2013 Building Resilient Communities Convergence

The Northern California Permaculture & Transition Network invite the California Student Sustainability Coalition to join us for the:

     2013 Building Resilient Communities Convergence      

        October 11-13 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA

**CSSC members use discount code THRIVE2013 for a special discounted $50 weekend pass!

        Visit www.transitiontopermaculture.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Read on for our amazing line-up of speakers, workshops, live music, & more.

Tickets Available Here:


  • Workshops: from some of Northern California’s most rocking community organizations and educators like Daily Acts, Bay Localize, Living Mandala, Urban Tilth, Movement Generation, Permaculture Artisans, Regenerative Design Institute, Generation Waking-Up and many more

  • Skill Shares: DIY skills in permaculture, natural building, new economy, clean energy, food production, herbal medicine, environmental justice, community organizing, systems-thinking, holistic healing, and more.
  • Open Space & Bio-regional Networking: Plenty of opportunities to brainstorm, cross-pollinate, make new connections, meet your new partner,connect with old friends, and build a movement!

  • Music & Festivities: Featuring a Community Barn Dance and Dance Party with live music from The Julian Trio, The Dogon Lights, DJ Dragonfly, Zion Lion + the Ultimate Permaculture Transition Passion Show!
  • Keynote Speakers: Rob Hopkins – Transition Network Movement Founder, John Trudell – Native American Activist, Poet, Speaker, Konda Mason – HUB Oakland – Co-Founder and CEO, Richard Heinberg – author, Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow, Andy Lipkis – TreePeople founder and president, Doria Robinson – Urban Tilth Executive Director, Julia Butterfly Hill, Penny Livingston-Stark & more.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

A Stunning Location

We’re excited to host the Convergence at the beautiful and whimsically sustainable Solar Living Institute.

We’re offering free camping for those who can’t get enough time in nature. We encourage participants to organize rideshares and caravans – SLI is only a 2 hour drive from San Francsico and we promise your trip will be worth it!

A Special Invitation to Next-Generation Leaders

We believe it is imperative to empower and equip young people with the awareness and skills they need to step up to the challenge of inheriting a planet in upheaval.

We are excited to offer a special youth track which includes youth leadership workshops from Generation Waking Up in addition to our regular speakers and workshops.

Help Us Build a Model Resilient Community

By hosting a booth modeling one aspect of a resilient community (ex: free library, community radio, clothing swap, etc.). Those selected will receive one free weekend convergence pass. Visit our website to learn more and apply!

 Diversity Scholarship Fund.
Please consider supporting… 
Your contribution – of any size – will directly provide for scholarships and transportation to make this gathering accessible for youth, participants and leaders from under-served and diverse communities.

Celebrate the Harvest!

Wait until you hear what’s in store for your taste buds…a community kitchen, affordable local cuisine, and a Saturday evening Harvest Banquet Feast.

In the spirit of abundance, we’ll also be trading food vouchers for fresh organic produce or work shifts in the kitchen.


Work-trade application now available!

Work-trade recipients will receive a deeply discounted weekend convergence pass and meal vouchers in exchange for helping to keep things running smoothly.

Work-trade spots are limited so pleasevisit our website to apply now!

Want to become involved?
If your project or organization is aligned with our vision of building resilient communities, we invite you to host a booth at the Convergence. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Would you like to become sponsor/affiliate?
If you are involved with an organization or a business, we are still seeking affiliates or sponsors for this event. You will be recognized for helping get the word out or for helping underwrite a major community gathering.

Help us build a village?
If you are individual who has the means to support our scholarship fund to help make the Convergence accessible to all, please consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Diversity is a core principle in creating living systems. That’s why I’m glad the Permaculture community is working hard to include more people of color and youth at the upcoming Building Resilient Communities Convergence. Cultural diversity will lead to a better conference which will produce a more resilient movement. -Van Jones, Principal and Founder, Rebuild the Dream

Towards Resilient Communities,

– The 2013 Building Resilient Communities Organizing Team



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