Convergence: November 10-12, 2017


Hello and welcome to the Urban Laboratory of Arcosanti and to the first ever Arcosanti Convergence. Convergence is bringing together renowned speakers, artists, musicians, and activators to co-create an experience of vibrancy, action, and hope. You can wander amidst the built structures and the 860 acres of protected riparian landscape within moments of your campsite.

The Intention

We reach across professional, cultural, and generational boundaries to find collective community in the current cultural environment.  Our compass is guided by determined dialogue, uplifting artistic expression, and most importantly US – the participants – who will be the heart, purpose, and co-creators of this event.

With themes of Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at the core of this experience, we convene to approach essential discussions of our era.

How to Approach the Space

The Convergence is like a conference and festival – maybe 60/40. It acknowledges the complexity of the Human Experience. We need to learn AND celebrate together.

We DO community and sustainability, not just talk about it. Participants are expected to uphold a standard of integrity, honesty, and work ethic throughout their stay. By using tools of active listening and conscientious dialogue, the work ahead deepens our understanding of our identities, our potentials, and our movement.

Tracks and Scheduling

You can weave yourself through a flow of Keynotes, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Art Installations, Performances, Film Screenings, Acoustic and Dance Music. You are both a student and teacher as you absorb the tapestry of experiences!

There will be topics ranging from Food and Farming, Localism and Sovereignty, Indigeneity and Colonialism, Community Economics, Permaculture, to Immigration, and more.

What’s Next?

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