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Where the global integral world meets in 2021

Held every two years on the European continent, IECs are not only a huge social catalyst where international integral collaborations begin, enabling our human capital to grow, they also have a mission based on integral principles. This year’s in-person IEC has been postponed to May 25-29, 2022 due to the coronavirus situation and this IEC Online 2021 has been set up for the original dates 19-23 May, 2021.

Be part of the experience!
Ken Wilber
Founder of
Integral Theory

“The Integral European Conference is providing one of the most sophisticated, up-to-date, genuinely Integral (not pretenders), most exciting source of fundamental and leading-edge Integral ideas and practices to be found anywhere in the world.”

Meet the luminaries of the integral world!

Connect with the global scene and the creme of the integral community!

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Ken Wilber

Founder of Integral Theory

Dr. Gabor Maté

Renown writer, Physician,Trauma and Addiction Expert

Julia Kim

Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan

Charles Eisenstein

Author of Sacred Economics, Public Speaker

Bill Torbert

Professor Emeritus at Boston College and on the Boards of Global Leadership Associates

Nomali Perera

Integral trainer, Coach

Mark Forman

Integral Psychologist

María Bailey

Integral Facilitator, Rinzai Zen Priest and Master Coach

Dr. Khaled ElSherbini

Integral Psychologist

Dr. Mariana Bozesan

President AQAL Foundation

Momoe Nishimura

Zen Eating Facilitator

Terry Patten

Integral Spiritual Teacher

Dr. Paddy Pampallis

Psychologist, Coach, Founder of Integral Africa Center

Dr. Keith Witt

Integral psychotherapist, teacher, and author

Steve McIntosh

Integral Political Philosopher

Jeff Salzman

Host of the Daily Evolver Podcast

Miriam Mason Martineau, Msc

Integral Parenting Coach

Growing list of presenters up to 100

Ken Wilber

Founder of Integral Theory

Dr. Gabor Maté

Renown writer, Physician,Trauma and Addiction Expert

Julia Kim

Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan

Charles Eisenstein

Author of Sacred Economics, Public Speaker

Bill Torbert

Professor Emeritus at Boston College and on the Boards of Global Leadership Associates

Nomali Perera

Integral trainer, Coach

Mark Forman

Integral Psychologist

María Bailey

Integral Facilitator, Rinzai Zen Priest and Master Coach

Dr. Khaled ElSherbini

Integral Psychologist

Dr. Mariana Bozesan

President AQAL Foundation

Momoe Nishimura

Zen Eating Facilitator

Terry Patten

Integral Spiritual Teacher

Dr. Paddy Pampallis

Psychologist, Coach, Founder of Integral Africa Center

Dr. Keith Witt

Integral psychotherapist, teacher, and author

Steve McIntosh

Integral Political Philosopher

Jeff Salzman

Host of the Daily Evolver Podcast

Miriam Mason Martineau, Msc

Integral Parenting Coach

Growing list of presenters up to 100

Let's share and celebrate the integral life together!

Types of programs we’ll have

Knowledge

Academic presentations

Integrally informed scientists and researchers present their findings. Peer reviewed with an Academic Committee of international scholars.

General presentations

Use of integral theory in different areas of life, and developing new theoretical contributions in psychology, healing, business, society. Reflecting also on current societal and political issues of Europe and the world.

Online workshops

Experimental processes
Bringing experiential processes to a Zoom space during the coronavirus lockdown period is a whole new and exciting experiment that many of the IEC presenters and process facilitators happily undertake. From instructions, to the whole group, to breakout sessions, we will try out transformational processes, learn new skills, and share interiors in a deeper way. There are a colorful variety of topics that will be in focus during these workshops from facilitators, trainers, teachers, and therapists of the integral world. Circling and different shadow work modalities will be featured, among the other offerings.
Shadow work

The evolved teal and turquoise stages of personality aimed for by integral cannot be reached without deeper inner work, in which we uncover and process our individual and collective shadows to become more honest, liberated and connected. Experience shadow work on workshops from skilled facilitators in the integral community.

Socializing

Global sharing circle
Where are you from, where are you sitting now on planet Earth, what do you do, and what is your experience of the coronavirus in your country? One of the best aspects of conferencing is socializing. These are rare and precious opportunities to meet so many people from all around the world with similar thinking and a similar worldview in such a condensed period of time.
Lunchtime socializer
Let’s continue socializing during lunch! Bring your meal to the lunchroom and have lunch together with interesting integral people. Lunchtime is a great chance to get to know people, meet the ones you have to meet, build connections, exchange cards, or relax together—whatever the great flow brings.
Breakout rooms

During the presentations and workshops, facilitators will use the breakout rooms often. You’ll have the chance to meet people in various settings, too, during the more structured call times.

Spiritual practices

Morning practices
Join morning sessions to start your day together with fellow integral folks. Different sessions will be offered, from silent meditation sitting with former Sayalay Anuttara, now Beth Upton who trained for ten years in the Burmese Theravada tradition, to other facilitators leading yoga sessions and other movement modalities.
Integral church
This is not the amber / blue church, nor dogmatized integral. It is a pursuit of trying to create new spiritual communities from an integral vantage point—a global gathering for practitioners of Integral Spirituality, Wild Church, and Creation Spirituality. Using a framework based on the four paths of CS — via positiva, via negativa, via creativa, andvia transformativa– this virtual circle is a blend of embodiment, gratitude, silence, ritual, interactive chat, music, video, and meditation.

Fun

Ecstatic dance

Isn’t it a crazy idea to do ecstatic dance on Zoom with a large number of people? Seriously? Yes, it is possible: Zoltan Kerenyi-Kiss, Integral Academy graduate and leader of the Hungarian Ecstatic Dance community will lead us in dancing with the community in the conscious space of ecstatic dance from home! The bare feet, no alcohol, no drugs policy enables a field of freedom, inclusivity, and self-expression, where your untamable free soul can express itself in this nonverbal communal space. Zoltan, also our DJ Metta, masterfully provides soul-stirring music after a guided movement meditation warms up participants. The tribal party ends with a relaxing sound bath experience.

Integral singles event
Many integral singles yearn to be in a love relationship with an equal and opposite partner. Alas, we have very few opportunities to meet compatible 2nd tier people in our day to day lives. And if we do, they are often clients or patients that are off-limits. So there is no shame in having a secret hope or even open agenda to find/attract a life partner at a conference like IEC. In fact, several Integral couples met by chance or fate at such events. However, flirting or “hitting” on people can be awkward, embarrassing, and even inappropriate, and many of us are introverts who don’t even try. Martin Ucik author of Integral Relationships developed a safe, playful and relaxed way to give interested singles a chance to get to know each other. Up for the adventure?

Art

Visual arts

Incredible visual artists will exhibit their psycho-active paintings in the lobby. A powerful gateway to transform our consciousness by transmitting states of consciousness!

Music

Live music is an inherent part of the conference. Different musicians and even conference participants (!) will play and give short musical interludes.

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“The IEC was moving, enlightening and fun, and happened in high-tech venue with amazing people making the whole gathering a highlight in my long conference experience. Everything was beautifully tended to in terms of organization. There was so much to learn, exchange and celebrate with integral folks from all over the world: workshops, discussion forums, keynote presentations, and encounter rituals. And let’s not forget boat and gulyas parties, and just hanging out with each other in vibrant discussions and joy.”

Dr. Susanne
Cook Greuter
Founder of
Ego Development
Theory

Is IEC Online 2021 for you?

The conference welcomes anyone interested in Integral Theory and Practice. It brilliantly brings together a wide variety of people and cross-fertilizes human domains in a highly inspirational week. It is a good fit for

People interested in Integral Theory
Integral practitioners
Integral scholars
Psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists
Coaches and leadership trainers
Medical doctors with open mind
Politicans
Ecologists
Academic scientists and researchers
Meditation and mindfulness teachers
Spiritual teachers of Buddhism, Yoga, Christianity and Shamanism
Organizational developers
Holacracy and teal experts
Business leaders
Social entrepreneurs and change agents
Philosophers, writers and artists

What makes IEC 2021 a unique online integral conference?

Low online prices, easy to connect from home

Held every two years on the European continent, IECs are not only a huge social catalyst where international integral collaborations begin, enabling our human capital to grow, they also have a mission based on integral principles. This year’s in-person IEC has been postponed to May 25-29, 2022 due to the coronavirus situation and this IEC Online 2020 has been set up for the original dates 19-23 May, 2021.

Workshops and community experience

We focus on the community and the experience, so every day you will also attend experiential and transformational spaces. Experiencial learning gives you a deeper understanding of concepts and creates important new relationships, maybe the most valuable ones for a long time.

A new perspective

Integral is here to stay. Integral theory will probably be the most important perspective in business, psychology, healing, and other areas – this conference is an intellectual and practical investment, the knowledge you gain will enrich your life and your career.

The latest research of integral theory

Put yourself in the forefront of integral! If you’re a professional or a scholar, then this is the place to go to be on the cutting edge.

Networking possibilities

If you’re an integral professional or an entrepreneur, this event is an important opportunity for you to network, to get exposure for your work, and to get to know your peers. And it is simply a thrilling buzz and a joy to be with so many people of quality, goodwill and smart evolutionary purpose!

Being part of something (r)evolutionary

You are part of something big here the revolution of consciousness: the next stage of evolution unfolding. People are allies of the evolutionary unfolding, dedicating ther lives and careers for that purpose. Come and explore with us all the different ways how we are doing it and present yours!

Dr. Prof.
Ervin Laszlo
philosopher
of science

“The IEC was a memorable experience. A get-together of true soul-mates, joining together to pool their spirit, their creativity, and intention to create a better world – for themselves, for humankind. A wonderful event with wonderful people, wonderfully organized.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Please use our registration page. Based upon your choice, the ticket you select will be put in your cart. You can review your order before you purchase at the check-out page.

If you already have a ticket for the live IEC, please see the newsletter we sent you. If by any chance you have not received it, please contact us at info@integraleuropeanconference.com.

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Conference specifics and presentations

Normally, IECs are in-person conferences where we gather together physically. Since the COVID pandemic, we have started hosting online IECs, the first of which was held in May 2020. It was a great success, with over 1,000 participants from all over the world, including Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Because normal international travel is still impossible due to the COVID pandemic, the 2021 conference will be held online again. The next in-person, live gathering is planned for 2022.

The topic this year is “The Future of Collective Evolution”. Of what it means, you can read more description in the Call for Presenters PDF here You can review topics and featured presenters on our landing page here.

The deadline for applications was February 28 th and we have already received many more than we have space for. You could still apply if you feel your offering is very special – integrally informed, fun and entertaining – but the chances that you will be accepted are slim.

In the autumn, we will launch another call for presenters for 2022.

At an online conference, we have a special situation where people can only participate according to their waking hours. Therefore, instead of following the structure and variety of presentations we know from live IEC events, we will focus mainly on one type of presentation format: a 90-minute presentation slot in which theory and practice will be combined. In that way, whether someone joins from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, or Australia, they will be able to participate in at least some of the sessions live and enjoy the exchange in breakout rooms, while watching other presentations as a recording after the conference.

The conference is hosted and produced in Europe; 50% of attendees are Europeans and 50% from the rest of the world. So, we have put the most important keynotes and main evening events in the afternoon and evening hours of CEST (Central European Standard Time zone), which includes Paris, Berlin, Budapest, etc., because that is when most people are awake all around the globe and have the most chance to get together. However, presentations and events are also ongoing throughout the day in Europe, from 8 am CEST to 12 midnight.

All sessions are recorded, and those who have joined the conference and purchased a ticket can access them 48 hours after the live event and up to two months after the conference.

Zoom is our online conference platform. As at the live conferences, for keynote presentations and all community processes we have a main hall, and for other presentations we have parallel rooms. IEC’s Hosting Team will provide both a technical host and a facilitator host for each presentation. Presenters will be provided with details about how to contact their hosts to prepare the session for a smooth experience. If you are an experienced online facilitator and would like to become part of this team, please email us.

At live IEC conferences, there is a complex format with multiple types of offerings, slots, and events, with two days of pre-conference workshops, keynotes, and 20-minute TED-style talks in the mornings, long experiential workshops in the afternoons, and community events in the evenings.For the Online IEC we made it much simpler to accommodate different time zones and the online Zoom format. There is only one main type of 90-minute presentation slot, and there are no thematic categories in the application.

a) Standard presentation: 90-minute presentation

Presenters will all have a 90-minute Zoom session. We ask all presenters to combine their lecture with some experiential exercises and opportunities to share in breakout rooms. The nature of a mature integral experience includes both the mind and the body, sense and soul, understanding and feeling, verbal and nonverbal, even sometimes altered states. Often the presenter is also a facilitator, facilitating we-space practices, relational practices, helping people to connect more deeply and authentically, leading guided meditations, having people stand up and move, etc.

b) Keynote presentations

Keynote presentations are 30 minutes long, and selected by conference organizers by invitation. There are only a limited number of these slots. Therefore, there is no formal option for applying for a keynote presentation. Nevertheless, if you feel your offering would fit a keynote, or you wish to suggest a new speaker, you can email our team to inquire.

c) Morning practices

You can also offer morning practices via Zoom, such as meditation, yoga, movement, etc. to start the day with some centering, purifying, spiritual practice. This means CEST morning time, but anyone can join from other continents—for them it might be a daytime or evening session. There are still slots open for this type of offering.

d) Art presentations

The presence of beauty through art is very important to us for a truly integral experience. If you are an artist and have ideas how this can work in an online format, please apply through the online form (and if you have an idea how to integrate it into a workshop or otherwise, email us directly). We will probably not have an online gallery like last time, but we are still open to creative ideas and input.

It will be the same as last year (all times are CEST Central European Summer Time):

7:00-8:00 Morning meditation or yoga
8:00-9:00 Open coffee bar
9:00-10:30 Presentations / workshops
11:00-12:30 Presentations / workshops
13:00-14:30 Lunchtime socializer
13:00-15:00 (only Sunday) Dating event
16:00-17:30 Keynotes
18:00-19:30 Presentations / workshops
20:00-21:30 Presentations / workshops
22:00-00:00 Different evening events / socializers

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