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2022 Annual Retreat: CONVERGENCE

  • Mon, September 26, 2022
  • 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • Fri, September 30, 2022
  • 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • Unity Village, Lee's Summit MO


  • Join us for the banquet, auctions and dance on Thursday evening.
  • Join the retreat, and all the activities, for one day
  • Join us for one day of morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Meals are not included.
  • Full access to the Retreat for graduating Emerson students (discount code required)
  • The ANTN membership meeting and the Emerson Institute graduation ceremony are open to all, and free of charge.
  • Code required for this unpaid registration for people taking part in the program. It includes meals at Unity Village, and access to the Virtual program.
  • Full access to the Retreat. Sign in for access.
  • Full access to the Retreat.
  • A special Retreat Sessions access pass to our family at Unity Village who make us feel so welcome.
    Meals not included.
    A discount code is required.
  • Attend all of the Keynote Sessions and Conference Room Workshops via Zoom

Registration is closed

This four day program at Unity Village combines internal spiritual development with informative, insightful, and inspiring presentations.

2022’s Convergence Retreat & Conference features two Walden Award Honorees; Milagros Phillips, “Healing Racism from the Inside” and Bayo Akomolafe, The Emergence Network, “inviting us to listen deeply” and “to be quick with our heels.” Thought leaders, workshop facilitators, and exceptional music bring in new perspectives on social justice, diversity, spiritual practice, and new ideas for the evolution of New Thought.

Love • Learn • Decide • Do

We will be encircled with engaging and exciting music from our resident musician Amy Steinberg, an inspiring and exciting nationally touring singer and songwriter.

You won’t want to miss this sacred time together!

Keynote Speaker Bayo Akomolafe, Ph.D.

Bayo Akomolafe is a poet, philosopher, and professor who believes we need a radical paradigm shift in our consciousness and current ways of living. He is cofounder and the executive director of The Emergence Network, an alliance of artists, academics, and activists reframing social and environmental problems.

The son of a diplomat, Akomolafe was born to Yoruba parents in western Nigeria and received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology after doing research into Yoruba indigenous healing systems. He’s a consultant with UNESCO, and with his wife developed the first International Workshop on Alternative Research Paradigms and Indigenous Knowledge Promotion in 2011.

He describes himself as a post-activist, offering that the way we respond to crisis may in fact be part of the crisis. Visit

Keynote Speaker Milagros Phillips

Affectionately known as “The Race Healer,” Milagros Phillips is a keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, four times author, and certified coach. She designs strategic learning programs for organizations seeking to enhance their Diversity Equity & Inclusion initiatives through race literacy.

Her programs use history, science, research, and storytelling to create compelling, life-transforming experiences. For more than 35 years Milagros has consulted, designed, and facilitated programs across many industries.

She is an artist, a Reiki Master and Teacher, a Sound Therapist, Teacher of A Course in Miracles, and the creator of Race Demystified, a compassionate approach to healing from racial conditioning. Her latest book, CRACKING THE HEALER'S CODE - A Prescription for Healing Racism & Finding Wholeness will be out in August.

Milagros is a recipient of the 2021 NEW THOUGHT WALDEN AWARD for Interfaith/Intercultural Understanding.

Amy Steinberg, Music Director for the Retreat

Amy is an inspiring and exciting nationally touring singer, songwriter, comedienne, and performance artist. 9 Independent CDs, 4 successful one woman shows. Pianist, guitarist, and vocalist.

Amy is a one-of-a-kind performance experience.

Unity Village

The Retreat takes place at Unity Village, north America's largest and most long-established property in the New Thought movement.


Meals are included with your registration, but hotel accommodations are not – you must arrange your own.

Rooms at the Unity Conference Center are fully booked, but there are accommodations available at the Holiday Inn Express. It is nearby, with van transportation to and from Unity Village each day.

Holiday Inn Express
201 NW Innovation Parkway

Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Reservations 1 888 HOLIDAY
(1 888 465 4329)

Front Desk 1 816-600-2405

Rev. Dr. Bill Marchiony, Administrator

Phone: (831) 372-1159



7918 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N332
La Mesa, CA 91942

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