Metaphorum 2019, Huizen

Ctrl Shift Del: Rebooting Society

This won’t be the first time that we’ve held a Metaphorum get-together to share experiences and knowledge on ways to apply and develop Stafford Beer’s original innovations, the Viable System Model and Team Syntegrity, as useful tools to support more conscious, self-evolutionary individuals, organisations and societies. This time, the challenges of our current international environment couldn’t be more demanding: the escalating impact of global climate change;  the massive domination of global capitalism through trans-national corporations; the mind-boggling increase in inequality, continuing poverty for the majority of people in the southern half of the planet; and the escalating risk of wars, given the rising geo political tensions.

Everyone seems to be calling for massive, urgent and dramatic system change at all levels. New forms of economy need to be invented; new forms of businesses need to emerge; new ways of relating to each other inside organisations are in high demand; in other words, we need to reboot society! (Ctrl/Shift/Del!!) We need to invent a new (sustainable and equitable) economic model, new business models, and new ways of relating to each other.

The time for Stafford’s ideas has finally arrived !

This is an invitation to the Metaphorum community to join us in the search for inspiring examples of ways to continue developing Stafford Beer’s work to co-design a new, revolutionary  platform for dramatic and massive systemic change in business and society. Any contribution involving systemic change supported by the Viable System Model and Team Syntegrity, at any scale (from the individual, to the family, neighbourhood, communities, private and public organisations, to the whole planet) is welcomed. All together we can contribute to the urgent need for innovations which can help us to progress towards a fair, people-centred, self-directed, sustainable, and self-evolutionary society.


November 1st-3rd 2019


The Nautisch Kwartier in Huizen 

Address: Mastspoor 1, 1271 GL Huizen

Phone number: +31-35-5230010