Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 2-5
at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA
Co-Sponsored by the Foundation for Intentional Community
This year’s Communities Conference is just around the Corner! Will you join us this Labor Day weekend (September 2nd-5th) for three days of workshops, story swapping, shared meals and inter-community solidarity? The program this year has an abundance to offer, featuring presentations, dance parties, discussion panels, introductions to the diversity of attending communities, and “open space” time for participants to host workshops and discussions on the topics that matter to them most.
Workshops approved for 2016.
We’ve got an exciting lineup this year. Here’s a rundown of some of the workshops we’ve approved so far. We’ll have a workshop by last year’s Monday program keynote Beth Raps on using community organizing principles for organizing intentional communities. Anton Marks, general secretary for the International Communities Desk, will present on the kibbutz movement in Israel, with a focus on the urban kibbutz movement that has developed over the last 30 years. Representatives from the School of Living will give a workshop on forming Community Land Trusts. And Sarah Taub from the Center For New Culture will guide participants through a workshop called Boundaries: Speaking Truth, Meeting Needs, and Releasing Attachments.
Other workshop topics and titles include:
The use of mutual credit systems and sociocracy to build community
A panel discussion with the Federation of Egalitarian Communities
The role of intentional communities in the larger cooperative movement
Culture Hacking 101
Discounts and work exchange.
It’s important to us to that the conference be financially accessible to people who are excited to come. While we keep the prices for the conference as low as possible, we understand that the amount we ask is still too high for some.
Work exchange is available. Click here for more info and to apply.
Group discount: If you’re part of an intentional community or organization that is sending 3 or more people, you can get a 25% discount! Use the discount code GROUP when registering. It will work whether your each registering individually or all together.
Past participants: We want you back! If you’ve attended the Communities Conference in the past, contact us and we’ll send you a discount code.
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See you in September!
It’s time for intentional communities and cooperative culture to step into the spotlight. One of the best ways we can propel this movement forward is by getting a whole lot of people together to inspire each other, share information, and get organized. Look forward to seeing you in September!