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July 2019

International Communal Studies Association Conference

$250

The ICSA thirteenth international conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. It will explore intentional communities and community movements that focus on the experiences of groups that have historically been marginalized—as, for example, the Camphill movement does for persons with intellectual disabilities. What can the field of communal studies learn from the unique experiences of such communities? What are…

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August 2019

Crestone Energy Fair

August 16 - August 18
Free

We have a weekend of educational presentations, community symposiums, film viewing, hands on demonstrations, world class music and guided home tours.  Run by a committee of volunteers, this family friendly three-day event has remained free to all who want to learn and experience first hand the necessary skills to use alternative building practices for future projects. This year will see an expansion in the Human Energy component of the event. Meditation techniques, Tai Chi, Breathwork, and Restorative Justice conversations combine…

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Indigenous Wisdom & Permaculture Skills Convergence

August 19 - August 25
$300

We are co-creating ecological infrastructure on the Pine Ridge Reservation, guided by First Nations wisdom & permaculture design principles. Campers bring a vibrant and dedicated energy, while working to support the vision of the OLCERI (Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative), honor Indigenous ways, and acquire ecological design skills through hands-on experiential projects.

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Southwest Inter-Community Retreat

August 30 - September 2
By donation

In partnership with fellow communities and with the help of the FIC (Fellowship for Intentional Communities), we are co-creating this exciting opportunity for networking and commingling among folks from diverse communities. Now more than ever we are called to widen our circles and move from isolation to participation with the world and each other as seekers, allies and current members of community. Together we will focus on three key questions: 1. What are the shared values of the Communities Movement?…

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Twin Oaks Communities Conference

August 30 - September 1
$100
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If you live or want to live according to the values of cooperation, sustainability, and equality this conference is for you. You’ll get something out of this event whether you’re brand new to communities and cooperatives, or have been living and working in them for decades. The conference focuses on Intentional Communities, including models such as Ecovillages, Cohousing, and Housing Cooperatives, and the larger cooperative movement, including all kinds of cooperative and collective organizations.

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September 2019

West Coast & Canadian Communities Conference

September 13 - September 15
$210

This conference is an intentional experience of community. Whether you live in an intentional community / ecovillage / co-housing and are interested in joining or starting one, are a networker or organizer, or are new to intentional communities, this conference will have something for you. Come learn about the intentional communities of the western US, gain skills and understanding for living in and developing intentional communities, and find mutual support and camaraderie with others involved with intentional community. Come celebrate…

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Northwest Permaculture Convergence

September 27 - September 29
$175

Entering its 12th year, the annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence is an inclusive weekend-long event that alternates between the states of Oregon and Washington. The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people to share their creative approaches for designing living environments, economic systems, and culture practices that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Long time enthusiasts and beginners alike pilgrimage from every corner of the Cascadian Bioregion, to educate on their successes (and failures!). Dozens of workshops and skillshares happen simultaneously…

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October 2019

Arcosanti Convergence 3

October 11 - October 13
$99

Convergence has the best parts a festival and conference. The event supports movement and thought, solo and group activities, in an atmosphere feels like retreat for your mind/body/spirit. Our friendly, and passionate attendees explore meaningful social and environmental discourse while providing a platform for co-creativity, music, and art. At the core of the Convergence is a mission to build community in the southwest and beyond. We think globally and act locally to make our world more equitable and enchanted. We…

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