The Integral Incubator Seminar will ‘incubate’ the further development of your integral consciousness. Steve McIntosh and Jeff Salzman invite you to join us for our second annual seminar on the integral (a.k.a. “evolutionary,” or “post-postmodern”) perspective. For three and half days—August 18 – 21, 2016—we will gather at the Integral Center in Boulder, Colorado to strengthen our collective hold on the integral worldview.
Our 2015 seminar focused on integral spirituality, integral politics, and integral practice. And our 2016 seminar will continue to explore these themes, but this time with a special emphasis on spiritual experience.
Attending this seminar will help you:
- Further develop your integral consciousness, and solidify your integral center of gravity
- Deepen your ability to have spiritual experiences and use those experiences to enliven your work in the world
- Participate in the leading edge of “post-postmodern” thinking
- Establish significant new connections and friendships
- Receive personalized feedback and guidance from integral leaders Jeff Salzman and Steve McIntosh
We’re also changing the name of the seminar from “The Integral Escalator” to The Integral Incubator*. Our 2016 Integral Incubator seminar will be an intellectual and experiential exploration of newly emerging integral ideas and practices. In this intimate small group setting we will focus on the new truth revealed by the emerging evolutionary perspective in an environment of learning and teaching.
In the context of integral spirituality, we will work to deepen each participant’s sensitivity to the experience of spirit. And in the context of integral politics, we will work to evolve each participant’s relationship to America’s democracy and explore opportunities for participants to act as integral change agents in the realm of politics.
What you can expect:
- A deep exploration of integral spirituality and integral politics
- A critical assessment of integral philosophy and the integral movement
- Non-cognitive experiences such as movement, contemplation, and aesthetic experience
- Social time, outdoor activities, and a party at Jeff Salzman’s house
- A beautiful Rocky Mountain summer visit to Boulder, Colorado
What you cannot expect:
- New Age spirituality
- Intense or uncomfortable psychological processes
- Politically constrained discussion parameters
We expect the 2016 seminar to fill up quickly, so please register today. For questions on the Integral Incubator Seminar please send us an email at: email@example.com
“The Integral Escalator was a profound experience of integration: The head and the heart, the theoretical and the practical, the political and the spiritual. The bonds created helped me to clarify my own gifts while appreciating the beautiful gifts of others.”— Greg Thomas
Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for three years building the Integral Institute. He’s co-founder of CareerTrack, one of the world’s leading professional development companies. A long-time spiritual practitioner in many traditions, he has a Masters Degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University. Jeff spent the last few years as a co-founder and a lead teacher of Boulder Integral, now The Integral Center. These days he travels, teaches and comments about current events on his blog and podcast, The Daily Evolver.
Steve McIntosh is president and co-founder of the integral political think tank The Institute for Cultural Evolution, and author of the books: Integral Consciousness, Evolution’s Purpose, and The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. In addition to his work in integral philosophy and politics, McIntosh has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, and practicing law with one of America’s largest firms. He has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a business degree from USC.
For more on his work visit: www.stevemcintosh.com and www.culturalevolution.org
Greg Thomas will lead an evening session on jazz music and its expression as integral art. Greg is the curator and host of a multi-part series in May 2016 for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, on the blues and jazz theorist Albert Murray; in honor of Murray’s centenary. Greg’s byline has appeared in the Village Voice, Salon, Guardian Observer, The Root, American Legacy, Savoy, and Uptown, among others, including the New York Daily News, for which he was the jazz columnist for several years. For more on Greg’s work visit: http://gregthomas.pressfolios.com
Ron Meyer will lead a morning exercise combining mindfulness training with the movement oriented relational practices of the martial art of aikido. Through a series of simple movement exercises with partners, participants will have direct experience of their own and other people’s awareness as they unfold in the relational “we space.” The result is an expanded consciousness that allows participants to see and experience things in a way they haven’t before and let go of constrictions that impair fluid body movement. Ron has over 30 years of training in aikido and Cheng Hsin.
Wendy Van Horn
Wendy Van Horn is a former wine professional who’s transcended (while including) that industry experience to devote her energies to furthering the evolution of culture. She is a long-time student of Craig Hamilton’s Integral Enlightenment teachings and served as Program Director for the Integral Enlightenment community. Wendy also provides operational support for The Institute of Cultural Evolution.
Reflections on Our First Integral Seminar
By Steve McIntosh
Our first Integral Escalator Seminar (now called the Integral Incubator), was held on August 13-16, 2015, and it really exceeded my expectations. It was amazing how quickly the “cell membrane” of the group formed and how far we were able to go together. Teaching with Jeff Salzman was also a delight. We have a lot of synergy between us, as evidenced by the very positive feedback we received from all the participants (see the Testimonials below). I’m looking forward to holding this workshop again in August 2016 and making it even better. Our “experiment in the evolution of consciousness” was definitely a success! Thank you to all who participated.
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I loved the weekend – thank you, thank you, thank you. Integralists have the reputation of being overly cognitive—there was incredible heart and passion here.
— Mary Reese Folger
The Integral Escalator took me to a whole new level that I wasn’t sure was real or even possible. It was a space and time that held a certain power I can only describe as sacred—a time out of time; a circle of humanity, a path to becoming. I am so grateful for the many gifts I received. Thank you for letting me share my gift, too! The future is bright with possibilities.
— Karen Bailey
This seminar took me from the concept of integral to a true experience of integral. It’s no longer theory. I’m feeling the living embodiment of ‘transcend and include.’ Truly a wonderful and expanding experience. Thank you for this opportunity.
— Trudy Quinn
The Integral Escalator expanded my consciousness, my awareness, my understanding of the importance and the real pleasure of integral knowledge.
— Ralph Gregory
The Integral Escalator was an extremely valuable experience for me. In three amazing days, I was able to gain clarity around my soul work and several aspects of my life in service of my passion for spiritual evolution.
— Olivia Parr-Rud
The balance of challenging intellectual presentations and relaxed (and humorous) interpersonal exercises produced a depth that wouldn’t have been possible with only one of those poles. Early on I lost track of how long I had been there…and I’m still “arriving back” from that.
— Ernie Tamminga
Rich and deep, both in opportunity to receive from the presenters and the remarkable participants. Please continue to offer the Integral Escalator.
— Janice Lindgren
The Integral Escalator was an experience of moving in a container of spiritual energy toward human wholeness.
— Marjory Wood
This event was moving integral theory into integral experience. Clear communication and an amazing collection of people. Heartful and integral.
— Jeremy Page
I loved the overall buildup of energy and a feeling of balance. Thank you.
— Robert Calkins
5 Minute Video
Here is a 5 minute video with Steve McIntosh describing the content of our 2015 seminar. With the exception of the focus on “giving our gifts,” we will be revisiting many of the same themes in 2016, so the 2015 video is still representative of what we plan to cover.
The Integral Incubator will be held at the Integral Center in beautiful Boulder, Colorado
2805 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80304
Dates & Times
Thursday, August 18th, beginning at 7pm, to Sunday, August 21st, ending at 1pm
From the Airport
Many options to get from Denver International Airport to downtown Boulder are listed here.
The Green Ride Boulder shuttle service is affordable and reliable. You can pay and reserve your spot online.
The most affordable option is the SkyRide bus that travels between DIA and Boulder every hour (between 3AM and 11PM). (See the full bus schedule here). You can get a rider pass for $13.00 (one way) at the RTD SkyRide Sales Counter at DIA, West Terminal, Level 5. Your stop will be 14th & Walnut – the Boulder bus terminal. From here, you can walk, take an Uber, or call the Yellow Taxi (303 777 7777) or hotel cab to get to your accommodations.
Denver International Airport (DIA) (303)-342-2000
Boulder Express Shuttle (303)-457-4646
Boulder Super Shuttle (303)-444-0808
Yellow Taxi (303)-777-7777
Additionally there are several Car Rental agencies on the fifth level of DIA.
We invite you to communicate with other attendees on our Facebook event page for sharing cabs, rental cars, etc.
Boulder is an excellent town for walking. The Integral Center is located 12 blocks from the downtown Pearl Street Mall, and within walking distance of several good hotels.
If you like to ride bikes, Bcycle is also a good option and has a station one block from the center.
The Boulder Skip Bus goes up and down Broadway, stopping at the Center every 7 – 15 minutes. Broadway is Boulder’s main north-south artery traveling to Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall downtown area, Colorado University, and many convenient hotels.
Click here for more information on Boulder’s excellent bus system.
Food and Lodging
We invite you to explore Boulder and share meals together.
The Integral Center is located in downtown with many restaurants, coffee houses and markets in easy walking distance. For more options, the famous Pearl Street Mall is located 8-10 blocks away from the center. For a lunchtime stroll or a picnic, North Boulder Park is just down the street.
For accommodations here are a few options:
Boulder University Inn (for the budget traveler) |
5 – 7 minute drive or bus ride, 25 – 30 minute walk
| 1632 Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80302
| Phone: (303)-417-1700
Holiday Inn Express (for the budget traveler)
| 7 – 10 minute drive or bus ride, a little too far to walk
| 4777 North Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80304
| Phone: (303) 442-6600
| The Holiday Inn Express provides a special Integral Center discount to guests. Please click here to reserve at current discounted rate. If you have questions, please call the hotel directly.
Hotel Boulderado (Victorian charm and elegance)
5-minute drive or bus ride, 10-minute walk |
2115 Thirteenth Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302
| Direct Local Line: (303) 442-4344
| Toll Free Line: 1 (800) 433-4344 |
St. Julien Hotel and Spa (Luxurious Spa experience)
5 – 7 minute drive or bus ride, 25 – 30 minute walk |
900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302 |
| Reservations: 877-303-0900 |
Airbnb.com: Called the “Ebay for space” by Time Magazine, Airbnb is an online marketplace allowing anyone from private residents to commercial properties to rent out their extra space. The reputation-based site allows for user reviews, verification, and secure online transactions. Listings include vacation rentals, private rooms, entire apartments, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, castles, treehouses, and many other traditional and non-traditional accommodations. To find a suitable room or home, see www.airbnb.com. Here’s a good listing on AirBnB that’s close to the center and that visitors have stayed-in and enjoyed.
Also, we invite you to communicate with other attendees on our [Facebook event page link]. For questions on the Integral Incubator Seminar please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds and Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations before August 1st, minus a $30 processing fee per registration.
No refunds will be granted for cancellations after August 1st, although you may use your registration as credit toward a future Integral Incubator or gift it as a scholarship for someone who needs help to attend.
If the event is cancelled we will refund the full price of all registrations. We cannot refund travel costs, accommodations or other purchases.