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And What a Summit it Was

The Spiral Dynamics Summit on the Future has delivered as promised and I am beyond being thrilled with the outcome. We heard from so many different voices serving the different and diverse facets of this thing we call human emergence. There were many fresh perspectives on how we can bring together a divided humanity and the challenges we face in doing so.

What was initially planned as a dinner banquet to honor Dr. Don Beck, the mastermind behind Spiral Dynamics and the Gravesian legacy, quickly became an event that set a new standard for the future of our gatherings. This was evidence by the size of the crowd, and the high percentage of attendees who were pure Gravesians. The outcome of this Summit confirmed my belief that it is the merits of the Graves-SD framework that has long been silenced and placed in the shadows that must now be nourished and made visible again.

Some of the presentation might have made some people uncomfortable. This is when we know that our approach is working. It has served its purpose in exposing the audience to the spectrum of consciousness that is decentralized to each and every one of us. It is the diversity in Second Tier not the conformity that will save human kind. The challenge is how to preserve the different voices and find that ever illusive new Super-ordinate Goal in the Age of Disruption. It is gatherings just like this. A platform for many to be heard. It is those different roads coming together that were at the core of this critical conversation about the future.

During those 3 days in Grapevine, Texas, the presence of CAPI, the Coalescence of Authority, Power and Influence to affect global change was more powerful with less than 100 people than gatherings 10 times the size. We were all moved by our different voices and our common commitment to serve and to make the world a more conscious place.

Over the decades Don’s teachings have lead many of us to the threshold of our own understanding of ourselves. To me this is the essence of leadership and this event was a microcosm of the influence his teachings have had on the world. By honoring the man, we are honoring our higher selves and the potential of who we can become.

At the request of so many attendees and those who could not be at the event, I have asked the speakers to post their contact information and their presentations to the event web page. We will share those links once they’re uploaded.

Thanks to one of our benefactors, John Keihl, the event was professionally filmed. Along with the recording of presentations and panel discussions in the main conference room, many speakers and attendees were interviewed on the sidelines for a close and personal perspective on their experience with Spiral Dynamics. With over 100 hours of footage, and John’s experience as a filmmaker, I’m confident that whatever emerges as a final cut will preserve the Graves-Beck legacy for many generations to come.

At the opening remarks of the Summit the colorful Reverend LC Helix implored us to praise the Spiral, and in our own way, we shall. We must go forth and Spiralize and become the embodiment of the change the world needs.

I will end with a statement that Don taught me to use at the conclusion of every important speech or presentation: “to whom much is given, much is expected.”

Thank you all for taking part in this critical event.







Spiral Dynamics Conference on Understanding Chaos & Change

Today humanity finds itself at one of its biggest crossroads in history. Predictable patterns of cultural evolution have given way to unpredictability and chaos. Human civilization is mired in breakdowns and clashes of historic proportions. Strong nations are being weakened internally, while weak nations are collapsing into disorder.

Climate change is becoming increasingly irreversible requiring unprecedented levels of global cooperation to insure our survival. Revolutionary technologies have knocked down the walls to much of the organizing structures we’ve taken for granted in the past. The rapid rise of the digital age continues to make a mockery out of our understanding of change and the forces shaping our future.

Are all these dynamics a part of the chaos that precedes humanity’s Momentous Leap into the more inclusive values of the Second Tier, or did the Gravesian and Spiral Dynamics models underestimate the influence of technology, globalization and other unforeseen factors disrupting our evolutionary journey?

If these are questions that you’ve been asking yourself, then the upcoming Spiral Dynamics Summit on the Future might provide some of the answers for a possible road forward.

Six Days of Spiral Dynamics in Dallas

The week of April 15, 2018 will be full of Spiral Dynamics activities in Dallas Texas. We are happy to announce an added activity to the already exciting line up of events for the week. Participants can choose to attend just the 3-day conference, the Level 1 training, or both.


For those who have been waiting to be trained in Spiral Dynamics, we are happy to announce that there will be a Level 1 Spiral Dynamics Training and Certification in Dallas 3 days before the start of the conference. This will be led by Dr. Don Beck and some of his closest colleagues and will run from Tuesday April 17 to Thursday April 19. For a more detailed description of the training and to register please click here. There will a special discount for attendees who participate in both the training and the conference.


This conference will be taking place at the newly renovated conference center at The Embassy Suites Hotel in Grapevine, Texas. It is a familiar place to many of us who have been to any of the annual Spiral Dynamics Confabs in the last 15 years. The event is a one-of-kind Summit on the future that is packed with 3 full days of events highlighting 3 major milestones in the continued evolution of Spiral Dynamics and the Gravesian Model.

1. Three days of powerful presentations made by some of the most prominent practitioners of SD from around the globe in different area of specialty. For a detailed list of topics and speaker profiles please click here

2. The official US launch of the long awaited book Spiral Dynamics in Action: Humanity’s Master Code. Participants will be able to purchase singed copies of the book and other books written by other speakers at the event. For Publisher Preview of book on Amazon, please click here

3. We will honor Don’s legacy and his contributions to humanity at a dinner event on Saturday night. It will be held at the banquet room at the hotel.

For full details on the the 6 days in April, please visit the event website; Spiral Dynamics Summit on the Future

Other links:

  • To purchase tickets to the event: please click here.
  • The Embassy Suites has set aside a block of rooms for the event at substantially discounted rates. Bookings are under the Spiral Dynamics event. You must call the hotel directly at 972-724-2600 (not central booking). Rooms must be booked before March 30th to be elegible for the discount. You can also book online www.embassysuitesdfwnorth.com and use group code SPD.