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February 2019

Common Good International Film Festival

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Four days of films and discussions that elicit common sense, common decency, and the common good, while celebrating the wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead. With ten films meant to inform, inspire, and amuse, the Common Good Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers that tell the stories of those dedicated to the benefit of humanity. Visit for details.

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March 2019

Can Exceptional Experience Help Save the World?

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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This conference will explore applying the insights from process philosophy and transpersonal psychology to the issues we are facing today. How can we bring our understandings into the world to create a more sustainable, just, and humane civilization for future generations? Our aim will be to explore how Whitehead’s metaphysics can be applied to connect insights from transpersonal psychology with fostering sustainable, ecological civilization. We see this as an opportunity to build strategic relationships and develop some mechanisms for the…

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April 2019

Ecological Civilization and Holistic Human Development

April 19, 2019 - April 20, 2019

13th International Forum on Ecological Civilization 2nd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization As a positive vision of human flourishing, ecological civilization is about more than what we can do, it involves who we can become. It’s not merely about having more or doing more, but about being more. Being an “eco-person” speaks to the deeper motivations behind the kinds of actions we need to take in response to our complex social and environmental crisis. The development of eco-persons is…

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August 2019

12th International Whitehead Conference: Process as Creativity–Process as Concern

August 27, 2019 - August 30, 2019
University of Brasilia Brasilia, Brazil

Taking place on the beautiful campus of the University of Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil, the 12th International Whitehead Conference will address of creativity and concern in the framework of broader discussions of Whitehead’s philosophy and its impact. Following from the 11th IWC which focused on Nature in Process, this conference will welcome contributions dealing with creativity and concern with the planet – and how the two intertwine. In general, the focus is the contrast between self-interested lush and the lure…

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September 2019

Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship

September 15, 2019
Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus, 4229 Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766 United States
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To kick off our Urban-Rural program, EcoCiv is gathering leaders from across the state of Vermont to participate in a one-day event called Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship, that will take place at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus on September 15, 2019. In partnership with the Center for Process Studies, Middlebury College, and special support from the Tse Foundation, EcoCiv will facilitate a charrette-style discussion that will allow participants from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to…

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Transition City – Seoul 2019 International Conference

September 26, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Building on the 2018 conference, the Transition City Seoul 2019 International Conference seeks practical solutions for the city’s transition to a new civilization. With the theme "The Road to Ecology Transition and Alternative Economic Indicators," the conference has a comprehensive agenda enhanced by citizen debate, policy research, expert seminars, and sustainable development education. Sessions are grounded in the need for transformation in thinking about civilization and bold actions in response to the urban ecology crisis in order to seek innovative…

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2019 Ecological Civilization in Korea Conference: Ecological Transition, from Philosophy to Policy

September 30, 2019 - October 3, 2019

This is an interfaith conference on ecological civilization led in part by our partners at the Institute for the Postmodern Development of China.   Schedule Monday, September 30, Seoul Museum of History, Yajugae Hall, 9 am – 5 pm MORNING Opening Remarks, 9–9:30 am Yunjeong Han, Director of Ecological Civilization in Korea Project   Special Session 1: “Whitehead and Ecological Civilization”, 9:30–10:30 am John B. Cobb, Jr., Emeritus professor of Claremont School of Theology Response by Wangsik Jang, Professor of Methodist Theological University  …

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November 2019

EcoCiv at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

November 23, 2019 - November 26, 2019
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Institute for Ecological Civilization staff will be present at AAR, hosting sessions and greeting our colleagues at the Center for Process Studies reception.  Join a session on Ecological Civilization at 5:30pm on Sunday, November 24, at Convention Center 20A (upper level east).

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December 2019

Vermont 2050 Planning Meeting

December 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

On December 9, we will gather roughly 25 experts for an event co-organized by Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman aimed at taking the first steps toward a statewide longterm sustainability plan that focuses on cross-sector collaboration.

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January 2020

Cities Facing Escalating Water Shortages

January 27 @ 9:00 am - January 28 @ 7:00 pm
University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Rd
Cape Town, Bellville 7535 South Africa
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EcoCiv, in partnership with University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Save Our Schools (SOSNPO) will host a two-day event in partnership with the W12 Congress at UWC.  The event will convene six "task teams" made up of experts from six different sectors.  These task teams will work collaboratively during the two days on longterm planning at the city level toward future water security.

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