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Conference Schedule

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Arrival & Check-In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m. for participants arriving on Thursday)

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
Dinner

7:30 p.m.
Participant Welcome 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Optional yoga, meditation, or Tai Chi

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Arrival & Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Keynote: Connecting with Our Disconnection with Robert "Skip" Backus
Keynote: Think Like a Commoner with David Bollier
Keynote: Enclosure and Recovery of the Biological and Intellectual Commons with Vandana Shiva

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m
Optional tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living

2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Meditation with Leslie Booker
Presentation: Detroit Kitchen Connect: Crafting a New Economy with Love & Purpose by Devita Davison
Presentation: The Cultural Commons—Local, Global, and Cosmic by Jason Stern
Presentation: Eco-Social Entrepreneurship and the Eight Forms of Capital by Ethan Roland Solaviev
Keynote: Recovering the Sacred: Spirituality and the Land from a Native Perspective with Winona LaDuke
Dialog Walks

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Room Check-in for participants who arrived Friday morning.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Optional tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Dinner

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Omega's third annual OCSL Leadership in Sustainable Education Award
Keynote: Social Justice and The New Economy with Van Jones


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Optional yoga, meditation, or Tai Chi

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meditation with Leslie Booker
Keynote: Zero Marginal Cost Society with Jeremy Rifkin
A Conversation on the Commons with Jeremy RifkinVandana Shiva and David Bollier
Presentation: Community Connections Through 3-D Printing by Michael Gayk 

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Optional Educators Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m
Optional tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Meditation with Leslie Booker
Presentation: Women's Leadership on the Frontlines of Climate Change by Osprey Orielle Lake
Conversation: Women's Leadership in Sustainability with Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke and Osprey Orielle Lake, moderated by Carla Goldstein
Presentation: A Rising Generation of Climate Solutionaries by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Keynote with Bob Berkebile

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Conference Mixer: Meet and greet other conference participants. Learn about current work being done and the vision individuals and organizations hold for our shared future.

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Dinner


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Optional yoga, meditation, or Tai Chi

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meditation with Leslie Booker
Presentation: The Billion Dollar Oyster Project by New York Harbor School Students
Keynote: Dreams, Possibilities, Action: A Systems View with David Orr
Keynote: 350, the Most Important Number in the World with Bill McKibben
Conference Close with Robert "Skip" Backus

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch 

1:00 p.m.
Check Out
 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Optional tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living 

Schedule and speakers are subject to change.