Thank you to all who attended the 2020 Virtual Research Symposium.

This year we were delighted to welcome audiences from around the world as we celebrated the publication of Camphill and the Future: Spirituality and Disability in an Evolving Communal Movement, a new book by long-time Camphill friend and Harvard professor Dan McKanan.


Friends from around the world joined us in November for three international, interactive sessions to explore the Camphill Movement’s past, present, and future. Our Research Symposium topics included:


  • Generational transitions in Camphill’s 80-year history,
  • How different groups of community members—including community members with and without disabilities, volunteers, employees, families, and board members—contribute to community development,
  • Questions for the future of Camphill in its relationship to anthroposophical spirituality, other communal movements and disability rights,
  • And more!


This year’s Camphill Research Symposium was sponsored by Camphill Foundation and offered at no charge to all registered participants. 

If you didn’t get the chance, you can still purchase Dr. McKanan’s new book. For more information and open access to the book, see . If you wish to purchase a physical copy, please do so directly with University of California Press. If you represent a bookstore or wish to make a bulk order, please contact Dan McKanan at, as discounts may be available.


Check back soon for videos from the event!