You're invited to join 50 visionaries and
hundreds of city-zens from
around the world as
we re-envision the future of the city
Integral City 2.0: An Online Conference
September 4 – 27, 2012 -- Live Event Presentations
September 28 – Ongoing -- Resources, Action-Research, and Dialogue
We hold a radically optimistic vision for our collective future...
And we know that creating the global solutions so many hope for will require the perspectives, expertise, and passion of many people. That’s why we’re gathering leaders and city-zens from the world over, to dream, build, and make real the future of our cities — Integral City 2.0.
We put our heads and hearts together during this online conference, and ongoingly now, in a bold commitment to co-creating a brighter future for the entire human hive. Are you ready to make that commitment, too?
Take part in this exploration
Our online conference began in September 2012, featuring 50 visionaries, designers, teachers, and leading-edge practitioners from different industries, city sectors, and academic disciplines, from all over the world, starting a conversation about the future of cities.
And it's still open for your learning and involvement.
Your voice is important.
Share in the learning, dialoguing, designing, inspiration, and envisioning with 50 experts from diverse fields, including…
Why was this conference and the ongoing action-research dialogue created?
A small number of passionate, informed people can create a massive positive shift. By putting our heads and hearts together with experts in diverse disciplines, we can envision and capture the most innovative ideas and best practices for creating a sustainable, thriving planetary future.
"I felt inspired to create an event for people worldwide who have, like me, dreamed about
how people can live together in more conscious and sustainable ways. Thanks to all the scientists, designers, artists and practitioners who were the sources for my book, many of whom presented at this conference. Humans have the intelligence(s) to co-create a life-giving relationship with our planet, Gaia. It is time for our species to wake up, grow up, and take responsibility for the future of our shared human hive. In this gathering, let’s build our dreams and make them real together!"
Marilyn Hamilton – Creator of the Integral City 2.0 Conference, and author of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive
Recently, the TED Prize Committee issued a bold challenge: dream up The City 2.0… and find the solutions for all of us together to build it and make it real. TED's vision for the City 2.0 deeply inspired us to put our resources towards making it real. This conference is our hopeful answer to TED's challenge.
The City of the future is being created today. The time is now to gather experts, visionaries, and caring city-zens from the world over to dream big, dialogue, and envision the thriving global village we all hope for.
What does the conference explore?
The conference is an action-research inquiry, exploring how we together can co-create the future of the human hive. In essence, our central question is: “How would we design a new operating system for the city?”
Each week in September 2012 focused on a different theme:
Week 1: “Planet of Cities”
- Shift your perspective and begin viewing cities as living systems
- Identify ways to amplify our resilience and drive innovation
- Consider the life cycles of and within the city, its inhabitants, and its eco-region
- Determine ways to shore up our resilience amidst shifting factors.
Week 2: “Gaia’s Reflective Organ”
- Explore the value of individual leadership, cultural storytelling, and developmental infrastructure
- Develop your capacities for integrity and integral leadership
- Discover why relationships are the prime currency for the Integral City
- Identify ways you can support and sustain the well-being of your city.
Week 3: “Aligning Strategies to Prosper”
- Explore the interplay between individual inquiry, meta-wisdom, and hierarchical systems
- Carve a path through the barriers and co-create a natural flow of resources
- Experience how “meshworking” aligns various partners to achieve a common purpose
- Discover ways to monitor the health of our cities -- and how to make them even more effective.
Week 4: Amplifying Intelligence
- Work with the “Master Code” of creating a more sustainable, thriving future
- Find ways to monitor and manage your personal energy and well-being
- Explore learning systems that promote individual, cultural, and holistic contribution
- Identify ways to more skillfully care for self, others, and place.
The conference builds on the art, science and evolutionary spirit behind the twelve intelligences explored in Marilyn Hamilton's book Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive.
Will you join us in dreaming the future of the city?
Your voice has something important to add in this ongoing international gathering. Help educate, inspire, and connect as many global citizens as possible as we go forward together.
It’s up to us to create a brighter future, and the time is now.
There are two different ways you can participate in this conference, and ongoing conversations about the future of cities, from almost anywhere in the world.
Integral City 2.0 Expo
Click "Register" below and then sign up for your free Expo membership and join hundreds of others on our member website.
- Access over a dozen downloadable Prologue and Sidebar Interview recordings with some of the key speakers during September 2012.
- Get to know all 50 speakers -- some of the brightest minds from all over the world in the areas of sustainability, community building, conscious capitalism, city design, leadership, and personal development -- through their free handouts, a list of highlights of their presentations, descriptions of their work, and our Resources list which includes over a dozen videos.
- Introduce yourself to other participants, and begin to connect, converse, collaborate and synergize with others all over the world.
Integral City 2.0 eLab
"Build me. Make me real."
If you want to dive more deeply and become a co-creator of your city's Version 2.0 via the Integral City 2.0 Conference, click "Register" below and then sign up as a paid-access eLab member. You will get everything included in the free Expo and:
- Downloadable mp3 audio recordings of all 36 speaker interviews/presentations, so you can participate at your own pace and thoroughly absorb each one, hearing the rich wisdom and spontaneous insights emerging during them
- Downloadable pdf transcribed notes for all 36 presentations, enabling you to catch the ideas and dialogues in written form
- Harvest and integration reflections and artwork on the member website to help you get the most insights from the presentations
- Tools to help you implement your learnings and an ongoing online/conference-call based support system for 12 months to help you make your project(s) a success
- Ongoing membership in the online community with the eLab knowledge base, project discussion groups, and ongoing access to international conference calls designed to connect stakeholders from cities worldwide
Participate in the Integral City 2.0 Expo or eLab