March 19-21 2021 SWICA Spring Conference
SWICA will be holding our inaugural Spring Regional Conference. At this time, we are planning on conducting it online via Zoom. For those that remember the West Coast Communities Conference of 2017, we will build on that to bring together our South-West communities to become even more interactive and cohesive, so we truly can say we are a Regional Community.
The Theme for 2021 is "Community Where You Are". How can we build cooperative society where we already live? How can we best include residents that are in our neighborhood? How can we get the word out to people that don't even know what Intentional Community is?
Co-Sponsored by: Foundation for Intentional Community ic.org
California Co-Housing calcoho.org
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(suggested donation: $5) https://paypal.me/pools/c/8wolc5Tuol
Please note: Before and after sessions for at least 30 minutes, the channel will remain open for participants.
6pm Starting Your New Community Effectively
Diana L Christian, Opening Speaker (90 min)
8am - Community Building in Eugene and Portland, Oregon
Jan Spencer (90 min)
10am - Community Where You Accidentally Live
Lois Arkin, Keynote Speaker (60-90 min)
12noon - Lunch and Fun (120 min)
2pm - Encouraging Diversity
Crystal Farmer (60-90 min)
4pm - NeighborNet Pods
Steve Fuji (60 min)
5:30pm - Forming "Laser Heights" House
Carla Truax (60-90 min)
9am – Bringing Good People In
Werner Kontara (30-60 min)
10:30am - Planning Our Post-Covid Future
Panel Disc & Summit Lois, Diana, Crystal, Steve; Werner as moderator
"What do we feel is important from here on out for the community movement, considering the changing landscape?"
12noon - Closing Ceremony
December 19 - 2020 SWICA Holiday Summit Gathering
In a survey done by the LA Summit group, the vast majority of topics people were interested in had to do with getting along. And what to do when we don't. At this Summit Gathering, our theme therefore will be "Bringing Good People In". How are communities currently finding and qualifying interested people? What other ways may there be to bring in people that can get along with others and contribute meaningfully?
Learn all about the South West Intentional Communities Alliance and how we plan to provide the resources and platform necessary for anyone in the intentional community world to connect with each other as well as build and grow from whatever stage they are in. Meet and introduce your community to other attendees and potential community seekers.