National Cohousing conference hosted by the Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US).
The 2008 gathering promises to be the best yet! Come network with other cohousers in every phase, from the community-minded to veteran cohousing residents. Two days of pre-conference workshops and community tours will be followed by a weekend of regular conference activities. Presentations will address everything from the basics of cohousing and designing and building communities, to living in community and sustaining the cohousing movement throughout the country, and more.
We’re excited to welcome John Abrams, founding member and resident of Island Cohousing in Martha’s Vineyard, as our keynote speaker. John is co-founder and CEO of the South Mountain Company, an employee-owned design-build firm. He chairs two nonprofits – the Island Housing Trust and the Island Affordable Housing Fund – and speaks often on affordability issues, socially responsible business and ecological building issues. John’s book The Company We Keep explores the “role of business in preserving and restoring local culture, social equity, and ecological balance.”
Pre-conference workshops will be held Thursday, June 12, and Friday, June 13, before the regular conference programming. These half-day workshops will be led by experienced professionals addressing in depth specific issues on the pulse of cohousing development.
Official Website: http://www.cohousing.org/2008/overview
Added by raines on September 15, 2007