I just received this notice in the mail:


MetaIntegral Foundation is pleased to announce our call for papers for the 2013 Integral Theory Conference: Connecting the Integral Kosmopolitan. We are proud to be launching in conjunction with our conference partner, Integral Institute, and our Diamond Sponsor, Integral Coaching Canada.

We are also extremely pleased to announce that two of the planet's most prominent integral thinkers, Roy Bhaskar and Edgar Morin, will keynote this year's event! Our own Sean Esbjorn-Hargens will offer a third keynote address, introducing conference participants to an exciting new "meta" framing of Integral Theory as well!

The conference will take place in San Francisco, California on July 18 - July 21, 2013. Pre-conference workshops will happen on Thursday, July 18, and the main conference from Thursday evening, July 18 to Sunday, July 21, 2013.

The call for papers details three categories of submissions: workshops, presentations/papers, poster presentations -- as well as deadlines for submission.

Please click on the following link to download the call for papers.

Note: Registration information will be announced soon via email.


Mark Forman, Ph.D.
Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D.
Jordan Luftig, M.A.

Conference Organizers

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I notice Morin is being billed as a leading integral thinker.  Wilber had appeared to dismiss him as a modernist attempting a Green-inflected model, so it looks like a reassessment or rehabilitation is in the works...

It looks like a reassessment or rehabilitation is in the works...

But of whom? Wilber, Morin or both?

Good question. This appears to be Sean's work, primarily.  I expect he doesn't fully agree with Wilber's classification of Morin. 


I'm still not sure what I think of Bhaskar; he seems to have taken a hard left turn into Vedanta territory, and I'm not sure (yet) what to make of this (in relation to his earlier work on speculative realism).


But I'm glad to see both being brought into conversation with Wilber's work.  I expect such will initiate some possibly significant shifts in Integral thought, per se -- and perhaps this represents the first chapter in a post-Wilber Integral*.



* Besides what we've been up to, here, in the Integral exile territory of IPS.

Glad it's in S.F. Maybe I'll attend. (Presuming we survive the 2012 apocalypse, of course. ;)

I don't think we're so much in exile, except perhaps with kennilinguists. The rest of the "integral" community is busy trying to establish legitimacy in academia, like Integral Review or Mark Edwards. They seem unaware of building integrality in the trenches of internet blogging and discussion, where I think the heart of this work is taking place. It seems only ivory tower standards are acceptable, and that all writing must be in acceptable essay, Chicago format scrutinized by academic peers to even register. Bryant has commented on such as this, hence in addition to being an academic is an avid and responsive blogger, since mere academia blocks out the margins like us where I think some important work is being done.

I'm still not sure what I think of Bhaskar; he seems to have taken a hard left turn into Vedanta territory.

Agreed and where I take leave of him. I do, however, appreciate the earlier work as used by Bryant.

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