Monday, 5 June 2017

BILDERBERG, UNCONFERENCES...

...and Conductive Education

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'Conspiracy theories...'

There is no desired outcome, no minutes are taken and no report is written... Furthermore, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.


It sounds a bit like the a lot of meetings (conferences, congresses, whatever), in Conductive Education and in other contexts too. The above comment, however, relates specifically specifically to the annual gathering of the Bilderberg Group, the ultimate subject for conspiracy theorists concerned with world domination.

This Group was mentioned here on Conductive World in May 2013, in response to a prompt from Norman Perrin:


I remarked at the time –

[The annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group] sounds not so much a conspiracy as rather a nice jolly (albeit amidst fusty décor) – a 'do' at which to meet old mates and make some new ones, confirm old emnities and make some new, pinch each others' ideas, have a good old gossip, fix up some private deals, perhaps some tired and emotional behaviour, even a discussion or two about Uganda – and even in Watford a chance to put away some decent tucker..

This is how 'conferences', 'congresses' etc. should be, without a time-wasting facade of presentations and other formal activities – in fact, putting aside all the pretence and flummery, and this is what successful conferences really are underneath.

Interesting that people with the resources and power to do just what they want to, irrespective of what outsiders and bean-counters might think, cut straight to the bone and organise just such an event for themselves.


In response Norman mentioned the rather nice notion of 'unconferences' (after Harrison Owen's notion of the Open Space format:


I do not think that this model has had much of a run in Conductive Education. A great pity.

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