2013 Summer Research Seminar
The location for QIF’s summer seminar varies each year, but the purpose is always to encourage spirit-led research using Quaker methods of discernment and reflection. Daily activities include silent worship, group discussion, solo research time and a convivial atmosphere of shared effort. Most research topics have a focus on the environment, economics or related issues.
We start each day with worship, followed by presentations by participants on their focus of research for the week. These sessions are clerked, to allow for reflective time and to facilitate comments from the group. Afternoons are free for participants to pursue their research; work space and internet access will be provided. We rejoin as a group in the evenings for informal discussions, with dinners prepared by participants.
QIF’s summer 2013 research seminar will be held directly after Friends General Conference. The seminar will be Monday-Friday, July 8-12, leaving adequate time to travel from FGC to Heartwood Co-housing near Durango, Colorado (the seminar will start Monday afternoon, July 8). We will work with participants to arrange shared-transportation from FGC to Heartwood or to arrange pick-ups from Durango airport. Housing will be provide at Heartwood and food costs will be shared (housing can also be provided before and after the seminar, on request). Please contact Shelley Tanenbaum at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in the 2013 seminar. There will be an administrative fee of about $100.