Pathways to a Human Future: The Twelve Senses

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An International Conference Hosted by Threefold Educational Foundation

To address the trauma and unrest of our time, we must be in authentic relationship to those around us. The care and development of the senses is crucial for the capacity to experience real compassion and to live in service to the world.

This landmark international conference is for teachers, health care providers, artists, and anyone concerned with the foremost social issues of our day: inclusion, diversity, and social justice.

In celebration of Karl König’s contributions in education, medicine, and social life, and on the sixtieth anniversary of his landmark lectures on the twelve senses at the Threefold community, participants in this conference will:

● Explore the concept of twelve senses and the fundamental contributions it can make to the fields of education, medicine, and therapies, and in social life.

● Create a learning laboratory environment to deepen our understanding of the senses. How can working with the twelve senses support the work of caregivers and educators from all backgrounds and disciplines?

● Explore how healthy sense development can spark meaningful, effective social initiative and activism.

The conference will feature multiple workshop tracks that will address the interests of different disciplines. Each workshop track will have limited enrollment. Workshop tracks will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees who pre-register (see below) will have the opportunity to select their track before registration opens to the general public.

Scheduled Presenters

Annette BammerNancy Blanning, WECAN • Laurie Clark, Denver Waldorf School • Elizabeth Frishkoff, HANDLE®Harlan Gilbert, Green Meadow Waldorf School • Michael Kokinos, Blue Sky Therapies • Nic Laccetti, Kairos Center, Poor People’s Campaign • Gary Lamb, Center for Social Research • Jaimen McMillan, Spacial Dynamics Institute • Anna Ruth Myers, RIE® Associate • Sharifa Oppenheimer, Lifeways • Lakshmi Prasana, IRA Chennai, India • Su Rubinoff, Meadowbrook Waldorf School • Becky Rutherford, Camphill Academy • Laura Scappaticci, Anthroposophical Society in America • Dror Schneider, HANDLE • David Andrew Schwartz, Camphill Ghent • Hannah Schwartz, Heartbeet • Joan Sleigh, The Goetheanum • Richard Steel, Karl König Institute • Jane Swain, Sophia’s Hearth • and more to be announced.

Attendee Information

Pre-registration now open! Secure your seat! A nonrefundable $100 deposit secures your place at the conference and guarantees you first choice of program track and artistic activities. Scroll down for details.

Conference fee: $600-$425-$312 (tiered pricing). The conference fee includes lunch and supper (Thursday supper through Monday lunch) at Threefold Café. A pre-paid breakfast plan is available for $40. Limited financial aid will be available; contact Christa Lynch for information.

Conference housing: Housing is not included in the conference fee. Visit this page for information about housing options in the Threefold community. In addition, a conference rate is available at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott in Montvale, NJ, which includes shuttle service to and from the conference. The conference rate will be available until July 16, 2020, or when the hotel is at capacity. Visit this page to book, or call 201-391-7700 and mention Twelve Senses.

Getting here: Visit this page for information about getting to the Threefold community.

Cancellation policy: Please note that preregistration deposits are non-refundable. Refunds of conference fees paid, minus a $35 processing fee, are available if requested by July 24, 2020.

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This international conference is hosted by Threefold Educational Foundation, co-hosted by Sunbridge Institute, Eurythmy Spring Valley, Green Meadow Waldorf School, the Otto Specht School, with funding from Camphill Foundation and Rudolf Steiner Charitable Trust. Supported by the Anthroposophical Society in America, the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology, the Camphill Association of North America, the North American Council for Anthroposophic Curative Education and Social Therapy, the Waldorf Association of North America, and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.


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Twelve Senses Pre-Registration Deposit
Secure your seat! This nonrefundable deposit secures your place at the conference and guarantees you first choice of program track and artistic activities. The deposit will entitle you to complete your registration and select your program track and artistic activities one week before registration is announced to the public. The full amount of this deposit will be applied to your registration fee.
$ 100.00


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