If you want to educate others, you yourself need to be educated. If you want to have any kind of influence on young people, you yourself need to stay young and continuously work on yourself.


Simon Gfeller, Swiss teacher and author (1868 - 1943)


Title: The International Stuttgart Conference 2019
Start date: 08.09.2019
End date:  - 10.09.2019
Organizer: Freie Hochschule Stuttgart/Freie Waldorfschule Uhlandshöhe, Germany
Location: Stuttgart, Haußmannstraße 44 70188 Germany


In the Beginning was the Human Being

The future confronts us with many fundamental questions, mysteries and challenges. Whether in the relation/s between human beings and technology, between human beings and nature, or in questions regarding a social and just society, one can discover an underlying connection which they all share in common. The possible answers and solutions are directly related to our understanding of ourselves, to our understanding of  the human being and what it means to be human.


For Waldorf schools and kindergartens, an encompassing anthropological/anthroposophical understanding of a human being in her physical, soul and spiritual dimensions was, from the very beginning on, a primary source for all teaching, an instrument for a living methodology and for supporting each pupil's individual development. In the ongoing pedagogical work of the teacher, in her sensing of the possibilities and potentials of her pupils, developing this understanding requires continual and creative renewal. This leads to the question: How can our work on these »Foundations of Human Experience« be transformed into fruitful educational impulses in the 21st century?


The International Stuttgart Conference 2019 “In the Beginning was the Human Being” will address these questions and themes in the broader context of Waldorf education in different cultures and with a view of the coming decades of the 21st century. We warmly invite you to join us with other teachers and educators from all over the world who want to actively take part in and share responsibility for the further development of Waldorf education and strive together for Inspiration for the future development of Waldorf education.   


The conference is an initiative of the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart, the Uhlandshöhe Waldorf School and the Federation of German Schools, in conjunction with the International Conference of Waldorf Schools (Hague Circle). 

  • The central theme of the conference will be Rudolf Steiner's 
    »The Foundations of Human Experience« (»The Study of Man«).
  • The final programme will be posted on this website at a later date.
  •  Registration will begin online from April, 2019.





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