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IFIS Online Colloquium

Launched in November 2016, held monthly as an interactive Zoom meeting.

IFIS' general mission and purpose:
To brin
g science back inservice to society, the planet and a healthy development of both

Main intention of our Colloquium:
To connect integrally oriented and like-minded researchers and practitioners by offering them a forum to exchange experiences around innovative approaches to complex social challenges.
The Colloquium is designed to strengthen the dialog and connection between IFIS' members and friends, mostly spread out in different countries and even continents. We also invite new colleagues to join us and be part of IFIS’ community of integral research and inquiry.

Privacy policy and quality processes:
While we do record our Colloquium sessions, we do not post them publicly on the web. This is a precondition for offerin
g a safe space for all participants to show and speak up freely, including about personal matters. We invite all Colloquium participants to respect this space and privacy policy. They allow us to maintain a high quality of dialog and inquiry.
Summaries of and reflections about individual Colloquium sessions can be found on our blo

Upcoming Colloquium Session:

IFIS Online Colloquium n° 23, April 17, 2019, 20-22h (Zoom meeting)

Dr. Iris Kunze (IFIS, ecovillage movement and BOKU university, Vienna)

Integral Approaches to Intentional communities 




While in former times, people were born into communities and the challenge was to develop their individuality, today we are rather born as individuals and have to find or create our communities. What is the notion of community today in individualized, free societies allowing us to live our own life style? Can a transmodern community of responsible, free humans be an answer to create a more flexible and free society? What kind of ‘communality’ can integrate individual freedom and collective responsibility and cooperation? What are the foundations and best practices of a community X.0? And how can it be created?

Iris Kunze (*1976) has been experiencing and researching communities from multiple perspectives since the late nineties. Inspired by community empowerment, she moved into a local eco-project in 1998. Then she approached the topic of community academically, writing her master and PhD thesis on models for eco-social sustainable living, based on participant observation in several intentional communities. Iris co-founded the community research project at the sociology department, University of Münster, Germany. Since 2011, she is affiliated with BOKU University Vienna, Austria, researching the transformative potential of community and other social movements for societies. She is part of the Pioneers of change network, Vienna. Iris is also a co-founder of the Institute for Integral Studies and has been one of its board members since then. She bridges research and practice by coordinating the Global Ecovillage Research platform while having lived in the ecovillage community of Sieben Linden in East Germany for three years. Personal website:

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IFIS practices a by donation (pay-what-feels-right) policy.

Recommended donation for a single Colloquium participation of non-members: 10-20 Euros.

Colloquium Flatrate: 50 Euros for one year.

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No participation donation is required from members. We offer four membership options.

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Overview of all Online Colloquium sessions:






Nov 30, 2016

Dr. Karim Fathi Berlin

Resilience – a useful "one word answer" to the recent increase in crises? An integral approach


Jan 18, 2017

Erwin van Waelegham  


Evolution towards Teal + How to Liberate the true potential in your organization



Feb 20, 2017

Prof. Dr. Harald Walach

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

Are Generalised Non-Local Correlations Real? Trials and Tribulations of Testing Predictions of a Theoretical Model


March 22, 2017

Prof. Jonathan Reams

NTNU Trondheim

Structure determines performance: How cognitive capacity and practicing skill development help us meet task complexity


April 26, 2017

Dr. Thomas Jordan

University of Gothenburg

Scaffolding perspective awareness. How to support individuals, groups and organizations to develop awareness and skills in productively using multiple perspectives


May 24, 2017

Dr. Markus Molz


Towards the University for the Future: Vision, Design, Development


June 21, 2017

Mark Edwards Ph.D.

University of Jönköping

Understanding Trumpism: A metatheoretical mapping of changing political landscapes 


October 18, 2017


Hilary Bradbury Ph.D.

OHSU and ActionResearch +

Next Stage Social Science: Integrating objectivity with (inter-) subjectivity in support of self and community transformation


November 15, 2017

Markus Molz, IFIS
Claudine Villemot-Kienzle, Centre for Human Emergence

Boris Goldammer, Visionautic Academy

Co-creating a European Portal for Transformative Education


December 13, 2017

Dr. Nikolaus von Stillfried

IFIS / Phenoscience Laboratories, Berlin

Explorations of Possible Connections between Quantum Physics and Consciousness

11 January 17, 2018

Dr. Iris Kunze

IFIS / BOKU Vienna

Inner change, social innovation and transformative communities

12 February 21, 2018

Dr. Tom Murray

Open Way Solutions/Univ. of Massachusetts

StageLens: using artificial intelligence to score sentence completion tests of ego development

13 March 21, 2018

Tomas Björkman

Entrepreneur, Author, Founder Ekskäret Foundation

Working towards a more conscious society through personal development

14 April 19, 2018

Collin Bootsveld

Senior Expert & Project Engineer, Colruyt Group, Belgium

Practical Applications of Complexity Theory in Engineering



15 Mai 16, 2018

Dr. Elke Fein, Denis Knubel


Transforming Systems, Societies and Political Cultures.
Invitation to co-create the Center for integral Politics within IFIS

16 June 20, 2018

Claudine Villemot-Kienzle, Ingrid Schneider

Center for Human Emergence

Education for Global Competence
17 October 17, 2018

Zachary Schlosser

The School for the Future

Holistic training for enlightened social innovation


18 November 14, 2018

Anne Caspari, Hannes Entz-von-Zerssen

EZC Partners, Cognitive Edge

Complex Adaptive Challenges and Sensemaking
19 December 12, 2018

Anastasia Nekrasova & colleagues

Intelligent Mindsets

Laboratories for a new Europe: Experimental governance in EU Macro-Regional strategies

20 January 23, 2019

Bernard le Roux

Dialogues, Gothenburg

Integral Politics (2):
Transforming a Top-down Political and Administrative Culture to one of Dialogue and Inclusion

21 February 27, 2019

Prof. Barbara von Meibom

Communio Institute for the Art of Leadership

Healing the masculine principle?


Blog note available here
Detailed report here.

22 March 20, 2019

Jan Artem Henriksson

SelfLeaders, Stockholm

Culture Transformation and Values based Leadership

23 April 17, 2019

Dr. Daniel Görtz


Metamodern and integral politics (3)


24 May 15, 2019

Dr. Iris Kunze


Integral approaches to intentional community
25 June 26, 2019

Prof. em. Dr. Claus Eurich


Stiller Aufstand (in German)

26 October 16, 2019

Bret Warshawsky, Andrea Harding

Together: Infinite World Game

Sociotechnology for new paradigm politics

27 November 13, 2019

Prof. Dr. Karen O'Brien

University of Oslo

Quantum Social Science

28 December 11,  2019

Daniela Borschel

Integrales Forum

Integral citizen circles in a German city


Reviews of our past Colloquium sessions can be found on the IFIS blog.


Past Events (general overview)

December 2018
Workshop Theorie U, Treffpunkt Freiburg

LiFT workshops 2013-2018, see project site.

November 2014
Workshop Integral conflict resolution, Bassecourt (Switzerland)

September 2012
Workshop Science 3.0

March 2012
Workshop Integral Research Methods

June 2011
IFIS Pentecoste retreat, Saig (Black Forest)

16-19 June 2010:
International Symposium "Research Across Boundaries - Advances in Theory-Building"
, University of Luxembourg

18-19 September 2009:
Conference "The Economy in an Era of Transformation", University of Freiburg

24-26 July 2009:
IFIS members conducted four workshops at the congress "A Perspective on  Wholeness. Science and Spirituality for the Reorientation of Education and Society" organized by a consortium of several Higher Education institutions in Freiburg (Germany)

14 February 2009: 
 Workshop "Foundations of Integral Research"

19- 21 September 2008
Foundational meeting


Next IFIS Online Colloquium: May 15, 2019. More info here.

For donations please click here - thanks. 


IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 8 (2018/19) ist erschienen, download hier.

IFIS' Newsletter N° 8 (2018/19 - English version) is now available, download here.



IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 7 (2017/18) ist erschienen, download hier.

IFIS' Newsletter N° 7 (2017/18 - English version) is now available, download here.


IFIS goes Facebook


IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 6 (Frühjahr 2016) ist erschienen, download hier


"Learning Transition/La transition s'apprend", LiFT-Workshop Luxemburg, 18.-20.11.2015


Fortsetzung LiFT-Projekts als Strategische Partnerschaft bewilligt! Mehr hier.


IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 5 (Frühjahr 2015), download hier


IFIS-Herbstklausur 2014 "Integrale Konfliktlösung", 28.-30.11.2014, CH-Bassecourt


"The future of organization(s)", LiFT workshop Vienna (Austria), November 21-22, 2014. Read report


"Why School?" A visioning workshop about the future of education. LiFT Workshop Stockholm (Sweden), August 22-24, 2014

For comments see here

Infos zur Diskussion über den ESM 

Börsen-Experte Dirk Müller zum ESM

Interview mit Wolfgang Hetzer zur Finanz- und Schuldenkrise

Benzin aus Sand. Interview mit Dr. Peter Plichta

IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 3 (Januar 2012), Download hier als PDF.


31.5.-2.6.2013: Symposium "Adult Development Research meets Social Sciences – Applications in various disciplines", gemeinsam mit der ESRAD, CfP und weitere Informationen hier


27.-30.9.2012: IFIS-Herbstklausur zum Thema: "Wissenschaft 3.0 - integrales Metakognitionstraining", Saig/Schwarzwald
Information und Anmeldung hier

 3.-6.5.2012: "Integral ecology and ways of sustainable living", Seminar im Rahmen einer Grundtvig-Lernpartnerschaft (Freiburg)


20.-22.4.2012: Arbeitstreffen Methodenentwicklung integrale Hochschulbildung (intern)


IFIS-Herbstklausur 18.-20.11.2011

Symposium Wissenschaftliches Forschen

7.-8.10.2011, Kassel (gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Kollegium für Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie, DKTP )


11.-16. Juni 2011
6 Tage integrale Forschung und Begegnung im Südschwarzwald


"Wirtschaft ohne Wachstum?!" Vorlesungsreihe des Studium Generale, Universität Freiburg im SS 2011

IFIS-Februar-Klausur 2011
mit integralem Forschungskolloquium
Freiburg-Schauinsland, 18.-20.2.2011

IFIS-Newsletter Nr. 2

(Dezember 2010)
hier als PDF


IFIS-Mitarbeiter erhält Kapp-Forschungspreis für Ökologische Ökonomie

Mehr Informationen hier


Lernen aus der Krise.
Auf dem Weg zu einer Verfassung des Kapitalismus. Mehr unter:



Nr. 1 (Dezember 2009)
hier als PDF


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