The History of the Universal Lightworkers Conference
For the many thousands of attendees of the Universal Lightworkers Conferences (ULC), there has never been a conference or expo that captured such a spiritual and loving atmosphere, and was simply “the best spiritual event they had ever attended.” But how did the conference come about?
After being a speaker in International conferences for many years, Michael Mirdad noticed that, although such events always had a fun and informative atmosphere, they were never centered on God/Spirit, and the speakers rarely worked cohesively. Although the existing conferences had all the big-name speakers and musicians, they were missing the unique feeling that comes from having a deeper spiritual integrity and intention—they had a feeling of separation that he was determined to change.
This realization inspired the creation of “The Universal Lightworkers Conference,” the first of its kind for people on the spiritual path who were open to taking their spirituality to a new level. The word “Universal” was chosen because it was all-encompassing. So instead of Planetary Lightworker or Global Lightworker or Earthly Lightworker or National Lightworker, Michael insisted on The Universal Lightworkers.
The Universal Lightworkers Conference was launched and coordinated by Robin Rose (and numerous Volunteers and Coordinators), as Robin had already been organizing some regional spiritual festivals in the Pacific Northwest. The event was held a few times per year in Dallas/Houston, Seattle, and West Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale from around 1995—2010. The event was also held a couple of times in Australia.
It was during this time that the term Lightworker really took off—with numerous groups, websites, and eventually facebook pages being created. Some of them seemed to have maintained the integrity of the meaning, while others did not. And although most of them don’t acknowledge Michael Mirdad as the probable origin of the term, it fails the proper definition when God/Spirit (which is the ultimate Source of Light) is not included in their description for the term Lightworker. In other words, if any such group or organization fails to place God/Spirit in their definition of what Lightworkers are all about, then they can’t really be representing Light-workers.
The ULC is unique in numerous ways, including:
- The conferences are God-centered rather than focusing on individuals and/or information. The fact that many vendors, volunteers, and attendees have followed this Conference from coast to coast is certainly a testimony to its quality and uniqueness.
- The event is more like a gathering or celebration of Love and Light rather than an Expo or standard Spiritual Conference. However, the information shared brings about a great deal of healing to those attending.
- Speakers, Performers, Vendors, etc. are selected to represent quality and NOT quantity: One-mind and One-heart. The conference is definitely not a space of mass-produced lectures featuring speakers or topics that seem disjointed.
- The vendor booths are closed during lectures, so all of the attendees, speakers, and vendors get to participate in the entire Conference together. This creates a strong feeling of oneness throughout the entire group.
“The Universal Lightworkers Conference is what I have dreamed all other Conferences would be like,
and I feel honored to be a part of these events.”
~ Gregg Braden, Author of Awakening to Zero Point & the God Code
“So you think Conferences are all alike? Well this anointed event represents a whole new paradigm
on how to bring together powerful Lightworkers in order to change lives. If you don’t believe me,
just ask any attendee.”
~ Lee Carroll, Author, “Kryon” Books
The Universal Lightworkers Conference (ULC) launched (or assisted) a great number of careers, including Gregg Braden, James Twyman, Jayem, Kryon, Pat Rodegast, and Doreen Virtue—who then wrote a book called, “The Lightworkers Way.” The event also featured Dan Millman, Alan Cohen, Patricia Cota-Robles, Norma Milanovich, Theo, Mary Morrisey, Raymond Moody, John Randolph Price, Swami Beyondananda, Gary Renard, Don Miguel Ruiz, Donna Eden, Aluna Joy, Ted Andrews, Matthew Fox, Sondra Ray, Joan Borysenko, and Steven Halpern.
Besides having an incredible list of speakers, the ULC grew due to the unique “vibe” everyone could feel through the 3-day weekend event. Speakers, attendees, and even hotel staff would often stop in their tracks and wonder, “What is this incredible ‘vibe’ I am feeling?” And the answer that was always given was “Love and God.” Even coordinators from other conferences would attend and ask to be tutored on how to create this same vibration at their conferences. But they were always told they would have to completely change their level of focus and integrity—an answer they rarely seemed to understand.
Another essential point that was instrumental in creating the powerful vibe at the ULC was that there were strict guidelines about which speakers would be accepted into the event. The speakers had to be popular, great at teaching, humble, cooperative with all the other speakers AND they must be “God-centered” in their work. So even if a speaker were one of the most popular on the planet, they were often declined as speakers at the ULC if, for example, they were not humble and able to build the energy of the event by working cooperatively with the other speakers.
Then, as we all know, the events of 911 changed many things in the world. A lot of hotels wanted to make more money and became less open to having spiritual events. Sadly, many of the speakers that once attended the ULC (even the ones that got their start there), raised their rates and would no longer participate for less than several thousand dollars each. As a result, the ULC began to take place only once per year and finally ceased altogether by 2010.