A place for those conversations you really need to have, with people who understand the times we’re in.

The annual Deeper Dive offers a long moment — an 8-week opportunity, among and alongside some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers — to pull back, slow down, and explore responses to our times of profound change as part of a small global community.

Led by Shaun Chamberlin of Dark Optimism in partnership with Vermont's Sterling College, alongside renowned guests including Jason Hickel, David Abram, Kali Akuno, Isa Frémeaux, Rob Hopkins, Eve Annecke and Nate Hagens.

Hundreds of people, from every continent on Earth, have now taken part in Surviving the Future: Conversations for Our Time, including many fellow Deep Adaptation folk. The Deeper Dive is an oppotunity to be part of a smaller group, for even more accessible and meaningful conversations.

Whether you’re already hard at work on responses to our times, or seeking your calling, this is an annually curated space for recharging, reorienting, and plotting together. From your own home, as part of an international community.

Let’s be clear: none of us have neat answers to the impossible conundrums of the day. Likely there are none.

And that raises some pretty important questions for those of us alive in these times.

So we’ll gather with some of the most compelling thinkers and doers on Earth to discuss with them why they've chosen to walk the paths they do.

As the late David Fleming wrote “Do nothing that matters without consulting a conversation”. So now we want to go deeper, together.

For all our lack of neat answers, we believe we have uncovered some questions worth sharing, worth chewing over together. And some paths worth walking.

You are invited to join us.


All offered on a trust-based 'pay as feels right' basis, in recognition of the financially challenging times so many are facing.
Sample feedback:
“It was one of the most important experiences I've had the privilege of participating in ever."
"An important reminder of how lovely humans can be."
"What a privilege! I am inspired, and in awe, and eternally grateful to all that contributed."
“This course has vastly improved my understanding of the world we currently live in and our predicament. "
“Just brilliant. I was able to meet people from across the globe I ordinarily wouldn’t have had the chance to talk with.”
"I joined, and left, this course knowing there are most certainly dark times ahead, but I have never felt so equipped to deal with them."
"When I found the course, or the course found me, I just knew I needed to sign up for it. My gut feeling did not betray me. "
"This is much more than just a course; it brings together a community of people who want to explore how we got where we are on a global level and how to respond to it with courage, positivity, wisdom and humour in an ongoing and unforgettable conversation."
"This work is dearly needed and will be more so in the near future."
“My biggest takeaway: I am not alone in this - and I do not have to be alone in this.”
"There is a path forward, and there is hope.”


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