Annual Retreat & Conventions (ARCs)
Annual Retreat and Convocation or ARC is Aspire Circle’s captive convening, originally conceived as an annual event at its launch but currently hosted on a triennial basis. Our aspiration continues to be to make it an annual even and hence we persist with the name ARC, albeit as an acronym, to evocate the arc of enlightened social leadership. As we also confer the “Fellowship” at this event to graduating Fellows, we integrate a Convocation with the same. ARC is a closed-door event, by invitation only, for Aspire Circle stakeholders- Fellows, Scholars, Members, Staff & Office-bearers. One of its most important objective is to bring together our Fellows, from across cohorts, face to face, in spirit of Fellowship, with readings-based heart-and-soul Socratic dialogues. It is not open to guests or public.
To date, we have had two such events. Our first such event “ARC2015“, was held in Mumbai, at ISKON’s Govardhan Eco Resort, with the theme- Anubandh. Subsequently, the second edition, ARC2018 was held in Delhi NCR, at Brahmkumari’s Om Shanti Om Retreat Centre in Pataudi, with the theme- Impact Design.
We believe that collectively, we must build ARC into a Forum which allows leaders from the social sector as well as key invited influencers (celebrities, sports personalities, government leaders, etc.) to come together to further build a national impact movement- in pursuit of enlightened social leadership. We welcome your sponsorships or grants to support ARC2021.
The event this year would be a virtual one, over Zoom, due to the prevailing pandemic situation. We intend to keep it as an eight-hour long event spread across two days: Saturday and Sunday, 10 & 11 April 2021. Our ARC2021 theme is- The Pursuit of Purpose.