MAG's Confluence: A Sharing of learning, questions, & dreams 

Early Registration is Now Open! Reserve Your Spot Today!

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Confluence: A coming together of mighty streams to catalyze transformation that includes and transcends our individual selves, our groups, our organizations, and our networks.

What is the Confluence? 



The Confluence will be a vibrant 2.5 days of exploration with a group of about seventy-five thinkers, activists, artists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and other leaders like you.

It is not a conference! Its purpose is to consider how we work together to both defend and protect what’s important in our immediate future while we strengthen relationships and build common vision for the long-haul. We will share learning, ideas, questions, and dreams as we actualize, deepen, and strengthen the five elements we believe are critical for transformative change: advancing deep equity; influencing complex systems; developing a leaderful ecosystem; valuing multiple ways of knowing, and building the inner capacity to transform our nation.

The design team is coming together now to create what we hope will be a catalyst for continued collective action, experimentation, and building. Stay tuned for more on design, speakers, and facilitators!


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Who’s Interested

At least forty folks from across issues and disciplines have already indicated their interest in coming together, including people from Thousand Currents (IDEX), NY Black Lives Matter, Emerging Arts Professionals, Social Transformation Project, URGE, Arts & Equity Network, Forward Together, The Whitman Institute, General Service Foundation, New Profit, CASA de Maryland, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CADRE, Jobs With Justice, Interaction Institute for Social Change, and the Move to End Violence.


When and Where is the Confluence?

Dates: June 7 - 9, 2017

Location: Catalyst Ranch, Chicago, Illinois

More details to come soon including nearby hotel accommodates, recommendations for travel planning, and more. 


How Can I Reserve My Spot?

To register for the Confluence, please take these two steps: 

1. Fill Out the Confluence Registration Form

Click on the button below and a pop-up box with the form will appear. If more than one person from your organization is participating, please fill out the Registration Form individually.

Please note this form may take up to 15 minutes to fill out and it is not possible to save it and return later. The questions go beyond the basics and your responses will contribute to the overall design of the Confluence. The form includes further instructions.

2. Pay Your Participation Fee 

The participation fee is a sliding scale of $250.00-650.00. Please pay what you are able to afford as the higher payments will help to subsidize participation for those at the lower end of the scale.

If you are not able to afford the participation fee, please reach out to Saúl González at MAG to inquire about scholarship opportunities. 

This participation fee includes breakfast and lunch at the Confluence as well as materials. It does not include transportation, hotel accommodations, dinners, or other incidentals. 

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We welcome your sharing of information about the Confluence and hope you will.

However, because this will be a small group relative to all of us that share values and care about justice, we will be considering how we get to a mix of people across geographies, issue areas, identities, approaches to change, and experience with the 5 elements as registrations come in. As a result, there may be a delay in confirming their attendance. 

If you have any questions, please contact us!