The Evolver Social Movement invites all agents of change to connect and collaborate with fellow pioneering voices of this growing evolution during their first ever network-wide convergence. Do you enjoy inspiring others to create change? Are you a catalyst in your community? Or, are you simply curious about the changing world around you? The conference invites all progressive thinkers and anyone who’s curious to join members of the growing transformational tribes and Evolver Spore chapters for a weekend of enlightenment and entertainment during their first ever national Convergence right here in Pittsburgh from June 1-4.
The Convergence will cover topics ranging from sacred economics to shamanic reemergence, permaculture principles to Occupy ideologies, bio-remediation to redesigning community, the psychedelic renaissance to the promise and perils of new technologies. This interactive journey is your chance to â€œfind the othersâ€ and engage directly with the trailblazing thinkers, activists, and artists working to build â€œthe better world our hearts know is possible.â€
There are a variety of activities planned during the weekend. Presenters include the following roster of inspiring, intelligent, change-inducing individuals:
Daniel Pinchbeck: author of â€œ2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl,â€ â€œBreaking Open the Head,â€ and CEO of Evolver and Reality Sandwich.
Charles Eisenstein: author of â€œSacred Economics: Money, Gift, & Community in an Age of Transitionâ€ and â€œThe Ascent of Humanityâ€
Dennis McKenna(via Skype): Ethnopharmacologist, co-author of â€œThe Invisible Landscapeâ€ and â€œBotanical Medicinesâ€
Rick Doblin (via Skype): president and founder of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Jonathan Talat Phillips: author of â€œThe Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic,â€ co-founder of Evolver, Bioenergetic Healer
Ken Jordan: Evolver/Reality Sandwich Publisher, digital democracy pioneer, co-editor of â€œ2012: Envisioning the Next Age”
Stella Osorojos: author of â€œStar Sister: How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition,â€ practitioner of Chinese medicine
Jennifer Palmer: â€œOnline Telepathyâ€ Pioneer, Evolver General Manager, â€œSynch Bookâ€ author
Adam Elenbaas: author of â€œFishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest,â€ Nightlight Astrology Founder
Michael Robinson: Evolver’s Creative Director, Creator of the Universus Project, and Creative Director of Michael Robinson NYC.
If you aren’t interested in attending the full conference, you can always check out Saturday night’s Inner Divinity Costume Party at The Wherehouse Art Studio on 4810 Penn Avenue. Admission is free for Convergence attendees, $7 in advance and $10 at the door. The evening’s amenities include fresh flowers, a glittering spread of delicious edibles, exotic performers, fantastical chill spaces and endless spontaneity.
For a full and detailed schedule of the Convergence, be sure to visit their Facebook event page. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The Convergence takes place at the Wherehouse Art Studio (4810 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224) and the First United Methodist Church (5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232).