Convergence is about active participation in both contemplation and celebration. We want to orient our spirit towards critical thinking, collaboration, and joy. Our endeavor is to confront global themes in ways that acknowledge our full human experience – one where openness and presence are tools for true connection and real solutions. Convergence is participant-centric, so our flow and scheduling are designed to enable co-creative opportunities where everybody can have the space to both teach and learn from each other. We have set the stage, but it’s up to everyone to play the music! By engaging, speaking out, and bringing your best self, the Convergence takes the opportunity to understand how we are more than the sum of our parts.
Getting here: Arcosanti is Located at 13555 South Cross L Rd, Mayer AZ 86333. The turn-off from I-17 is at Cordes Junction, if you are coming from Prescott on hwy 69 then Cordes Junction is where hwy 69 meets the I -17. From the exit you will head north alongside the Highway until you hit a dirt road.
Parking: Cars will be parked at the Arcosanti Site. Because of space limitations, please Carpool if you can and only bring small campers/rv’s.There will be a 200-meter walk in between your parking spot and the campground, so please come prepared to carry gear a small distance We will have a small cart available to transport some heavier items over.
Registration Will be at the entrance of the property, please have your ticket ready!
Start Time: Gates open at 12pm on Friday. Try to arrive early to get set up before the opening ceremony. In the early afternoon on Friday, site tours will introduce everybody to the project. Please try to take a Site Tour to get the context of what Arcosanti is and how it holds the intention of the weekend. We’ll have drinks available in the vaults so everyone can settle in. Finally, we will have a welcoming address at 7:30pm sharp before we transition into an interactive site procession and music for the evening!
The Convergence is a camping event! The main campground will be located in the Mind Garden, overlooking the Agua Fria River. There is also a Vaults Sleep-Over/Lucid Dreaming Experience on Sunday. We would encourage you to take this option to enjoy a wonderful night underneath the vaults!!
Density is Key: Space for camping will be a bit tight, so please try not to spread out too much in the Mind Garden. Camping Areas will be clearly marked.
If you are not interested in camping, the Cordes Junction Motel is only 2 miles away!
Smoking is 100% prohibited on the concrete! If you need to smoke there are areas away from city center!
Any form of Weapon will not be allowed on site.
Drugs are illegal and prohibited. Any substance that leads towards apathy, indifference, and disconnection is completely antithetical to what we are here to do.
The Arcosanti community is inviting us into their home for the weekend. It’s so important that we respect this fact and that we do our best to be conscientious guests for our gracious hosts!
Please respect all signs and site boundaries.
Cafe: At Convergence, you will eat local, organic, and heritage foods. We are doing our best to source Good, Clean, and Fair to align with Slow Food ideals.
The Cafe will have several Amazing Food Truck vendors operating throughout the day!
B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Plates, Utensils, and Cups for H2O, Coffee, and Beer. The Site has very limited extras, and to align with our ZERO WASTE goals, we will not have disposable options available! We will have re-usable 16oz Arcosanti Cups for sale.
Community Qwitchen (Kitchen): The Community Qwitchen is a space we are experimenting with at this year’s Convergence. The Qwitchen will provide a welcoming FREE option for people to bring food and cook together. This will be a self-organized space with stove-tops, sinks, pots and pans, table-tops and more – the qwitchen will be a wonderful venue for your own culinary exploration. In the qwitchen you’ll need to bring your own bowls and utensils, and be sure to leave the space better than you found it!
Arcosanti is an Urban Laboratory… What is an Urban Laboratory!? GREAT QUESTION. For one thing, it is a platform for experimentation, and place where – for example – you can blend the thoughtfulness of a conference with the exuberance of a festival. The Urban Lab is a place to push boundaries AND define them. Arcosanti experiments with the way we live with each other – sustainably – with respect – and with shared intention to problem solve in urgent times. Please visit Arcosanti.org to get a deeper understanding of our project.
If you have any questions regarding the event please contact our team directly through one of the following avenues:
1. Send us a note on Instagram @convergencefestival.
2. Email our logistics coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. If you would prefer to speak with someone over the phone please call 505.850.7602 to have an in depth conversation.
The Cosanti Foundation will not be fielding direct questions regarding the Convergence so please direct all questions through the Convergence organizing team through these options!