Update 2- Our first selected Workshops, rebuilding weekend June 21-24, and join the FIC this Friday as we rethink the Future of Intentional Communities

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  • Tickets are on sale now, less than 3 weeks left to save 20% with early bird prices!
  • Announcing our first curated workshops for 2024, exploring how intentional communities can impact, and are impacted by, human caused global climate change
  • Enjoy construction work or architectural salvage? Join us June 21-24 for our next rebuilding weekend at the conference site
  • Help us promote the Communities Conference on Social media
  • Join the FIC on Friday, June 14 for a panel discussion Rethinking the Future of Intentional Communities

Prefer to read your news online? Need to catch up? You can find all of the 2024 Updates here.

Tickets are on sale now, less than 3 weeks left to save 20% with early bird prices!

Buy your ticket to the TOCC before June 30 and pay only $120 for adults, $40 for youth, and free for kids 5 and under (a 20% discount on our general admission prices). After July 1st, tickets are $150 for adults (plus taxes and fees), $50 for youth aged 6-17, and free for kids 5 and under. 

Tickets to the inaugural Convergence of Intentional Communities (CIC) are also available. Created by and for people who live in intentional communities, the convergence has two core goals– to build stronger relationships between intentional communities, and to guide the networks & organizations supporting ICs on how to best serve member communities. Early bird rates are $72 for adults and $24 for youth (kids 5 and under are always free), then on July 1 increase to $90 for adults and $30 for youth. 

Announcing our first curated workshops for 2024, exploring how intentional communities can impact, and are impacted by, the climate change crisis

First, in his workshop “Living Without Fossil Fuel or Firewood” primary designer of the buildings and energy systems at Living Energy Farm Alexis Zeigler asks the provocative question “At Living Energy Farm, we live a modern lifestyle without fossil fuel and largely without firewood. Can 8 billion people live as I do?” Energy independence, no power bill, and a dramatically reduced climate change impact. Living Energy Farm is an intentional community, education center, and farm that demonstrates that a fulfilling life is possible without the use of fossil fuel- tours of LEF will also be available during the weekend. 

Second, Daniel Greenberg, former Director of Education at the Findhorn Foundation and current co-executive director at the Foundation for Intentional Community, will repeat his popular 2023 screening and discussion of the documentary “Firebird- An eco-community in the heat of Crisis”. Firebird explores how Findhorn Ecovillage in The North of Scotland, one of the oldest ecological and spiritual intentional communities in the world, navigates crisis and change as they approach their 60th anniversary. The symbol of the Firebird is significant as a title and metaphor in the documentary, representing the element of fire and the transformative energies of love and hope- a particularly poignant reminder as Twin Oaks continues to recover & rebuild from the March 2024 fire. (As with all things in life, these workshops and events are subject to change based on presenter schedules, natural disasters, approval from film distributors, and more.)

We’re still seeking proposals for 2024, check out our Call for Presenters post here for more.

Join us June 21-24 for a rebuilding weekend at the conference site

Cleanup at the conference site is going well, our next rebuilding weekend is June 21-24. This is a free event, you will be camping out at the conference site (bring your own tent, sleeping bags, etc), and we will feed you. This weekend we will be doing construction of the outdoor kitchen area, assembling a 30′ dome (generously donated by our friends at Camp Contact), and we have been doing salvage of building materials at two nearby properties so there will likely be this type of work for people who like it. If you’re interested you can find details on the Facebook Event page or by email at buildcamp@twinoaks.org– please RSVP so we can plan ahead for meals and work shifts. 

Help us promote the Communities Conference on Social media  

The TOCC is now on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter/X, Threads, and more! Check out our linktree for a full list. If you are willing to help promote this event on social media we can provide sample text for posts as well as nice pictures. Interested? Email us at conference@twinoaks.org, or DM us on social media.

Join the FIC this Friday for a panel discussion Rethinking the Future of Intentional Communities

It seems everyone is talking about how communities can best meet the challenges of our times and become models of living well and lightly together within the growing polycrisis. If you’d like to join the conversation, one “place to be” will be this FIC panel discussion Rethinking the Future of Intentional Communities on June 14th. Long-term communitarians, Crystal Farmer, Sky Blue, and Daniel Greenberg will share their current visions and engage participants in an extended Q&A session. It is sure to be a thought-provoking and inspiring event! Be sure to register, if you can’t attend live you’ll still be able to view a recording later. Please keep an eye on your inbox and spam folder for an email from events@ic.org.

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