WELCOME TO THE 2013
CHILDREN OF THE NEW EARTH CONFERENCE: Durango, Colorado
Durango, Colorado is a vacation destination that delights tourists year round. In the fall, enjoy warn days and nights with cool breezes and spectacular views of the mountains, river and lakes. Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, movies, theater, concerts and festivals are a few of the delights Durango holds in store.
Echo Basin Ranch
Friday Evening: The Children TaKE ThE StageFriday evening is an introductory presentation on education lead by local children guided by Zahra Lightway founder of Light Way Schools, co-creator of Seeding The Future NOW, and Children of the New Earth Conferences.
You will hear their thoughts and ask them questions on all issues they and you are interested in, including our education, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.
Saturday Day: Yoga, Keynotes, Breakouts
Saturday morning begins early at 7 am with a yoga class open to all. Then follows a plethora of break-out sessions and keynotes lead by presenters who are experts in their fields with sessions in the areas of:
1. to create awareness of local resources for youth and families. The kinds of resources we are creating awareness of are those that see children as whole complete Beings and recognize their genius. The description you will find here of a local mentoring program says it all. We aim to transform relationships with children, ideas about who children really are, and bring many new ways of co-creating our world with them, knowing them as our teachers. We are all co-learners in this journey of life.
2. to build awareness of and promote educational choices in Durango and the surrounding area. We encourage local schools to showcase their programs through sponsorship, vendor tables, presentations relating to their programs and other creative ideas we are open to hearing. We will explore innovative, totally out of the box options, ideas and ground-breaking schools and programs for youth currently emerging in our community.
3. To showcase the local educational programs offered by Light Way Schools.
Saturday Evening Children of the New Earth Concert and Talent ShowSaturday Evening is a fun-filled, inspiring, AWEsome, amazing, and wonderful show of children's CREATIVE GENIUS eMerging. Any and all kids of all ages are invited to participate solo, in duos, triads, quads, groupings of any kind they choose and create, dAnce, siNg, pLay Music, acT, pAint, read poetry, DJ, share music, give a talk, share a presentation, and generally share their JOY with us in a two hour long CHILDREN OF THE NEW EARTH extravaganza of taLent, skiLls, giFts, FUN. All welcome. Kids will prepare during the day Saturday guided by a few well-chosen older youth/adult who will aid with logistics.
Sunday: Now For Something A Little Different
Sunday offers a chance to deepen your understanding and knowledge of some of the sessions you attended on Saturday. Presenters will be offering specialized workshops for a fee yet to be determined. Choose one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be a keynote speaker in between sessions.
After the workshops, a panel of various presenters, youth and adult, from the conference will take the stage to answer final questions.
Your conference ends with a closing ceremony of music and art reveal presentation.
THE ART ROOM
A staffed room full of every kind of art supply imaginable ready for ALL, adults and kids alike to DREAM, BELIEVE, and CREATE from the inner selves flowing into our world.
The art room opens Saturday morning at 8:45 am and closes Sunday at lunchtime.
Children may visit the art room without an adult as long as they behave in a respectful manner and are old enough to take care of themselves with minimum supervision. During the closing ceremony on Sunday the work created will be presented.
Adults may also use the art room at any time.
THE S(ensory) I(ntegration) Room
Set up and run by Leia Schnarch, and Susan Livingston, this room is a NEW addition to the conference. Details to follow.