Every year around September long weekend, Twin Oaks ecovillage hosts a Communities Conference by and for people involved with intentional communities. It was mentioned when I visited, and is something I’d love to go to. Have you been? Here’s what they have to say about the conference on their website:
If you live or want to live according to the values of cooperation, sustainability, and equality this conference is for you. You’ll get something out of this event whether you’re brand new to communities and cooperatives, or have been living and working in them for decades. 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 Twin Oaks conference site has open air facilities and the basic registration option includes camping. Indoor accommodations are also available. Meals and snacks are provided (including food contributions from participants) from Friday dinner through Monday dinner.
Activities at the conference include formal workshops and presentations, open space workshops provided by participants, community introductions and networking, tours of three different intentional communities, a rockin’ dance party, and plenty of time to hang out and have fun.