National Cohousing Conference
Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods; Learning from the Cohousing Experience
Jun 13, 2012 02:50 PM
Jun 17, 2012 02:50 PM
Come learn, share and perhaps volunteer. The conference features cohousing and community experts and provides a great opportunity to network with dedicated cohousing activists, supporters, and residents from around the world.
Presentations and workshops will offer everything from the basics of cohousing, designing and building communities, living in community, group process skill building, opportunities to learn from and share in each others' cohousing experiences, as well as how to contribute to making cohousing more sustainable and more affordable.
In advance of the conference, consider attending tours of local communities or pre-conference workshops.
More than 35 sessions covering a wide range of exciting and relevant topics will spark new ideas and give you tools you can use whether you are creating cohousing, living in it, or just wanting to find out more. Most of the sessions are participatory discussions not just presentations. You’re involved!
New to the Cohousing idea and want to find out more? Cohousing 101 will provide you with a rich introduction to the basic components of the model, how it works and why it brings such value to residents. Sign up for the Friday afternoon session or the Saturday morning session at no extra charge.
Three rolling workshops will take you to a broad selection of Bay area communities so you can experience and learn about cohousing first-hand.
In depth, intensive workshops offered the two days prior to the conference, will provide tools and information you can use. Separate workshops will focus on Cohousing Development, Facilitation, Group Process, Marketing, and more. The Cohousing Research and Writers workshop connects scholars, practitioners and writers interested in the cohousing model and how it connects to broader social and sustainability themes.