Dear friends of the Whitsun Conference!
Due to the current corona situation, we have decided to let the Whitsun Conference take place in an online version, to which we cordially invite you!
The Whitsun Conference working group and some of the speakers will meet in Hanover in the Waldorfkindergartenseminar and guide you through the conference, from wherever in the world you join! In this way, the work on Rudolf Steiner's general study of man can be continued.
The technical medium we use cannot replace many of the essential aspects of human encounters, closeness and warmth of the conference. We are very clear about that. But we don't want to cancel the conference again, but consciously enable community, cooperation and solidarity in these special and difficult times.
Text work - The text work for the 10th lecture can serve to warm up the conference topic and is preferred. Even before the start of the conference, you will have the opportunity to work with us on two evenings (6th and 20th May from 7 to 8:30 p.m.) on the basis of the conference (10th lecture, general human studies) and to approach the conference. You will receive a link that will connect you to the conference room. We will also send the text to you online before. Registration by May 4th is required for this!
Lectures - In addition to the introduction to the conference topic and the outlook at the end by Marcel de Leuw, Dr. Michaela Glöckler, Claus-Peter Röh and Geseke Lundgren with their lectures the core topics of the 10th lecture on general human studies. Then, in breakout sessions, the content is moved and key points of view are brought into the plenary and discussed with the speakers.
Singing, eurythmy, music - we will also get you moving online!
Working Groups - You can choose a working group that will take place three times during the meeting. The division and technical implementation of all routes within the conference will be done by our administrator. All you need is a good WiFi connection, a laptop or tablet with audio and video functions, and a quiet place from which you can participate in the course of the conference.
One of the working groups has a special feature. We wanted to open the conference for board members, management, kindergarten managers and parents as early as 2020 in order to talk about the burning topic of the social community in the facilities. Dr. Michaela Glöckler, Philipp Reubke and Oliver Langscheid will accompany this working group and here too the work will already begin with two workshops on May 6th and May 20th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. You can also only register only for this workgroup! Please note: the registration deadline for this working group is May 4th!
Breaks - we know how important breaks are, especially with this type of conference, and have tried to plan them sufficiently in the daily structure. The working group lecturers are also free to deal with their time structure.
You can choose between 3 different conference options:
A - entire conference including working groups, conference fee 120 €
B - online lectures without working groups, conference fee 60 €
C - Working group 12 only, conference fee 50 € (please note the registration deadline on May 4th!)
To register, please use the updated online form.
Registration closes on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
We very much hope that we can form a Pentecostal community with you and look forward to meeting you.
With best regards for the Whitsun Conference Working Group
Susanne Altenried und Dagmar Scharfenberg