Saturday, November 16


8:00am - 8:00pm
Pacific (California) Time
Eight 75-minute sessions


$25, $50, $100, $175, $500, $1,000 - Recordings Included
Please contact the Help Desk if you would like to contribute a different amount.
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This is a Zoom course: Zoom technology allows everyone the choice to see other participants and to be seen.
(Recordings will display images of only the active speakers.)

Community = a group of people who care about
each other and feel they belong together.

Care. Trust. Relationship. Connection.

That's community. A tribe, if you will, of human beings with needs, hopes, and dreams who feel a sense of belonging, shared identity, and a deep level of trust towards one another. It's a way of connecting and being together in the world – a world where today's events can at times seem destined to drive us apart.

Community is no longer dependent upon location as it was in the days of our ancestors.

Worldwide community is what we have striven to create here at the NVC Academy. And it is a large part of why we began the NVC Telethon six years ago – and why we are choosing now to move away from the word, "telethon."

We wanted something unique that leaned into a sense of community, celebration, and hope.

NVCfest does that for us; we hope it touches a similar place in you.

This year, our hearts are for building community. There's something truly uplifting about having one's need for community filled. That rich glow you feel deep inside… That life-giving warmth that spirals outward, blessing each and every being you meet… That sudden knowing that together we can make a positive difference in the lives of people from all around the world…

We invite you to join us for this special day, and to be an active, living part of growing your heart for our community.

What will you receive from NVCfest?

Your registration gives you access to all the live sessions and recordings for the entire day (listed below). You will also receive TWO NVC-based VIDEOS with our heartfelt thanks for your participation: Sarah Peyton's moving Relationships and the Shadow, and Anita's very perceptive Sex and the NVC Teacher… PLUS, there will be multiple opportunities for you to win one or more prizes donated by our trainers!

You will also receive:

Here are the trainers, their topics, and schedule for the day.

There will be a 15-minute break between each session.

Time Slot



8:00am - 9:15am
Pacific (California) Time

Roxy Manning

NVC for Social Change:
Navigating Systemic Issues with Compassion

Can NVC can provide personal healing AND meaningful social change? Yes! Come explore the relationship between NVC and nonviolence, and discuss how NVC complements nonviolent resistance and social change.

9:30am - 10:45am
Pacific (California) Time

Mary Mackenzie

Facilitate NVC Groups
with Joy and Confidence

Leading a group? Feeling frustrated, jaded, or? Perhaps it is time to add different skills to your NVC Toolbox. Join Mary for this fun and lighthearted exploration and overview of her immensely popular course.

11:00am - 12:15 pm
Pacific (California) Time

Jo McHale,
Ceri Buckmaster,
and Sarah Ludford

Building Restorative Systems
for Transforming Conflict

What if there was a DIFFERENT way of looking at conflict? What if you were able to embrace it instead of fear it, and confidently transform its energy into something life-enriching? Join us and find out how!

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Pacific (California) Time

Miki Kashtan

to the Call of Our Times

This intro to Miki's powerful 2020 leadership coaching program is the perfect chance for you to see what it might be like to approach life from the driver's seat, able to respond to all life presents with heart-felt care for all.

2:00pm - 3:15pm
Pacific (California) Time


Kristin Masters

Harvest 2019:
Setting Intentions with Attention

Send a package to your future self and set yourself free from anxiety and shame! Enjoy Kristin's delightful sneak peek at how to support yourself in living shame-free during times of transition – especially from year to year.

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pacific (California) Time

David Weinstock

Finding Common Ground
in Challenging Times

Learn a new somatic practice for bringing the "energy of life" into daily life. Over time, this practice can become an integrated part of your presence, empathic listening, connecting, and daily expression – do not miss it!

5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pacific (California) Time

Lore Baur

The Apology:
Brussel Sprouts for the Relationship

How do you repair a relationship when your words or actions unintentionally impact another in a negative way? And what keeps you from apologizing? Join Lore to explore – and answer – these questions and more!

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Pacific (California) Time

Jim and Jori Manske

Connecting through Conflict
During the Holidays

Stress and discord do not have to hijack your holidays. Dive into Jim and Jori's savory toolbox of strategies, and learn how to easily transform that which drains your energy into energy dynamos instead.

7:45pm - 8:00pm
Pacific (California) Time


Feedback and Wrap Up

Did you know our trainers donate their time and energy in support of this annual event?
They are the ones who donate most of our prizes every year, too. Thank you, trainers!
Give a big SHOUT OUT to our beloved trainers!

Registration Information

At the NVC Academy, we honor where each person is at, and very much want everyone to be able to join us for this fun and educational annual event.

With this in our minds and hearts, we're continuing to leave the fee for attending up to you. We're suggesting $25, $50, $100, $175, $500, and $1000, but we invite you to feel free to stretch your edges! Know that if you choose more than the minimum dollar amount, you'll be supporting other NVC enthusiasts from around the world in enjoying NVC online programming.

If you'd like to select a different amount – or if $25 is too big a stretch – please reach out to our Help Desk to learn about other options.

If you'd like to support others who may be unable to attend due to financial constraints, you might also consider registering at the next level up. You'll be giving yourself the deeply satisfying and joyous gift of knowing you're actively connecting with like-minded others around the world in building and growing our beloved NVC community.