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Will computers and wireless be available at the 2010 conference?

There are two public computers available in the lobby of the Engineering Center. In addition, conference attenders can use the campus WIFI and will be given a wireless access code. There are places to plug in computers and phones in the Engineering Center lobby.

If you’re staying in the residence halls, you’ll be able to access the wireless system by using the conference password and identikey.

2010 Local Attractions

In addition to being a great place to explore cohousing, Boulder is just a great place to visit – especially during the month of June. To get oriented, you might want to visit Boulder’s Convention and Visitors Bureau website, especially their "things to do" page. Here are our picks for the best things to do during a Boulder summer!

In Boulder

  • Pearl Street Mall – The heart of downtown Boulder, this pedestrian-only open-air mall features a wide array of dining and shopping experiences. Surrounded by the Flatiron Mountains, with the inviting crystal-clear Boulder Creek steps away, downtown Boulder presents an engaging blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture, and energetic Boulder lifestyle. Summer’s the perfect time to enjoy the Pearl Street Mall – buskers, live music, food vendors, and more!

2010 #5b - One-Year Home Page Display Ads

Value: $2,500

Classified AdWould you like your cohousing group or business to have the highest possible exposure on the entire World Wide Web? Get home page exposure for a full year with (1) your custom-designed graphic in the most visible position within the home page rotation and (2) a home page banner ad on the lower left.

This is your chance to claim the attention of over 15,000 monthly visitors – viewers who already care about cohousing.

2010 #5a - One-Year Classified Ad Package

Value: $850

Classified AdUse the most heavily visited cohousing website in the world to reach wanna-be cohousers with our most popular advertising package. It all starts with a consultation with Barb Bansenauer, Coho/US Advertising Manager (value: $100). The two of you will create a top-quality enhanced classified ad that will be linked in all issues of our email broadcasted newsletter, Cohousing Now!– received by over 7,500 people. This ad will run until July 31, 2011 (value for one-year: $750).

2010 #4b - 2011 National Conference Registration

Value: $300 until July 31, 2010 (then the registration price begins increasing)

Be the FIRST to register for the 2011 National Cohousing Conference in Washington, DC. Vote with your dollars – make the clear statement: I will be there!

Final 2011 conference pricing has not yet been set, but the special conference-only price is $300 ($49 less than the early-bird registration price for 2010). This price is only available at this conference.

Restrictions: This fully transferable registration covers only the main conference registration. Costs for any optional pre-conference workshops, tours, housing, or any other conference add-ons are not included.

Donor: Cohousing Resources LLC

2010 #4a - Cohousing Bus Tours Package

Value: Up to $630

BusEnjoy six seats on any of the Coho/US bus tours over the next year. You can use the six seats in different ways (e.g., take six people on one tour, two people on three tours, three people on two tours – or take them all yourself!). Tours are planned for Seattle (Washington), the San Francisco Bay area (California), the Boston area and beyond (Massachusetts), the Boulder/Denver area (Colorado), and the Chapel Hill area (North Carolina). You and your friends can choose seats on any bus tour offered by Coho/US. This includes the bus tours at the 2011 National Cohousing Conference in Washington, DC. These tours are fully transferable and can be used by others.

Restrictions: Does not include transportation to and from where bus tours begin. Coho/US Bus tours often sell out, so please schedule in advance. Expires Aug. 1, 2011.

2010 #1a - Silver Sage and Rocky Mountain Cabin Vacation for Two with Cohousing Developer Jim Leach

Value for up to a six-night stay with consultation: priceless

JimStay up to three nights at Silver Sage Cohousing (Boulder, CO) – plus a three-night stay at Jim's Rocky Mountain cabin. Silver Sage is one of the very few senior cohousing communities in the United States. You'll be hosted by Silver Sage resident, Jim Leach. You'll also have the chance to visit other cohousing communities as well as the Wonderland Hill Development Company offices. Jim will spend a day with you having fun in an outdoor activity – possibly skiing or hiking (to be arranged with Jim). This is a chance for some savvy cohouser to have a lot of fun while learning from one of the most experienced cohousing developers in the United States

2010: Contribute to the Auctions

We welcome additional contributions to the auctions – visit the auction catalog to see what's already available. The many creative and interesting contributions people like you offer make our auctions fun and lively!

Once an item is donated, CoHo/US will decide whether it is best suited for the silent auction or the live auction. To learn more about donating items to the auctions, visit the auction solicitation page (coming soon).

Thanks so much for thinking about making a contribution to the 2010 fundraising banquet. Your donations help make the event a lot more fun!

Saturday Fundraising Banquet – 7:00pm

Having fun at a previous banquet

Join the best-known cohousing activists and professionals as they come together for the 2010 fundraising banquet. The Saturday night banquet is a highlight of the conference – and it’s a great way to raise money for the movement we all passionately believe in: cohousing!

All proceeds support the Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit association, so contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

2010 Coho U - Growing Community: Head, Heart, and Hands

Wednesday, June 16, and Thursday, June 17

Led by Annie Russell and Eris Weaver

Learn what makes successful communities thrive as you take part in this engaging two-day community-building workshop filled with lively exercises, group discussions, and lots of useful handouts. Two of the country's most experienced community-building consultants will be your facilitators: Annie Russell and Eris Weaver.

Targeted to people who are thinking of starting a cohousing community or are already in development, this workshop will give a good overview of the many facets of community building. Experienced cohousers who want to brush up on their knowledge and skills are welcome too.

Topics will include:

  • how to form a core group and grow it (including strategies to get those initial curiosity seekers to commit!);
  • the typical stages through which cohousing communities grow and change over time;
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