The second World Goetheanum Forum will be enriched by the presence of non-govermental initiatives from the international network of the Anthroposophical Society: Social, ecological, agricultural, educational, medical, humanitarian, social-therapeutic, political, economic and artistic initiatives from all over the world that are close to the anthroposophical impulse will be invited to the Forum to present their concerns to the conference community: Because within the framework of this year's conference a "live crowdfunding" will take place. Invited initiatives will introduce themselves with short presentations and posters. The joint perception of the landscape of initiatives provides an overview of the "good things that are in the making in the world" and thereby the prerequisite for a "warm stream of money" that emanates from the WGA and the conference participants and can flow into all anthroposophical fields of life.
A sum of 50,000 € will be made available for the forum, the funds of which will be supplemented by spontaneous donations from all those present and given to the initiatives by the assembled participants. The conference community will have room for individual funding decisions by individual participants as well as for collaborative considerations.
The event format of live crowdfunding exercises a de-bureaucratization of money allocation. The result of the process is a real, human encounter between donors and recipients and the emergence of a culture of trust in dealing with money and lending processes. The experience gained may perhaps give rise to impulses that could become the starting point for a future culture of financial support of the World Goetheanum Association.
The live crowdfunding is conceived and moderated by three young entrepreneurs: Armin Steuernagel (Purpose AG), Benjamin Brockhaus (Neopolis.Network) and Jonas von der Gathen (Schindler&von der Gathen).