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Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering -
Catalyzing the Second Renaissance

Renaissance2 Foundation

Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:30 AM - Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM (CEST)

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Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Event 1: "Designing a Resilient Civilisation" 22nd-24th October – R2 Member   more info Ended €700.00 €0.00
Event 2: "Conscious Evolution" 25th-26th October – R2 Member   more info Ended €500.00 €0.00
Both Events 1 & 2: "The Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering" 22nd-26th October – R2 Member   more info Ended €1,200.00 €0.00
Renaissance2 Bursary   more info Ended

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Event Details

 In the next decade we will be challenged as never before as individuals, professionals and in our organizations. The convergent economic, ecological and cultural crises we are in mark the beginning of a great shift in our economy, culture and biosphere.

Are you ready for what comes next?

Between October 22 and 26 2009, Renaissance2 is holding the “Great Shift Gathering” following our highly successful Great Shift Partner Event in June 2009.

Join in an ongoing conversation with living legends such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Braungart, Ervin Laszlo, Don Beck, Andrew Cohen and Neale Donald Walsch. We will also be launching the Worldshift Alliance with Worldshift2012 and other partners which include the Club of Budapest, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Alliance for a New Humanity, the State of the World Forum, Humanity Unites Brilliance and many other amazing organizations. (For the full list of Worldshift Alliance partners click here). Some of the notable individuals involved in these initiatives include Mikhail Gorbachev, Peter Gabriel, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Jane Goodall, Jim Garrison, Al Gore, Mary Robinson and hundreds of other luminaries working towards creating a thriving human civilization in the next decade.

This is your personal invitation to attend one or both of the two ground breaking events which comprise the Great Shift Gathering:

· Event 1: Designing a Resilient Civilization- 22-24 October 2009:

The legendary architect and designer Buckminster Fuller commented that:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

At this event we will continue to prototype the new models which form the basis of Capitalism 2.0, while launching new projects that help accelerate their adoption. Join some of the world’s leading innovators who are:

- transforming the world of renewable energy, including solar, wind and electric powered transport;

- creating resilient environments including urban, industrial and service habitats around the world, using cradle-to-cradle and integral approaches;

- developing enlightened enterprises driving social innovation and accelerating human and social development around the globe;

- making the connections which enable new forms of integral governance systems to align the efforts of business, government, NGO’s and communities.

· Event 2: Accelerating Conscious Evolution- 26-26 October 2009:

Science and technology are helping us learn how nature works – the gene, the atom, the brain. Every decision we make today affects our own evolution. That is why we need to accelerate our ability to make better conscious choices from world-centric rather than ego-centric or ethno-centric perspectives.

Conscious Evolution enables us to use our creative power to guide our own lives and the evolution of the systems and the communities in which we live and work. It is a process by which individuals and groups, families, organizations, and societies can envision and create images of what should be, and bring those images to life by design.

Living legends such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Don Beck, Andrew Cohen and Neale Donald Walsch will be joining us along with a host of experts on human cultural and spiritual development to map out the way ahead, and highlight what we can each do to shift ourselves, our organizations, families and communities in:

- Developing ourselves to the next level of conscious creative power in our own lives;

- Developing our communities and organizations to co-create aligned, collectively intelligent human systems.

What Leaders & Executives Said About our June Great Shift Event

25 leaders from eight countries (including several CEO’s, NGO directors, senior academics and change agents) joined us for two exceptionally dynamic days in June- this is what they had to say about the event:

“Rewarding, Connecting, Full of Possibilities, Sensing traction & attraction”

”Hugely inspirational and fulfilling. It has shifted my mindset and opened new gateways.”

“Now able to relate my day to day actions into a bigger picture and visualize how accountable I am towards my group and community.”

“It was wonderful to be in such an open learning environment with such a motivated group of people.

“The speakers were mostly excellent and thought provoking.”

“The participants – surprising in diversity – great combo – amazingly controlled egos – generous, curious and intelligent.”

“The facilitators did a great job and showed flexibility and that they were in tune with our needs.”

“The organization and hosting, meals, entertainment, information, logistics were excellent.”

“I have enormous appreciation for …the special energy and fellowship we have experienced.”

The two events comprising the October Great Shift Gathering build on the core team which delivered the June event together with world class speakers and facilitators.

Take Advantage of the Early Bird and Special Discounts - Book Now

This is your personal invitation to attend one or both of the Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering events. Buy your ticket now, and make sure you take advantage of the early-bird registration discounts.

We look forward to hearing from, and to seeing you at one or more of the Great Shift events this October!



Have questions about Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering - Catalyzing the Second Renaissance? Contact Renaissance2 Foundation

When & Where

Chateau La Tour Apollinaire
15 rue Guillaume Apollinaire

Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:30 AM - Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM (CEST)

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Renaissance2 Foundation


Renaissance2 is an accelerator of social, business and cultural innovation, co-created by leaders with deep experience of social change, scientific, technological and business innovation. We are registered as a not-for-profit organization and funded by donations, member subscriptions, event fees and publications.

The Mission of Renaissance2 is to accelerate open-source innovation between business  design, the scientific and technology communities, governments and NGO’s to address the most challenging issues facing human civilization today. 

Our strategic partners work together to shape the future design and direction of R2 through their participation in two major events and virtual collaboration between these events, using online tools including web-based video-conferencing and sophisticated online innovation forums. This model will evolve to serve as an ongoing open system of social, business and technological innovation for the next decade.







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