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THE ROLE OF BUSINESS CHOICES
IN SHAPING A BETTER FUTURE

Madrid, 18-20 October 2019

About
the Choice Conference

A world at the edge of a deep socio-technical disruption needs focus and care on how to generate the new.

The Choice Conference is a space to explore, experiment and co-learn around the ecosystemic implications of any choice in business. 

In order for organizations to survive in the coming decade, and for our civilization to thrive in this era of Transition, new practices need to come, new tools and new possible futures.

“I leave to various future times, but not to all, my garden of forking paths.”
Jorge Luis Borges

We all make important decisions about our way of working, strategy, and presence in the markets. 

These choices build up into the ones we are making as a civilization, impacting the world at large. Concepts like sustainability, growth, performance, and impact are assuming a new meaning. New questions emerge that entail deeper possibilities and broader responsibilities.

How
the CC works

The Choice Conference is a community working and staying connected digitally for the whole year, and coming together in 2 days of live sharing and learning once per year.

2019 marks the beginning of this journey, with our live gathering in Madrid, on October 18th and 19th. We are willing to approach the Twenty-Twenties already walking together.

With us in #theCC19 journey, bringing their experiences and nurturing our shared sensemaking:


A community
that comes together before and after the event

Raising the awareness regarding the value and impact of all business choices cannot be limited to an in-person meeting. Join us to get this crucial conversation started now.

Past Events

Digital reflection

Regenerative platforms and ecosystems for the anthropocene

In-depth Interview

Wirearchies and their ongoing implications from individuals to society

In-depth Interview

Does it matter how decisions are made? Governance and responsibility

In-depth interview

Beyond Maslow, the power of non-economic awards. What comes before money, or instead of or that works better

Digital panel

Regenerative Value Creation.

Digital panel

The role of leaders in shaping the future

In-depth interview

A new vision of man for crafting impact in organisations and in the world

Our digital events are a totally free and open way to raise the attention on the impact of business decisions, while we come closer to The Choice Conference. The video conversations will be hosted through Zoom.us. Please check your system and have a look at the additional information regarding how to join a Zoom call before the event takes place.

#theCC19
preliminary agenda:

Friday 18 October

14.00 – 14.30
Opening day 1
14.30 – 16.30 Warm Data Lab – facilitated by Nora Bateson
16.30 – 17.00
Break
17.00 – 18.30 Emergent stories
18.30 – 19.00
Closing
19.00 – 20.00 Artistic Experience with Rosita Mariani
20.00 – 22.00 Making and eating food together

Saturday 19 October

9.00 – 9.30
Opening day 2
Parallel stations
Workshops
9.30 – 10.30A conversation with 
Paul Tolchinsky

Business in the Twenty-Twenties: meet the Ecosight.
 Overcoming strategy to tap into the power of ecosystemic resonance

facilitated by Stelio Verzera

A conversation with 
Ted Rau
A conversation with 
Emanuele Quintarelli
10.30 – 11.00
Break
Real cases
Workshops
11.00 – 11.30

Cosmo-organizing ecosystems for a civilization in transition: the potential and limits in the Haier case

Simone Cicero

Closing the complexity skill gap in senior level decision makers

facilitated by Dawna Jones

11.30 – 12.00

El Roser: a school based on power distribution and self management

Sociocracy Circle from Coop El Roser, represented by Pablo Costa

12.00 – 12.30

Herds of zebras beat unicorns: real stories of FairShares Commons
ecosystems and what we can learn from them

Graham Boyd

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch
Inspirational talks
13.30 – 13.50Business as an agent for world good: it is already realPaul Tolchinsky
13.50 – 14.10How your consent can change your culture (in ALL areas of your life)Ted Rau
14.10 – 14.30The spiritual dimension of the profane phenomenaLuciano Traquandi
14.30 – 14.50Value co-creation as a necessary condition for thriving in the futureJon Husband
14.50 – 15.30
Break
15.30 – 17.30Warm Data Lab – facilitated by Stelio Verzera
17.30 – 18.30
Closing 

Saturday 19 October

9.00 – 9.30
Opening day 2
Workshop
9.30 – 11.00 Business in the Twenty-Twenties: meet the Ecosight.
 Overcoming strategy to tap into the power of ecosystemic resonance facilitated by Stelio Verzera
11.00 – 12.30 Closing the complexity skill gap in senior level decision makers facilitated by Dawna Jones
[Parallel stations]
9.30 – 10.30 A conversation with Paul Tolchinsky
9.30 – 10.30 A conversation with Ted Rau
9.30 – 10.30 A conversation with Emanuele Quintarelli
10.30 – 11.00
Break
Real cases
11.00 – 11.30 Cosmo-organizing ecosystems for a civilization in transition: the potential and limits in the Haier case with Simone Cicero
11.30 – 12.00 El Roser: a school based on power distribution and self management with Sociocracy Circle from Coop El Roser, represented by Pablo Costa
12.00 – 12.30 Herds of zebras beat unicorns: real stories of FairShares Commons ecosystems and what we can learn from them with Graham Boyd
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
Inspirational talks
13.30 – 13.50 Business as an agent for world good: it is already real with Paul Tolchinsky
13.50 – 14.10 How your consent can change your culture (in ALL areas of your life) with Ted Rau
14.10 – 14.30 The spiritual dimension of the profane phenomena with Luciano Traquandi
14.30 – 14.50 Value co-creation as a necessary condition for thriving in the future with Jon Husband
14.50 – 15.30
Break
15.30 – 17.30 Warm Data Lab – facilitated by Stelio Verzera
17.30 – 18.30
Closing

Sunday 20 October – VALUE ADDED DAY

09.00 – 14.30Deepening Workshops and City Colearning Trip

Why taking part
into the CC

We know that taking two days to attend a live event is a luxury nowadays, especially for the people that should be there the most. 

On the other hand, we are out of time and can’t afford not coming together.

The convergence of disruptive technologies, from AI to biomechatronics, the pressure of an upcoming abrupt change of the biosphere, from climate crisis to biodiversity decline, and the collapse of society at large as we know it, from capitalism itself to our governance institutions, are just some of the key factors at play in an unprecedented moment in recorded history.

Your market is going to change radically, if it will keep existing. Your job is going to be obsolete, while radically new ones will be needed. Our children are at risk of living in a world of war-like turmoil and difficulties. And it is a fact that all of this will play out in the next few years.

Choice Conf people
Here go the reasons for being at the Choice Conference:

Explore the multiple and multi-context streams of disruption at play, to understand their implications.

■ Make-sense together through real-life stories and cases, to sense what is emerging and understand what we want to do about it.

■ Get inspiration about the unprecedented possibilities that lie in this unique moment in history, and be energized by the work, care, fun you’ll share with other participants from the whole world.

■ Connect in a community of communities, to leverage the power of an ecosystem, transcend the walls of your own organization and stay in touch in the upcoming common evolution.

■ Learn about approaches, practices and tools that are already there to support you in the path you’ll choose to walk with your organization, in your unique journey within this shared landscape.

And here follows a list of who should really be there:

Forward-thinking entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Decision-makers from companies, institutions, NGOs.

Consultants and change-related service providers.

Circular, regenerative, and sustainability-related agents

Artists, storytellers, sense-makers.

Young people starting to shape their work path.

Anybody who cares about helping our civilization in making truly good choices.

Who should be at the Choice Conference

Support the Choice Conference

The Choice Conference needs more than what we organizers alone can provide. It needs to reach all the people that care, people whose decisions can sum up to a real deep difference, people that want to get active.

Thus, if you want to help us spread the voice, please have your organization become an Active Supporter.

The Choice Conference also needs resources, to organize it and evolve it. A good number of sponsorships will help us go a long way. Technical sponsorships, providing services and/or materials are very welcome as well.

Thus, if you want to help us make it happen and grow strong, please have your organization become a Sponsor.

GET YOUR TICKET AND REGISTER TO JOIN #theCC19

We want to make the Choice Conference as effective a possible while also being as inclusive as possible. Thus, here follow different ticket solutions. Please note that free and discounted tickets are available for and through our Active Supporters and Sponsors.

The Venue

The Choice Conference 2019 will take place in Madrid at the IED Innovation Lab!

Address: Avenida de Pedro Díez 3, 28019 Madrid, Spain (click to view map).

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