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Where the global integral world meets in 2020
Held every two years on the European continent, IECs are not only a huge social catalyst where international integral collaborations begin, enabling our human capital to grow, they also have a mission based on integral principles. This year’s in-person IEC has been postponed to May 17-23, 2021 due to the coronavirus situation and this IEC Online 2020 has been set up for the original dates 27-31 May, 2020.
Be part of this experience!
“The Integral European Conference is providing one of the most sophisticated, up-to-date, genuinely Integral (not pretenders), most exciting source of fundamental and leading-edge Integral ideas and practices to be found anywhere in the world.”
Meet the luminaries of the integral world!
Connect with the global scene and the creme of the integral community!
100 integral presenters and hundreds of participants
Covid, Climate, and Consciousness: How to Reimagine Our Civilization
Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Job Creation through Sustainable Investing Using Human-Centered AI: An Integral Approach
Post-formal Stages of Cognitive Development from the Perspective of Tibetan Great Completion Meditation
Why do we need a global integral community?
Metamodernism, the Nordic Secret and the integral community
Integral in Africa: Africa through Spiral Dynamics
Holacracy®: Encoding Teal into your Organization’s
A teal perspective on coronavirus in times of climate emergency
The Evolution of Feelings in Times of Crisis
Contributing Effectively In Times Of Crisis
Going Sane in a World Gone Mad: The ILP of Now
Realizing synergies for transformative change
Let's share and celebratethe integral life together!
Types of programs we’ll have
Integrally informed scientists and researchers present their findings. Peer reviewed with an Academic Committee of international scholars.
Use of integral theory in different areas of life, and developing new theoretical contributions in psychology, healing, business, society. Reflecting also on current societal and political issues of Europe and the world.
Bringing experiential processes to a Zoom space during the coronavirus lockdown period is a whole new and exciting experiment that many of the IEC presenters and process facilitators happily undertake. From instructions, to the whole group, to breakout sessions, we will try out transformational processes, learn new skills, and share interiors in a deeper way. There are a colorful variety of topics that will be in focus during these workshops from facilitators, trainers, teachers, and therapists of the integral world. Circling and different shadow work modalities will be featured, among the other offerings.
Circling is a new, popular group conversation practice, where the focus is on the radical here and now, in which we apply meditative awareness on what is happening between us and in us. We talk about that and only that. Exercising a deeply honest, non-judgmental integral way of being together, this mindful social presence is much needed for the evolutionary shift we often talk about. We need spaces where we can get decentralized and more connected, spontaneus and emergent.
The evolved teal and turquoise stages of personality aimed for by integral cannot be reached without deeper inner work, in which we uncover and process our individual and collective shadows to become more honest, liberated and connected. Experience shadow work on workshops from skilled facilitators in the integral community.
Global Sharing Circle
Where are you from, where are you sitting now on planet Earth, what do you do, and what is your experience of the coronavirus in your country? One of the best aspects of conferencing is socializing. These are rare and precious opportunities to meet so many people from all around the world with similar thinking and a similar worldview in such a condensed period of time.
Lunchrooms and Coffee Bar
Let’s continue socializing during lunch! Bring your meal to the lunchroom and have lunch together with interesting integral people. Lunchtime is a great chance to get to know people, meet the ones you have to meet, build connections, exchange cards, or relax together—whatever the great flow brings. Lunchrooms will turn to coffee bars during the breaks and even during presentation times, so you can grab a cup of coffee or tea and see who is in the coffee bar to relax and chat with.
During the presentations and workshops, facilitators will use the breakout rooms often. You’ll have the chance to meet people in various settings, too, during the more structured call times.
Join morning sessions to start your day together with fellow integral folks. Different sessions will be offered, from silent meditation sitting with former Sayalay Anuttara, now Beth Upton who trained for ten years in the Burmese Theravada tradition, to other facilitators leading yoga sessions and other movement modalities.
This is not the amber / blue church, nor dogmatized integral. It is a pursuit of trying to create new spiritual communities from an integral vantage point—a global gathering for practitioners of Integral Spirituality, Wild Church, and Creation Spirituality. Using a framework based on the four paths of CS — via positiva, via negativa, via creativa, andvia transformativa– this virtual circle is a blend of embodiment, gratitude, silence, ritual, interactive chat, music, video, and meditation.
Isn’t it a crazy idea to do ecstatic dance on Zoom with a large number of people? Seriously? Yes, it is possible: Zoltan Kerenyi-Kiss, Integral Academy graduate and leader of the Hungarian Ecstatic Dance community will lead us in dancing with the community in the conscious space of ecstatic dance from home! The bare feet, no alcohol, no drugs policy enables a field of freedom, inclusivity, and self-expression, where your untamable free soul can express itself in this nonverbal communal space. Zoltan, also our DJ Metta, masterfully provides soul-stirring music after a guided movement meditation warms up participants. The tribal party ends with a relaxing sound bath experience.
Integral Singles Event
Many integral singles yearn to be in a love relationship with an equal and opposite partner. Alas, we have very few opportunities to meet compatible 2nd tier people in our day to day lives. And if we do, they are often clients or patients that are off-limits. So there is no shame in having a secret hope or even open agenda to find/attract a life partner at a conference like IEC. In fact, several Integral couples met by chance or fate at such events. However, flirting or “hitting” on people can be awkward, embarrassing, and even inappropriate, and many of us are introverts who don’t even try. Martin Ucik author of Integral Relationships developed a safe, playful and relaxed way to give interested singles a chance to get to know each other. Up for the adventure?
Incredible visual artists will exhibit their psycho-active paintings in the lobby. A powerful gateway to transform our consciousness by transmitting states of consciousness!
Live music is an inherent part of the conference. Different musicians and even conference participants (!) will play and give concerts or short musical interludes, starting at the opening boat party and continuing on the main stage and gulyás and firewalk night. The gala dinner evening has an open mic stage, where anyone can come up and sing a song, play an instrument, recite a poem or dance!
A new (and the first) Ken Wilber movie is about to come out this year! Sebastian Siegel directed the movie Grace and Gritand joins IEC offering a pre-premier preview of the movie (more than the trailer) followed by a conversation between him and some surprise figures! Join this exciting event and see who will show up with the director to dialogue on integral art, film, and Ken’s story
Main topics discussed in 30+ sections
Upper left quadrant
Integral Shadow Work
Spiral Dynamics Integral
Stages of Development
Upper right quadrant
Integral Life Practice
Lower left quadrant
Power Shift to Love
Global Integral Perspectives
Integral Crisis Analysis
Lower right quadrant
“The IEC was moving, enlightening and fun, and happened in high-tech venue with amazing people making the whole gathering a highlight in my long conference experience. Everything was beautifully tended to in terms of organization. There was so much to learn, exchange and celebrate with integral folks from all over the world: workshops, discussion forums, keynote presentations, and encounter rituals. And let’s not forget boat and gulyas parties, and just hanging out with each other in vibrant discussions and joy.”
Is IEC Online 2020 for you?
The conference welcomes anyone interested in Integral Theory and Practice. It brilliantly brings together a wide variety of people and cross-fertilizes human domains in a highly inspirational week. It is a good fit for
People interested in Integral Theory
Psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists
Coaches and leadership trainers
Medical doctors with open mind
Academic scientists and researchers
Meditation and mindfulness teachers
Spiritual teachers of Buddhism, Yoga, Christianity and Shamanism
Holacracy and teal experts
Social entrepreneurs and change agents
Philosophers, writers and artists
What makes IEC 2020 a unique online integral conference?
Low online prices, easy to connect from home
The coronavirus situation has forced us to stay home, and has also resulted in greater creativity and something like a collective habit to keep connecting and giving. We are keeping our prices low, and even offering a sliding scale payment option exclusively for IEC Online, to express our caring heart, truly hoping that by making it so easy to join, with a simply click from home, the integral community will take the chance to enjoy this.
Workshops and community experience
We focus on the community and the experience, so every day you will also attend experiential and transformational spaces. Experiencial learning gives you a deeper understanding of concepts and creates important new relationships, maybe the most valuable ones for a long time.
A new perspective
Integral is here to stay. Integral theory will probably be the most important perspective in business, psychology, healing, and other areas – this conference is an intellectual and practical investment, the knowledge you gain will enrich your life and your career.
The latest research of integral theory
Put yourself in the forefront of integral! If you’re a professional or a scholar, then this is the place to go to be on the cutting edge.
If you’re an integral professional or an entrepreneur, this event is an important opportunity for you to network, to get exposure for your work, and to get to know your peers. And it is simply a thrilling buzz and a joy to be with so many people of quality, goodwill and smart evolutionary purpose!
Being part of something (r)evolutionary
You are part of something big here the revolution of consciousness: the next stage of evolution unfolding. People are allies of the evolutionary unfolding, dedicating ther lives and careers for that purpose. Come and explore with us all the different ways how we are doing it and present yours!
“The IEC was a memorable experience. A get-together of true soul-mates, joining together to pool their spirit, their creativity, and intention to create a better world – for themselves, for humankind. A wonderful event with wonderful people, wonderfully organized.”
What is IEC like?
Watch the short 3-minutes trailers!
For those with good financial standing, also reflecting a warm-hearted, giving attitude toward IEC and its organizers to stay healthy, survive the coronavirus period, and ensure the future of IECs.