Imago’s EarthSpirit Rising 2009

A Conference on Ecology, Spirituality and Living Economies

June 12-14, 2009
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Online Registration is now closed.
You can still register by calling or by walk-in at the conference this weekend!

Recent Local Interviews

Plenary Speaker, Sister Paula Gonzalez and Co-Founder of Imago, Jim Schenck
Conference Coordinator, Louise Lawarre

red_candleOur moment in time offers humans an urgent challenge:

Get serious about economic models that are more in keeping with Earth’s living systems – what David Korten describes as a “planetary system of community-led local, living economies”

To achieve healthy global interdependence requires seeing economics as a human tool of exchange that must fit within a larger, planetary context.

We can replace current outdated and deadly economic systems with models that are both cutting-edge and as basic as Earth.

2009 Conference Information

Conference aims

  • Tap into exciting models and strategies for living economies from visionary thinkers, regional communities, local businesses and grassroots organizations.
  • Build connections and relationships with people in the mid-states region to share ideas, develop networks, and learn from each other’s “best practices.”
  • Explore the cultural and spiritual transformation needed to make this transition possible.
  • Share the joy that building communities brings.

General Information

  • Registration – Payment must accompany your registration form. Please make checks payable to Imago. Master Card and Visa are accepted. Online Registration
  • Location – Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway in Cincinnati, Ohio 45208. Registration and all of the plenary events and meals will be in the Cintas Center on campus. Please go to the website www.xavier.edu for directions and maps of campus.
  • Accomodations – Affordable dormitory accommodations are available at Xavier University (double
    occupancy only). Dorm space is based on availability. Information on alternate accommodations is available upon request.
  • Meals – Vegetarian meals featuring organic and local produce will be served. A list of local
    restaurants will be made available in the conference packet.
  • Carpooling – Are you interested in carpooling? Contact us to find others who are interested in
    carpooling in your area. This information will only be shared if you have checked the carpooling box on the registration form.
  • Cancellations – Written cancellation requests on or before May 15, 2009 will receive a 100% refund minus a $25 processing fee. Written requests after May 15, 2009 will receive a 50% refund minus
    a $25 processing fee. No refunds after June 10, 2009.
  • Work Exchange Scholarships and Financial Assistance – Limited work exchange scholarships and financial assistance are available.
  • Program Changes – The planning committee reserves the right to make substitutions or changes in the program as dictated by circumstances beyond its control.
  • Handicap Access – All facilities at Xavier University are handicap accessible. Please contact us if you have special needs.