„100 Years of Waldorf Pedagogy — Preserving Ashes or Lighting Fires?”
May 17-19th, 2019
Berlin, Germany

According to Rudolf Steiner it is a natural thing that all processes unhealthy or healthy, are bound to die. Making a wholistic, spiritual approach to education and humanity for the sake of a sound society is fought by the forces of egotism and fear. What Steiner calls the “consciousness soul epoch” contains, however, an appeal for not just sitting around and waiting for the fraught situation to pass by but to take it as a challenge in order to wake up, realize and strengthen our creative and spiritual cores.

The development of our school communities after 100 years deserves a caring and thorough look at what is left of the initial intentions, what is worth keeping and how we can help a phoenix grow from the ashes and create awareness of the tasks that lie ahead of us.


Friday - May 17th

16:00 Conference office opens for registration
Exhibition with material of the participating schools/countries in the foyer
17:00 Short presentation of the participating countries (structures and experiences)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Address of welcome and opening lecture with Christopher Clouder
20:15 Working groups
20:45 Plenum / Announcements

Saturday - May 18th

09:00 Singing / Eurythmy
09:20 Announcements
09:30 Lecture by Constanza Kaliks
10:30 Working Groups
11:30 Reflecting on the results of the group works
12:00 Lunch / guided tour through the school
14:00 Singing / Eurythmy
14:20 Announcements
14:30 Talk with the ENSWaP core group on the conference topic
16:30 Coffee break
17:00 Collecting the results
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Excursions

Sunday - May 19th

09:00 Singing / Eurythmy
09:30 Lecture with Nana Goebel
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Fishbowl session
12:00 Announcements and Farewells
12:30 End of the conference


Christopher Clouder Christopher Clouder
“100 Years of Waldorf Pedagogy — What next?”

Christopher Clouder FRSA is a freelance speaker, writer and consultant on questions of childhood, innovation in education, cultural evolution and creativity. He was the founding director of the Botin Platform for Innovation in Education and led research into Social Emotional Education and Creativity and the Arts. He is co-founder of the Alliance for Childhood, a member of the Learning for Well-being Community and the International Forum for Steiner Education. From 1989 to 2012 he was the founding CEO of the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education.

Constanza Kaliks Constanza Kaliks
“The reality of becoming as a foundation for Education” 

The human being in becoming as a starting point and goal for educational processes - perspectives about knowledge as participation. Born in 1967 in Chile, Constanza Kaliks grew up and lived mostly in Brasil. Constanza completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher in the Waldorf Teacher training. Constanza has a Masters Degree in Education and recently completed her Ph.D on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. Since January 2012, Constanza has been the Leader of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum and was recently nominated to the Vorstand of the Goetheanum.

Nana Goebel Nana Goebel
“100 years of Waldorf pedagogical movement worldwide — a historical sketch and an outlook to future challenges”

1955, Study of Classical Archaeology
1974-80, 1976 Co-Founder of Freunde der Erziehungskunst,
since 1978 Board-Member and since 1996 Managing Director of Freunde der Erziehungskunst,
1987-96 Education-Officer at GLS Gemeinschaftsbank in Bochum (D),
1993-96 Board-Member of Gemeinnützige Treuhandstelle in Bochum (D),
1989 till 2011 Founding Board-Member of the European Forum for Freedom in Education,
1993–2006 Founding Board Member of Zauberstäbchen, Society for humanitarian Aid and help for children in Southeast Europe,
2003-08 General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Germany,
2007 till today Board-Member of IAO (Internationale Assoziation Osteuropa),
2008 till today Member of the International Council of Waldorf-Steiner Education.


The conference will take place at Freie Waldorfschule Berlin Mitte.