Twenty five faculty members from three countries (US, UK, Israel) convened at the beautiful ocean-side retreat center at Mar de Jade. We enjoyed inspired meetings, daily zb sessions, delicious meals, long walks, sunsets, body-surfing, dancing, cultural adventures, and more. This provided ample time and space for extended conversations, connecting, resting, brainstorming, and reconciling. Seeing, touching, and caring for each other fully was so very valuable.

We used the Open Space Meeting format again, wherein each person is responsible for the meetings they convene. Below are summaries from the Open Space sessions and attached are more detailed reports from those who submitted them. We hope that everyone will continue to work and play with these agenda items (and the one’s we didn’t get to!) in the spirit of stewardship for the work of ZB in the world.

The ZBTF board facilitated a one-day meeting which included a research presentation, an explanation of the role of the ZBTF, the ZBTF non-profit status, the ZBTF website, initiatives and conferencing, an envisioning touch exercise, and more.