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2008 National Cohousing Conference Embraces Those Living in Community

The National Cohousing Conference has traditionally drawn a large crowd of folks who are searching for answers, advice, connections and community. This year the conference will also address cohousing’s most valuable resource: those already living in community. The 2008 conference experience is geared toward helping those of you who’ve been living in community – whether for months or years or decades – to enrich your lives and the life of your group as well as to connect with each other.

2008 Conference Programming and Dialog

Click here to look over the preliminary schedule of the preconference activities!

Join the Dialog

Become a member and share your thoughts on the conference sessions and their topics. Just click on any of the Conference sessions, below, and use the Post New Comment form to add your voice.

Sunday Self Directed Open Forums

If you can stay awhile, we have reserved space on Sunday afternoon to accommodate groups that may want to meet a little longer. These can be groups with a common interest found at the conference, regional gatherings, forming group gatherings, special topic interests – ideas can and will continue to develop through the conference, and a limited amount of space will be available for informal gatherings.

Presenters: Download the Presenter's Guide to the 2008 Cohousing Conference

Main Conference Sessions

2008 Accommodations & Area Information

Note: On site registration and check in will be in the LaCava building.

Accommodations

Lodging is available on campus for $30 per person night, plus a $20 linen fee (total, not per night). Rooms are set up apartment style, with a typical arrangement being 2 bedrooms and a central sitting area, with a shared bath. Rooms are double or single occupancy, and are available starting Wednesday night. You will have the opportunity to request roommates or suitemates, and to state preferences regarding your suitemates.

2008 Saturday Evening Dinner Auction

We have expanded plans for our Saturday night to include a dance band this year! Join us in Bentley’s Executive Dining Room for an evening of fabulous food, an extensive silent auction, and some live auction excitement! Then it’s time to push back the table and dance to the sounds of Swing Café, Eric Kilburn’s live swing band! (Eric hails from New View Cohousing).

2008 Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to welcome John Abrams, founding member and resident of Island Cohousing in Martha’s Vineyard, as our keynote speaker. John is co-founder and CEO of South Mountain Company, an employee-owned design-build firm. He chairs two nonprofits – the Island Housing Trust and the Island Affordable Housing Fund – and speaks often on affordability issues, socially responsible business and ecological building issues. John’s book The Company We Keep explores “the role of business in preserving and restoring local culture, social equity and ecological balance.” To learn more about John’s company, visit the South Mountain Company website.

Coho/US welcomes new board members

Your board is delighted to welcome three new members: David Entin, Diane Margolis, and Terri Furman!

Where's the webinar CD?

What's happened to the CD of Katie McCamant's webinar on financing cohousing?

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