Summary of members’ forum: SMN AGM on 5th July, 2015.

Within the next 10 years, the SMN will:

  • Be a protective place and springboard for a new generation of scientists.
  • Be an organisation which is challenging whatever is the current orthodoxy and continuing to be leading-edge.
  • Hold events which are more participative and experiential – and have acquired the understanding of how to do this safely.
  • Become a nurturer of something new and be ready for whatever is to come.
  • Promote a non-materialist view from a public platform.
  • Become a conduit for emerging enlightenment.
  • Harbour people who are like beacons, resonating light and love and nurturing this in others.
  • Keep in touch with science, people and nature.
  • Initiate grass-roots action.
  • Be able to balance the positive with the negative.

With regard to its people and the way it runs itself, within the next 10 years, the SMN will be:

  • Inspiring younger members and new types of members.
  • Running itself in accordance with “the harvest of the commons”.
  • Generating a sense of community.
  • Involving colleges and universities.
  • Keeping within the spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance.

Within the next year, the SMN will:

  • Hold more events in foreign countries, e.g. similar to Frenchman’s Cove.
  • Have its leaflets widely distributed in libraries, therapists’ rooms, etc.
  • Encourage a closer integration of science and spirituality.
  • Put in place a mechanism for attracting top scientists, e.g. as fellows.
  • Make the Network Review publicly available to everyone both electronically and in hard copy form in reading rooms and other public places.
  • Subsidise at least one person under 30 to attend each of its events.
  • Create new special interest groups.
  • Change the name of the Network Review.
  • Persuade Melvyn Bragg to run a programme on an SMN type subject.
  • Hold a day conference on alternative consciousness, e.g. animal consciousness, Gaia consciousness, etc.