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THE GLOBAL SUMMIT IV HIGHLIGHTS

This August, as the Olympic torch fades, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™ will light up its next transformational conversation on the front lines of social, economic and ecological change.

 

OUR FRAMEWORKS

To facilitate coordination across geographic, cultural and political boundaries, we offer two frameworks that integrate business, community and technology development: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) and Partners in Empowerment (PIE or 1PIE when united).
WHO: 6 Sectors of Partners in Empowerment = the unique roles we play

HOW: 7 Stages to Sustainability = natural process we use to co-create


WHAT: Community identified goals, issues, actions & impact needed for a thriving world

Through identifying the ”who, how & what” frameworks within this growing web, understanding the primary functions of each, and how they work with others in a whole-system, we foster coherence and transparency.

TEAM CHALLENGES

Inspired by world-changing ideas in the morning plenary (SEED Change Forum), delegates break-out into one of four collective challenges (INTERSECTIONS). In three days of bridge-building collaboration, we’ll unite team genius in 7 interactive sessions (one for each of the 7 Stages to Sustainability framework) to teach, learn, & co-create breakthrough solutions around:

Climate Economics: Uprooting the root causes

Whole Health: From the inside out

Education for All: Time to level the playing field

Thriving Cities: O Jeitinho & people of place

Each of the above INTERSECTIONS (aka tracks) is supported by expert co-chairs and facilitators and invites cross-sector leaders to bring their skills, tools, and ideas to forge and share the most tangible outcomes by the end of Day 3, Friday August 26!

OUTCOMES: HOW WE ALL WIN

Over our three day social innovation program, we'll integrate being, doing, and fun as we tackle some of the most pressing and complex problems in human history.  But the real impact begins when people go home, and after we celebrate outcomes of the Social Innovation Awards!

At the closing session of Day 3, the coopetition comes to a head with the sharing of team solutions co-created across three categories.  

Each of the four intersection are invited to present the fruits of their collaboration for a live general assembly vote:
1) Policy Proposal (scalable local or regional with global impact, to be promoted post-summit by a organization or individual sponsor on team)
2) On-the-ground project for transition to the 1PIE Hackathon (where a crowd-funding video will be made and/or prototype will be advanced)
3) On-line project in the form of mobile Apps and other digital solution for further development by designers & tech teams in the 1PIE Hackathon!
Featured Voices

Every other year, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™ unites a diverse community of Sustainable Business leaders, Artists in Action, Responsible Media Groups, Educational Institutions, Social Entrepreneurs, and Collaborating Non-Profits--to play harder for our thriving future.
Scholastica Sylvan Kimaryo

Scholastica Sylvan Kimaryo

Founder & CEO at Kilimanjaro Conscious Leadership Institute

After earning advanced degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Scholastica served for three decades across Africa for the United Nations, UNDP, UNICEF, and is based back in her home country of Tanzania grooming Leaders with knowledge, Skills on How to Discover and Unleash the Greatness Within.

On her way to a silent meditation retreat with Deepak Chopra after her time in Rio, Scholastica also conducts customised TEAM-BUILDING THROUGH CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES for Corporates, the Public Sector, Organs of Civil Society and other Clients -- based on this set of knowledge, skills and tools, with the following measurable results/outcomes: (1) Significant Reduction in Absenteeism, (2) Increased Productivity, (3) More Harmonious Relationships at Home and at the Workplace, as well as (4) Most Welcome Reduction in Expenditure on Medical Bills for Individuals as well as for their Employers.

Anne Koller

Anne Koller

Wellness Trainer/ Founder of TAPIN

Columbia grad and former corporate maven specializing in people and culture development using cutting-edge techniques in meditation, sleep, water, fitness and emotional awareness. +Featured in Huffington Post, Today Show, Tennis Channel, GOOD Magazine, Idealist, ReachMD, Yoga City NYC, Village Voice. Previously a project manager and development strategist for over 8 years at top organizations including ?What If!, Google, DoubleClick, and World Economic Forum. Fluent in English, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, Anne was a four-year scholar athlete on the Swimming & Diving Team the University of Minnesota.  More: annekoller.com

Stephan McGuire

Stephan McGuire

Creator, Cernunnos Media

Stephan is founder and director of Zürich, Switzerland-based Cernunnos Media and has been a producer with Los Angeles-based Tree Media since 1998.  He is Executive Director of Tree Media Foundation and has participated in panel discussions with numerous institutions including National Geographic and Earthwatch Institute.  With University of Massachusetts, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Creative and Critical Thinking in International Relations and lives most of the year in Rome, Italy.Stephan has been a producer with Tree Media since 1998 and served on the production team of Leonardo DiCaprio’s "The 11th Hour”, and Board Member of Empowerment WORKS since 2008.

Rodrigo Arantes

Rodrigo Arantes

Founder of #Ajogada / Playmaster

Rodrigo Arantes is an economist, administrator and designer of in-office games. Entrepreneur and enthusiast of startup and gamification movements, Rodrigo accumulates experiences in a sequence of projects of entrepreneurship empowerment and engagement. Author of book about game metaphysics, founded the #AJOGADA Association for Business Gamification and Ludocracy (Game based governance) where he advocates the shift from documents to board games as the tools for future human organizations. More: ajogada.com.br

Bebel Clark

Bebel Clark

Women's Empowerment and Holistic Therapist

In Brazil, my mission is to help women to reconnect with their feminine essences through Women's Circles and Retreats, holistic therapies and public speakings about Sacred Feminine.

I believe this feminine energy is most needed in men and women, because we are tired of living in fear and loneliness. It's more than time to start living the lives we want and need, spreading Love, sense of Community, Affection, Caring and Respect through each other and our relationships. We need to take care of ourselves, and to take care of our world. I'm working to make a difference everyday here.

Gian Taralli

Gian Taralli

Managing Partner at SWARMS - Collective Intelligence Applied

Gian helps organizations increase their creativity and transform challenges into opportunities, combining his extensive business background with skills he built as a summer camp director for CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) and performing and training as a clown.

An experienced facilitator, Gian has been working with multi-functional, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural groups and organizations throughout his career. He led the training and capability projects at ?What If Innovation Partners in Brazil, led the innovation initiatives for Johnson & Johnson’s Latin American Consumer Division and held sales and marketing positions with Blackberry and Ferrero. As a creativity and innovation consultant, Gian partnered with multinationals across a range of sectors like consumer goods, pharmaceutical, entertainment, retail, industrial, financial services and the governments of Colombia and the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Specialties: team facilitating; creativity, brainstorming and motivating techniques; strategic planning; brand building.

Theresa Williamson

Theresa Williamson

Editor-in-chief, RioOnWatch/ founder, Catalytic Communities (CatComm)

A serial award winning author, urban planner and citizen media champion, Williamson has worked extensively around forced evictions as Rio prepared for the World Cup and the Olympics. Theresa is widely published in Progressive Planning, Journal of Urban Technology, Cidadania.org, The New York Times, and quoted by The Guardian, the BBC World, Al Jazeera America, NPR, and more. Awards: 2005 Gill-Chin Lim Award, 2012 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' John D. Lange International Award, + . Raised in the Washington, D.C., Theresa is a dual Brazilian / British citizen, and lives with her daughter in Rio de Janeiro.  More: catcomm.org

WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • Cultural Reception
    Aug 23 6-9pm: art, music and celebration -

  • Our 5th Summit / #RIO2016
    Aug 24 - 26 ~ 9:00 am to 6:00pm

  • 1PIE Hackathon
    Aug 27 & 28 ~ ground up innovation

  • 6:00 PM

    Museu de Ciências da Terra

    FEATURED ARTISTS IN ACTION & SPECIAL GUESTS
    GLOBAL VOICE WELCOME FROM SCHOLASTICA KIMARYO (TANZANIA)

  • 8:30 AM

    MAIN HALL

    REGISTRATION
    Get cozy with coffee, juice and pastries

  • 9:00 AM

    MAIN HALL

    SEED Change Forum Opening Plenary 
    • Theme: Global Games 
      • State of the world, what's at stake and the journey that brought us here
      • Voices: Gian Taralli, Theresa Williamson, Rodrigo Arantes, others TBA
    • Who: All registrants/ Whole Community
  • 12:00 PM

    LUNCH BREAK

    Recommendations of Local Restaurants around Urca & picnic options at Praia Vermelha

  • 02:00 PM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4 (Intersections assigned day of)

    All four Intersections begin their social innovation journey together with 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Stage 1/7: Build a team with your ideal future in mind.

    Stay tuned for program details for each intersection...

  • 3:30 PM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    Intersections 1-4 continue their social innovation journey with an exploration into tangible and intangible assets, in 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Stage 2.
  • 4:50 PM

    MAIN HALL

    SEED CHANGE FORUM DAY 1 CLOSING 
    Day one announcements, harvests, and inspiration...
    From Global Games to Local Games...
    Featured voices and sessions TBA...
  • 9:00 AM

    MAIN HALL

    SEED Change FORUM
    Day 2 Exploration Theme: Power Games
    AM: How is the game set now?

  • 10:30 AM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    INTERSECTION Session 3
    7SS Stage 3: Co-Create Your Plan
    • Work with your team to find root causes of shared challenges.
    • Outline needs, mission, goals, how you will measure success, and then actions.
  • 12:00 AM

    LUNCH

    Recommendations in Urca!

  • 02:00 PM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    INTERSECTION Session 4
    7SS Stage 4: Educate Yourself and Learn from Others
    • Get the skills your team needs to make an impact
    • Help train those who are going to carry on the work
  • 3:30 PM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    INTERSECTION Session 5 
    7SS Stage 5: Get the tools you need. Build.

    EXPLORE: How to ADD GREATEST VALUE
    TO BUILD LOCAL ASSETS (Stage 2)?
    • Identify, exchange & invest in LOCALLY appropriate technologies & critical information in health, energy, transportation, construction, agriculture, water, IT, education, +.
  • 4:50 PM

    MAIN HALL

    SEED CHANGE FORUM Day 2 Closing
    • Community harvests, and inspiration
    • From Power Politics to Collaboration
    • Featured voices and sessions TBA
  • 9:00AM

    MAIN HALL

    SEED CHANGE FORUM - GAME ON!

  • 11:00AM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    INTERSECTION Session 6
    7SS Stage 6: Grow, expand, thrive.

    Explore: how
    to link existing resources (Stage 1 & 2) with skills & technologies (Stage 4 & 5) to
    • develop products and services that value and protect local heritage
    • Harness the power of markets to deliver what's needed & create livelihoods for people in need
  • 2:00 PM

    BREAKOUT ROOMS 1-4

    INTERSECTION Session 7

    7SS Stage 7: THE CULMINATION

    Explore how to:
    • Reinvest in impact & build local resilience.
    • Develop, reinforce, and deepen, multi-sector exchanges
    • Create regenerative income streams for a regenerative world
    Identify Intersection Innovations:
    • Policy 
    • Digital 
    • Community
  • 3:30

    MAIN HALL

    SEED CHANGE FORUM 
    ...Moving Forward
    Intersection Challenge Reports
    1PIE Hackathon Final Selections
    Closing Ceremony....
  • 10am - closing TBD

    Live in Rio and distributed globally

    building our 21st century operating system... 

    Teams of artists, impact leaders and coders unite to advance winning Social Innovations from the Summit into ongoing, on-the-ground, and virtual impact.

    Guided by needs of community-based partners in Nepal and Zimbabwe, and inspired by globally-live streamed summit, global coders join forces on GitHub to accelerate 1PIE collaboration portal tools enabling innovation from the ground up.

TESTIMONIALS

What a few of our past delegates had to say

I feel lucky to be a part of this amazing group of people. Participating was transformational for me in that I finally saw myself as a visionary too. I am eager to bring all a can to this project.

Angela Ginsburg
Angela Ginsburg
A Fork Full of Earth Organic Catering

Thank you for a wonderful and successful summit – I am left feeling hopeful, energized and ready to take action to move our agenda forward.

Bruce Dear
Bruce Dear
CEO/ Owner, Pure Bamboo

We succeeded. There’s always more – yet we moved the ball forward in a big way.

Greg Wendt
Greg Wendt
Sustainable Assets Advisor/ Manager

You assembled an amazing group of people. It was a pleasure to be there and I look forward to hearing about the next Summit.

Kim Weichel
Kim Weichel
Pres. UN Association San Francisco

Frequently Asked Questions & ANSWERS

More questions? We’d love to hear from you! Email us directly.

What do you mean by Global?

Global perspective

Considering the world, including its human inhabitants, from OUTSIDE or BEYOND the limits defined by national borders, language constructs, cultural training or “realities”.

Global context

Accounts for and allows for all human perspectives, and relates to every human being from the same place. Relates to language, culture, politics, customs, (also age, gender, physicality, economic status, etc.). as circumstances, similar to clothing — sometimes useful, sometimes limiting, and always changeable and ever expandable.

Experience

“We’re all in this together,” shifting, expanding, and transforming–in the natural flow of life. There is no “them”.

From where do you receive your funding?

Most of our funds come through registrations and individual contributions.

That said, our #1 resource is our creativity -- as we work to keep costs down, keep doors open to a diverse audience, give as many well deserved scholarships possible, and co-create a world class high impact experience.

Thanks to a volunteer-driven team and the support of many pro-bono partnerships, the majority our production needs are covered in-kind.

All featured voices contribute their time as volunteers and when in a position to do so, contribute financially as well. 

Our collaboration in producing the event is really part of the program.

Throughout the year, The Global Summit facilitating organization Empowerment WORKS is almost entirely self-funded through program fees from its Fiscal Sponsorship program (providing legal, technical and network support to about 60 incredible social entrepreneur led initiatives).

Empowerment WORKS annual revenues are made available to the public via it’s profile at Guidestar.org

What's the Summit's policy on sponsorship?

While we accept and recognize no-strings-attached-to-program donations from values-aligned Supporting Partners, The Global Summit does not sell sponsorships.  

Our mission is to ensure all voices are heard, so while we do need and appreciate funding, we are committed to ensuring that our platform remains neutral, and that the content and voices represented are not unduly compromised.

Why do you call it “The” Global Summit? Mighty ambitious...

1) After assessing the massive, round the world, multi-sector, diverse program vision, nothing else seemed to fit.

2) THE Global Summit is a call to action inviting 100% of humanity to be part of the solution, with the understanding that we are all inextricably linked, inter-connected and that real change takes all of us.

3)Building a better world is up to all of us- not waiting for star-studded heroes. If we do not make “THE Global Summit” happen, who will, and when? The time is now.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead

Are you trying to replace the United Nations?

(Who, us?) Consider The Global Summit a think-tank in action. With its small, decentralized and flexible structure, The Global Summit serves to crowd source what’s working, innovate, experiment and re-design a few out-dated policy, philanthropy and technology systems. Through concrete, evidence based outcomes from each Summit that can inform the development of new approaches and policy systems, and by sourcing input from communities who do not have direct input into global policy making systems (other than through their governments), The Global Summit Initiative is dedicated to provide relevant information to support the UN mission and improve its structures, but not to replace or be any kind of alternative.

I understand it's a collaboration, but who leads it and how?

The Global Summit is a collaborative initiative, and core program of Empowerment WORKS (EW), a catalyst for community-led solutions since 2001, with its overall approach sourced from locally-led projects in Zimbabwe.

EW's founder conceived of the Summit in 2007 as an evolution of EW's ecologically inspired collaboration approach (7SS/ 1PIE). Since it's ground-breaking summit in 2008, EW has been the lead producer of each summit and continues to steward the Summit's founding mission to unite social, economic, and environmental movements for a sustainable world.

Smaller than many of the Partners in Empowerment (PIE) involved, EW facilitates and advances a collaborative structure and process, harnessing the unique strengths of each Partner to co-create something none can do alone.  Empowerment WORKS and The Global Summit organizing partners are guided by principles and methods of Dynamic Self-Governance or Sociocracy.  Learn more at Empowerment WORKS' self-governance webpage here.

Empowerment WORKS is a registered 501c3 for-impact organization in the USA, and has a legal nonprofit headquarters in Switzerland as a program of Cernunnos Media.

Learn more at EmpowermentWORKS.org

Thanks to our Partners who bring each summit to life, and catalyze impact throughout the year

 

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VENUE INFO

—   Museu de Ciências da Terra
       Av. Pasteur, 404 
       Urca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
       CEP 22290-255

—   Aug 24th-26th, 2016

—   Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

CONTACT INFO

—  The Global Summit V - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Phone: +55 (21) 969-363-915
      Email: contact@theglobalsummit.org

— c/o Empowerment WORKS - Oakland, CA
     Phone: +1 (415) 967-1711
     Web: www.EmpowermentWORKS.org

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Ready to play harder for our sustainable future?

Be part of The Global Summit V live in Rio de Janeiro!

Registration for The Global Summit is possible either through a direct invitation (through partners) or by application here. 

Please complete the below application and we'll get back to you as soon as we can (likely within a few days with registration info or any questions we have)!

Sliding scale registration fees range from R$ 375.00 (w/ student ID) to R$ 2,475.00 (supporter). (Scholarships are offered to Community Champions and Youth Leaders through community-based Partners.)

What's included:  Access to Evening Cultural Reception August 23 (with vegetarian dinner & non-alcoholic beverages), Full Access to main 
Program Aug 24 - 26 (with coffee & snacks), 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Basic Training Certificate and eligibility for Synergy Fund (with participation in 7 sessions of selected Intersection), local Field trips & 1PIE Hackathon August 27-28, Year-round access to 1PIE portal, Pulse of the Movement video library, and other impact tools.

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