All & Everything 2018
23rd International Humanities Conference
Portland, Oregon, USA
Wednesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 6, 2018
A gathering of the Companions of the Book by G.I. Gurdjieff: All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”.
“The information perceived with this Reason, or results obtained thanks to being-contemplation of the totality of formerly perceived information—however a being himself may change and whatever changes may proceed in the spheres around him—will be forever a part of his essence. Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson, p. 1166
The All and Everything International Humanities Conference is a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent studies associated with the writings and work of G.I. Gurdjieff.
The A&E Conference series was initiated from the wish to “try and fathom the gist” of Gurdjieff’s writings as advised by the author. The conference provides a common ground for those who wish to explore these teachings with the hope that, by sharing our questions, insights and even half-baked notions in a neutral and congenial atmosphere, a wider horizon of understanding and practical incorporation will appear.
Call for Papers and Artistic/Creative Contributions
We are receiving proposals and would like to encourage you and others to submit if you are interested.
Prospective authors are now invited to submit original papers or artistic/creative contributions for the forthcoming A&E Conference. Papers may be presented in one of two forms:
- Oral presentation of a synopsis of the paper (twenty minutes), followed by forty minutes of questions and discussion,
- Poster presentation at designated times during the conference.
Creative or artistic works may be displayed/presented during the conference as appropriate.
Authors/Presenters are requested to submit the following using the online Call for Papers form.
Call For Seminar Facilitators For Chapter Discussions
At each conference we hold seminars (questions, conversation, dialogue) on chapters in Beelzebub’s Tales, Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”. Each seminar is guided by a facilitator who sees to a balanced exchange. Facilitators need to have a working familiarity with the chapters that will be discussed. The facilitators are also responsible for the transcriptions of the seminar that they facilitate. The chapters to be discussed for 2018:
- In Beelzebub’s Tales, we will continue with the chapter “The Holy Planet Purgatory” from page 804.
- In Meetings with Remarkable Men, we will continue with the chapter “Mr. X or Captain Pogossian” from page 78.
- In Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”, we will continue with the Prologue from page 40.
If you would like to volunteer to facilitate a seminar, please contact the Reading Panel.
For more information, see the Seminar program page.
Five day conference registration fee for Wednesday to Sunday is $275 for early birds. Early bird registration ends at the end of February, 2018. After that, the registration fee is $300.
Fees for day attendees: Day attendee conference fee for early birds is $70, until the end of February, 2018. After that, it is $75.
Hotel Reservation Information
It is not too early to make reservations with the hotel, and delegates are asked to book early and directly with the hotel. Please see the 2018 Hotel Reservations page on our website. The conference cannot make reservations for delegates. The hotel is the University Place Hotel, 310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201, USA.
Hotel Room Rate and Meals, Wednesday-Sunday
Single or Double occupancy Rooms are $89.00 per night (plus tax of 15.3%) which comes to a total of $102.62 and includes a hot breakfast. Lunch is included in the conference fee. Dinner is not included. The Saturday Banquet is $65.00.
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