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WGF 2019

Cooperation wants to be rethought today. This social and economic challenge stretches across all sectors, from agriculture and commerce to medicine, education and social therapy.

The second World Goetheanum Forum brings together people who face these issues in practice worldwide, drawing on inner initiative and spiritual experience.

World Goetheanum Forum 2019 – Timetable

Inspired Collaboration and Cooperative Partnership

27./28. September 2019

The forum is aimed at entrepreneurs and executives in companies, institutions and initiatives. Registration documents are available from our office.


Friday, 27th September – Preliminary program

9.00 – 11.00 am
Registration and welcome aperitif

9.30 – 10.30 am
Goetheanum tour

Friday, 27th September

11.00 – 11.15 am
Opening greeting

11.15 – 12.00 am
Horizontal organizations: the example Buurtzorg (EN)
Keynote Jos de Blok (Buurtzorg)

12.00 – 1.00 pm
Conversation with Jos de Blok - Q&A

1.00 – 2.30 pm
Lunch break

2.30 – 5.30 pm
Topics forums (including coffee break)

  1. The inner dimension of cooperation
    Verena Wahl, Dr. Ha Vinh Tho, moderation
  2. Cooperation in companies
    Michael Brenner, Dr. Markus Strobel, moderation
  3. Associative economics
    Ueli Hurter, moderation
  4. Political-social cooperation
    Dr. Antje Tönnis, moderation

5.30 – 6.15 pm
Armin Steuernagel, moderation

6.15-6.45 pm
“CoOpera Workroom” (DE)
Keynote Niklaus Schär and Hanspeter Niggli (CoOpera)

6.45 – 8.15 pm
Evening break

8.15 - 9.15 pm
«Inner conditions for developing cooperation» (EN)
Keynote Dr. Ha Vinh Tho (Happy Schools)

Musical conclusion
W.A. Mozart, string quartet C-Major KV 465, «Dissonance»
With the SONOS Quartett

From 9.30 pm
Night café

Saturday, 28th September

8.30 – 9.00 am
„I – You – We“
Practicing eurythmy together
With Stefan Hasler

9.00 – 10.15 am
The art of entrepreneurship: Ruskin Mill Trust (EN)
Keynote Aonghus Gordon (Ruskin Mill)

The field of Association (DE)
Keynote Aline Haldemann, Bettina Holenstein, Susanne Huber (Demeter Schwitzerland)

10.15 – 10.45 am
Coffee break

10.45 – 1.00 pm
Round table
On topics of the participants
Armin Steuernagel, introduction

1.00 – 2.30 pm
Lunch Break

2.30 – 5.00 pm
Pitch-stage and Live-crowdfunding-process
(including coffee break) Pioneering initiatives from all fields of life present themselves and their needs. Collaborative awarding of the World Goetheanum Association grant. Participants can co-finance the projects with their own donations.

5.00 – 6.00 pm
«Cooperation between competition and cartel»
Gerald Häfner, moderation

6.45 – 10.00 pm
Forum dinner