2023 Communities Conference Update #3


  • Newest Workshops
  • Sunday Dinner and Party at Acorn
  • Cambia Monday Program
  • Cooks wanted
  • Rideshare Form
  • Covid testing policies and reminders
  • Work Trade info
If you missed them, you can read Update #1 and Update #2 on our blog. 

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite. They are $150 for adults, $50 for youth ages 6-17, and free for kids 5 and under. We will close online ticket purchasing at noon eastern time on Thursday, August 31. After that you are welcome to purchase tickets at the 134 W. Old Mountain Road parking entrance to the conference between 1 PM and 9 PM on Friday and between 8 AM and 2 PM on Saturday. 

Curated Workshops – We got many more proposals for workshops than the 20 curated time slots we had.  Fortunately, most of the presenters who did not get selected have offered to present their content in the Open Space portion of the event.    A full list of workshops and events is now available on the 2023 Communities Conference Program website.

Sunday Night Dinner and Party at Acorn – Acorn Community is located 7 miles from the Conference Site and will be hosting dinner, a set of tours and a party after on Sunday eventing Sept 3.  Rides will be provided for people interested in attending.  This is part of the Communities Conference program and is offered at no cost.

Cambia Monday Program – Cambia Community is located just 1 mile from the Conference Site and is offering content for $40 on Monday, which is the Labor Day Holiday, Sept 4th.  Read this link for more complete descriptions

Cooks Wanted- We are still in search of a few honchos (lead chefs) for a few meals during the conference, if you’re interested in this role please email us at hawinafalcon@gmail.com. You’ll have volunteer helpers to assist with chopping, prepping, etc. If you’re interested in helping (but not being a meal lead) you can sign up for kitchen shifts at registration when you arrive.

Ride Share forms, drivers needed– To find or join a carpool, fill out this request form. We are especially in need of drivers who have seats available, so if you have an open seat in your vehicle please let us know by filling out the rideshare form or contact 

Covid testing policies/reminders– All attendees must show proof of a negative test covid test (at-home tests are fine), with a sample taken 24 hours or less before you arrive at the conference. We encourage attendees to test at home, as in 2022 several attendees had unexpected positive results. Tests will also be available at the gate for $5 each- cash is preferred but venmo, paypal, and credit/debit cards are also an option.

Work Exchange: If the standard ticket price is more than your budget can absorb, work exchange tickets are available for $50 via the eventbrite ticket portal. All participants are expected to contribute 2 hours of work during the conference, our discounted work exchange ticket option requires an additional 4 hours (6 total). If you are attending on a work exchange ticket, you can purchase youth tickets for $25 each (there is no work requirement of youth attendees, and no additional work requirements of adults who purchase this type of youth ticket). We are committed to making the communities conference affordable/accessible to as many people as possible. Please get in touch to discuss additional discounts, scholarships, or barter options.

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