ABILITY TO LOVE
MTSKHETA 10-14 October 2022
The NOW Assembly brings together people, themes, ideas, solutions and discoveries of paramount importance for the life of each person and for humanity as a whole.
The first (constituent) NOW Assembly was held in Delphi, Greece on the eve of the pandemic in October 2019, with the participation of 150 prominent scientists and cultural figures from 25 countries.
The Assembly was initiated by the Dolphin Embassy (www.dolphinembassy.org).
In 2022, the Assembly is held in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Mtskheta.
The Assembly culminates on October 14 – on the Day of Mtskheta and Svetitskhoveli, with special guests, media, cultural and business figures attending.
Today, the present time. An epoch of total confusion, a moment when all the usual waypoints are destroyed and messed up, all resources are exhausted, and an individual feels like a grain of sand in the epicentre of a landslide ... But this is also a time of hope in humankind.
Mtskheta is the ancient capital of Georgia, its spiritual and cultural centre, recognized as a museum-reserve and included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are more than 2,000 unique architectural monuments, archaeological and cultural sites that are of great importance for the history of Georgia and mankind.
It is a city where you can clearly feel the connection between Heaven and Earth, the actual and the possible, the past and the future.
The Ability to Love.
It is ingrained in each of us from the moment of creation, as an opportunity that needs to be revealed, manifested. With or without it – these are two different futures, two versions of humanity, two meanings of life indistinguishable in outward appearance, yet incomparable in essence: like a baseball bat and a magic wand. What can transform one into another?
ALL EVENTS OF THE ASSEMBLY ARE UNIQUE AND WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE FIRST TIME
There have been many gatherings on a variety of topics, but this, as far as we know, is the first one in history dedicated to the main quality of a human being - the ability to love.
The programme is based, instead of talks and ruminations of "speakers", on immediate experiences and sensations, when key participants are only guides, while the others present are not merely passive listeners, but part to an expedition searching for a true treasure. One that is absolutely essential for any kind of future in which there is life.
In our world, they are most easily seen as dedicated don quixotes. Weirdos, who no matter what, allow themselves to do only what they believe in. That is why they, each in their own field, do it brilliantly.
People through whom this strange quality, hidden in humans, reveals iseld, breaks through, springs out – the ability to love. Thanks to whom there is a little more of it. And with it, just a tiny bit more hope.
You can choose one of the following options for participation:
1. The full program of the open days of the Assembly - ALL events on October 11, 12, and 13;
2. Daytime OR evening programme on one specific day;
3. VIP package, including the entire programme of the Assembly on October 11, 12, and 13, as well as closed events of the introductory and final days (October 10 and 14); possibility of accommodation in an accredited hotel in Mtskheta from October 9 to 15 (at additional cost); face-to-face communication with key participants;
* The Assembly is a non-profit event, all funds are used exclusively to cover expenses and the Open Diplomacy programme, including the NOW Award.