|Cohousing Conference report #2||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 01:38:52 -0500|
This will be short because the schedule does not include much time to sleep and I need some... About 150+ people had a great day today at the North American Cohousing Conference day. Far more than I can report on here but I'll mention a few highlights. Two hours of the morning were used setting the agenda using "Open Space Technology" -- people proposed topics they would lead for the 6 main concurrent sessions, then everyone signed on / voted for those they were interested. After a process of negotiation topics got assigned to rooms and time slots, Don Lindemann talked and led volunteers talking about "Why" (do we do cohousing)... Included a very funny story that will have to be told another day. The first two concurrent sessions covered lots of topics including one I participated in on Retrofit Cohousing. I regret I dont feel up to typing all the topics in. But notes will be typed up and posted hopefully but it may be a few days. After a good meal this evening there was a slide show with a few slides from many communities narrated by the folks from those communities. Marci Malinowycz and associates are doing a bang up job of putting on the conference. Good night. (Note I'll get to some of the admin requests that are backing up a bit in a few days.) Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] tc.umn.edu Zipcode: 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us
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