contribute their images for selection to visually represent the conference.

The image selected will be included on the cover of the conference journal, the Call for Papers and other promotional materials.

Meet the submission requirements
Maximum length:
5 minutes
Maximum length:
5 minutes
Submit images as digital files in 300 DPI .JPG format.

Name each digital file with your last name followed by the first 3-4 words in the title of the piece.

(An entire image or a segment/portion of the image may be used if your artwork is selected. There is no guarantee that any of the submitted images will be selected.)

Pay attention to the submission deadlines

Closed for 2024.

Proposals for 2025 are due
January 15, 2025.

Closed for 2024.

Expressions of Interest for 2025 are due
January 15, 2025.

Proposals are due
March 1, 2024.
Closed for 2024.

Expressions of Interest for the 2026 visual theme are due
January 15, 2025.

Prepare your submission
Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July.
Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July.
Use the worksheet you downloaded in Step 5 to pull together everything you will need to fill out the online submission form in Step 8.
Worksheet with preparation guidelines available in July.
Submit your proposal or your paper
Online submission link available in July.
Online submission link available in July.

With the help of the worksheet you downloaded in Step 7, use the link below to submit your proposal:

Click this link to fill out and submit your Poster Video proposal

Online submission link available in July.
Make note of notification dates, and be prepared to respond quickly to any requests for revisions or other actions
Successful artists will be notified by
February 14, 2024.
Collaborative groups will be finalized by
February 14, 2024.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out on a weekly basis from January 8th through
March 8th.
You will be notified of the 2025 conference theme by
January 31, 2024.
Submit finished video or artwork, and respond on time to additional requests

Your video is due by
April 1st.

We may ask you to make changes, so submit your video earlier – be prepared for a fast turnaround.

When finalized, we will post your video on our YouTube channel and on our event website by
May 1st.

Your video is due by
April 1st.

We may ask you to make changes, so submit your video earlier – be prepared for a fast turnaround.

When finalized, we will post your video on our YouTube channel and on our event website by
May 1st.

Your video is due by
April 15th.

We may ask you to make changes, so submit your video earlier – be prepared for a fast turnaround.

When finalized, we will post your video on our YouTube channel and on our event website by
May 1st.

Your artwork – based on the 2025 conference theme – will be due by
February 28th.Within five business days of notification, you will need to provide a final digital file of at least 300 DPI, in .PSD, .PDF, or .EPS formats only, and at least 18 by 24 inches.
If you have questions regarding your proposal or submission,
please email True Shields.
If you have questions regarding registering for the conference,
please email Julia Simms.