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“Ripples of Change: Symbiosis Symposium”

October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 am - October 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Free – $250

Join our enthusiastic community for a two-day interactive encounter on a critically timely topic: Symbiosis. The McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy presents the first annual “Ripples of Change: Symbiosis Symposium.”
We bring together a collection of powerful and passionate global voices actively engaged in cultivating the equilibrium needed for the future we seek to inherit.Sat/Sun October 17 & 18, 10am-5pm PDT | 6pm-1am BST

Replay of Live Event will be available to all registrants.

Featuring PA members
Rowe Morrow (Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute)
Robin Clayfield (Dynamic Groups)
Erin Young (Social Permaculture)
Taj Scicluna (The PermaPixie)
Rupert Faust (Grounded Permaculture)
Annaliese Hordern (Symbiotic Nature / Grounded Permaculture)

Australian Permies:
Jay Jackson (Organic Motion)
Jaye Irving (Barefoot Sustainable Design)
Thiago Babosa (Syntropic Farms)

International Regenerative Educators & Permies
Dennis McKenna (McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy)
Paul Stamets (Mycologist)
Star Hawk (Regenerative Culture)
Pandora (Black Permaculture Network)
Larry Santoyo (Permaculture Institute USA)
Mark Lakeman (City Repair & Communitecture)
Robina McCurdy (Earth Care Education Aotearoa)
Marc Ian Barasch(GreenWorld)
William Padillia – Brown (Mycosymbiotics)
Anthony Rodriguez (Visual Storyteller)
Abhijot (Humanitarian)
Matiu Te Huki (featured Maori cultural artist : Permaculture Convergence NZ)

A global community approach to regenerative solutions:

Equity and social repair within food sovereignty and sustainable systems
Social and ecological permaculture practices
Whole systems thinking —from the personal to global scale
Engage through visual storytelling from grassroots changemakers around the world, dynamic dialogues and panels. Come home with empowering takeaways: Resources & networks for continued inspiration & action.

2 day Program ** in PST Time – Recorded playbacks will be available to view in your own time

DAY 01: SAT Oct 17, 2020 (PDT/UTC-7)
10:00 WELCOME: Host Genevieve Wood & Annaliese Hordern
10:05 OPENING: Matiu Te Huki
10:10 DIALOGUE: Dennis McKenna & Annaliese Hordern, Symbiosis for Re-evolution
11:10 SPEAKER/Q&A: Mark Lakeman, “Radical Cultivation – Seize Your Destiny”
12:15 VISUAL STORYTELLING: Anthony Basil Rodriguez
12:30 SPEAKER/Q&A: Rosemary Morrow, Permaculture for Refugees, Moving from crisis
13:35 PUBLIC DIALOGUE: Antonio Natem Duku, Message from Amazon
14:30 DIALOGUE: Thiago Barbosa w/Jay Jackson & Rupert Faust, Syntropic Agroforestry
15:30 VISUAL STORYTELLING: Anthony Basil Rodriguez
15:45 CLOSING FIRESIDE CHAT: Paul Stamets & William Padilla-Brown, Symbiosis w/Mycology lens
16:45 CLOSING: Dennis McKenna & Hosts

DAY 02: SUN Oct 18, 2020 (PDT/UTC-7)
10:00 WELCOME: Host Genevieve Wood & Annaliese Hordern
10:05 OPENING: Abhaijot
10:18 PRESENTATION/Q&A: Marc Ian Barasch
11:16 PRESENTATION: Pandora “We are the ones: Applying ecological principles to social design”
12:11 DIALOGUE/Q&A: Starhawk & Pandora
13:09 VISUAL STORYTELLING: Anthony Basil Rodriguez
13:22 PRESENTATION/Q&A: Larry Santoyo
14:20 PANEL: Annaliese Hordern, Taj Scicluna, Jaye Irving, Changemakers Permaculture Design “Why Permaculture During Crisis – Food Security in Uncertain Times”
15:18 VISUAL STORYTELLING: Anthony Basil Rodriguez
15:31 PANEL: Erin Young, Robin Clayfield, Matiu Te Huki, Robina McCurdy, Regenerative People Practice
16:28 CLOSING FIRESIDE CHAT: Dennis McKenna & Alexandre Tannous
* : PayPal & Wire transfers. Donate through our website. Please note the email you would like registered to this Crowdcast event, and “Symbiosis Symposium.” You will be manually registered.

Coordinated in collaboration with Permaculturalist Annaliese Hordern of Symbiotic Nature, and friends of our collective global community.

The McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy, Inc. was established as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation in June 2020. The Academy engages in education and research about the cultural and spiritual potential of an ensouled cosmos, in which humans take our place as inter-dependent beings who seek to form a collaborative, symbiotic relationship with nature.


October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 am
October 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am
Free – $250
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