|Think you can't afford the conference? Think Again! Some zero-cost and "a la carte" options||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:34:10 -0700 (PDT)|
I've heard from some people who would love to be at this weekend's cohousing conference but can't afford the full $295 registration cost, or who can't take the time to fully participate. As Gold Sponsors of the conference, us Cohousing Coaches at Planning for Sustainable Communities want to make sure that as many people as possible get to participate, so we want to share some of the additional opportunities. Please share this widely on your community list or wherever appropriate: - Thursday night Video Fest: $0 plus tax (still $0.00) - Thursday afternoon and Friday half-day workshops: $50 - Thursday and Friday full- and half-day bus tours: $60-110 - Saturday-only registration: $160 (includes meals) - Sunday afternoon Open Forum: entirely no charge - Sunday afternoon open houses in Berlin and New Hampshire Here's some details: ---- * Video Fest: 7:30 PM Thursday (repeated Saturday evening after the auction for conference registrants) See professionally-produced videos about cohousing, interleaved with community-produced shorts showing community life. Wilder Auditorium, Bentley College, Waltham, MA - Voices of Cohousing. Building Small Villages in the City: a DVD created in Europe featuring European cohousing communities - Developing Sustainable Neighborhoods for Today's Housing Market - a DVD created by Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Films from different cohousing neighborhoods, including - Cambridge Cohousing - created a local video team - Doyle Street Cohousing - testimonial from the neighbor next door, created by me! - Songaia Cohousing - created by Community members No advance tickets or registration required. Just come on down, and bring your friends! Also a good place to meet other seekers (hint, hint, local cohousing groups that are recruiting) http://www.cohousing.org/2008/film --- * Pre-conference tours and workshops: seats still available for some, as low as $50 Get an intensive education on a particular topic from some of the top professionals in the world of cohousing. Learn about Aging In Community strategies. The Cohousing development process. How to design a Common House. Play the Timeline Game. Get to visit the many cohousing neighborhoods in Eastern and Western MA... on a guided tour, with time for learning and conversation. http://www.cohousing.org/2008/preconference_workshops --- $160: Saturday-only Registration, includes meals If you can only make it one day, this is the day to make it. Plenaries in the morning, breakouts in the afternoon, concluding with banquet and auction, dancing, exhibits -- great community connections. Details and registration: http://www.cohousing.org/2008/ -- * Open Forum Sunday afternoon Although the conference officially closes at 1, we're continuing the conversation with free-for-all OPEN FORUMS convening shortly afterwards. We've got the use of all the breakout rooms for a couple more hours to do OPEN SPACE format gatherings, where EVERYBODY can be a speaker, getting into more detail than the formal sessions, covering the additional topics you care about. Did I mention that it's free? No registration required, but to make the most of it you do need to be there at the very beginning. One topic we know is already planned for the time: a gathering of folks interested in Cohousing Research. Our very own Betsy Morris, Coho/US Research Director, will be facilitating that conversation. Bring your additional topics by the Cohousing Coaches booth during the conference, or join us early Sunday afternoon to convene a session on the topic that's near and dear to your heart. --- * Open Houses Sunday afternoon - Sawyer Village Ecovillage (Berlin, MA): Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing are just a few months from move-in and would love to have you as neighbors in their market-rate and affordable units. http://www.sawyerhill.org/ - Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm Cohousing Ecovillage will welcome folks willing to sneak across the border to New Hampshire (not that far, really, by California standards) and take a peek at their community-in-development http://www.peterboroughcohousing.org/ I'll leave it to these communities to post the details of their invitations, since I don't have them handy. So, no matter what your schedule, no matter your budget, come on down to the conference and we'll have a grand old time. Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach http://www.CohousingCoach.com/ Planning for Sustainable Communities Letting folks know that while it may be toasty here now, highs for the next few days are expected to be in the low 80's.
- (no other messages in thread)
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.