On-campus cabin and dorm accommodations are sold out for this workshop. Camping is available, as are nearby lodgings (see Commuter fees section below). Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop. Can't join us in person? Register for the online event.
Race. Climate. Politics. We live in a time of disruption. We need a new way forward.
How do we find ways to enter profound and necessary dialogue to address the urgent questions before us?
This critical conference, guided by an extraordinary group of courageous and insightful teachers, thinkers, and community leaders, brings together innovative thought, deeply felt activism, and contemplative wisdom as a foundation to navigate the times in which we live. Through stories from the front lines of change and panel discussions, along with interactive sessions, engaging conversations, community experience, and mindfulness practice, we explore the way ahead.
Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, student, designer, builder, social activist, or politician, this gathering will inform and inspire you to take further action in your community.
Join us and step into a deep dialog engaging the path forward and exposing the strength and hope we all share for the future.
Scholarships are available; see Being Fearless Conference application at eomega.org/scholarships.
Presenters are subject to change.
Through stories from the front lines of change, interactive sessions and experience in community, panel discussions, and mindfulness practice, we explore the way ahead.
|7:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Conference Opening & Evening Session|
|Music with Tony DePaulo|
|Conference Opening with Laura Weiland and Robert "Skip" Backus|
|Righteous Solidarity & Rising in Resistance with Jamia Wilson|
|Critical Thinking & the Profound Desire for Justice with Cornel West|
|A Need for New Prophets with Sister Joan Chittister|
|9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.||Morning Session|
|The Practice of Non-Dual Awareness in Difficult Times with Jon Kabat-Zinn|
|The Work for All of Us: Living Fearlessly with Identity-based Suffering with Rhonda Magee|
|Conversation and Q&A: What Use is Mindfulness in the Face of Injustice? with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda Magee|
|Drawdown: Transforming the Climate Change Conversation with Paul Hawken|
|2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||Afternoon Session|
|Performance: Climbing PoeTree|
|The Attention Economy: What is Technology Doing to Us? with Tristan Harris|
|America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future with Jon Meacham|
|Democracy Now: The Movements Changing America with Amy Goodman|
|Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together with Van Jones|
|7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.*||Evening Session|
|OCSL Leadership Award in Sustainability Education with Laura Weiland|
|2017 OCSL Award Honoree Soul Fire Farm with Leah Penniman and Jonah Vitale-Wolff|
|The Revolution Where You Live with Sarah van Gelder|
|Panel: The Changing Role & Responsiblies of Media with Van Jones, Amy Goodman, and Jon Meacham. Moderated by Sarah van Gelder.|
|Music with Tony DePaulo|
|9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.||Morning Session|
|Bringing Mindfulness into Our Lives with Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez|
|Presentation with Elijah Coles-Brown|
|The Way Forward: Strengthening our Democracy with David W. Orr|
|Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Times with Omékongo Dibinga|
|Keynote with Opal Tometi|
|A Conversation with Opal Tometi and Rhonda Magee|
|Conference Close with Robert “Skip” Backus|
*Saturday evening session start and end times approximate.
Schedule and presenters are subject to change. Please note that Bill Moyers unfortunately had to withdraw from the event due to personal reasons. We are excited to have Jon Meacham join us, a renowned presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at Time.
Meet the Teachers
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, ...
Van Jones, a former advisor to President Obama, is author of The Gre ...
Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writ ...
Opal Tometi is a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, the historic political p ...
Joan Chittister, OSB, PhD, a Benedictine nun, is one of the ...
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a prof ...
Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) an ...
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, activist, and author who writes about the ...
Rhonda V. Magee, JD, is professor of law at the University of Sa ...
David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studi ...
Jamia Wilson, a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller, is the e ...
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of YES! Magazin ...
Tristan Harris is a former design ethicist at Google who left the company to ...
Omékongo Dibinga, PhD, is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, televisio ...
The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman ...
The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith ...
Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holist ...
Elijah Coles-Brown is a teenage motivational speaker and social justice advocate. He serves as ...
Climbing PoeTree is the spoken-word duo of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. C ...
David Hasbury is an organizational and community development consultant, educator, and facilit ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
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This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
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Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
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