May 9th, 2016, Big Blue Sky and 2:23AM Talks The Future of Business

Venue: to be advised, City of Gold Coast

Time: 5 pm till 8.30 pm

Dr. Christine McDougall will interview Dr. David Martin in revised version of his 2006 Fireside chat where he strategically named a sequence of set events that could only lead to what we now know as the GFC. We will be exploring the current global economy, the scheduled future events, the effects this will have on the Australian economy and what we can do about it. Please join the mailing list for more information.

Big Blue Sky 2016, October 7/8th Sofitel Gold Coast

See Big Blue Sky event page.

2:23AM and M-CAM presents:
Integral Accounting Three-Day Workshop with Dr. David Martin

Date: January 9/10/11th.
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Venue: to be announced

For more information: Call Christine McDougall 0414384000, or

To listen to a preview call with Dr Martin, recorded on December 15th Australia time, please visit or download here. Alternatively, go to the 2.23AM podcast on itunes. This call will give you an overview of Integral Accounting, plus answer questions you might have about the event.

Integral Accounting is both an operating system and a way of being in the world that honours and reveals the true value already present in all dimensions of life. Most people approach the world through a type of uni-dimensional awareness. The form of dimensional constraint to which we’ve all become accustomed limits value to a single dimension we call “Money”.

But what would the world be like if we expanded our notions of value beyond a single dimension of money and into four, five, or even six dimensions. How would the world appear if we honored the dimension of money and recognized its role, but also perceived value across multiple domains and categories previously ignored or unnoticed. Integral Accounting upgrades our operating system so that we can see the value that is already present everywhere and in everything, no matter what the circumstances.  Equipped with the optics of Integral Accounting, we begin to realize that everything we need for the next step on our journey (professionally, socially, personally) is already here. With the lens of Integral Accounting, we see that the world is perfectly abundant exactly as it is.

Because the Integral Accounting operating system allows us to see nakedly that which is already here (stripping us from our preconceived notions of positive/negative, valuable/invaluable) its application immediately emancipates latent wealth . (Latent wealth, might be something as simple as the car that sits unused in a garage all day, the person with a set of skills that the work place has not ‘hired’ but has application, the community or network of connections someone brings, or the unused technology abundant in a workplace.)

In the most practical sense, Integral Accounting allows wealth and well-being for all engaged. It is not a ‘new’ tool, rather a way of interacting with the world that has been deployed for far longer than our current system of business. When people are reminded of the application of Integral Accounting, their personal and business experience shifts from one of scarcity to one of abundance.

For those who are interested in a pure utility of value, Integral Accounting ensures no waste, no lost opportunity, and reduced financial cost. It also ensures that there is a connected community response instead of a transactional relationship.

This three-day workshop will be experiential.  Specifically you will be working on your business.

Anticipated outcomes:

  • whole fields of opportunity will open that were either not seen or not accounted for
  • a greater sense of the value in the system (not simply the value as measured in a monetary sense) and a way of accounting for this value beyond dimensional constraint
  • the ability to see value where previously you did not
  • further to this, the ability to choose a response to the value now accounted for that engages the whole ecosystem

Side note: Integral Accounting is easily recognized by indigenous communities, as it takes their thousands of years of engagement and brings it into the modern world. At the same time, it enables non-indigenous people to engage in ways that feel more whole.

To begin the process, we recommend introducing the six dimensions of value [Commodity; Custom & Culture; Knowledge; Money; Technology; Well-being] using the written summaries that are available on-line.  They are summarized as:

icon-commodity Commodity – elements present in communities which, through cultivation, production, or value-add, can be used to generate means of social or commercial engagement. Some examples of Commodities are potential energy, food, water and raw materials.

icon-customcultureCustom & Culture – practices and expressions of individual or community held values and traditions which create a context for social interactions. Some examples of Custom and Culture are expressions of social values, gatherings, interactions, art, music, and ceremonies.

icon-knowledgeKnowledge – information and experiential awareness which can be transmitted through language, art, or other expressions. Some examples of knowledge are the transfer of information and the expansion of understanding through literacy, marketing, negotiation and stories.

icon-moneyMoney – a mode of transmitting and recognizing value exchange using physical or virtual surrogates including currency, systems of credit and barter and engaging any artifact constituting a consensus of recognized value exchange which, itself, is devoid of the value it represents. Some examples of money are currency, trade credits, debt, equity, futures, bonds, and contracts.

icon-technologyTechnology – artifacts or schemes by which value-added experiences and production can be effectuated including any action, process, thing, or utility which allows for the manifestation of spatially and temporally defined tangible or intangible artifacts or event. Some examples of technology are appliances, tools, logistics, processing, communications, power, and infrastructure.

icon-wellbeingWell Being – the capacity for any person or ecosystem to function at their optimal level where conditions are suitable for a person to be at liberty to fully engage in any activity or social enterprise entirely of their choosing as and when they so choose. Some examples of well-being are health, sanctuary, medicine, inalienable rights, equitable and gainful engagement, fellowship, and fun.

The workshop will cover these specific elements.

For more details on Dr. David Martin, and the structure of the three days, see below.

To register:


Facilitator Information 

Dr. David E. Martin is the Founder and Chairman of M•CAM Inc., the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance. Actively engaged in global ethical economic development, Dr. Martin’s work includes financial engineering and investment, public speaking, writing and providing financial advisory services to the majority of countries in the world. Dr. Martin is the architect and founder of the Global Innovation Commons and is the author of the international legal framework for the Heritable Knowledge Trust and Heritable Innovation Trust programs. He has pioneered global programs to bring corporate and stock market transparency to multi–national extractive industries and has been instrumental in repatriating value to countries which have been subject to corporate and financial abuses. His work on ethical engagement and stewardship of community and commons–based value interests is at the forefront of global financial innovation. Dr. Martin is a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He has been named Chair of Economic Innovation for the UN–affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization and has served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, and national governments.

A spokesperson for global financial and intangible asset accountability and quality reform, Dr. Martin has worked closely with the United States Congress and numerous trade and financial regulatory agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia in advocating and deploying infrastructure to support growing reliance on contract and proprietary rights in business transactions. Under the leadership of Dr. Martin, M•CAM has supported the modernization of banking, intangible asset, tax, and accounting laws through its work with oversight agencies and policy makers.
Dr. Martin has founded several for–profit and not–for–profit companies and organizations and serves on several boards. He was the founding CEO of Mosaic Technologies, Inc., a company that developed and commercialized technologies in advanced computational linguistics, dynamic data compression and encryption, electrical field transmission, medical diagnostics, and stealth/anechoic.

He was a founding member of Japan’s Institute for Interface Science and Technology (IIST). He founded and served as Executive Director of the Charlottesville Venture Group. He has served as a board member for the Research Institute for Small and Emerging Business (Washington, D.C.), the Academy for Augmenting Grassroots Technological Innovations (India), the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce (Virginia), and the Charlottesville Industrial Development Agency (Virginia), Humanitad (U.K), Global Urban Development, and many other agencies dedicated to ethical human development. As international policy contributor, economist and futurist, Dr. Martin’s work at The Arlington Institute (U.S.) included accurately forecasting the global financial crisis of 2008 and working with the launch of Singapore’s Risk Assessment Horizon Scanning initiative.

Dr. Martin’s work as a Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and his related work at the Indian Institute for Management Ahmedabad, India, has brought unprecedented curricular focus to areas of intangible–asset risk management, finance, and accounting standards. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Martin has closely advised innovation–based finance and investment programs in India, Brazil, China, Denmark, the European Union, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United States, Mongolia, Egypt, Ecuador, Singapore, Germany, Slovenia, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates. He has served as the Constitutional and Economic advisor to the Autonomy Committee of East New Britain and New Ireland, Papua New Guinea and has worked with ethical trade frameworks for the Kingdom of Tonga, the Independent State of Samoa, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.

Dr. Martin has received several honors for his contribution to domestic and international entrepreneurial activities. Highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia
  • Chair of the Economic Innovation for the UN-affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO)
  • Economic Advisor to Exemplar Zero – Humanitad
  • Board of Advisors, EU-India, Academy for Augmenting Sustainable Technological Inventions, Innovations, and Traditional Knowledge (AASTIIK)
  • Induction as a Guild Member of the Order of King Christian IV of Denmark
  • Recipient of the Charlottesville Venture Group’s Golden Angel Award
  • Recipient of the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council’s Spotlight Award

Dr. Martin has publications in law, medicine, engineering, finance, and education. He maintains active research in the fields of linguistic genomics, fractal financial-risk modeling, and cellular membrane ionic signaling. As a speaker, author, business executive and futurist, Dr. Martin’s work has touched every country on Earth. He is the father of two adult children and works with his wife, Colleen, in every endeavor of life. Dr. Martin received his undergraduate (BA) from Goshen College, his Masters of Science from Ball State University, and his Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Virginia.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach the fundamental principles of All-In-Consequence-Based Accounting and Wealth Metrics using Integral Accounting.  We will examine the historical basis of modern economic systems and theory; the untested assumptions associated with value and trade metrics; the ‘costs’ and ‘benefits’ of models of profit-based economic models; and, comparative consequence-based assessment of scarcity and abundance based accounting.  Using Integral Accounting Principles, students will gain practical experience in 6-dimension cost accounting and reporting.

This course is fundamental to the reconciliation of transformative learning and its integration into current economic and social systems. Students will be able to establish management tools for economic and social engagement fully informed in the metrics of the consensus systems and fully adept and using Integral Accounting in enterprises and life-fulfilling endeavors.

Moving from the means by which we communicate value, this course will build a fundamental application-ready praxis in measuring human endeavor in the context of the whole ecosystem and provide accessible tools for deploying ecosystem-scaled enterprise models for global endeavors.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

1.    Competently review GAAP-accounting financial statements, corporate reports, and public disclosures and measure the explicit and implicit ‘costs’ of enterprise operation in the context of the global ecosystem.

2.    Competently articulate, using all 6 dimensions of Integral Accounting, the assessment of enterprise viability and sustainability.

3.    Formulate a full enterprise plan (ready for deployment and provisioning) complete with pro forma abundance audits, Integral Accounting reporting metrics, and Return to Stakeholder reporting accountability statements.

4.    Communicate the differential effect of consensus vs. Integral Accounting-based business rationale to a neutral audience.

5.    Select at least one life objective to pursue using a non-monetary provisioning and accounting method.

Together, we’ll explore the importance of economic and financial literacy in light of the dominant social narratives briefly outlined below.

Each student will be required to conduct his or her own Integral Accounting Audit of Commodities, Customs & Cultures, Knowledge, Monetary Instruments, Technologies, and Well-Being Instruments to assemble into a deployable Enterprise Plan.

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