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2009 SONOMA CONFERENCE - PROGRAM AREAS

SCOPE OF CONFERENCE

Inquiry - What are the myths that define our economic environment and how do they influence our choices and limit our options? How can we demystify these beliefs and empower a new economic paradigm that works for everyone? How do we define economic relationships that serve Peace?

Vision - Working collaboratively, we can create alternatives to failing economic patterns and practices. "The Economics of Peace" Conference will highlight some of the most successful business and economic models that incorporate collaboration, sustainable business practices, and respect for all workers.


Sonoma Valley Vineyard

Tools for the New Economy - Practical and interactive workshops, daily discussion groups, and open space sessions will help define an economic vision for the 21st century.

CONFERENCE THEMES

* The Economics of Social and Environmental Justice

* The Influence of Cultural Myths and Propaganda on Economic Policies

* Transforming the Means of Exchange

* Toward a New Ethic of Ownership

* Evolving the Policies for the New Economics

NEW! - CEUs and College Credit Available from Sonoma State University for conference participation. Please Call 707-939-2973 for Information.
 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Oct. 18 - 8:00 p.m. - Evening Plenary only
Registration: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, Oct. 19 through 22

8:00 - Morning hike (optional)

9:30 - Morning Plenary
11:00 - Break
11:30 - Morning Plenary continues

1:00 - Lunch

3:15 - 5:15 - Afternoon Workshops

6:30 - Dinner

8:00 p.m. - Evening Plenary

Friday, Oct. 23 - Program ends at 1:00 p.m.

Receptions

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - 5:30 - 6:30 at Spirits of Stone Gallery for Artist-in-Resident, Osprey Orielle Lake
Refreshments

Wednesday, Oct. 21 - 5:30 - 6:30 - Wine Tasting Reception for all conference attendees

This is a general plan, and the afternoon sessions will vary in time and length. Open Space sessions will also be scheduled during the afternoon. The morning and evening plenaries will be as noted above.

More details coming soon.



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