On Saturday, October 27th, Transition US will host their first-ever national online summit, bringing together Transition US Community members and organizers from across the country for a day of education, inspiration, and celebration. Both groups and individuals are invited to join in the fun!
We will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Transition Movement in the US with:
– Engaging panel discussions focused on sharing some of the greatest success stories from our national network and deepening connections with the wider movement for community resilience.
– A live, interactive session with a talk by Transition US staff about the state of our movement and the presentation of several awards nominated by the Transition community in the US.
Below are approximate times for our livestream of this event, which requires online registration and will take place via our Zoom video-conferencing platform. Please note that if you’re planning to host a watch party in your community, all of these times (except for our live, interactive session) are flexible. Suggested schedules for organizing an event in all four North and South American time zones are included in our downloadable “How to Host a Watch Party” guide.
– Arrival and welcome: 12:45-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:45-10:00am Pacific)
– Rob Hopkins keynote: 1:00-1:45pm Eastern Time (10:00-10:45am Pacific)
– Replicable examples panel: 1:45-2:30pm Eastern Time (10:45-11:30am Pacific)
– Margaret Wheatley keynote: 2:30-3:15pm Eastern Time (11:30am-12:15pm Pacific)
– Wider movement panel: 3:15-4:00pm Eastern Time (12:15-1:00pm Pacific)
– Live, interactive session: 4:00-5:15pm Eastern Time (1:00-2:15pm Pacific)
– Visioning, discussion, and closing: 5:15-6:00pm Eastern Time (2:15-3:00pm Pacific)
Below is a list of session titles and descriptions. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Roundtable Discussion on “The Transition Movement: Past, Present, and Future”
In this lively keynote session, Transition Movement Co-Founder Rob Hopkins, Sarah McAdam, Delivery Director for Transition Network, and Don Hall, Co-Director of Transition US will explore a wide variety of themes that have emerged from the practice of Transition internationally and here in the US since its inception over a decade ago. In addition to pointing out successful strategies and common challenges, we’ll also look forward from this reflective moment to consider how the movement might continue to broaden, deepen, and scale-up its reach and positive impact over time.
Keynote Interview on “Creating Islands of Sanity: Leading Well in This Time of Increasing Turbulence”
Margaret (Meg) Wheatley is dedicated to awakening us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. She summons us to use our influence and power to create Islands of Sanity, to commit ourselves to engaging with compassion and insight amidst the increasing turbulence of our world.
Meg is especially interested in bringing the concept of Islands of Sanity to Transition Towns. Building on the strong identity of community that’s been established, sane leadership is the necessary next step. Sane leadership is the unshakable confidence that people can be generous, creative and kind. At this time when fear and polarization predominate, and people find it increasingly difficult to work well together, how do we create the conditions for people’s best qualities to manifest within the community on behalf of the issues we most care about?
Since 1966, Margaret Wheatley has worked globally in many different roles: a speaker, teacher, community worker, consultant, advisor, formal leader. From these deep and varied experiences, she has developed the unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward. She is a best-selling author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science in 1992 to her newest book (June 2017) Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity.