Evolutionary Salons

"There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe."

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

THE FIRST EVOLUTIONARY SALON was held in May 2005. It was the brainchild of Michael Dowd, but quickly became a co-creation with a community of leaders in collective intelligence and evolutionary action. Evolutionary salons are now self-organizing, and will soon be happening throughout a wide geographic area.

Click below to access specific links.


    Evolutionary Salon 1: "Evolutionary Directionality"

May 2005
Hunter-Liggett, California
35 participants


    Evolutionary Salon 2: "Collective Intelligence"

January 2006
Whidbey Island, Washington
85 participants


    Evolutionary Salon 3: "Listening into the Future"

May 2006
Whidbey Island, Washington
57 participants


    Evolutionary Salon 4: "Philanthropy, Love, and Evolution"

June 25-30, 2006
Gold Lake Mountain Resort, Ward, CO
39 participants



  • Click to visit the EVOLUTIONARY SALON CONVERSATION WEBSITE, "Evolutionary Nexus: Connecting Evolutionary Agents and Initiatives" (www.evolutionarynexus.org). This blog website provides an opportunity for salon participants (and others) to communicate before the event and to continue the conversation after the salon ends.



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