The Waldzell Meeting Calgary (January 2008)

Calgary Chiropractor Appointed to the Advisory Board of the Waldzell Meeting.

Dr. Gordon Hasick, a Calgary Chiropractor, has been appointed to the advisory board of the prestigious Waldzell Meeting, “A Global Dialogue for Inspiration”. ( Every year since 2004, some of the most distinguished thinkers and visionaries from around the world meet for several days at a historic old abbey in Austria. Collectively they participate in a global dialogue for inspiration and wise action. The annual Waldzell Meetings take place at the 1000-year-old Melk Abbey that is rooted in a rich tradition of study and service. It is also where Umberto Eco got the inspiration for his novel, “In the Name of the Rose.

The group of speakers from the previous Waldzell Meetings contains seven Nobel laureates, including His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, along with numerous artists like Isabel Allende, Paulo Coelho and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the Pritzker-Price recipients Frank Gehry and Tom Mayne and some of the foremost scientists of our time, like Robert Gallo, the discoverer of HIV, Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Rockefeller University, Ahmed El- Tayyib, Rector of Al-Azhar University Cairo and Peter Senge, author of “The Fifth Discipline”.

The Waldzell Meetings prime objective is the alignment and integration of inner and outer values to give rise to a new attitude towards ourselves and the world around us. As shown with previous meetings, through the conversations in the Waldzell Global Dialogue Process, it is possible to discover new ways of thinking and experiencing the world that help to lead us out of our critical and sometimes desperate global situation.

The Waldzell Meetings are more than pure reflection, they combine contemplation with action. Amongst the Waldzell initiatives is the “Architects of the Future” program. Young social and environmental entrepreneurs are invited from all over the world to join the meeting for a special event of mentoring and guidance. At the Waldzell Meetings these young “Architects of the Future” meet with philanthropists and important decision makers from politics and business to form new alliances and further their concrete initiatives for a better world. We acknowledge them as the “Architects of the Future” and with the support of the Waldzell Foundation and community, these young people are able to continue their work with greater confidence, support and are also able to help share the insights and messages of the Waldzell meetings in fruitful accomplishments worldwide.

What makes Waldzell Unique?

Dialogue or conversations are not new, but what seems to be unique is the integration of the variety of disciplines represented in a holistic approach to innovation and creative organization. Included in the dialogue are experienced leaders from Science, Art, Spirituality/Religion and Business. Collectively, a different conversation emerges as the different views and experiences help to shape a more balanced solution to a particular challenge. This approach applies to both personal and global change.

The Waldzell Meetings comes to Calgary: “From Personal Health to Global Change”

On Monday January 28 at 7:30 pm in the Glencoe Club Main Ballroom, the founder of the Waldzell Meeting, Ms. Gundula Schatz from Vienna, will be part of a public dialogue with Dr. Hasick. The evening will share some of the dialogue from the last Waldzell meeting and offer the Calgary community the opportunity to explore the Waldzell Dialogue Process and begin to consider the options we all have for creating a healthy future, personally and globally.

Dr. Hasick attended the 2007 and 2008 Waldzell Meetings and continues to draw upon the valuable connections and information gained from these meetings.