About the Twin Oaks Communities Conference and the Convergence of Communities

The Twin Oaks Communities Conference (TOCC) is an annual gathering over the Labor Day weekend (Aug 30 thru Sept 1st) which brings together people seeking intentional communities with folks who are already living in them.  There are performances, auctions, presentations and specialized curated workshops on intentional community living and Open Space technology workshops on any topic.  The conference focuses on Intentional Communities, including models such as Ecovillages, Cohousing, and Housing Cooperatives, and the larger cooperative movement, including all kinds of cooperative and collective organizations.The current themes for this years event are:

  • How can communities network more effectively? 
  • How can our communities be more equitable and diverse?

This event is the longest running conference on international communities in the nation, with over 40 different ICs represented and likely over 200 participants.  It is a family friendly, camping event in rural Virginia. Twin Oaks community hosts this event at our fully equipped conference site.  For more details and tickets please see our registration page.


The 2024 Convergence of Intentional Communities (CIC) is a two day event happening on Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2-4 at the Twin Oaks conference site in rural central Virginia. This convergence is designed to poll experienced communitarians for what services they need from the existing IC networks and what types of actions they can take on their own bilaterally. We can explore various questions about how to support each other. For example, are we settling for ICs being comfortable places to live, when we could also be working together to build a more just and reasonable country?  This is the first time this event has taken place and is being co-organized with the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC).  Here is information on who should go and how to get tickets.