KEYNOTES, TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
• ECO VILLAGE DESIGN
The Ecovillage Design Cards illustrate and distill years of experimentation and learning within the Global Ecovillage Network, and our commitment to spreading community-led pathways to regeneration and thriving on planet Earth.
The cards are divided into five groups - four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology and economy) arranged around one central path (the process of transformation). Together, they make up a tool for play, reflection, dialogue, learning, research and design - for individuals, organisations and communities.
During this empowering workshop you will receive inspiration and guidelines for some ways of using the cards, and will have opportunity to experience their power. You will be able to take this tool into your life in order to map the status quo and identify leverage points for future development.
• FUTURE MODELS
We will have futurologists provide an illustrative glimpse into what is coming about in terms of social tools & technology which may dramatically accelerate the idealised world of the global ecovillage in ways never before never thought possible.
• COLLECTIVE PURPOSE
Often, in community, we tend to label and limit ourselves and others. In this workshop, we will explore how to see afresh, and sense what is emerging on the horizon of our lives. Drawing on Kosha and Robin’s extensive experience of living in community we will create a highly experiential session that will help you navigate and grow beyond the ordinary.
Morag Gamble lives a permaculture life with her family at the UN World Habitat Award-Winning Crystal Waters Ecovillage near Maleny, Australia.
Morag is an urban permaculture and community garden pioneer and ambassador in Australia.
She has has reached millions through her online permaculture platform Our Permaculture Life.
She co-founded the incredibly successful Northey Street City Farm permaculture community
farm on the immediate northern outskirts of the Brisbane City CBD, and also founded the
Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. She led the first women’s
permaculture course in Indonesia, the first permaculture design courses in the Bahamas,
South Korea and Hong Kong, and the first ecovillage design course in Italy.
She has been pleased to accept the role of guest host for the Event to compere, MC, facilitate and moderate this Event bringing her brilliant experience and knowledge to the role. Morag is an ambassador for holistic sustainability and community, recently returning from the Climate Change Summit held at Findhorn Foundation late April 2019, being the home of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network), so there wouldn't be a more perfect local representative to host. We are very much looking forward to having her join us.
RICHARD HENRY WHITEHURST (USA)
Psychotherapist, clinical hypnotist, published author, father, husband, ‘possibillian’ and ‘planetary contextualist’ – Richard Whitehurst has been involved in meditation, change work, and helping others to expand awareness since 1970.
His incredible presentation, 'The Overview Effect' is a powerful message that has changed people's lives - Forever. An overview of the planet that astronauts report feeling changed once they return to earth from deep outer space.
Richard's talk features a guided meditation, surreal imagery and stories from astronauts in space, anecdotes and science that the planet is fragile and the "Why" it's an imperative that we protect it.
Former media & music industry identity, social engineer, entrepreneur and even National Celebrity DJ, Jimmy has travelled the world for over seven years researching Eco Villages.
Find out about Tiny Houses and how they may be the key to creating connected and Sustainable Villages for the future. Learn how this type of eco smart, affordable, mobile housing can overcome community isolation and disconnection, and start to regenerate the small village living model for a more meaningful and effective way to live.
His vision extends to engaging the use of Technology to collaborate an open source operating system for Eco Villages which will allow people a new level of living with greater freedom to move around until they “Find Their Tribe”.
POSPI • Holochain, Blockchain Web Developer & Systems Architect
pospi is a career web developer now working with blockchain, Holochain and other distributed systems to build "resource economies"- economies based on what's real.
He has previously built systems for preventing the trade of conflict stones in the global diamond supply chain, and worked on other "track and trace" blockchain software across a variety of industries.
Having found these "top-down" approaches to be coarse, cumbersome, mostly extractive and profit-motivated; he is currently engaged in creating software that empowers grassroots organisations in coordinating their own localised, sustainable and ethical production practises— practises they believe can one day become the new norm.
JOSIE "JJ" BLAKE, co-director of polkadot • community
Noosophians, event manager, venture altruist, envisioneer
Some say that it is beauty that will transform our world, that it's the salve to soothe and smooth our wilderness adventures in the changing VUCA atmospheres of our times... VUCA standing for: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity.
The yearning for that elusive exquisite experience of those moments of beauty is a multi-trillion groundswell economy fueled by at least 4 accelerating forces of: psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology ... and in fact holds the key to living better happier, healthier, wealthier lives.
Janet's presentation will be a series of inspiring, motivating and enlightening segueways.