Systems Thinking in Action 2007

This post is the ToC for an in-depth harvest of the 2007 Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action conference, held in Seattle, Washington.

If you were there, please use the comments link at the bottom of
each post to give your own perspective or share your experiences at the
conference, and if you weren’t, please add your questions and ideas.
(Use the Quick Link guide below, or start at the beginning and just follow the links straight through)

 Prelude – A quick background of the relationships behind our collaboration and the role the World Café played at this year’s event

Day 1: AM – Monday’s morning weaving & Debra Meyerson’s Keynote on ‘Tempered Radicals

Day 1: Conversation Space – The first hosted Conversation Space session

Day 1: Afternoon – Afternoon weaving and Otto Scharmer’s Keynote on ‘Theory U

Day 1: Evening – Dinner with the Japanese book translation team and other colleagues from Asia

Day 2: AM – Tuesday’s morning weaving & a Keynote by the team from Boeing entitled ‘Synergy of Action: Large Scale Change Takes Flight at Boeing

Day 2: Conversation Space – Tuesday morning’s Conversation Space session

Day 2: Conversation as a Radical Act – Juanita Brown’s presentation, with Nancy Margulies and Nancy White

Day 2: Afternoon – Tuesday afternoon’s weaving and Van Jones’ Keynote on ‘Multiplying our Impact

Day 2: Evening – Informal open reception co-hosted by The World Café, Berkana Institute & Art of Hosting

Day 3: AM – Wednesday morning’s weaving session

Day 3: Conversation Space – Wednesday’s hosted Conversation Space session

Day 3: Final KeyNote & Closing – The last Keynote, Peter Senge’s ‘Collaboration: The Human Face of Systems Thinking‘, and the conference closing

Day 3 – Conversation Space Debrief – with the Conversation Space hosting team and the Pegasus conference organizers


  1. Hi Amy,

    I’m glad this blog is here! I attended the Seattle Pegasus conference and was changed, literally, in how I live my life, both at home and at work–that’s no small thing! Keep up the great work!

  2. Dear Memo,

    What a provocative comment…! I’d love to hear more about your experience at the Systems Thinking conference, and what has happened to you since you’ve returned home.

    Thanks for writing!


  3. Hi Amy,

    It’s weird (or not?), but I believe the dynamics of the conference (the stimulating conversations, the deportment and acceptance of each individual, the positive attitude of conference goers, and the power of the speakers in general) changed my underlying framework of how I approach things–be that work, family, everyday situations, etcetera.

    It’s becoming quite easy for me to be aware of how my actions and speech affect, positively or negatively, those I encounter.

    And there’s still so much more to learn! Though I’m encouraged every time I think about my experiences at Pegasus. It’s a process that only gets better.

  4. Memo,

    Please keep in touch and share what you’re experiencing as you notice these changes being activated in your life…

    I often find it helpful to have a community to help ‘listen’ these changes into being inside me, and if you feel the same way, please use this space to share.

    It’s a new blog, but I hope others who read this will tell us about their own experiences too.

    Is there something that particularly impacted you from your time at the conference?

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