HOSTING THE CONFERENCE
BENCE GÁNTI (USA/HUNGARY)
IEC director and main stage anchor
Bence Ganti, MA, is main organizer, the co-founder, and director of the Integral European Conferences (since 2014) who works full time on IEC-s for five years now in a rowm and the co-founder of Integral Europe team (since 2012). He created the the 3-year adult education program on integral psychology, in Hungary, called Integral Academy in Budapest (since 2006). Bence is an integrally oriented clinical psychologist, vipassana meditator, and international teacher of integral psychology.
Being a dual citizen of the USA and Hungary, Bence bridges cultures delivering keynote addresses, making presentations, and leading experiential workshops worldwide, including his version of a cutting-edge we-space practice called Integral Flow Experience. Based on this he has created the International Constellation Processes at the Integral European Conferences. In the USA he has thought integral psychology at Meridian University and San Francisco State University in California and at integral events at Bay Area Integral, Integral Center in Boulder, and the Integral Theory Conferences. Bence has been teaching also in Mexico, Colombia, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Portugal, Bulgaria, and South Africa. He represented integral consciousness during the World Economic Forum week in Davos, Switzerland in 2019. Ken Wilber asked him to be the European coordinator of Integral Institute.
To honor the man who gave the world the integral vision, he teamed up with John Dupuy to create the Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund in Washington, D.C. and is currently serving as a fund trustee to thank Ken Wilber for his life work. For more details, please check out the websites associated with Bence’s work linked below.
BIBI GRATZER (UNITED KINGDOM)
IEC 2021 Online Co-Anchor
Bibi is an embodied leadership coach, authentic relating and circling facilitator, systemic constellations facilitator, trained in transforming personal and collective grief-transformation, a student of, shadow work, shamanism, and archetypes with an MSc in Marine Ecology.
She creates workshops, courses, and immersions that support shifts in consciousness from ‘me’ to ‘we’, from seeing ourselves as separate to embodying interconnection. Her passion lies with freeing the creative potential of individuals and groups to create regenerative culture.
Previously she has worked as a Consultant for organizations like IUCN and the Genius Group.
She is a facilitator on the Authentic Revolution Platform and a collaborative project manager for the CSC – the Center for Systemic Constellations, in London.
She has lived and worked in 5 countries – Austria, Egypt, Maldives, Bali and the United Kingdom, and currently resides in South Devon, UK.
THE ORGANIZING TEAM
Joining Bence for the active work of building up the conference. All throughout the year together, as their daily part time or full time work.
HANNA HÜNDORF (GERMANY)
“HERE IS YOUR SPOT”
Preseneter Selection and Communication and Program Logistics
Hanna Hündorf, born 1960 in Germany, has been part of the core team of IEC since its inception in 2014.
She helps develop the content, coordinates the workshops and presentations before and during the event, and is part of the main stage management.
Hanna has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1982, living for 15 years in Samye Ling, Scotland, where she completed two traditional three year retreats. In 1997, after her first retreat, she began translating for Buddhist teachers from English to German and intensified her studies of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in Hamburg and Nepal. She also started teaching at that time, and begun developing her own style of transmitting the traditional teachings and methods in a way that is appropriate to the Western culture, but retains the depth and power. At the same time she began reading Ken Wilber and adopted the Integral View.
After her second retreat in 2006, she returned to Germany to look after her mother. She worked in an old people’s home for 2 years and nursed her mother for 11 years, so that she could grow old peacefully and in dignity and die at home.
During that time, Hanna began giving courses and individual coaching sessions. She also became involved in the Integral Movement in Germany and Europe, with a special emphasis on organizing large gatherings.
She now lives with her husband in North Germany, has joined his gardening firm and gives coaching sessions. She translates from English to German at the celebrate life festival, and for Terri o Fallon.
CHRIS ALDER (UK)
Facilitator Host Organiser
Chris has been involved in various ways with the Integral movement for 13 years now. He graduated as an Integral Master CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada in 2011 and joined the faculty in 2015. He is also an Integral Zen priest and a student of Doshin Roshi for the past 7 years and is passionately dedicated to all forms of human growth and development, personal, professional, psychological and spiritual.
He lives in Edinburgh Scotland with his wife and daughter and runs his own coaching and consultancy firm Integral Leadership Development alongside some consultancy work for RISE Beyond, and Integrally inspired community of practitioners from around European.
In his previous incarnations in this life, he has travelled extensively around the world as a backpacker and hippy, worked as a private chef on superyachts and lived in the intentional spiritual community Findhorn in the north of Scotland for 3 years.
GABRIEL POWELL (USA)
Head of Hosting Team
PÉTER PÓTH (HUNGARY)
“DEEP IN THE COMPUTER”
Head of Marketing and IT Coordinator
Peter is our Facebook and online marketing “guru” and IT specialist who devotes his time for online programs and campaigns in the field of integrally related programs. He helps entrepreneurs in the personal growth business to grow their business. He has a background of 3 years training at Integral Academy (Integral Counselor), International NLP Master and Ericksonian Hypnosis I-II.
Creator of the Daily Inner Work online comunity reaching 2,000 subscribers in a month.
Earlier sales director of UPC Hungary Cable TV for 15 years; later the creator, director and owner of DolgozóNet Ltd. informatics company. Specialized in Facebook marketing, search engine optimization, marketing copywriting, re-marketing and other related topics.
MÁRK VÁGÓ (HUNGARY)
Head of Data Coordination
Mark has joined the team in 2019. As a serial entrepreneur, he works fanatically and precisely so naturally, he found his place in the team as head of data coordination. He makes sure that the literally thousands of details, agreements, needs, on dozens of sheets and lists are all kept together and well handled.
He is also a trainee at Integral Academy. He’ll send more info about him soon to be posted here.
JOHANNA LIBER (HUNGARY)
Social media coordinator
Johanna joined the IEC team in 2019 as the organizer of the Integral Art section at IEC 2020 Online Conference including the design of the exhibition in virtual space.
She also helped the IEC team as a content creator for video editing and posts. From 2020 September she serves as the social media manager for IEC. Johanna studies art-theory and curator studies at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts and previously studied art history.
She graduated and worked as a photographer too. She is dedicated to art, diversity of cultures, and interested in cultural theory.
NORBERT KOCSIS (HUNGARY)
Social Media Manager
Norbert does social media postings and generates content for IEC newsletters, blogposts and Facebook posts.
After graduating with a MA degree in Business, Norbert took a dive into the startup scene in Berlin for some years and acquired the first bits of his marketing knowledge. He then moved to Budapest and started advising clients in digital marketing.
He spent a gap year in New Zealand volunteering, traveling and journeying inward.
At the moment, he is working in his digital agency ‘HIDATA’ that provides data analytics and marketing services for online businesses.
Norbert just started the first year at the Integral Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
ANIKÓ VERÉB (HUNGARY)
“NUMBERS FROM THE TOP OF THE HEAD”
Anikó is one of the financial personnel of Integral Academy. She has joined the team in April, 2019. She is responsible for keeping all numbers at check, calculating costs and prices, arranging payments, invoicing and communication with our accountants.
She has been working in finance for more than twenty years. In this time she has gathered experience working for Hungarian as well as foreign small and medium-sized enterprises in a variety of companies in different fields such as an architectural firm, a trading company and in the food industry. Before joining Integral Academy she was tasked with running the financial and administrative operations of the subsidiary of a Swedish company for eleven years.
PROJECT ORIENTED TEAM MEMBERS
One focus, professional delivery, working mostly around the conferecne
MÁRTON VISI (HUNGARY)
“THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR”
Volunteers Organizer Coordinator
Márton is in charge of recruiting and organizing all the volunteers of IEC. He contacts all applicants and train them. On the ground he organizes their work, between 30-50 people who serve the smooth running of IEC and without whom the conference couldn’t function.
Ha has been a student of Integral Academy Hungary in the ip2010 group. Marton is the co-founder of Integral Mentoring, a private mentoring business based on Wilber’s integral psychology and other modalities www.integralmentoring.hu.
He has also opened a Therapy center “Integrál Lak” (Integral House) being the CEO of that business. He has also developed male circles www.ferfikor.hu. He has also founded Integral Academy’s mentoring program. Marton utilizes both of his hemispheres and has a subtle awarenss of human relationship. He is also the happy father of a beuatiful young daughter. Before his psycho-spiritual turn he used to work as a leading engineer at Hungarian State Railways for 9 years and prior to that Earlier at the Norwegian State Railways.
ATTILA MITLI (HUNGARY)
“ATTILA THE HUN, book your Yurt”
IEC Budget Stay Coordinator and Main Stage Manager
Attila is known for his open, warm and calm style which connected with pulsing energy and vibe working throughout the conference, especially in group events. In his personal life, Attila is a Program manager for a large Nordic IT company where beside project activities he has started an Integral approach and building the organisation around that to become better in people management, to „see” each other, and work on day to day differences in a more understanding and retaining environment. As a fresh Integral Academy graduate and an integral counsellor he holds two roles for IEC. He is the budget stay coordinator for those who are looking for a cheaper option to stay during the conference in nearby home stay, and budget hotel options. The other role is the main stage coordination, that involves arranging stage layout for different presentations, and supporting the hosts, team anchors and other team members in their needs. Also coordinating the around-the-stage crew like the stage director, stage IT manager, sound and video team members. Finally getting presenters on time to stage, fill them in with lineup and getting the crowd back in the hall after breaks.
The other role is the main stage coordination, that involves arranging stage layout for different pesentations, and supporting the hosts, team achcors and other team members in their needs. Also coordinating the around-the-stage crew like the stage director, stage IT manager, sound and video team members. Finally getting presenters on time to stage, fill them in with lineup and getting the crowd back in the hall after breaks.
GABOR SEGESVARI (HUNGARY)
“THE SHUTTLE MAN”
Shuttle and Transportation Manager
Gábor organizes the shuttle bus service between the airport and Hotel Azur, and helps 600 participants, presenters and keynot speakers get comfortably transported.
Ha has been a student of Integral Academy Hungary in the ip2015 group.