Call for Papers and Other Contributions
20th Annual Conference for Global Transformation, May 15-17, 2020 – Hollywood, California
Making A Difference
Our inquiry for the 2020 Conference for Global Transformation is an opportunity to discover living true to what our lives are about.
The idiom “Making a Difference” has been generalized – used so often in marketing campaigns, promotional materials, and our own day-to-day conversations that many of us tune it out. We can’t hear the phrase for what it is anymore, even when someone speaks it in earnest. We have built up a tolerance, dismissing the words, just as we dismiss annoying online ads. Sometimes we doubt our ability to cause a positive outcome. Even so, most of us yearn to live meaningful lives.
This year, we invite you to inquire and stand for the difference you want to make. There are things that support us in making a difference, and things that thwart us. When there is the possibility of acting to forward the difference we want to make, things that are in the way present themselves. Actions leave us in the world discovering making a difference. This discovery is a function of the promises and commitments we have made and the accountabilities we hold.
We invite you to submit a paper, poster, Report from the Field, or breakout session based on what you have experienced and discovered. Ideal topics are those that inform, provide opportunities for insight, and strengthen our ability to make a difference as individuals, as groups and communities.