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IFIS at this year's Integral Europe Conference

Join us at this year’s global integral gathering, the Integral European Conference Online 2021 conference, an amazing 5-day online event. ​​​​​​​

* Date: May 19-23, 2021

* Featuring 100 programs

* Keynote speeches, presentations, experimental processes, global sharing circles, socializer events, art shows and more for an expected

1000 people from 55 countries.

IFIS bei der diesjährigen Integral Europe Conference

Seid mit uns dabei auf der diesjährigen Integral European Conference 2021, einer spannenden 5-tägigen Online-Veranstaltung. ​​​​​​​

* Termin: 19.-23. Mai 2021

* 100 Programmpunkte

* Keynote Vorträge, Präsentationen, experimentelle Prozesse, globaler Austausch, informelle Runden, Kunstausstellungen und mehr

Erwartet werden 1000 Teilnehmende aus 55 Ländern.

NEW WEBINAR: A Short Introduction to The Future Post-COVID-19

Jennifer Gidley, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS), Sydney and member of IFIS' advisory board, has recently published a  Webinar Interview with a Washington DC Think Tank. It was part of a series on Post-COVID-19 Futures, hosted by Dr Lawrence Jones, Vice-President of EEI International Programs. 

You can watch the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqZj1MQd-2s

IFIS Colloquium on Global Social Witnessing

I experienced the Colloquium as a safe and deep space of like-minded people willing to walk the extra mile when it comes to the boundaries of science. I really liked the warm welcome and professional facilitation. Even if it is only an online space, you can see and feel the community and practice and engage in a safe space.

Experience with the IFIS Online Colloquium

Normally I am quite sceptical concerning hybrid and new technologies for communication and prefer the classical set-up with people in front of me I can interact with. But this was surely a very good example to the contrary. I would have never thought that it is in fact possible, even fun to have a good colloquium via internet. (It’s possible to have one, but whether it is good is another question. This one I found was good.) I have done that once previously and found it very tedious, because there was always the odd glitch. Now it worked perfectly well.

The problematic relationship between integrative science and integrative spirituality

Meta-studies are integrative endeavours.  But when does the search for integration and integral become a colonising endeavour?  Where are the boundaries that distinguish a holistic integration from and a totalising meta-narrative?  

Explaining the current developments in the Middle-East

Why is there an outpouring of energy for democracy and freedom in the Middle East, in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen? Trying to explain this is difficult and there are obviously many factors at play into what has led up to the public demonstrations against undemocratic and tyrannical governments throughout this region. An integral meta-studies approach is useful in providing an analysis of these explanations because it flexibly employs multiple lenses and is conscious of the limits on the range of theoretical lenses it can use to develop explanations of complex social events.