The Evolver Convergence
Pittsburgh, PA: Friday, June 1 – Sunday June 3

Where others may hear alarm bells (peak oil, 2012, global warming), a rising grassroots movement is answering the call — building a new planetary culture that is sustainable, full of meaning, and truly humane. The Evolver Social Movement invites all agents of change to connect and collaborate with fellow pioneering voices of this growing evolution during our first ever network-wide convergence. For this unprecedented weekend-long event (including Saturday night party), members of the growing transformational tribes and Evolver Spore chapters will descend upon Pittsburgh for a weekend of paradigm-bending talks, interactive workshops, visionary art, ritualistic fun, ecstatic dance, and positive manifestation with those working to address the global challenges tidal-waving towards us.

Live streaming tickets are available for those who can’t make it to Pittsburgh: http://evolverconvergence.eventbrite.com/

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 “find the others” and engage directly with the trailblazing thinkers, activists, and artists working to build “the better world our hearts know is possible.”

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).

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/416716998342862/

*** Buy Tickets ***
$30 online in advance, $40 at the door.
http://evolverconvergence2012.eventbrite.com/

For Livestreaming Tickets, please purchase them before 3pm EST on 1 June. $25 Tickets can be purchased here: http://evolverconvergence.eventbrite.com/

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PRESENTERS

Daniel Pinchbeck:
author of “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl,” “Breaking Open the Head,” and CEO of Evolver and Reality Sandwich.

Charles Eisenstein: author of “Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, & Community in an Age of Transition” and “The Ascent of Humanity”

Dennis McKenna (via Skype): Ethnopharmacologist, co-author of “The Invisible Landscape” and “Botanical Medicines”

Rick Doblin (via Skype):
president and founder of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Jonathan Talat Phillips:
author of “The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic,” co-founder of Evolver, Bioenergetic Healer

Ken Jordan:
Evolver/Reality Sandwich Publisher, digital democracy pioneer, co-editor of “2012: Envisioning the Next Age"

Stella Osorojos: author of “Star Sister: How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition,” practitioner of Chinese medicine

Jennifer Palmer: “Online Telepathy” Pioneer, Evolver General Manager, “Synch Book” author

Adam Elenbaas:
author of “Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest,” Nightlight Astrology Founder

Michael Robinson: Evolver’s Creative Director, Creator of the Universus Project, and Creative Director of Michael Robinson NYC.

Miguel Sague:
 leader of the Caney Indian Spiritual Circle; facilitator of Taino inspired Ceremonies

Juliette Jones: co-founder of Pittsburgh Permaculture and co-creator Hazelwood Food Forest

Alberto Almarza:
 visual artist, art educator, teacher and student of Sacred Geometry

Michael Lubbert: Yoga Alliance certified teacher training with Yoga to the People, Yoga Hive instructor

Janet Mckee: holistic health counselor; representative of The Cancer Project and Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine

Sven Hosford: publisher of “Point of Life Magazine” (1994-2009), founder of Peaceburgh.com

Mary Beth Steisslinger:
integral systems biologist; commons advocate; teacher, writer, researcher with Global Commons Trust and the School of Commons

Quinn Elliott: local activist, organizer with Occupy Pittsburgh.

Caroline Savery: community organizer, consultant for co-operatives/collectives, director of the documentary film "Sust Enable."

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 1: OPENING NIGHT
7pm, FREE
The Wherehouse, 4810 Penn Avenue

Electric Jesus Reading, Chakra Activation, & Evolutionary Art Exhibit  

With Evolver co-founder Jonathan Talat Phillips & visionary artists Laura Gyre, Matthu Stull, Sigh V. Meltingstar, Monalloh Foundry, Dean Anthony Cercone Jr. and Ivory Weeds.  Signed copies will be available (in association with Awesome Books).

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2

First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue

Main Stage

10:30 – 11:00: Hook Up:  Check in and Registration
11:00 – 11:45: Awakening the Spirit of the Gift: Opening Ceremony with Charles Eisenstein
12:00 – 1:00: Planetary Awakening: Crisis and Opportunity in a Post Occupy World
-Ken Jordan, Sven Hosford, Caroline Savery, Quinn Elliott
1:15 – 2:15: Lunch (workshops continue)
2:30 – 3:30: Visionary Culture and Postmodern Initiation
-Adam Elenbaas, Michael Robinson, Miguel Sague, mced by Robin Gunkel
3:45 – 4:45: Sacred Economics: Beyond the Age of Scarcity
-Charles Eisenstein, Mary Beth Steisslinger
5:00 – 6:00: Enjoying the Transformation with Daniel Pinchbeck
6:00-6:30: Q&A with Daniel

Evolvetorium

12:00 – 1:00: Prana Energy Flow Yoga with Michael Lubbert           
1:15 – 1:55: Nightlight Astrology with Adam Elenbaas
2:05 – 2:45: Online Telepathy with Jennifer Palmer
2:55 – 3:40: Self-Care for Transition: Energetic Strategies for Health with Stella Osorojos

Local Reskilling Room

12:00-1:00: Language is Power: From Dominant Discourse to Hypersigils – How words control our reality with Cooper Howland:
1:15-1:55: Sound Healing: Harmonize Your Body Mind and Spirit with Brooke Smokelin
2:05-2:45: Tonglen Meditation with Justin Angelo
2:55-3:40: Visionary Cinema: Mirroring a Conscious Evolution with Caroline Savery

SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 2
The Wherehouse Art Studio, 4810 Penn Avenue

Elysian Fields: Inner Divinity Costume Party

Join the converging transformational Evolver tribes for an evening of otherworldly music, performance, ideas, art, and alchemy. For one magical night, the Wherehouse Art Studio will transform into the Elysian Fields with musical enchantments, fantastical chill spaces, exotic performers, fresh flowers, a glittering spread of delicious edibles, and endless spontaneity. Come dressed as an expression of your sacred self, hailing from the heights of Olympus to the valley of the Ganges. Show off your Buddha belly, your pixie wings, your Thor muscles, your Isis eyes!  If you need costume inspiration, join us early (8 pm) for a preparatory face and body painting dress-up session.

8pm, costuming session; 9pm – 2am (Party!)
$7 adv: http://innerdivinity.eventbrite.com/,   $10 at the door starting at 8 pm. To volunteer, email [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/395181460513449/

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue

Main Stage

12:30 – 1:15: Re-Evolution Jam: Cosmic Celebration with Bob Wilson, Gail Ransom, Timothy D Coles of the First United Methodist Church
1:30 – 2:50: Shamanic and Energy Healing for People and Planet
–Stellaj Osorojos, Dennis McKenna, Janet Mckee, Tom Mendito, Mced by Magenta
3:00 – 4:30: Symbiosis and Social Change: The Evolver Network Roundtable
–Jonathan Talat Phillips, Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan, Jennifer Palmer, Robin Gunkel, Magenta, Remi Gurak,
4:45 – 5:45 pm: The Psychedelic Renaissance: Entheogenic Reemergence in Contemporary Society
–Rick Doblin and Daniel Pinchbeck
5:45: Brief Closing Ceremony

Evolvetorium

1:30 – 2:15: Sacred Geometry: Hidden in Plain Sight by Alberto Almarza
2:30 – 3:15: Pyschedelic Minimalism with Michael Robinson
3:30 – 4:15: Urban Permaculture with Juliette Jones

Reskilling Room

1:30-2:30: Psychic Development with Victoria Zaitz
2:45-3:15: Large Scale Geometry and Labyrinth Building with Will Snook
3:30-4:15: The Tale of Two Trees with Kevin May

MONDAY, JUNE 4
First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Avenue

Sporeganizer Summit

For Evolver Sporeganizers and ones who would like to join. Email Remi(at)evolver.net to participate.

10:30-11:15:  Opening Exercise
11:30-1:15: Evolver Network Discussion
1:15-2:15: Lunch
2:15-3:30: Group Exercise
3:45-5:00:  New Sporeganizers Introduction

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Presented by The Evolver Social Movement, Evolver Pittsburgh, Reality Sandwich, Transformational Alliance Peaceburgh, Pittsburgh Permaculture, Pittsburners, WYEP Radio, The Journey Magazine,
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TICKETS:


Attending the Convergence:  $30 advance, $40/door
http://evolverconvergence2012.eventbrite.com/

Live Streaming: $25 for Main Stage Saturday & Sunday
http://evolverconvergence.eventbrite.com/

More Details: http://www.facebook.com/events/416716998342862/

 

Housing Options


Free Options:
Couch Surfing: http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Low Cost Options:
AirBnB: http://www.airbnb.com/search?location=Pittsburgh%2C+PA&checkin=06%2F01%2F2012&checkout=06%2F04%2F2012

Hotel Options
Priceline lets you choose prince points, so you can find a variety of hotel options:http://travela.priceline.com/hotel/newHotelSearch.do?jsk=5463010a4663010a20120524165131aea020305238&plf=PCLN&searchType=CITY&noWait=Y

Camping options (These are roughly 35-45 minutes outside of the city)
http://www.buttercup.org/
http://koa.com/campgrounds/madison-pittsburgh/
http://bearruncampground.com/