Ten Years. Ten Conversations.
The Decadeers was launched in 2020, by Jeanne Lambin, with the intention of bringing together a group of people once a year, every year, for the next ten years to have a conversation. Now entering it's fourth year, we have welcomed dozens of people from eleven different countries.
Inspired by ideas like Svarbald Global Seedbank, the Human Library Organization, Storycorps, and just genuine curiosity, the Decadeers is an experiment---one that, no doubt, will continue to evolve a bit as the years march on.
Whether you were a part of our first conversation or will be joining us for the first time, we would love to have you join The Decadeers.
How does it work?
We meet virtually via Zoom. The meeting lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the group size. Each group is usually around eleven people or fewer.
We will chat about the year that is leaving, the one coming, and anything in between. What do you hope, wish, want, for yourself? Your family? Your community? For the world? Share your own thoughts, hear the thoughts of others. The Decadeers is about creating a space to pause, reflect, consider, and connect.
There will be a series of prompts for a guided discussion and, at the end, you will be invited to send your future self an e-mail or letter.
Because of the participatory nature of the conversation, we ask that you have your camera on for the call.
Who is it for?
It is for anybody who wants to be part of a delightful experiment that helps us mark the passage of time, reflect on the passing of another year, and do so in the company of others.
What does it cost?
It's free, all I ask is that you agree to the oath of the Decadeers (see below).
How do I sign-up?
Registration will open in December 2023.
To accommodate different time zones and schedules, there will be at least are (at least) three times when the conversation will take place. It will be the same format and structure for each conversation.Join the Waiting List
Questions? We have Answers!
Whether you have been with the Decadeers since the beginning, or are joining for the first time, here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
What Should I Bring?
It's too late/too early or none of the times work for me. Will there be other sessions?
What is the Oath of the Decadeers?
Have another question, want to request a specific time zone?
We try to schedule sessions so that wherever you are in the world, there is a time that could work for you. Let us know some days and times that would work for you and where you are in the world and we will see what we can do. If not, there is always next year!
"Thinking and talking about time in the longer perspective of decade is fascinating. Hearing other people's stories is insightful and lovely."
---A. Decadeer, 2022