Students from all over the world

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The International Students Conference 2019, for Highschool students from all around the world, is going to be the third ISC organized by the Youth Section and WaldorfSV. It’s a biannual event traditionally held at Goetheanum.
The topic for #ISC19 is Courage. During the five-day conference we will listen to four keynote talks by international speakers.

About the the topic

Workshops, Conversation groups

In the #ISC19 workshop and conversation group you’ll do things, which you always wanted to try. Whether in a discussion, with art or sport; you’ll the workshop which fits you the best!

Meet our workshop leaders

Goetheanum

The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields.

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music.

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.

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DAYS

SPEAKERS

PARTICIPANTS (expected)

YEARS OF WALDORF EDUCATION

Keynote speakers

Meet our speakers

Dr. Constanza Kaliks

Born 1967 in Chile, grown up in Brazil. Studied Mathmatics in São Paulo, attended the Teacher's Seminar at the Goetheanum. W

    Helmy Abouleish

    Helmy Abouleish has been the director of SEKEM for 30 years and chairman of the board of SEKEM-Holding. Under his guidance th

      André Stern

      André Stern is a musician, music composer, guitar maker, author and journalist. He is married and father of two children.

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        Programm

        3:00 PM
        Welcoming lecture

        Courage to stand for Courage

        Constanza Kaliks
        4:00 PM
        Coffee break
        6:00 PM
        Dinner

        Information following soon

        7:30 AM
        Warm-up (voluntary)

        Do a warm up (Yoga, …) in front of the Goetheanum before heading to the breakfast

        7:30 AM
        Breakfast

        Before the lecture starts there will be a coming together in the Main Hall with general information and singing.

        10:45 AM
        Break

        In the conversation groups will be a reflection on the lectures and discussions about different topics

        12:30 PM
        Lunch

        In the free afternoon options are different things offered. You can chose one of those every day or just be around with other participants.

        4:00 PM
        Break with coffee
        4:30 PM
        Workshops
        6:00 PM
        Dinner

        Information following soon

        10:00 PM
        Night Café
        7:30 AM
        Warm-up (voluntary)

        Do a warm up (Yoga, …) in front of the Goetheanum before heading to the breakfast

        7:30 AM
        Breakfast

        Before the lecture starts there will be a coming together in the Main Hall with general information and singing.

        Information following soon

        10:45 AM
        Break
        11:15 AM
        Conversation group
        12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Lunch
        2:00 PM
        Free afternoon options
        4:00 PM
        Break with coffee
        Changemaker 2

        courage and destiny learning from the future

        Helmy Abouleish
        6:00 PM
        Dinner

        Concert by Aeham Ahmad

        10:00 PM
        Night Café
        7:30 AM
        Warm-up voluntary

        Do a warm up (Yoga, …) in front of the Goetheanum before heading to the breakfast

        7:30 AM
        Breakfast

        Before the lecture starts there will be a coming together in the Main Hall with general information and singing.

        Information following soon

        André Stern is a musician, music composer, guitar maker, author and journalist. He is married and father of two children.

        André Stern never went to school. He is the son of Arno Stern, an educationalist and researcher, whose work is based on the respect of spontaneous disposition of the human being.

        More about André Stern

        André Stern
        10:45 AM
        Break
        11:15 AM
        Conversation group
        12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Lunch
        2:00 PM
        "Courage" goes to Basel
        6:00 PM
        Dinner

        Students performance

        7:30 AM
        Warm-up voluntary

        Before the lecture starts there will be a coming together in the Main Hall with general information and singing.

        7:30 AM
        Breakfast
        10:45 AM
        Break
        11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
        Closure

        Waldorf100

        The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. With many exciting projects on all continents. Keep your ears and eyes open, and be part of the movement: 100 years are just the beginning! [MORE]

        ISC19 tickets

        If you can, please choose a supporter ticket, to give more students the chance to be part of the ISC19

        Regular
        250CHF
        • three meals per day included
        • Keynote tickets
        • Workshops
        • Accommodation shared
        • Mattress included (please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow)
        • Support other students to join ISC19
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        Supporter ticket
        275CHF
        • Support other students to join ISC19
        • three meals per day included
        • Keynote tickets
        • Workshops
        • Accommodation shared
        • Mattress included (please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow)
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        Scholarship
        0-250CHF
        • apply via email
        • Everything from Regular Package included
        Buy now

        What do you need courage for?

        For me, courage has many faces. I think that everyone is in need of a healthy amount of it to live a fulfilling life. In our society, courage is quite essential beacuse so many people struggle to express their true selves. Everybody is talking about how important it is to be unique but how are we supposed to do so while we’re running around with the constant fear of being judged or worse, condemned? For me, that’s what courage is about. To not let that fear influence your doing but to conquer it by turning it into a positive power source and using this power to stand up to yourself and experience your unique gifts by stepping out of the comfort zone. That’s what you need courage for.

        Sophie Niemann, Germany

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