I’m not a good conference blogger, preferring to show up at conferences and be as present as I can in conversation with the people who are in the room. But in this case I might get some time to use the blog to capture some learnings from the conference ‘m at this week.
I’m on Whidbey Island, near Seattle at the Evolutionary Salon. The theme of our gathering here is “Catalyzing Collective Intelligence and Social Creativity” and the conveners are inviting us to engage in this inquiry:
We’re just getting started here, and I’m fresh to this gathering with an open mind, living with the possibility that there could be some remarkable connections made here. This evening in conversation with some friends new and old I started thinking about how important it is that collective intelligence and evolution requires both the discernment and cultivation of a personal growing edge, and the collective shaping of a moment that invites that process in others. If we include shaping the moment at our own growing edge, we end up creating an autocatalytic social system that promoted learning, right relationships and wise action.
You can find out a little more about what we’re doing, and check out some of the remarkable participants who are here, at the gathering website.