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ParTecK 21 Presenters

Geoff Fitch

Co-sensing and Co-presencing

Tuesday Oct 19 - 12:00 pm

Dropping in and digesting what has come forth so far. Sense-making together. Co-sensing and presencing what wants to emerge. Moving through perspective, to paradox and emergence. Allowing novelty and wisdom to arise in the space between I and We.


Geoff Fitch is a coach, trainer, and facilitator of growth in individuals and organizations, and a creator of international transformative learning programs. He is a founder of Pacific Integral, where he was instrumental in the development of the acclaimed Generating Transformative Change program, which has been delivered on three continents and in its 29th cohort. Through these programs, he has researched and developed novel approaches to individual and collective growth, and has designed and facilitated dozens of residential learning retreats. He has been exploring diverse approaches to cultivating higher human potentials for over 25 years, including somatic and transpersonal psychology, mindfulness, innovation and creativity, leadership, integral theory, and collective intelligence. Geoff also has over 30 years experience in leadership in business. He holds a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and B.S. in Computer Science, magna cum laude, from Boston University, and has additional studies jazz music, philosophy, and management.

Stephan Martineau

Saturday Nov 05 - 9:00 am

Stephan is the Manager and a founding Director of SIFCo, a non-for-profit community forest cooperative located in the West Kootenays, Canada. Stephan also works as an integral consultant and project manager for societies, coops, businesses, co-housing projects and communities, as they develop vision, inter- and intrapersonal discernment skills and practices, and seek to implement these in ways that are effective and resilient to change.

Stephan’s lifelong passion and pursuit is to move beyond ideas, discussions and theorizing to actually doing and being the changes we wish to see in the world.

For the past 20 years he has designed and led numerous transformative educational events internationally, specifically for ecologists, community builders, educators and parents. He is also founder and director of an international organization that works in the field of human consciousness evolution, specifically applying an Integral framework to environmental work, education, parenting and mediation.

Zak Stein

Planetary Computation and Use of AI in Tutoring

Saturday Nov 05 - 12:00 pm

Zak is co-founder of The Consilience Project, which is dedicated to improving public sensemaking and building a movement to radically upgrade digital media landscapes. He is also scholar at the Ronin Institute, where he researches the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations. He serves as Co-President and Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, where he writes and teach at the edges of integral meta-theory and acts on the scientific advisor boards of technology start-ups, where he uses his expertise in ethics and human development to help guide innovation. Zak offer human development and learning science consultations to schools, organizations, and educational technology companies.

Brian Hoffstein

Stewarding Web3 and the Web of Life

Saturday Nov 05 - 1:00 pm

What would it look like for web3 to have a culture of stewardship deeply connected to the web of life? This is where our conversations began in the spring of 2022. Weekly, our group has been exploring and weaving together perspectives on evolution, culture-building, and what would it mean to weave together the web of life and web3 into a whole in such a way that web3 is seen as an aspect of the web of life, and is afforded the same kind of stewarding needs.

In our talk we’ll share some of the groundwork we’ve been laying and then bring you along on a sometimes poetic, sometimes complexly rich, sometimes sobering, sometimes inspirational, and always engaging conversation about a web3 that includes the best of us. If you think this sounds rather non-linear, your right! And we’ve been exploring some very tangible projects too, which we’ll point towards at the end.

Here is a bit more about our project:

Motivation: to ensure that Web3 is of benefit to all Beings

Mission: to cultivate a web3 culture that sees itself as stewards to the whole, including the web of life

Ideological foundation: evolutionary impulse, emergence, interconnectedness & wholeness (web), commons stewardship and incubation

Disposition: optimism, wisdom, openness, caring, dedication

Core enabling beliefs:

  1. we each have a seed / thread for the whole and that is valued
  2. through consistently showing up and bringing our value we move things forward
  3. we are responding to a need we are perceiving and a call that touches into the ‘sacred’
  4. we have the resources and connections we need or close at hand to move this forward

Our orientation:

  • we see ourselves as stewards and conduits rather than masters or theistic creators of the thing
  • there is an evolving, organic, osmotic, mycorrhizal, rhizomatic, consciousness that is sensitive to the indicators of the ecosystem (e.g. PH, nutrients, etc)
  • we seek to be responsive from a multi-modal, multi-sensory, information-incoming way
  • we are an open system standing for life and the regenerative potential of our time
  • the focus of the web of life should be broadly conceived and include things like regenerative agriculture, psychotherapy
  • we appreciate the multi-perspectival nature of this work and embrace tensions where and when we find it
  • there is a moment of unification that has to occur

I am a mystic of the mountains, valleys, deserts and plains; a lover of the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams; a friend of the numinous spirits, plants, critters and creatures of the earth; and a humble, sage steward of the sacred world. I have conducted and published research at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership initiative and contributed to a range of projects pioneering novel elements of technology, culture, and experience design.

Ferananda Ibarra

Envisioning Economies and Cultures Inspired by Living Systems

Sunday Nov 06 - 10:00 am

What would a living systems inspired economy look like? First, we would see ourselves as a superorganism, working together for the commons and for the evolution of our species. We would understand that economics, social agreements, language are all part of the DNA of our social organism and can be mindfully designed to preserve, create and regenerate life on earth.

In a living systems inspired economy, currencies would enable and shape healthy patterns of flow naturally, like hormones enabling different functions as they flow through our bodies. They would be generated in response to needs and expended in service of life-sustaining activities, building community wealth, trust and coherence; locally, bioregionally and globally. It is possible to align economic activity with the natural flow of energy and resources in the biosphere and currencies have a big role to play for this to happen. Rather than seeking to maximize profit, businesses would seek to optimize flows within the social organism. This would create an economy that is regenerative and adaptive, one that evolves along with the social organism it supports.

In this talk we will dive into currency design from the perspective of social organisms DNA, flow and the patterns that create stable and healthy social systems. We will also explore the contexts of decentralization and the commons.


Ferananda Ibarra is a civic innovator that has been working at the intersection of living systems, collective intelligence, organizational architecture, economics, entrepreneurship and technology. Her work is focused on the creation of new systems that intrinsically incentivize life-enhancing behaviors at all levels of agency, supporting distributed and conscious participation in our global evolution. She co-founded The Metacurrency Project, Holochain and currently serves as Director of The Commons Engine, a service agency focused on currency design and decentralized tech for commons-oriented projects. The source of her commitment arises from the experience of living systems. Nature gives her powerful keys in her inquiry towards wholeness. Love as a first commitment brings forward a heart intelligence that nourishes her deeply. https://bio.link/ferananda