Intergenerational Pioneers Of Change

It was a unique event, happening in Greece, where pioneers of different ages and different networks were together for five days. My blog posts are here.

Intergenerational Pioneers of Change

Pioneers of Change (the network)
for a global celebration & gathering
to celebrate its 10th anniversary!

8-12 September 2008 Axladitsa-Avatakia, Greece

What happens when pioneers across generations and networks meet in a space of generative dialogue,
co-creation and celebration?

What emerges when those of us sensing a new life
bring our stories together?

What would we see if we sit in our diversity
and wholeness, connected to the Earth,
sensing the emerging future?

This is an invitation by Pioneers of Change to its friends across generations and networks

We invite you to come and celebrate with us the 10th anniversary of Pioneers of Change, to weave our stories together across generations and networks. Pioneers of Change is a global learning network of young practitioners who are committed to create the next level of change we want to see in the world.
This is a gathering for all pioneers of change who are working to create or transform systems that they may become more sustainable and operate in life-affirming ways. We will gather to share, to reflect, to learn, to be with one another in our collective wisdom and consciousness.
Our goal in this unique gathering is to bring our pioneering presences, skills and stories together, across generations and networks, in order to surface the next level of "pioneering for change", that can be powerful for nurturing life-affirming futures.

What could pioneering also be across generations and networks?

What is the future that is wanting to emerge, through linking our pioneering efforts and networks across the generational boundaries that often divide us?

Everywhere now people are gathering around their creative fire to presence the new story of humanity, the next level of our evolution and to sense it, speak it, form it into being. It’s crucial to meet across generations and networks so we can make the web of life more visible and become conscious of the new world we are creating together.

an open space of open hearts and minds...
In this multigenerational space we invoke open hearts and open minds to meet and sense to the flow of life and our togetherness in a way that engages our mind, our bodies, our heart and will. Inspired by Pioneers of Change principles – be yourself – do what matters – start now – engage with others – never stop asking questions – we intend to create a space for authentic self-expression and co-creation. By using the art of hosting pattern, we will self-organize and co-host this gathering to let emergence happen. Not only our minds and pioneering spirits will be activated through regenerative dialogue and multi-generational storytelling, we will also work our hands and bodies through cooking, tending our learning space and the land as well as opening space for rest, silence and contemplation.

we would share and listen and support and welcome
be propelled by passion not invest in outcomes
we would breathe and be charmed and amused by difference
be gentle and make room for every emotion
- Utopia by Alanis Morissette

the callers and the hosts

Back in 2007, a group of younger and older pioneers and friends of Pioneers of Change engaged in a vibrant conversation about a multigenerational gathering of pioneers across networks, to mark the 10th anniversary of Pioneers of Change. There was powerful energy around calling this gathering and a hosting team emerged subsequently. The main caller of the gathering is Pioneers of Change. The other callers and people in the hosting team joined as friends and pioneers from various networks:
Lesley Williams – Pioneers of Change, Africa++
Indira Hasimbegovic – LifeXplode, Co-creation Lab, Pioneers of Change
Ria Baeck – Vitis, Art of Hosting Network
Sarah Whiteley – Axladitsa Avatakia, Art of Hosting Network
Maria Skordialou – Axladitsa Avatakia, Art of Hosting Network
Filiz Telek – Axladitsa Avatakia, Berkana Exchange
Yuliya Fillipovska – Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism, Pioneers of Change
Hendrik Tiesinga – Reos Partners, Pioneers of Change
Sofia Bustamente – Turn Up the Courage, Pioneers of Change
Juanita Brown – World Café
Carsten Ohm Andersen – Unfolding Cards, Pioneers of Change

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