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Courage! We learn it fast or not at all. (...) Courage to say to ourselves: the life of the world must be constructed anew from its foundations.
— Rudolf Steiner's address to the youth on the 20 July 1924 in Arnheim.

PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 20th TO HELP US RESERVE ADEQUATE HOUSING AND FOOD ACCOMMODATIONS. THANK YOU!

Come and meet young people from all over the continent, all of whom are holding deep questions as they emerge into themselves. This event is intended for youth and young adults between 16-35.

This conference will be co-created through workshops, art, singing, collaborative theater, storytelling, biography, conversation, movement, contemplation and more. 

  • Keynote Presenters: Paul Chappelle and Andrea De La Cruz

  • Other Presenters Include: Megan Durney, Chris Burke, Anne De Wild, Sebastian Heycke, Meaghan Witri, Seamus Maynard, Emmanuel Vukovich, Melody Brink, Ianthe Lauwaert, Hannah Schwartz, Laura Summer, Virginia Hermann, Abigail Dancey and many more! 

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY  *Subject to Changes*

Registration Opens Thursday August 8th at 11am  

THURSDAY

12pm Registration

2pm Opening and Welcome 

4pm Break 

4:30pm Telling of Parcival with Melody Brink and Ianthe Ianthe Lauwaert

5:30 pm Dinner

7pm A New Grail Narrative - from Individual Quest to Collaborative Journey- Performance with Emmauel Vukovich, John McDowell, Alexandra Spadea, and more 

8:30pm Evening Harvest and Closing (Optional)

9pm Night Cafe

FRIDAY

8am Breakfast 

9am Singing

9:15am Keynote with Andrea De La Cruz: COURAGE! To Face Our Blindspots 

10:15am Biography Work

10:30am Snack Break

11am Workshops (choose on site)  

  • Chris Burke and Anne de Wild: What can the planets and phases of life teach us about intergenerational collaboration? Part I 

  • Abigail Dancey and Nathaniel Williams: Altering consciousness: How does substance use effect us and our communities?

  • Megan Durney: What is a Farm Individuality? How can we experience the activity of the farm through our work with the seen and unseen? Pfeiffer Garden 

  • Emmanuel Vukovich and John McDowell

  • John Bloom: Walking the Middle Path in a Threefold World

12:30pm Lunch 

1:45pm Open Space Sessions (Optional) 

2:45pm Workshops

  • Megan Durney: What is a Farm Individuality? How can we experience the activity of the farm through our work with the seen and unseen? Pfeiffer Garden

  • Andrea De La Cruz: How do you experience reality? What is living in you and how would the world look like in 2030 if what is living in you becomes a reality? What will you do to make this happen? 

  • Frank Agrama, Virginia Hermann and Laura Summer: Bookmaking; How do we create space for others to create?  

  • Alexandra Spadea: Eurythmy 

4pm Break 

4:30pm Collaborative Theater and Storytelling with Melody Brink and Ianthe Ianthe Lauwaert

5:30pm Dinner

7pm Living Roots Performance

8:30pm Evening Harvest and Closing (Optional)

9pm Night Cafe

SATURDAY

9am Singing

9:15am Keynote with Paul K Chappell:Peace Literacy: Healing Trauma, Navigating Technology, and Protecting Humanity's Future

10:15am Biography Work

10:30am Snack Break

11am Workshops

  • Paul K. Chappell: Peace Literacy: Healing Trauma, Navigating Technology, and Protecting Humanity's Future - Discussion continued from the Keynote lecture. 

  • Chris Burke and Anne De Wild: What can the planets and phases of life teach us about intergenerational collaboration? Part II 

  • Sebastian Heycke: How might we befriend the forces that suppress courage in our enigmatic lives?  

  • Hannah Schwartz:  How can we express our inner ideals through healthy debate and dialogue—leaving those we encounter free in the exchange? Part I 

  • Alexandra Spadea: Eurythmy

12:30pm Lunch 

1:45pm Open Space Sessions (Optional) 

2:45pm Workshops

  • Christine Marlow: The Art of Mending (Fiber Crafts)

  • Meaghan Witri and Seamus Maynard: Speech and Movement

  • Megan Durney: The horse and "I": Who are "we" together? 

  • John Bloom: Spirit into Matter: The Value of Social Enterprise

  • Frank Agrama, Virginia Hermann and Laura Summer: Bookmaking; How do we create space for others to create?  

4:30pm Collaborative Theater and Storytelling with Melody Brink and Ianthe Ianthe Lauwaert

5:30pm Dinner

7pm Open Mic  

8:30pm Evening Harvest and Closing (Optional)

9pm Night Cafe

SUNDAY 


8am Breakfast and singing

9am Collaborative Theater and Storytelling with Melody Brink and Ianthe Ianthe Lauwaert

11am Workshops

  • Andrea De La Cruz and others: School of Spiritual Science

  • Chris Burke and Anne De Wild: What can the planets and phases of life teach us about intergenerational collaboration? Part III

  • Tom O’Keefe: What is the 'Tao', and how does it relate to the anthroposophical path of initiation?

  • Sebastian Heycke: How might we befriend the forces that suppress courage in our enigmatic lives? 

  • Hannah Schwartz: How can we express our inner ideals through healthy debate and dialogue—leaving those we encounter free in the exchange? Part II

12:30pm Lunch

2pm Discussion Groups

3pm Plenum 

4pm Closing  

5pm Goodbyes 

  

A NOTE ON SLIDING-SCALE REGISTRATION: 

We are taking great efforts to make this conference as accessible as possible, and remove the obstacle of money for those who wish to attend. Therefore we are offering a multi-tiered pay structure (Between $50-$300), and your donation within this structure will include 3 nights of housing as well as meals during the conference.  

Five Registration Tiers: 

  • $50 reflects the cost of one day of the conference 

  • $100 reflects the cost of two days

  • $150 reflects the cost of three days  

  • $300 reflects the actual costs of the conference 

  • $500 is our supporter level for work into the future 

~We heartily welcome you to give what you can based on your financial picture.  Consider supporting this work to the to the fullest you can and help it continue into the future!~


TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS: DEADLINE JULY 20th!

Limited Travel Scholarships are available

 Please fill out the application by clicking here and we will get back to you. Thank you!    


GETTING HERE:

Our venue location                    Transportation FAQ's

** Registrants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We will contact you about attending the conference if you are under the age of 18 to confirm arrangements **

Some childcare options available. Email programs@anthroposophy.org for more information                         

BRING YOUR BATHING SUITS TO SWIM! Pond Open 12:30pm-6:30pm.

Email Tess at Programs@anthroposophy.org for any questions or with any special needs or requests. 


CALLING ALL ARTISTS !

ART DISPERSAL INFORMATION: 

We will be hosting an art dispersal throughout Questions of Courage and are asking people to bring their art in a size able to be traveled with, 9" x 12" or smaller, or able to be rolled. The art will be displayed and then dispered using the dispersal form used by Free Columbia. Participants at the conference will be invited to become stewards of the art, this means they can take it home, keep it for as long as they want, pass it on to someone else who wants it, or return it to the arts who created it. Stewards will be given the opportunity to make a donation to support free culture. 

All money received will be pooled and distributed to the artists. 

If you are willing to bring some art with you please contact Laura Summer at laurasummer@taconic.net