Schedule of Events

Stay tuned for the workshop schedule and full program. These should be available by August 14th.

In case you’re interested, click here for the Communities Conference Program 2016


Friday, Sept. 1st

3:00 pm – Registration opens
4:00 – 6:00 – Tour of Twin Oaks
6:00 – 7:30 – Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 – Welcome, introductions, and keynote presentation by Ed Whitfield

Saturday, Sept. 2nd

7:30am – 9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 – Welcoming Circle
9:30 – noon – Meet the Communities – group representatives in attendance introduce themselves and their communities and answer questions. This is a great time to network!
10:00 am – noon – Tour of Twin Oaks Community
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 5:45 – Workshops
3:30 – 5:30 – Tour of Twin Oaks Community
6:00 – 7:30 – Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 – Documentary screenings
8:00 – late – Dessert and dance party at the Twin Oaks dining hall

Sunday, Sept. 3rd

7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9:15 – 10:45 am – Workshops
9:00 – 10:45 – Tour of Twin Oaks
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Open Space introduction period
12:00 – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 4:00 pm – Open Space: Participant led discussions, activities or workshops on any topic under the sun!
4:00 – 4:30pm – “Closing” circle*
5:00 – Late  – Open houses and tours at various communities
6:00 – 7:30pm – Dinner at the conference site
7:30 – 9:30pm – Documentary screenings

*Closing Circle: There’s more happening through Monday, but many people will be heading home around this time and we’ll do a round of appreciations, parting thoughts, and announcements.

Monday, Sept. 4th, 2016

7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9am – 4pm – Inclusivity and Social Justice – A deeper dive
5:00pm – Dinner