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Events Calendar 2024 

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.

 

FEBRUARY 2024

Cultivation of Wellbeing

Virtual Session, February 29, 11:00 - 12:30 ET, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CET

Join us for this Spiritual Civilization Community meeting, in partnership with Tianren Culture and in collaboration with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Healthy Minds Innovations as we explore their scientific framework for the cultivation of well-being, which focuses on awareness, connection, insight, and purpose as the four core dimensions of well-being. 

For more information and to register visit HERE.

APRIL 2024

GDI's Dialogue Builds Bridges
Virtual Session, April 9, 2024, 5:00PM - 6:30PM CET/11:00AM - 12:30ET
This is the second installment of our series "Dialogue Builds Bridges": Conversations that bring attention to the importance of Dialogue and how it can and does bridge divides even in the most complex of situations. Speakers will share the urgent need to engage in meaningful dialogue and story-sharing in order to build trust, based on our shared humanity, and foster compassion and understanding for long-lasting change. This session will welcome Nobel Peace Laureate, Author, Diplomat, and Change Maker, Jerry White.
Jerry White is an entrepreneur and activist who shares in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In August 2022, he joined the United Religions Initiative (uri.org) as Executive Director of the world’s largest grassroots interfaith network, promoting peace, justice, and healing in more than 110 countries. Jerry is known for leading high-impact campaigns, three of which led to international treaties: the Landmine Ban Treaty; the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and the Cluster Munitions Ban. When he was twenty, Jerry lost his lower right leg to a landmine explosion while hiking in Israel, and later worked closely with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and then Queen Noor of Jordan to demine the Holy Land and help thousands of war victims get legs, get jobs, and get on with their lives. Jerry wrote about how to move from victimhood to survivorship in his first book, Getting Up When Life Knocks You Down. In his sole stint inside government, Jerry was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary to help launch the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, introducing advanced decision analytics to predict the outcomes of complex negotiations.
We hope to welcome you to this inspirational session. Register HERE!

Authentic Leadership Retreat for Rising Leaders
New York, April 11-14, 2024
Taking an intentional pause from our routine allows us to create the conditions for our inner clarity to arise and guide us to show up to our commitments more thoughtfully and purposefully. This is an invitation for rising leaders who are devoting their resources and talents to creating meaningful change in the world; and who understand the importance of wielding power and influence responsibly and with integrity. We will explore how authentic leadership can help us bridge divides and create regenerative and equitable futures.

For more information about this event, please contact Melissa Durda, mdurda@synergos.org
For more program and registration details, please click HERE.

MAY 2024

GPC Members Gathering in New York
Tarrytown, New York, May 7-8, 2024
Each spring, the GPC brings together action-oriented philanthropy leaders, experts and changemakers from around the world to question, debate and inform the role of philanthropy in addressing the polycrisis and to celebrate the successes and achievements of our members’ philanthropic work. Join us at the flagship convening of the GPC community to foster meaningful connections and explore possibilities for collaboration.

For more information about this event, please contact Theodora Kalessi, tkalessi@synergos.org
For more program and registration details, please click HERE.

Spiritual Civilization Gathering
Tarrytown, New York, May 9, 2024
The Spiritual Civilization collaborative community explores the intersection of philanthropy, contemplative practices, self-reflection and spirituality. Participants discuss how they are bringing inner work to outer action and the impact this creates for change. We will learn from each other, identify areas of collaboration, and nurture our personal journeys through group practices.

For more information about this event, please contact Melissa Durda, mdurda@synergos.org
For more program and registration details, please click HERE.

Montana Retreat Reunion
Tarrytown, New York, May 9-10, 2024
Past participants of our annual Montana Retreat are invited to come together to refocus, reconnect, and recommit to their retreat experiences at our Reunion. The program includes guided time together, small groups breakouts, time spent in nature, and participant networking. Participation is by invite only.

JUNE 2024

Natural Wisdom Retreat at Channel Rock
Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada, June 23-27, 2024
Hosted by Peggy Dulany and Elliott Donnelley in the stunning nature of Cortes Island, this retreat offers our members and guests the space to focus on helping you further realize and embody your highest and best self through connecting and communicating deeply with nature.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Montana Retreat
J Bar L Ranch, Montana, September 8-15, 2024
The Montana Retreat allows participants to step outside their daily routine and environment, providing space in an undisturbed, scenic natural setting to clarify and sharpen individual life purpose, increase awareness, and become more effective in social engagement work. Participation is by invite only. 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

January 2024

Unlocking India’s Philanthropy: The Time is Now - GPC Gathering in Mumbai & Bengaluru
Mumbai & Bengaluru, India, January 15-20

Inner Transformation for Outer Change: Retreat in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 12-14

 

December 2023

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting – Breathwork Session
Virtual Session, December 6

 

November 2023

Global Dialogue Initiative – Dialogue Builds Bridges
Virtual Session, November 30

GPC Members Lunch in London
West London, United Kingdom, November 2

 

October 2023

Reimagining Philanthropy: Uncovering Insights, Synergies & Collaborative Potential
Finca Bell-Lloc, Spain, October 29-November 1

Rising Leaders Retreat - Authentic Leadership Immersion: Inner Transformation for Outer Change
The Home, Spain, October 26-29

Consciousness, Philanthropy, Impact Capital and Economic Systems Transformation
Virtual Session, October 26

 

September 2023

Climate & Environment Collaborative Community Meeting
Virtual Session, September 21

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, September 19

Synergos Montana Retreat
J Bar L Ranch, Montana, September 10-17

 

July 2023

GPC Dinner in New York City
New York, New York, July 27

 

June 2023

Global Dialogue Initiative – In conversation with the Berghof Foundation
Virtual Session, June 29

Calling the Climate & Environment Leaders of Our Time
Climate & Environment Collaborative Community Meeting, Virtual Session, June 26

Natural Wisdom: A Retreat at Channel Rock
Cortes Island, British Colombia, Canada, June 25-29

GPC Dinner in Madrid
Madrid, Spain, June 22

Authentic Leadership: A Heart-Centered Immersion
Big Bear, California, June 14-17

 

May 2023

Synergos Global Gathering: Montana Retreat Reunion
Tarrytown, New York, May 11-12

Synergos Global Gathering: Spiritual Civilization Meeting
Manhattan, New York, May 11

Synergos Global Gathering: GPC Annual Members Meeting
Manhattan, New York City, May 10

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards Gala
Manhattan, New York, May 9

 

April 2023

Climate & Environment Community Meeting: Nature Positive Action
Virtual Session, April 20

BEING LOVE: Session 1: About Love - Introduction to the Being Love Journey
Virtual Session, April 6

 

March 2023

Shifting the Food System Community Meeting
Virtual Session, March 28

Synergos Intergeneration Day at Stone Barns
Tarrytown, New York, March 19

GPC Dinner in Northern California: Bridging Leadership in a Divided World
Los Altos, California, March 16

GPC Dinner in Southern California: Bridging Leadership in a Divided World
Los Angeles, California, March 14

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Virtual Session, March 14

Bridging Equity in Food Systems
Virtual Session, March 7