The Convergence festival is born out of the emerging new paradigm. A paradigm where co-operation not competition, solutions not problems and consensus not hierarchy are defining characteristics. 'Convergence' aims to bring together the different groups and individuals that are working to promote social justice, enhance our health or help us to live in a more environmentally sustainable way.

Sustainability has been defined as 'Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'. It seeks to improve the quality of our health, our society's health and the health of our environment through the recognition that these things are linked.