Saturday, September 29, 2012

NorCal Regional Transition Conference


You are invited to attend the first ever
What: Northern California
Regional Transition Conference
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: At the NEXUS event venue
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1010
in the Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA
–– Meet and network with other Transition initiatives from the region, including Sonoma, Sebastopol, Berkeley, Albany, Santa Cruz and more!
–– Be inspired by successful community resilience projects
–– Help take your Transition efforts to the next level; learn innovative organizing tools and methods
If you have helped to organize or have been participating
in your community's Transition initiative, or are
simply interested in learning more about this
thriving international movement, this is a must-attend conference.
To attend, please register online here
http://www.connectionaction.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=32
Cost is $25 (nobody turned away for lack of funds)
On-site catered lunch will be available for $10
Conference Content
Presentations, panel discussions, and hosted group discussions with expert guest speakers and experienced Transition leaders on the following topics (plus much more):
Engaging more diverse communities in Transition -- Engaging community diversity of all types, including communities of color, youth, income levels, etc.
Creating practical projects -- Successful community resilience projects and what has been learned
Transition messaging that appeals to the masses -- Messaging strategies and use of media to reach a wider audience and build a more cohesiveTransition movement
Creating effective Transition working groups -- Some practical, proven methods for how to create working groups in your Transition Initiative
Building partnerships and networking -- Strategies for networking and building partnerships with other sustainability/localization organizations and projects
Creating regional Transition projects -- Creating larger projects such as Time Banks, community renewable power collectives, etc. that are regionally-focused and shared across Transition groups
Sustaining the group while avoiding burnout and having more fun -- Personal and group strategies for sustaining the work of Transition over the long haul
Building Transition organizational capacity and acquiring funding -- Tools, ingredients and skills for evolving TI organizational structures and processes for building more capacity and effectiveness
REconomy and Transition Enterprises -- What are the next steps for re-designing our community economies for resilience?
Plus: Open Space session, Inner Transition exercises, regional networking time, and guest speakers including Pam Hartwell-Herrero Mayor of Fairfax, Kirsten Schwind from Bay Localize, Marco Vangelesti from Slow Money and many more
(If you have some special experience or expertise to share on any of the above topics, please contact Scott McKeown at scott [at] transitionus [dot] org)
About the Transition Movement: The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected. We believe that we can make the transition to a more sustainable world. We hope that you will join us.

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