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Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Emergence Network, host of We Will Dance with Mountains, and co-host of One World in Dialogue. He is also co-host and regular guest on Voice America’s ‘Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio‘ with Rochelle McLaughlin.

January 2017 Invitation as Featured Guest on Revolutionary Wellness Radio (Voice America Radio)

Series of interviews:

January 5: Talk on feminist and new materialist re-descriptions of wellness, the self and what it means to be human

January 12: Talk on The Emergence Network and practices around the world opening new spaces of power

January 19: Talk on my upcoming book, ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences’ (North Atlantic, 2017)

Bayo will be featured on the second issue of Revolutionary Wellness Magazine.

January 9, 2017 Iowa, USA: Everything that Rises must Converge: Evolutionary Consciousness and the Great Turning

Online Seminar with Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center


February 7, 2017 Vancouver, Canada: Invitation as Guest Lecturer for the Simon Fraser University Community Economic Development (CED) Certificate Program

Online Seminar:

“The Re/turn of Gift: A feminist, post-development invitation to more livable futures” 

March 13-17, 2017  Totnes, England: Short Course at Schumacher College – ‘Entangled With The World – Radical Activism, Education and Emergence’ (with Manish Jain, Founder, Swaraj University, India and author/speaker Charles Eisenstein). 
March 18, 2017  London, England: The Emergence Network Planning Meeting with local hosts of ‘Sanktuaree!’
March 17-19, 2017 Iowa, USA: Short Course at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center. “Who are the WE we are becoming?”


April 13, 2017 Paris, France: Special Invitation by UNESCO-SHS (not open to public)

Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century [Event hosted by the Ambassadors, Permanent Delegates to UNESCO of Uruguay, Nigeria, Finland, Morocco, the Netherlands, South Africa and Tunisia]

Dr. Akomolafe will be introduced by H.E. Mrs Mariam Y. Katagum, Ambassador of Nigeria and Head of Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and will share on the need to contest the inexorable linearity of the future, reclaim the commons, engage the frames that condition responsiveness to crisis, and effectively rethink our place in the world by accommodating other agencies in our discussions and practices for enhancing survival.


May 2017 [May 10] Rohnert Park, CA, USA: Invitation as Lecturer at Sonoma State University. Dr. Akomolafe will be taking a symposium at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. The Campus Community is invited. Free of Charge. A parking fee is required. Thanks to the co-sponsors: Africana Lecture Series, AMCS, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies and the HUB

LIBS 202: Challenges and Response to the Modern World: Libations: Coming Home to a Preposterous World


[May 11] Special Talk organized by the Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County

“How I am unlearning my whiteness”

Glaser Center, 6:30 – 8:30pm


[May 9] The School of Education and the North Bay International Studies Project at SSU will be hosting Dr Akomolafe’s talk on Education on May 9, 4:30-6pm. The event will be open to K-12 educators as well as the teaching credential students in the School of Education.

Our Educational System: Global Perspectives on What We Are Missing
A dialogue for educators and future educators, with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe
Date: May 9, Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm


[June-July 2017 Postponed] Santa Barbara, CA, USA: Invitation as Lecturer at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Akomolafe will be teaching two courses to PhD students:

i) Ecopsychology II: Environmental and Earth Justice

ii) Frontiers of Ecopsychology 


June 28-30, 2017 The Hague, Netherlands: Special Invitation by hosts to Border Sessions Festival to talk about The Emergence Network “and your ideas”. Dr Akomolafe will be speaking about his role as chief curator of the Emergence Network (TEN) and the promise of co-building an earth-wide, soil-deep commonwealth of tricksters and edge-walkers to queer activisms, feel the material frames that infuse our response-ability to crisis, and open up new spaces of power in partnership with planet. TEN hopes to shift the (onto-)epistemology of action in the world, perform different places where the invisible and the occluded can be brought to light, and enact slowing down sanctuaries where we can be accountable to emergence beyond the search for solutions. 

September/October 2017 San Francisco, CA: Dr. Akomolafe will be visiting San Francisco to embark on talks with potential partners with The Emergence Network.
August-December 2017 Totnes, Devon, UK: The Emergence Network’s 6-month course in association with Schumacher College – ‘Libations at the Edges’ [more details later]

Past Engagements

September 2-3, 2016 Hopland, California, USA: Keynote Address at the North American Permaculture Convergence [Solar Living Institute] 

September 14-18, 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Invited Speech/Address on Inclusive Politics and Activism at ‘Peer Value: Advancing the Commons Collaborative Economy‘ Conference
October 29 London, England: Invited Speech at the World Goodwill Seminar (Lucis Trust): ‘From Intellect to Intuition’. 

Video:  or here

November 15-19, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Giftival 2016


Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.