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ITC 2015: Theme

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Last year, during the ITC 2014 Conference, enthusiastic participants from the various Theosophical traditions who had come to Naarden in the Netherlands from the four corners of the earth, created a vibrant atmosphere by working together in the light of the theme "Theosophy, Unity and Helping the World."

This encouraging ambiance resulted in the "2014 Naarden Declaration".

Key elements of the declaration are:

"We commit ourselves through learning, training and cross-pollination to popularize and keep the teachings alive for future generations."

"Our shared and most important objective is to keep the spirit of ITC 2014 alive."

The 2014 Conference was such an inspiring event, that a proposal was drawn up to improve ITC's bylaws ensuring that this organization can provide an even better platform for cooperation among the Theosophical main streams. (See Purposes of ITC)

This year ITC is committed to carry on with the work that started last year, but it also wants to extend its activities.

The subsequent step in the process of cross-pollination and keeping the teachings alive is to learn more from each other. How do the different traditions look at, and interpret the Theosophical teachings? What is the Theosopical stance in today's world, and how do Theosophists classify their undertakings in keeping the teachings alive for future generations?

This year's theme is:

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky Through Different Eyes With One Heart

What is our understanding of H. P. B.’s writings?
How do they inspire all Theosophists, affiliated with an organization or independent, to embody and transmit her timeless message to the modern world?

The forthcoming Conference will certainly be as energetic and inspiring as the previous ones.
Theosophists are aware of the challenge they face, making a step or even a leap forward indeed.
In the true spirit of brotherhood they can do so through sharing, collaboration, and by having open minds.

Program ITC 2015 The Hague

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Below you will find the tentative program for the 17th Annual International Theosophy Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Thursday, August 6 2015

16.00 - OPENING

Welcome

By President and Vice-Presidents of ITC

Who we are, our mission; and where do we stand now?

By representatives of the main theosophical branches

18.00 - DINNER

PANEL: Intro on the H.P. Blavatsky Letters and discussion

Chaired by Jon Knebel

Friday, August 7 2015

09.00 - OPENING

H. P. Blavatsky, HPB and the current Messianic Cycle

How do you see:

  • HPB
  • H.P. Blavatsky
  • The current Messianic Cycle
  • The Masters

By representatives of the main theosophical branches

10.40 - Workshop

What does this imply for our assignment, our work, and our cooperation?

11.40 - Questions to the panel of speakers (prepared in the workshop)

LUNCH BREAK

14.00 - Afternoon program

How to grasp the essence of her timeless message?

  • General overview of her message
  • What do we regard the core of her message?
  • H.P. Blavatsky
  • Getting to the core, layer by layer
  • Belief, trust, unity (knowledge)

By representatives of the main theosophical branches

16.00 - Workshop

The Essence of HPB's message

18.00 - DINNER

20.00 - Evening program

Joy Mills: video presentation

Saturday, August 8 2015

09.00 - OPENING

How to keep her message alive for future generations?

  • What do we think we could recollect from HPB's message, imagining that we could reincarnate in 2,000 years from now?
  • How to become a teacher in the footsteps of H.P. Blavatsky
  • How to keep these core ideas of the message alive

By representatives of the main theosophical branches

10.30 - Workshop

How to be a teacher in the footsteps of H.P. Blavatsky?

LUNCH BREAK

14.00 - World Cafe

Applying Theosophical Principles to the Challenges of the Modern Day

18.00 - DINNER

Sunday, August 9 2015

09.00 - OPENING

Presenting: Declaration & Unity, further development in the light of ITC 2014 and 2015

Outlook ITC 2016

CLOSING
By President and Vice-Presidents of ITC

14.00 - ITC Membership Meeting and Elections Board

Board Member Elections

Board Meeting - Officer Elections ITC 2016

Date and venue

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The ITC will take place from Thursday, August 6 to Sunday August 9, 2015.
The venue for the 2015 International Theosophy Conference will be the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The Blavatsky House, is a 2 minute walk away where visitors can follow lectures by livestream.

Carlton Ambassador Hotel

Registration

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To register, please fill out this registration form. There are options to include your accommodation for the period of the ITC Conference at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel (August 6-9).

Seats are limited with a maximum of 150 participants so in order to avoid disappointment you are strongly advised to register as soon as possible. Cancellation is possible until July 15, 2015.

Accommodation

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If you would like to book additional overnight stays at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, there are hotel rooms offered at a special rate of €109.00 for single and €119.00 for double use. These rates include VAT, breakfast and unlimited WiFi access. The city tax is excluded at €4.60 per person, per night.

Alternative accommodation is the easyHotel The Hague City Centre. This hotel is a 5-10 minutes' walk away from the ITC venue.

Scholarships

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For those students interested in attending the conference, but​ need financial help to do so, ITC ​is offering a limited scholarships program.
To apply please send a letter stating the reason for your interest of a maximum of 500 words to the Secretary of ITC, Bianca Peeters (), before July 8, 2015, including:

  • how your attendance at ITC might contribute to ITC's purposes;
    • at the time of the conference;
    • and after in the Theosophical work that you are involved in, for instance at a local lodge or otherwise;
  • if you are willing to do some volunteer​​ work at the conference, if necessary;
  • and finally if you would be willing to write a short report reflecting on your conference experience, that might be published in one of the communication channels of ITC (website, newsletter, articles, etc.);
  • and please provide an estimate of the necessary funding that is needed for you to attend, including travel costs and lodging expenses.

The ITC Board of Directors will evaluate the applications and grant matching scholarships based on the quality and quantity of applications by the 12th of July, 2015.

Donate to the ITC Scholarship Fund

We welcome all that are able to donate to the ITC Scholarship Fund. If you would like to help to make it feasible for others to attend ITC's conferences with a donation to the ITC Scholarship Fund, you donate online by bank, credit card or PayPal using the form below.

For USA residents checks can be made out to:

International Theosophy Conferences Inc,
c/o D. Grossman
211 E.7th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Impression ITC 2014 Naarden

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