Our July 2017 Wise Democracy Online Dialogue
July 18, 2017 • 10am Pacific Time
Don't miss our next free teleconference gathering with Tom Atlee for newsletter subscribers interested in upgrading democratic systems. This two hour Zoom.us call will start at 10am Pacific Time on Tuesday July 18th.
We're happy to offer this opportunity for you to connect with people from around the world and deepen your understanding of the wise democracy pattern language.
The call will begin with a brief check-in in which we’ll invite you to share
- your name and where you live,
- a question that is important to you and
- one of the wise democracy patterns that is especially important in your work or life.
(Whether or not you plan to join us, we invite you to take a few moments now to think of a question and a pattern that have heart and meaning to you? Try it out... And if you have done this before for a previous gathering, do it newly now, or know that new people will be on the call who haven't heard from you...)
After our intro check-ins, Tom will share what led him to articulate some of the patterns in the Explicit Sustainability Factors category. Along the way he’ll respond to our questions and comments about what he’s sharing. We can also explore other patterns that might fit in that category.
For the last 20-30 minutes of the call, we'd like to hear from you what kind of community full of interesting, engaged people you'd like to see coming together around the wise democracy pattern language (see Andy's note below). What would they (and you) be doing? What other groups have you been part of that really engaged you? What kind of activities and opportunities have such groups offered? What do you think would engage people together to explore, use, and evolve this pattern language?
This special call will be limited to 16 newsletter subscribers who have spent at least 1 hour exploring the WD-PL website. If you haven't taken at least an hour to explore the site, you might enjoy participating in the July 12th event described below, which will give you a fascinating hour-long experience that will qualify you for this call.
Reserve your spot now for the July 18th event at Eventbrite. (If you are late, make a reservation anyway. We'll put you on a waiting list. If enough interested people want to participate, we'll organize a second call.)
Instructions for attending will be emailed to you both the day before and an hour before start time. If you haven’t participated in a Zoom call previously, you may wish to download the free Zoom.us software beforehand.
The call will be facilitated by Andy Paice, a wise democracy enthusiast from London, UK. After the call is formally concluded, Tom and Andy will remain online for a while to explore people's experience of the call, any thoughts for improving it, further visions for the community of practice, and whatever else you’d like to talk about.
You can always contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org or the comment section at the bottom of every page of the Wise Democracy Project website.