Winter City Gathering 2024 (full)

Date27 January 2024
Time09.30 – 14.00 hour
LocationDe Roos, Amsterdam

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Theme Listening and Connecting

Listening is a skill we all have. But what do we do with it?

On the trail we use the ancient ritual of the talking stick to really listen to each other. We use that to enrich our own story and gain even more insight.

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At this Winter Gathering we will go back to the basics of the U-theory trail; listening. Otto Scharmer talks about 4 levels of listening so that we can connect with others.

In these times of fragmentation and polarization, connection is perhaps the greatest asset we can give to our environment. Listening without judgment and authenticity are the basis for this.

Guest speaker

To hear more about this, we invited Princess Laurentien van Oranje to exchange ideas with us and hear how you can use listening to really connect again.

With her foundation Number 5, she calls for dialogue and real cooperation and puts that into practice on various important social issues:

“Collaboration only works based on a shared image of reality. And by bringing together different perspectives at the source and unraveling together what the real problem is. This prevents blind spots. Number 5 is therefore a free thinking space for equal and non-binding dialogue. We bring expected and unexpected players together. We help them to arrive at a shared theory of change and to design a sustainable chain approach.”

Of course we also walk through the Vondelpark to listen to everything that is happening around us and afterwards there is a lunch to talk and listen to each other.


Entry: 09.00
Start program 09:30
Lunch 12:30
End of program 1:30 PM


The Winter Gathering is free for members, €10 for non-paying members.

Location & parking

De Roos, located in a beautiful old villa on the edge of the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.
Address: P.C. Hoofdstraat 18, 1017 BW Amsterdam.

Parking: Q-Park Museumplein Van Baerlestraat 33 B 1071 AP Amsterdam
Public transport:
From Central Station: trams 2, 5, 16.
From Schiphol to Station Zuid WTC: tram 5.
From Utrecht to Amstel Station: tram 12.


We strongly encourage you to travel by public transport or carpool with each other. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation from us. This contains a link to a Google spreadsheet in which you can indicate, among other things, whether you drive yourself or whether you want to ride with someone. You can then contact each other for further coordination.

Date, location and costs

Date27 January 2024
Time09.30 – 14.00 hour
LocationDe Roos, Amsterdam
CostsFree for paying members /
€ 10 incl. VAT for non-paying members

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