Fall, 2019: The Voyagers in Virginia

November 5 – 8, 2019

The Staybridge Suites, McLean, VA

General Theme:  

Congregations and Congregational Life, Bowen Theory, and Social Evolution

Okay – please don’t zone out on the title! After meetings in Buffalo, New York and Parrish, Florida, in November the Voyagers return to McLean, Virginia. The theme draws on readings in evolution and social evolution as well as observations of the changing world in which we live.

In addition to Family of Origin groups, case studies and our Voyagers Night Out, we will have three presentations.

  • First is by Ed Henley: Are We Liiving Up to our Evolutionary Potential? Bowen Theory and the Theoretical Maximum of 150 Relationships.
  • The second is more of a ‘think tank’ – Thinking About Social Media, Bowen Theory and Congregations – led by Carol Jeunnette.
  • The third, entitled Imaginary Living, is by Dave Goodine. As Dave describes it, “There is historical and archeological evidence that shows multiple points of change in human functioning that does not correlate to changes in DNA. My tendency has been to think about evolution in genetic terms only. There is evidence that the changes noted happened in more than one place but about the same time. DNA has remained relatively the same. I would like to explore the idea of evolutionary change in humanity and how that works in the realm of emotional process, and how we as human beings construct reality around and for us. The idea of ‘reality’ is much more fluid than we might think.”

On Thursday, we will participate in the Bowen Center’s Clinical Conference, held this year in Rockville, MD.. The presenter is Daniel Papero, (The cost of the Clinical Conference is included in your registration.)

We will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The meeting concludes at noon on Friday, November 8.

Something for you to consider: The Bowen Center Annual Symposium is Friday – Saturday, November 8 – 9, in Rockville, MD. Click here for details. Several Voyagers will be attending. If you are interested, please complete your registration for the Symposium through the Bowen Center, but let Carol Jeunnette know that you are planning to attend. We may be able to extend the stay at the Staybridge Suites for that Friday night.

Registration is open – July 30 through October 18.

Registration for the conference is $300. This covers the Bowen Center Clinical Conference as well as all other activities.

The cost for three nights lodging, breakfasts, and two dinners is $495 for a single studio, $270 for a double suite.

You will be responsible for lunches and our ‘Dutch-treat’ dinner on Thursday evening.

If you have not already paid the $100 Annual Membership, you will be asked to add that to your total.

Please use this link to register. When you have completed the registration process, please print the final payment page and send it, with a check, to our treasurer, Michael Jupin. (His address Is on the payment page.)

For Metro directions to the Staybridge, click here.