Civilization in Transition 8
A Relationship in Crisis

November 5–8, 2020
Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico

We are now painfully aware that we are destroying our shared and only home, The Earth. Scientists have called the current geological epoch the Anthropocene—which began when human impact on Earth’s land, oceans, atmosphere, and ecosystems became significant. Even though we have had an inkling of the problem since the late 1800’s, consciousness is slow to dawn and behavior even slower to change. Evolution has predisposed us to respond more readily to local events, such as storms, fires, and floods, rather than to global trends, such as climate disruption and the sixth mass extinction.

This conference provides an inter-active and proactive wake-up call to engagement, which begins from the moment you register as you choose between sustainable and non-sustainable fees. We aim to leave no carbon footprint from this conference, and each participant and presenter will play an active and important part in doing so.

We have gathered provocative and diverse thinkers, researchers, writers and performers in the fields of climate science, analytical psychology, eco-psychology, cultural ecology, deep ecology, environmental studies, philosophy, and music. Together we will explore the interconnection of all things, the personal and collective response to climate crisis, and the call to change. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a significant, stimulating, and provocative weekend.

Conference Presenters
Andrew Fellows, Keynote
Deborah Egger
Frances Hatfield
Jeffrey Kiehl
Lori Pye
Yuriko Sato
Jacqueline West

Ours is the first generation to properly understand the damage we have been doing to our planetary household, and probably the last generation with a chance to do something transformative about it.
Kate Raworth