Find the Time to Shape the World.
You are summoned
Do you you want to take some time and hear from different perspectives to consider your next moves in a rapidly changing world? Do you believe that we need a more compelling vision of the future to find our way forward again?
Sign up to Summanity.
We strive towards integral development. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach, and in forging unexpected connections. That is why we are selecting 25 representatives of the following 8 domains of expertise to join us at our up-coming retreat dedicated to designing the world of tomorrow:
1. Food, water, agriculture, ecosystems, geography, and biology
2. Architecture, engineering, transport, sensors, AI, and robotics
3. Medicine, health, sports, education, and well-being
4. Energy, chemistry, physics, IT, connectivity, and communication
5. Hospitality, peace, justice, safety, and governance
6. Music, arts, entertainment, games, and play
7. Investment and finance
8. Business development, marketing, advertising, journalism, and media
Twenty five knights and a round table was all it took for King Arthur to change the world. Why wouldn’t that be true today? In the words of Margaret Mead, “a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
Facing climate change and a world propelled by an ever faster pace of change, most of us are still somehow stuck in our business as usual. It is time to take our time to stop and reflect.
Children are starting to protest in the streets. Your citizens or staff long for a meaningful participation into the future. If you can’t unlock more of your leadership and show them an inspiring way forward, you risk losing out and so do we.
What will you do?
Come join 24 other Shapers of Tomorrow in one of our retreats for a personal time-out and interactive work-sessions. Come design new models for a sensible path forward; for yourself, your organization, and, while you are at it, humanity.
We know that re-imaging our future is ambitious. We are not saying it will be easy. But we will do our very best to make your engagement count. It will be a unique one-off experience. Some bonds may last a life time.
The outcome related to humanity is likely to be published. You will be able to choose whether you want to be associated with it.
Practicalities of the upcoming Summanity Retreat - Summanity I
From: Friday 31 May 2019 at 18h
Until: Sunday 2 June 2019 at 14h (or until 18h for follow up meetings)
Address: Willibrordushuis, Oude Molstraat 35, 2513 BA Den Haag, Netherlands
The country: The Netherlands, the land reclaimed from the sea through inventive collaboration
The city: The Hague, the International City of Peace, Justice and Security.
The venue: A monastery open to the world, stimulating active engagement based on profound reflection.
The event is all-inclusive:
experience a unique building steeped in history
access to a concise "The state of humanity" information package
free access to 3 dedicated event halls, 3 work-rooms and the garden
two quiet nights and a key to your own private accommodation on-site
six meals and refreshments
several facilitated work-sessions
guidance for the moments of silence, reflection and meditation
inspiring engagement with fellow participants
some intensive teaching bits, expert coaching and advise
an evening performance
a short tour in The Hague
the outcome, designed
Day 1: Getting to know the group: sharing insights, drivers and values
Day 2: Developing visions for tomorrow: safe havens and opportunities - outlining models and prototypes
Day 3: From vision to results - the road ahead
You can download a more detailed agenda here.
For some frequently asked questions click here.
The retreat will allow participants to reflect on how they can take their own life and their organization into the future. In addition, the setting will also allow participants to test some forms of collaboration there and then, on-site.
Yes, the event will take place at a monastery as we did look for a symbolical and spiritual location but rest assured, the event is open to all world views.
How can I sign up?
For Summanity I, we are looking to create a complementary group of people who can really make a difference together. For this event, time is short and places are limited. For applicants we cannot accommodate this time around, we may suggest another, or more suitable event in the future.
Interested? Apply or purchase your tickets here.
We very much welcome suggestions for invitees or questions you may have. You can send those to email@example.com .
We believe that individuals with the following characteristics will help us maximize our impact:
Willingness to have an open mind and to participate humbly in a group setting
A fair degree of experience, expertise, power, or drive to act