Community Conferences


Community Conferences and Community Related Events

Check out the Events Calendar to find lots of opportunities to gather, network, build and learn!

The following are some Community Conferences and events which happen every year to help people learn more about creating, finding and living in intentional communities. These events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the FIC or other organizations whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world.

Fellowship For Intentional Community (FIC) Organizational Meetings

The FIC holds semi-annual organizational meetings at communities throughout North America. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to attend!

Next Meeting: Not Yet Scheduled

Some of the past FIC meeting places (Thanks to our wonderful hosts!):

        Manzanita Village Cohousing Community, Prescott, Arizona – April 2013
        Sunward Cohousing and Great Oak Cohousing, Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 2012
        Arcadia Cohousing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – April 2012
        Frog Song Cohousing, Cotati, California – September 2011
        Jesus People USA, Chicago, Illinois – May 2011
        Mosaic Commons, Berlin, Massachusetts – November 2010
        Daybreak Cohousing, Portland, Oregon – May 2010
        Berea, Kentucky – October 2009
        Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Kimberton, Pennsylvania – May 2009
        Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledg, Missouri – October, 2008
        Hummingbird Ranch Community, New Mexico – June, 2008
        Student Co-ops, Austin, Texas – October, 2007
        Shannon Farm, Afton, Virginia – March 2007
        Songaia Cohousing, Bothel, Washington – September 2006
        Madison Community Cooperative, Madison, Wisconsin – April 2006
        Los Angeles Eco-Village, Los Angeles, California – November 2005
        Ecovillage at Ithaca, Ithaca, New York – May 2005
        Miccosukee Land Co-op, near Tallahassee, Florida – October 2004
        Highline Crossing Cohousing, Littleton, Colorado – April 2004
        The Vale community, Ohio – October 2003
        The Farm community, Tennessee – May 2003
        Goodenough Community, Washington State – November 2002
        Waterloo, Ontario – From the Ground Up – May 2002
        Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, Arizona – October 2001
        Earthaven Ecovillage, near Asheville, North Carolina – June 2001
        Sunward Cohousing, Ann Arbor, Michigan – November 2000
        Lost Valley community, Oregon – June 2000
        Frost Valley, New York – November 1999
        Cedar Rapids, Iowa – May 1999
        Golden Rule community, California – November 1998
        Twin Oaks community, Virginia – May 1998
        Sunrise Ranch community, Colorado – November 1997

The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability

Late May in Summertown, TN

Come to The Farm Community in Summertown, TN to set your course for the future, Life In Community! Our community conferences are in partnership with the Fellowship for Intentional Community. This gathering is a  unique opportunity to tour Green Homes of all types, see Sustainable Food Production at work, over 890 KW in Solar Installations, learn about Alternative Education, Conflict Resolution, Land Trusts, Midwifery and so much more.

Ecovillage Education US

July to August at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, MO

Join us for the 37-day summer immersion course for visionaries, culture-creators, and community organizers seeking experiential training in building or transitioning sustainable community.

A premiere training set within one of the US’ leading ecovillages, Dancing Rabbit in Rutledge, MO, this life-changing course gathers the wisdom of ecovillages worldwide to train new leaders in creating a more sustainable future.

Staff members include FIC staff and board members (and community founders) Laird Schaub of Sandhill Farm, Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig of Dancing Rabbit, Alyson Ewald of Red Earth Farms, Tony Sirna of Dancing Rabbit and several other leaders in the sustainable communities movement!

Register Today – Limited spots available! –

Communities Conference

Last weekend in August at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, VA

What role do intentional communities have in the uncertain times we live in?

How can we leverage cooperation and resource sharing to deal with the challenges we face?  How are people coming together to create a society that might able to weather the coming storms and end up being satisfying and sustainable?



Annual Conference of the Communal Studies Association: Transitions in Leadership
October 3-5, 2013 in Historic Harmony Butler County, PA and Old Economy Village, Beaver County, PA
Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: April 17, 2013



Annual Conference of the AASHE
Resiliency & Adaptation: October 6-9, 2013 in Nashville, TN



NASCO Institute
November 1-3, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI
Hosted by the North American Students of Cooperation

Over 400 participants will converge in Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 1st – 3rd to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement world wide. Since 1977, NASCO’s Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of housing cooperatives.

The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement. Participants include student coopers and others who choose to continue the lifestyle after college.


Check out the Events Calendar to find more opportunities to gather, network, and learn, plus to add your own event or even to reserve or to sell tickets.



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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.