Schedule: 2017 National Cohousing Conference

Subject to change

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Pre-Conference Intensives / Activities

7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:30am - 4:30 pm Intensives - Full Day (registration required)
Building a Better Meeting: Facilitation Skills for Everybody: Laird Schaub & Joe Cole (International)

Aging Better Together By Design or Destiny: Janice Blanchard and Ann Zabaldo (Forum)

How to Make Housing that People Really Want and that EveryTown USA Needs: Wendy Wiesner (Embassy)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Sponsor and Presenter Reception (Overton Executive Suite 2nd floor)
6:00 pm Cohousing: Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett (Sponsored by the Nashville Civic Design Center, open to the public)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Creating Traditions, Celebration and Ceremony: Catya Belfer (free drop in) - International

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Pre-Conference Intensives; Conference Starts at 4:00 pm

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Pre-Conference Intensives; Conference Starts at 4:00 pm

7:00am Registration Open
8:00am - 11:30am Intensives - 1/2 Day (registration required)

Conflict Tools for Successful Groups: Joe Cole (Embassy East)

Hands-On Participatory Site Design: Mary Kraus (Embassy West)

Creating your Community - Marketing and Membership Development: Raines Cohen & Betsy Morris (International)

12:30 - 4:00 pm Intensives - 1/2 Day (registration required)

Community Renewal: Re-engage, Recommit and Revitalize: Ronnie Rosenbaum & John Rymers (International)

Let's Talk About Money: Eris Weaver (Embassy East)

Common House Design: Laura Fitch (Embassy West)

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Intensives - Full Day (registration required)

How Cohousing can Bridge Socio-Cultural Divides: Alan O'Hashi (Titans 9th Floor)

Cohousing Development: Lessons from 30 Years in the Trenches: Katie McCamant & Jim Leach (Grand Ballroom West)

Introduction to Sociocracy: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Diana Leafe Christian (Grand Ballroom Center)

Senior Cohousing: A Roadmap to Starting a New Community: SAGE and Charles Durrett (Grand Ballroom East)

Cohousing as Resilient and Sustainable Community: CRN: Cohousing Research Network (Forum)

1:30 and 3:00 pm Tours of Cohousing Community (registration required)
Tour of Germantown Commons with Bryan Bowen and Diana Sullivan
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Network Gatherings Open to All - Drop In
Ag & Rural: Working Farms & Enterprises: Bill Hartzell, Hundredfold Farm (Forum West)
Aging in Cohousing: Raines Cohen and other AIC Committee members (Forum East)
Let’s Meet! Seeking Community: Rita Bullinger & Diana Sullivan (International)
Climate Leading Communities: Jenny Godwin (Embassy East)
Parenting in Cohousing: Catya Belfer (Embassy West)
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Speed Networking: Grace Kim (International)
6:00 PM Dinner and Keynote with Sarah van Gelder (Grand Ballroom)
8:15 PM Networking for Newbies (International); Films (Titans - 9th Floor); Remembering Rob Sandelin, Joani Blank and others (Forum)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

7:30 AM Registration and Exhibitors Open
7:30-8:15 am Movement/Connections Class (Jackson Suite, 2nd Fl)
8:30-10:00 am Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
10:30am -Noon Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch with City Views & Networking (Crown 10th Floor)
Noon - 4:30 pm Video Showings (Titans - 9th Floor)
1:30-3:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
3:30-5:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
3:30-5:00 pm Forming a Cohousing Consortium - A New Way of Working: Linda Herman (Johnson Executive Suite 2nd Floor)
5:30 PM

Celebrating Cohousing Reception at Germantown Commons
7:00 PM

Facilitated Dinners & Nashville Fun

Sunday, May 21, 2017

7:45 - 8:30 am Gentle Yoga Class (Jackson Executive Suite 2nd Floor)
8:45 - 10:15 am Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
8:45 - 10:15 am Intern Programs in Community: Laura Fitch (Johnson Executive Suite 2nd Floor)
10:30am -Noon Sessions and Facilitated Discussions
10:30 am - Noon 500 Communities Training Program: Katie McCamant (Johnson Executive Suite 2nd Floor
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30-3:00 pm Sessions and Facilitated Discussions

2017 Conference ends at 3:00 pm

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