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Events Calendar 

Join us in exploring how to build new forms of connection and solidarity

We want to hold space for you and all of us to be present to one another, share ideas and inspiration, and promote new collective action.

Participation in some of these events, both online and in-person, is by invitation only or limited to members of special Synergos networks (such as the Global Philanthropists Circle); contact your Synergos relationship manager or collaborate@synergos.org for more information.

 

Synergos Collaborative Communities:


SPIRITUAL CIVILIZATION
Explore ways philanthropists can increase consciousness of the ideals and practices in society that work for the greater good, nurturing practices to increase spiritual consciousness and linking these values to your philanthropic work.

 


SHIFTING THE FOOD SYSTEM
Focusing on food as a tool for social and environmental change, aim to deepen engagement and make a larger contribution to the field through investment, collaboration, social action & leadership in regenerative agriculture.

 


COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR THE AMAZON
Comprised of “new” and “now” generation members, with partner Conexsus, this community initiates impact the Amazon by protecting the rainforest through a “standing forest economy” approach, while supporting, exchanging & learning.


GLOBAL DIALOGUE INITIATIVE
A collaboration between philanthropists, civil society leaders & organisations, passionate about sharing dialogue best practices and a belief that, only through dialogue can we build a harmonious world, free of conflict and division.

 


CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
A community of Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) members passionate about action on climate change. Members come together to consider how philanthropy can take the collective action required to achieve scale and impact in the field.

 


NEXT GENERATION
Supporting deeper engagement between younger philanthropists within the GPC, as well as those representing the 2nd or 3rd generation in their family’s philanthropic journey, with the goal of transforming ideas into actionable philanthropy.

AUGUST 2022

Lessons from the Amazon. Moving Beyond Conventional Philanthropy.
Virtual Session, August 23
Join us for a special session featuring Matt Portman (Director of Investment and Co-Founder) and Danielle Rappaport (Chief Research & Innovation Officer and Co-Founder) from the Amazon Investor Coalition to explore how entrepreneurship and technology have become vital in preserving the Amazon and fighting climate change. Our guest speakers will specifically touch on why and how they have made it their focus to bet on forest-friendly economic development. This session will feature a candid exchange on the limits and blind spots of philanthropy, bringing perspectives from a Next Generation social investor, as well as a scientific and entrepreneurial point of view that challenges conventional philanthropic practices surrounding this issue.

Expect to learn more on:

  • Matt and Danielle's own personal journeys both in practicing and working with philanthropy;
  • Examples of exciting, out-of-the-box work that is being done;
  • How they came to their converging approaches;
  • How they view future opportunities for those who wish to leverage their social impact, be it big or small.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, September 2
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

Global Dialogue Initiative
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, September 8
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Montana Retreat at J Bar L Ranch
J Bar L Ranch, Montana, September 11-18
The annual Montana Retreat allows participants to step outside of their daily routine and environment, providing space in an undisturbed, scenic natural setting to clarify and sharpen individual life purpose. This retreat is designed to enable participants to approach their lives and social engagement in the world with greater joy and clarity. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the world around them (both personal and societal), take a step back and retreat into silence in nature to reflect on what can and must be done in order to align with one’s deepest sense of purpose. They will also share stories, enabling each to form a plan to carry forward what has been learned, through individual and collective visions, intentions, and commitments.

Synergos Spiritual Civilization Gathering
Mexico City, Mexico, September 12
This afternoon gathering and dinner will convene philanthropists and social entrepreneurs interested to explore Spiritual Civilization – how leaders are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. Speakers will include Lisa Miller, author of the Awakened Brain; Synergos Board Member Mayra Hernández González, Co-Founder of Instituto Xilonen and Jose Casas, who will guide us in an ancestral indigenous cacao ceremony. Topics to be discussed include mental health and wellbeing, social and emotional learning and healing practices.

GPC Dinner Conversation on The Future of Philanthropy
Mexico City, Mexico, September 13
Join leading philanthropists and entrepreneurs for an evening to exchange successful approaches to addressing societal challenges, find inspiration, and explore possibilities for collaboration. Questions we will explore include what is needed in today’s world and what are effective strategies for leaders in philanthropy?

Philanthropy in Times of Great Political Divides in LatAm
Virtual Session, September 23
This will be a conversation on the challenges and opportunities for social investment in Latin America given the local political context. Taking place while various Latin American elections are happening, this will be a safe space to explore and learn from one another.

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, September 29
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives.

OCTOBER 2022

Celebrating 35 Years of Impact
New York, NY, In-person, October 5
We will gather in community to recognize the impact Synergos, our partners, and our supporters have created around the world these last 35 years. And we will share inspiration and strategies for a future world that is just, healthy, peaceful, and regenerative. A world built on trust.

Shining the Light On End-of-Life Matters
Workshop 1: Reimagining the End-of-Life Experience
Instituto Xilonen, New York, NY, In-person, October 6
An educational, heart-opening experience, featuring world class presenters from healthcare, spirituality, social justice, and even comedy–all addressing life’s biggest challenge and mystery.

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, October 11
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality, where leaders in philanthropy discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. This meeting provides a space for peer learning and exchange, to identify areas of collaboration and nurture our personal journeys through a group practice.

Synergos Europe Gathering
Finca Bell-Lloc, Spain, October 23-25
Join members of the Global Philanthropists Circle & the Spiritual Civilization Collaborative Community to examine your philanthropic work and social investments through the lens of Synergos' bridging leadership approach. This immersive program will bring us together with the aim of maximizing peer learning, exchange and inspiration, while providing interactive exercises that can be applied to increase each of our impact in the world.

Global Dialogue Initiative
Finca Bell-Lloc, Spain, October 26
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

NOVEMBER 2022

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, November 17
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives.

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, November 24
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

DECEMBER 2022

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, December 6
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality, where leaders in philanthropy discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. This meeting provides a space for peer learning and exchange, to identify areas of collaboration and nurture our personal journeys through a group practice.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

July 2022

 

June 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
June 29

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
June 27

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting & Retreat
June 15

Spirituality & Science Retreat, Human Flourishing: A Journey
June 12-15 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

GPC @ Wellbeing Summit - Bilbao
June 3

 

May 2022

Collective Action for the Amazon Community Meeting
May 20

Montana Retreat Reunion
May 12-13

Spiritual Civilization Meeting
May 12

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
May 11

GPC Annual Members Meeting
May 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
March 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

 

April 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
April 27

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
April 12 

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
April 7 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

 

March 2022

Supporting Action on Climate Change Discussion & Dinner
March 31

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
March 24

Discussion on the Ukraine Conflict
March 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
March 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

 

February 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
February 24

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
February 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
February 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer