Re: An Extraordinary Event: Connecting in Cohousing Conference
From: Chris Hansen (
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:39:40 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the debrief, Ann, and for the extraordinary amount of hard work
on the part of those organizing events like this.
We couldn’t make the event because of some significant commitments at our
end, so it’s helpful to get an enthusiastic endorsement and reminder
sessions may be available retrospectively.
Chris Hansen
Burlington CoHousing, East Village,

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 6:54 PM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:

> Hello all —
> OM Goodness!  What a well designed, amazingly well conducted CohoUS
> Conference via zoom!  When you add in the presenters … how fortunate to
> have an array of cohousers and non cohousers share their wisdom throughout
> the 6 hours.
> I attended the sessions on Conflict w/ Joe Cole, Mukunda Florida
> facilitated a heartfelt session on different approaches by cohousing
> communities to Covid-19, plus a session by Sarah Authors on a process
> developed by Peter Block.
> Four things about the conference design stood out:  a get to know you
> networking session early on, an exhibitors session (new this time), an open
> discussion session (anyone could offer a topic or continue discussing a
> topic) and, lastly, an after party get together.  The first three were
> terrific.  Alas.  No drinks or nibbles at the after party.  Come to think
> of it … no coffee at the beginning either ...
> Congratulations, CohoUS and all the folks who presented, attended,
> supported, etc.
> PS  Fear not!  Even if you couldn't attend, you will be able to view all
> the main sessions once the videos are up and running.  I’m sure CohoUS will
> announce how to do this very soon.
> Onward!
> Best —
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Ex. Dir. & Mbr. Board of Directors
> Mid Atlantic Cohousing
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
> When Isaac Newton stayed home to avoid the 1665 plague, he discovered the
> Laws of Gravity, Optics, and he invented Calculus
> NOTE:  I’m switching back to using zabaldo [at]  Many 
> apologies!
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