Redesigning Freedom : Metaphorum 2018
£99 – £149
An experimental, self-organising conference, exploring liberating new forms of social organisation.
While there are many innovative proposals on new forms of organisation that could potentially support a great societal transformation, few of us have had the opportunity of experiencing and replicating the experience. In this conference we will explore again Stafford Beer’s cybernetic theories to “design freedom” in organisations, communities, regions and nations. We are inviting examples of radical and innovative organisational and societal transformation based on non-hierarchical, adaptive, self organising structures.
Day 1, Friday 02.11.2018
4:00 p.m. Pre-Opening & Reception at the Co-Working location super7000 “A Cybernetic Impromptu Networking Session, Drinks & Snacks”
End. 8 p.m.
Day 2, Saturday 03.11.
8.30 a.m Check-in & Open Doors and a Breakfast Buffet
9:30 a.m. Start, welcome, guided tour through sipgate – and how they redesigned their freedom.
10:15 First curated impulse / “Day Starter” incl. Q&A (no ranks, no titles, no Keynote Speakers), tbd.
11:00 Barcamp – Explanation of the Rules of the Game, Session Planning for the whole day, per Slot 45 minutes in max. 4 rooms/areas (more infos about the nature and purpose of a Barcamp: http://barcamp.org/w/page/405173/TheRulesOfBarCamp)
11:30 Start of the first round of parallel sessions
12:15 Lunch break for one hour
1:15 p.m. Barcamp Sessions – Continue Parallel Sessions 2, 3
2:45 p.m. Coffee Break, 15 Minutes
3:00 p.m. Barcamp Sessions – Continue Parallel Sessions 4, 5
4:30 p.m. Coffee Break, 15 Minutes
5:45 p.m End of the sessions
6:00 p.m. Second curated impulse, perhaps a”cybernetic nano concert” incl. Q&A ->
6:30 p.m Start of the Get together, finger food, drinks, music & communication
Closing around 22.00/23.00 o’clock
Day 3, Sunday 04.11.
09:30 Start, short welcome
09:35 Taste of Team Syntegrity: A hacked version of the original Syntegration protocol, with all the participants of the Metaphorum
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 p.m Planning Session for the next metaphorum (format and interaction structure tbd).
From 2:30 p.m. Closing, Farewell & Official End
KPIs Measurement via lines/strokes on a flipchart (scale from 1 to 5):
Time well invested?
Gained an understanding on how to redesign freedom?
The Barcamp & Syntegration were engaging?
3:30 p.m. Leaving time
Included in the price of £149.-
(Early Bird £99.-, if you buy a ticket before 31.07.2018):
Conference Fee, Breakfast, Lunch and a lot of exchange.
Düsseldorf (DUS) has an international airport with many direct connections within Europe and also some flights from overseas.
From the airport we recommend the following connections to the city (the ride takes about 15-20 minutes):
Bus 721 (Terminal A/B/C), Single Ticket EUR 2,70
Official website of the Rheinbahn (public transportation service):
Taxi, one ride about EUR 20.-
You will find the cabs right in front of the entrance (just follow the signs in the airport)
The following hotels and hostels are close to the main venue (Saturday and Sunday):
This hostel is cheap, even though it takes 15 minutes with the bus to get to sipgate and 25
Minutes by feet.