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Conference Program and Contributors

You can find details on the conference program at this page or you can download the flyer as a PDF. An overview of all contributors will be available in March 2020.

The program is composed out of the following elements:

Tuning in to the day (light blue – 8:00 a.m.): optional courses in the morning, especially for early birds, to practice various kinds of movement, experience nature or dive into the content of the day. If you want to participate in one of these courses, please indicate this when registering. We would like to make sure that there are enough available. An overview of all courses can be found here.

Morning lectures (orange – 9:00 a.m.): introduction to the motif of the day in the Goetheanum’s main auditorium. Starting with a brief orientation by the preparatory group and culminating in two contributions given by representatives of Anthroposophic Medicine.

Groups for deepening and experiencing the lecture (red – 11:15 a.m.): courses to deepen the motif of each day. Various approaches, such as nature and Goethean observation, movement and art therapy or dialog-based methods can be selected. Each course has a duration of three days. Two different courses can be picked, if you are registering for the entire conference. Locations of the courses including maps will be distributed during check-in.

Space-thread (green – 2:45 p.m.): the first half of the conference will focus on the presentation of initiatives from all over the world and on the constitution of a healthy institution. In the second half, the topic will shift to the latest results in research and to sociopolitical considerations related to future healthcare.

Profession-specific and cross-disciplinary courses (blue – 4:45 p.m.): methodical and therapeutic specialist courses in intergenerational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Developing skills and competencies. Each course has a duration of three days. Two different courses can be picked, if you are registering for the entire conference. Locations of the courses including maps will be distributed during check-in

Evening program (orange and lilac – 8:00 p.m.): artistic performances and spiritual sessions. You can choose between three approaches for the spiritual sessions:
1) Path of inner development and meditations for patients
2) Warmth meditation and pastoral medicine
3) Mantras of the School of Spiritual Science (for members)

Night Café (dark blue – 9:00 p.m.): closing the evening with encounters, culture and a different style of dancing on each day.

Conference Program (effective 14th of December 2019)