|Cohousing: Growing Smart Communities - 1 Day Regional Conference!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:45:25 -0800 (PST)|
Hello all -- The Mid Atlantic Cohousing (MAC) conference team is pleased to announce that registration is now open for "Cohousing: Growing Smart Communities" 1-day Mid Atlantic Cohousing Regional Spring Conference, Saturday, March 20, 8:30-6:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. The event is cosponsored by UMD's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. This conference will be a day jam packed with workshops, presentations and networking. Just a few of the people you can expect to see and hear and work with at this conference are: Zev Paiss -- keynote speaker! John Buck CT Butler Dene Peterson Laird Schaub Don Tucker Sharon Villines There will be "tracks" for new and forming groups, building communities, completed communities and a special track for professionals currently working in or new to cohousing. Similar to Open Space Planning, there will also be a FREE FORM parallel track all day for those who wish to learn or present on a topic not covered in the programming. This is YOUR conference. You can make whatever you need to have happen ... happen! Topics range from financing to aging in place in community to permaculture to consensus to governance to workshare to meetings,etc. And for those of you who still have spaces to fill or resales there's a
very very very special hands on intensive workshop led by Neshama Abraham on marketing and sales in a down economy. Laird Schaub will bring and staff the FIC bookstore. This is an opportunity to buy those hard to find titles as well as the traditional favorites. And more, more, more! Please see the MAC website for details. http://www.MidAtlanticCohousing.org To download an absolutely lovely eFLYER with details about the conference or a POSTER with tear off tabs to tack on a bulletin board or to host a CONFERENCE BUTTON on your website go here: http://www.midatlanticcohousing.org/conf/Conference.html Scroll down to the section on PR for the Conference and download all three! The walk-in price of the conference for residents of MAC member communities is $50.00. Non Mac members pay $60.00. (See the MAC Conference page: http://www.midatlanticcohousing.org/conf/Conference.html for a list of MAC community members in good standing.)HOWEVER ... to encourage early bird registration the first 30 people who register will pay only $25.00 if you're a MAC member or $40.00 if you're a non MAC member.
Thereafter, the fee will rise on a regular basis until it hits thewalk-in registration fee. So ... as soon as registration is open which is NOW ...
register and get the lowest price! (Registration fee includes morning coffee, tea, bagels, afternoon snack, wine and cheese mixer after the conference -- CASH BAR.) Please tell every one you know! Spread the word! For the value conscious cohouser ... for a 10 hour conference this is only $2.50 per hour for MAC members, $4.00 per hour for non MAC members. Can you get a better deal anywhere?? Comaraderie, workshop solutions, presentations, events, experts, networking, food ... and the parking is free, too! Come get a taste of what it's going to be like in Boulder for the national conference in June! NOTE: the conference pages on the MAC website are a work in process. More information is being added ... DAILY! Check back often! Onward! The MAC Conference Team Marlis Janes - Potomac Valley Mark Knight - Hundredfold Farm Tom Lofft - Liberty Village Martie Weatherly, Liberty Village Ann Zabaldo - Takoma Village Karen Stupski - Facilitator Vince Cavallo - MAC webmaster Raines Cohen -- Cohousing Coach University of Maryland Conference Team School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation Sidney Brower, Professor Jamesia Green, Communications Director Don Law, Director Information Technology John Maudlin-Jeronimo, FAIA, Associate Dean See you there! --end-- Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703 663 3911
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