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Communities Conference at Twin Oaks Community, Labor Day weekend, Aug 31 - Sept 2

The Communities Conference at Twin Oaks Community is a chance for people interested or involved in intentional communities and other community-oriented projects or businesses to share ideas, network, and enjoy a weekend together.  There are formal workshops, open space, as well as many informal opportunities to cross-pollinate with other community minded folks.  Held Labor Day Weekend, Aug 30 - Sept 2, basic registration fee range is $75 - $175, depending on accommodations.  Prices go up June 1st!  

This year's theme: Community Vs. Uncertainty

What role can community play in preparing for an uncertain future?  How can cooperation and resource sharing be leveraged to create equitable, sustainable and satisfying solutions to local and global crises?

Call for Workshop Proposals:

Communities Conference at Twin Oaks Community

The Communities Conference is held Labor Day weekend, Aug 31 - Sept 2, at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa County, Central Virginia.  The event hosts around 150 participants, including people living in, interested in, and new to intentional communities and other kinds of cooperative living and working.  

The focus of the event is on intentional communities, although workshops sometimes cover a broader array of topics in cooperative and alternative lifestyles. The theme of this year's conference is Community Vs. Uncertainty. The focus of the Monday program will be on Solidarity/New Economy.

We are looking for dynamic presenters who can offer interactive and/or engaging workshops.  Workshop blocks are usually 1.5 or 2 hrs.  The conference site is rustic and mostly outdoors. And while there is limited electrical access presentations requiring projectors or other electrical presentation tools can be accommodated.

Presenters are encouraged to participate in the whole weekend.  Camping is the standard accommodation; indoor accommodations are available for a fee.

Please send a one to three paragraph workshop description with title and a little bit about yourself to conference(at)twinoaks(dot)org.


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