Be Conference

Utopia [yoo-toh-pee-uh]
n. An ideal place or state.

NOW [nau]
adv. At the present time or moment.

In a commitment to push the envelope of possibilities in realizing ideal states of being and living, the Be Conference brings together leading thinkers who embrace the diversity of life, relationships, health and art. Together we will explore the answers to these essential questions:

Utopia Now Who are we?

Utopia Now Why are we here and where are we headed?

Utopia Now After enlightenment, what's next?

Utopia Now What is our life purpose and how do we fulfill that purpose?

Utopia Now How can we actualize the best in the human condition?


ETHICS : BEING in the 21st Century

What is the ethical role of a conscious and awake human being at this moment in human history?

The annual theme centers around "Ethical Being." There are many tools and technologies available today that specifically teach people how to motivate and persuade themselves and others. As human beings, we implicitly or explicitly influence everyone we come in contact with. Using our abilities to consciously influence those we come in contact with requires a high degree of responsability.

  • Community
  • Agriculture / Food Production
  • Business Practices
  • Leadership
  • Energy
  • Globalization
  • Human Development
  • Parenting

We will co-create the conversations around Ethics by placing our questions in open forum for the group to engage.


Each Be Conference is centered around a four-year quadrennial theme. From 2004 through 2007 the discussion revolved around sustainable living and community building. In 2016, at the dawn of a new civilization, the Be Conference pragmatically began and continues a new quadrennial focus.