Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On May 16, Spend A Week In Philadelphia One Day

Art Of Community Conference To Build Upon Vision Of Utopia

Helping to build sustainable communities and nurture the minds and souls of communitarians, Intentional Communities, a project of the Fellowship for Intentional Communities, will be hosting an Art of Community conference just outside Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, May 16th.

A fabulous opportunity to get in touch with your inner community, to share community visions, and to commune, if you will, with the very nature of community life, in all of its splendor.

Whether or not it takes a village -- as in an incorporated village -- there can be no question that it takes a community.

True, it may not be community as we know it here on Long Island, but hey, raising awareness, learning about what's out there in communities beyond our pale, and convening outside Long Island's big box, might be just the inspiration you need!

Fellowship for Intentional Community Events and Conferences

The Art of Community - May 16, 2009 outside Philadelphia, PA

Got hope? Ready to build on it? Join Caroline Estes, Laird Schaub, Tony Sirna, Harvey Baker and Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig and the rest of the FIC gang on May 16 outside of Philadelphia at the beautiful Camphill Kimberton Community for a day of workshops, connection and fresh energy for your community building endeavors.

This is your chance to connect with some of the movements most dedicated movers and shakers, get inspired and learn about the nuts and bolts of community building in its many forms.

Sliding scale of $45-100 for the day includes meals.

For tickets, go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55120

For information about the program or to offer to help spread the word, contact Ma'ikwe: maikwe@solspace.net. For questions about registration, contact Jo: registration@ic.org

Event Schedule
May 16, 2009 at Camphill Kimberton Hills Community
8:00 a.m. - Registration

9:00 - Opening Welcome from Camphill Kimberton Hills & Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig for the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
·Opening Talk: Laird Schaub

9:45 - Break

10:00 - Workshop Session I
· Consensus: Caroline Estes
· Ecovillages Panel: Tony Sirna and Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig
· Start or Join?: Laird Schaub

11:30 - Lunch

12:45 - Workshop Session II
· Starting an Intentional Community: Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig
· Visions of Utopia II: with Harvey Baker
· Conflict: Laird Schaub

2:45 - Break

3:00 - Workshop Session III
· Guerilla Community: Harvey Baker
· Legal Structures: Tony Sirna
· Stump the Chumps: Caroline Estes, Laird Schaub and Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig
· Cohousing: Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris

4:30 - Schmooze/Q&A/General Networking (how casual or formal this session is will depend on attendance numbers)

6:00 - Dessert Auction

6:15 - Dinner

7:00 - Live Auction, proceeds to benefit to FIC

8:00 - Closing/Thanks/Invitation for Further Connection

If you'd like to help promote the event in your area download a printable flyer (PDF) and hang it up wherever people are looking for more community!

Introducing: The FIC Road Show!
Would you like to have the FIC come to your neighborhood and put on a one-day event? We come with workshops, inspiration, schmooze opportunities and years of experience in Intentional Community living and cooperative culture. For information about a Road Show event, please contact our events team chair, Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig maikwe@solspace.net (505) 514-8180.

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