Money & Life, 2012

Clinton, Washington
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Money & Life
A convening of change agents
working toward a new economic and social paradigm.

June 28—July 1, 2012

Join a diverse community of practice, using the rough-cut of the new film Money & Life by Katie Teague as a launching pad to discuss and examine our assumptions and practices about both the old way of money and the new economy we’re envisioning and enacting.

Convening from various sectors of commerce, finance, activism, and academia, we will share what works and support one another to expand the horizons of our thinking and our agency.

We are living this new world in our hearts and now building it with our deeds. The new economy is emerging through us, but we are still swimming in the ocean of old money paradigms.

Prepare to be challenged! In a supportive peer environment, we will examine the implicit and explicit agreements we have made around money while we work in the world:
  • How do we as individuals and in our businesses and organizations embody new economic and social principles in real time?
  • What obstacles and challenges do we face?
  • What and who are we leaving out, avoiding, or deferring?
  • How can we further expand the new paradigms into our communities of interest, action, and place?
  • What new connections (dendritic, economic, and social) can we make to support our “becoming the change” more deeply, holistically and effectively?
Orland Bishop, the first interviewee for Money & Life, the film, is joining as plenary speaker.  

Bernard Lietaer and Hazel Henderson will be joining via Skype, and the list of interviewees from the film who will be attending is growing...

The film Money & Life, is in the rough cut stage of production, and this gathering will be an initial test audience as it moves into final production!

An inspiring story of following one's calling, Katie Teague has committed four years to collecting, distilling, and sharing the 'new story of money.'  With remarkable interviews ranging from Lynne Twist to Bernard Lietaer, the journey has been both a timely one—beginning before the economic collapse —and a challenging one, which has transformed Katie as well as her perspective, time and again.

We invite you to be an important part of this unfolding journey, moving beyond our 'standard scripts' of what we think and know, engaging one another in fresh territory, coming together as peers who are not only building the new economy, but living it.
Featured Interviewees

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Thursday, June 28
 3:00 - 5:30 pm    Arrive, check-in, meet & greet w/ buffet in
Thomas Berry Hall
 6:00 - 9:00 pm Welcoming Remarks and 'The Money Game"

Friday, June 29
7:00 - 7:45 am Yoga/Meditative Movement in the Sanctuary
8:00 - 8:45 am  Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 am Multi-Level Listening & Speaking
Screening of Money & Life - Katie Teague
11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 12:00 pm Diving into Themes
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm "Walking with the Elephants"
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:00 pm Right Brain Startup
4:00 - 5:00 pm Beyond Economics - Transitioning to the Future We Want
Hazel Henderson
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Presentation Summaries for Saturday FREDs
5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm Keynote - Orland Bishop

Saturday, June 30
7:00 - 7:45 am Yoga/Meditative movement in the Sanctuary                         
8:00 - 8:45 am  Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 pm   Break-outs for "FRED*Talks"
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 5:00 pm Break-outs for "FRED*Talks"
5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm Bonfire, Sauna, crowd-source DJ Party

Sunday, July 1

6:30 - 7:30 am  Yoga/Meditative Movement in the Sanctuary                         
8:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 pm
Overcoming the Immunity to Change (Grady McGonagill)
11:00 - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks, Appreciations, Networking    
Lunch and Departure

*FRED = "Frank, Relevant, Edifying Discussion" -  8 minute informal presentations by event participants, followed by 20-30 minute group discussions. The themes revolve around what is currently exciting / intriguing / perplexing the presenter, that she/he thinks might benefit and/or be benefited by group discussion.  Everyone is welcome to lead a session, but some will be pre-arranged.  Express your interest in lead a FRED-talk during the registration process.

The goal of a FRED is to spur a different kind of interaction, where "experts" on a subject can move beyond pitches and speeches and get as much input and inspiration from the "audience," as the audience gets from them. To that end, we ask you to consider topics that, rather than give answers, pose questions or make propositions for consideration. The overall theme is to share and examine "what's working" -- what are some key elements, and how can they interact with/enhance/draw from the experience of the other discussion participants.


 Supporting Registration  $300 
 Standard Registration  $200
 Scholarship Registration  $100*

Registration covers your participation in the session, beginning with the opening on Thursday evening through to the completion on Sunday afternoon.+  

If you are able, please consider supporting the participation of a student or financially limited individual. All funds collected for the scholarship account will be distributed to support this gathering.  

There are two ways to provide scholarship support:
  • Register as a "Supporting Participant" - you will receive a confirmation message with a code that you can give to another person to register automatically as a Scholarship Participant..
  • When registering there is an opportunity to contribute any amount to the scholarship fund.
*To register with Scholarship Registration please see information below concerning scholarships.
+$10 of you registration may (or may not) return to you through the Money Game on Thursday evening.


$125 + tax per person for a bed in a shared room for the three nights. 
$150 + tax per person for a bed in a single room (limited availability)
$25 + tax to camp in the Madrone Meadow (own camping gear required, no camper-vans)

Most rooms are shared; bathrooms are shared.

Lodging at the Whidbey Institute can house a portion of attending participants; if you would like to stay in one of our rooms please reserve your space now when you register for the conference. We will contact three days prior to the conference with your room assignment.


 Breakfast  $12 + tax
 Lunch & Snacks throughout day  $18 + tax
 Dinner  $26 + tax
 All Meals
 Beginning with light buffet Thursday evening,
 completing with lunch Sunday

 $150 + tax

Christyn Johnson, our extraordinary chef, is committed to providing delicious, nourishing meals from locally sourced ingredients. The shared meals are wonderful part of the Thriving Communities Conference experience. Comments from other Whidbey Institute events: 

"The food is beyond fabulous"  
"Christyn's food was so good I'm still thinking about it." 
"I've never tasted love before - every meal was infused with it."

Meals can be purchased on a per-meal basis when registering, or all at once for a total of $150 + tax. You are also welcome to bring your own meals. 


We hold it of high importance for all who are deeply called to be able to join.  Please contact us via with the subject "scholarship support".

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

Balance payments are due no later than two weeks before the program begins.

If, after paying the full course fee you find it necessary to cancel, a full refund minus $50 will be given if notice is received at least one month prior to the event. If notice of cancellation is received between one week and one month prior, a 50% refund will be given. For cancellations received less than a week prior to the event, no refund can be given. Contact

Registration and meal passes are fully transferable; please communicate changes as soon as is possible to

Money & Life Convening 2012 by New Road Map Foundation & the Whidbey Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

8:00 am     Breakfast
9:00 am   Morning Content
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm    Afternoon Content
6:00 pm Community Dinner
7:30 pm  Evening Activities


Contact Information

  • Heather Johnson
    Whidbey Institute 
    Program Director

Payment Instructions

  • You may complete your registration with a $100 deposit. 

    Balances are due two weeks before the start of the program; you can complete your balance payment through any of the following methods:
    • Log back into your registration and process the balance payment.
    • Email with a request to charge the balance of your tuition.
    • Mail check payment with the balance to the address below.
    The Whidbey Institute
    Attn: Registration
    PO Box 57
    Clinton, WA  98236

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