Schedule: 2017 National Cohousing Conference

Subject to change

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Pre-Conference Intensives / Activities

7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:30am - 4:30 pm Intensives - Full Day (registration required)
Building a Better Meeting: Facilitation Skills for Everybody: Laird Schaub & Joe Cole

Aging Better Together By Design or Destiny: Janice Blanchard and Ann Zabaldo

How to Make Housing that People Really Want and that EveryTown USA Needs: Wendy Wiesner

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Sponsor and Presenter Reception
6:00 pm The Evolution of Cohousing Design: Katie McCamant & Charles Durrett (co-sponsored by the Nashville Civic Design Center, open to the public)
7:00 pm What's Happening in South Africa: Josie Rowe-Setz (registration required)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Creating Traditions, Celebration and Ceremony: Catya Belfer (free drop in)

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Pre-Conference Intensives; Conference Starts at 4:00 pm

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Pre-Conference Intensives; Conference Starts at 4:00 pm

7:00am Registration Open
8:00am - 11:30am Intensives - 1/2 Day (registration required)

Conflict Tools for Successful Groups: Joe Cole

Hands-On Participatory Site Design: Mary Kraus

Creating your Community - Marketing and Membership Development: Raines Cohen & Betsy Morris

12:30 - 4:00 pm Intensives - 1/2 Day (registration required)

Community Renewal: Re-engage, Recommit and Revitalize: Ronnie Rosenbaum & John Rymers

Let's Talk About Money: Eris Weaver

Common House Design: Laura Fitch

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Intensives - Full Day (registration required)

How American Cultural Norms Restrain the Cohousing Movement: Alan O'Hashi & Marghi Hagen

Cohousing Development: Lessons from 30 Years in the Trenches: Katie McCamant & Jim Leach

Introduction to Sociocracy: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Diana Leafe Christian

Senior Cohousing: A Roadmap to Starting a New Community: SAGE and Charles Durrett

Cohousing as Resilient and Sustainable Community: CRN: Cohousing Research Network

1:30pm - 3:30pm Intensive - Two-Hour (registration required)
Building Skills & Community in South Africa: Memel.Global: David Wann & Steven Ablondi
1:30 and 3:00 pm Tours of Cohousing Community (registration required)
Tour of Germantown Commons with Bryan Bowen and Diana Sullivan
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Network Gatherings Open to All - Drop In
Ag & Rural: Working Farms & Enterprises: Bill Hartzell, Hundredfold Farm
Aging in Cohousing: Cindy Turnquist
Urban Resilience
Let’s Meet! Seeking Community: Rita Bullinger & Diana Sullivan
Climate Leading Communities: Jenny Godwin
Parenting in Cohousing: Catya Belfer
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Speed Networking: Grace Kim
6:00 PM Dinner and Keynote with Sarah van Gelder
8:30 PM Networking and Films

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:30 AM Registration and Exhibitors Open
8:30-10:00 am Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
10:30am -Noon Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
Noon-1:30 pm Boxed Lunch & Networking
Noon - 4:30 pm Video Showings
1:30-3:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
3:30-5:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
5:30 PM

Celebration Cohousing Reception at Germantown Commons
7:00 PM

Facilitated Dinners & Nashville Fun

Sunday, May 20, 2017

8:45-10:15 am Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
8:45 - 10:15 am Intern Programs in Community: Laura Fitch
10:30am -Noon Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
10:30 am - Noon 500 Communities: Katie McCamant and CoHousing Solutions
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30-3:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions

2017 Conference ends at 3:00 pm

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