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February 2019

Intentional Communities Panel: Sharing Resources

February 7 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM EST

In the process of sharing a house you share much more than just the roof over your head. You share a space that shapes you. What do you offer and what do you receive? How do you build a home that you’re proud to belong to? Whether it’s a commune and their CSA or a loft with equitable rent, each community shapes their particular financial structure and communal resource contributions to fit their values. Join us Thursday, February 7 at…

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May 2019

The Farm’s Sustainability and Community Conference

$175

This gathering is a  unique opportunity to tour: Green Homes of all types Sustainable Food Production Over 89 KW in Solar Installations Learn about: Alternative Education Conflict Resolution Land Trusts Community Business Midwifery and so much more.  Registration $175 per person / Students $125 Includes meals (Fri supper – Sun brunch) (Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.) Lodging Rates Accommodation Price Camping $15/per night/per person Dormitories $25/per night/per person Other Accommodations available

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National Cohousing Conference

May 30 - June 2
$445

Community for the Health of it Something for everyone — those exploring the idea, newly forming groups or existing communities. • Cohousing Bus Tours & Open Houses • 2-days of Pre-Conference Intensives • Multiple Tracks of sessions: Build It – Live It – Sustain It • Facilitated Discussions • Networking Opportunities Common Questions Our call for presenters is now closed with 120 submissions. Applicants should hear in early to mid-December. Registration officially opens early/mid January. At that time we’ll have…

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Village Building Convergence

May 31 - June 9

The Village Building Convergence (VBC) is City Repair's flagship event featuring over 30 community-built projects happening all over Portland. Additionally, the VBC hosts a series of evening events featuring speakers and local musicians.

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July 2019

Restorative Circles Conference

$160 – $330

The Restorative Circles Conference at Earthaven celebrates our opportunity to come together as human beings, as communities (and the organizations we form) to recreate social systems that enhance our ability to reach a higher stage of justice on the arc of history. The bi-annual event focuses on sharing the Restorative Circles process (RC) and the results of its practice, finding support in reaching higher goals in our work places, civic and residential communities, and remembering how our health and well-being are supported…

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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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