Gathering of the Tribes at Earthdance – Northern California

GoTT is proud to be in residence at the Northern California Earthdance festival
this year and will be presenting speakers, workshops & panels
according to the following schedule*:


1:00pm - 1:30pm - Opening Ceremony
Gathering of The Tribes and Earthdance invite all non-profit organizations and other participants in Earthdance to join us as we open the weekend with a ceremony and live music jam featuring Gathering of The Tribes Nucleus, Ra Ra Avis, and members of Shaman’s Dream. Barbara Marx Hubbard will lead us in intention setting & guided meditation followed by a welcome address by Chris Deckker (Earthdance), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Center for Conscious Evolution), and Dustianne North (GoTT).

1:30pm - 3:00pm - Opening Circle: “Connecting the Dots: Non-Profits Unite!”

Interactive journey in which groups and organizations working for common goals of peace and planetary health can meet and greet, discuss common goals, and prepare to make the most of our collective experience at Earthdance.

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Daniel Solnit (Founder, Institute for Local Economic Democracy): Spiritual Activism in Service to Gaia: Reclaiming the Commons, Banning Genetic Engineering, and Challenging Corporate Globalization
  • Rick Doblin (Founder, Multi-Disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)): “Changing Within, Changing Without”
  • Sean Siple - Closing Meditation




10:00am - 11:00am Movement Workshop with Ashley Smith
Kundalini Rise and Shine Ecstatic Dance- Get your day started by getting your groove on. Scrambled, fried, or over easy, it's ecstatic dance any way you like it.

11:00am - 11:15am - Concurrent sessions announced by presenters

11:15am - 11:30am - BREAK

11:30am - 12:30pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Biodiesel (David Sartore, Kalib Kersh, Cougar and others)
  • Living on Sunlight (Hira Manek)
  • Bioactivism (Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Solnit)
  • Medical Marijuana and Psychedelic Research and Therapy: Politics and Promise (Rick Doblin)

12:30pm - 12:45pm - BREAK

12:45pm - 3:00pm – Panel: “Art in Action, Action as Art”
This panel, featuring prominent activists, artists, and those who are both, will address the relationships among art, culture, and activism. Short presentations will be interspersed with Q&A and interactive discussion in order to help us understand how the culture and artistry of our social movements play a role in the social change and cultural healing we seek.

Confirmed panelists:
Rick Doblin (MAPS), Daniel Solnit, (Institute for Local Economic Democracy), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Center for Conscious Evolution), Graham Boyd (ACLU Drug Policy Project), and Jeffrey Smith (Author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating)

Additionally, Graham Boyd and Jeffrey Smith will be offering highlight presentations.




10:00am - 11:00am Movement Workshop
Micheline Berry & Shaman's Dream present Liquid Asana Flow Practice
Mind-blowing Vinyasa flow yoga with Micheline Berry to
ecstatic world music & eastern grooves by Shaman's Dream
come prepared to move, sweat and let go.

11:00am - 11:15am - Concurrent sessions announced by presenters

11:15am - 11:30am - BREAK

11:45am - 12:45pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Conscious Evolution and Political Organizing (Barbara Marx Hubbard)
  • Oracle Gatherings (Isis and Osiris Indriya)
  • Hula-Hooping Funshop: Free your body in wild gyrating undulations in this all levels hoopdance extravaganza (Christabel Zamor)

12:45pm - 1:00pm - BREAK

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Circle: Future of Festivals
How can festivals be used as a tool for social change? How can organizers of different events work together to achieve common goals? Earthdance provides a prime and unique opportunity to find answers to these questions because organizers of most of the prominent festivals today will be in attendance! Join us as we explore these topics in an open circle discussion featuring key organizers from Earthdance, Burning Man, Rainbow Gathering, Reggae on the River, the Hog Farm, Health and Harmony, Oracle Gatherings, Moontribe, Gathering of The Tribes, Solfest, Sol Foundation, Oregon Country Fair, Tribal Harmonix and others.

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Closing Ceremony and Live Jam
Gathering of The Tribes Nucleus, Ra Ra Avis, and members of Shaman’s Dream.

We recommend that attendees & participants of workshops bring the following:

  • umbrella & personal shade for concurrent sessions and informal gatherings
  • pillows and blankets
  • yoga mat
  • drums and instruments for ceremonies and procession

Have a discussion or small group workshop you’d like to lead? Visit our headquarters table at the Electronica/GoTT dome and sign up on our community bulletin board to gather others interested in joining you!

*Schedule subject to change