Nashville, TN
Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2017 National Cohousing Conference
From  Thu, May 18, 2017 at 8:00AM (Central)
To  Sun, May 21, 2017 at 3:00PM
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Early Bird Registration [+] 02/28/2017 $340.00
All activities and offerings except pre-conference intensives and tours, including Friday Keynote Dinner, Sat Lunch, and Sat Reception.
Student and Low Income [+] 24 04/30/2017 $230.00
This rate is available for students and others who are low resourced.
Tour of Germantown Commons @ 1:30 [+] $20.00
Fri, May 19 1:30-3:00 pm Led by Architect Bryan Bowen or Founder Diana Sullivan Small, energy efficient homes, rain gardens and edible landscaping top the list of sustainable features, and homes are solar-ready. Multigenerational community of 25 homes
Tour of Germantown Commons @ 3:00 [+] $20.00
Fri, May 19 3:00-4:30pm Led by Architect Bryan Bowen or Founder Diana Sullivan Small, energy efficient homes, rain gardens and edible landscaping top the list of sustainable features, and homes are solar-ready. Multigenerational community of 25 homes
Building a Better Meeting: Facilitation Skills [+] $120.00
Presented by Laird Schaub and Joe Cole Thurs, May 18 (8:30am - 4:00pm) Have you ever been to a meeting that was efficient, productive, and fun? How can groups create and maintain an environment of deep connection and effective decision-making? What skills
Aging Better Together By Design or Destiny [+] $120.00
Presented by Janice Blanchard and Ann Zabaldo Thurs, May 18 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Participants will explore how aging in community principles and strategies can provide the framework for everyone to ask for, receive and give care. Attendees will learn how to
How to Make Housing that People Really Want and that EveryTown Needs [+] $105.00
Thurs, May 18 8:30am-4:30pm Wendy Wiesner and PFAC How to Make Housing that People Really Want--and that EveryTown USA Desperately Needs, and Get the Resources and Buy-In to Do It. We will discuss step-by-step what is required to make this kind of housi
Conflict Tools for Successful Groups [+] $75.00
Friday May 19 - 8:00 am - 11:30 pm Presented by Joe Cole How can groups navigate conflict and emotional energy more effectively? While conflict is a natural part of group dynamics, it can be difficult and agonizing for many of us.
Hands-On Participatory Site Design [+] $65.00
Friday, May 19 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am Presented by Mary Kraus This intensive will give you a hands-on experience of the participatory site design process typically used to create cohousing. Participants will work together to create a cohousing site design,
Marketing & Membership Development [+] $75.00
Friday, May 19 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am Presented by: Raines Cohen & Betsy Morris This intensive builds on our work over the past dozen years as members, consultants, and interviewers of successful, aspiring, and unsuccessful cohousing groups and seekers of s
Community Renewal: Re-engage, Recommit & Revitalize [+] $75.00
Friday, May 19 - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ronnie Rosenbaum & John Rymers Just as it is common for a person to experience an identity crisis at different stages in their life, it is normal for more mature co-housing communities to question who they are, their va
Let's Talk About Money [+] $75.00
Friday, May 19 - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Eris Weaver Many communities find themselves in conflict over financial and budget issues…and the current economic situation doesn’t help! Conflicts about money are really conflicts about values. In this experiential wo
Common House Design [+] $65.00
Friday, May 19 (12:30 pm - 4:00 pm) Laura Fitch The Common House is the heart of every cohousing community. How can you design your common house to enhance your community? What spaces should you include? What spaces can be combined to achieve economy? Wha
How American Cultural Norms Restrain Cohousing [+] $75.00
Fri, May 19 - 8:30am - 4:00 pm Presented by Alan O'Hashi and Marghi Hagen ..and what we can do to make it more appealing to lenders, local government, developers and members. Includes a fun balance of simulation games, interactive exercises, video, disc
Cohousing Development: Lessons from the Trenches [+] $150.00
Friday, May 19 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Katie McCamant and Jim Leach Lessons from 30 years in the trenches: roles and responsibilities of various players during the development process: Who does what and when do we need them.
Introduction to Sociocracy [+] $105.00
Friday, May 19 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Jerry Koch-Gonzalez & Diana Leafe Christian also called Dynamic Governance — a governance and decision-making method based on effectiveness, transparency and equivalence, which can help cohousing communities function mor
Senior Cohousing: A Roadmap to Starting a New Community  [+] $150.00
May 19 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Charles Durrett & SAGE You will receive expert guidance and proven techniques to help you navigate your way. We will show you how to build momentum and transform your visions and dreams into actions and reality.
Building Skills & Community in South Africa [+] $40.00
Friday, May 19 1:30-3:30 pm David Wann & Steven Ablondi Memel.Global is unique in the cohousing world, not just because of its rural South African location but also because it offers an opportunity for active seniors to be of service in the wider communit
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Germantown Commons in NashvilleTHE 2017 NATIONAL COHOUSING CONFERENCE promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities.

WE WILL COVER cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability and resiliency in both living green through energy efficiency, shared resources, and greener building, to how community sustains us for measurably healthier lifestyles.

The program will offer a tantalizing soup to nuts menu of session choices—something for everyone: those who are living it, those who are developing it, and those who are just dreaming about it. And with all of that there will still be plenty of time for conversations in the hallways, tours, and fun!

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Who should attend
Annie Russell
Steven Ablondi
Ty Albright
Alice Alexander
Robin Allison
Jayni Allsep
Jayni Allsep
Joren Bass
Catya Belfer
Janice Blanchard
Bryan Bowen
Lewis Bowers
Diana Leafe Christian
Raines Cohen
Joe Cole
Anne Collins
Beverley Cooper
Susan Danielewicz
Susan Danielewicz
Susan Danielewicz
Susan Danielewicz
Jas Darland
Pat Darlington
Anne Doberstein
R. Philip Dowds
Charles Durrett
David Entin
Margaret Ewing
Sidney Ewing
Crystal Farmer
Laura Fitch
Jenny Godwin
Marghi Hagen
Georgia Handforth
Bill Hartzell
Linda Herman
Linda Herman
Nola HitchcockCross
Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard
Helen Jarvis
Helen Jarvis
Lisa Jason
Alex Kelter
Alex Kelter
Alex Kelter
Grace Kim
Jerry Koch-Gonzales
Jessie Kome
Mary Kraus
Peter Lazar
Jim Leach
Ann Lehman
Kathryn McCamant
Julie McCullough
Julie McCullough
Lynne Montague-Clouse
Betsy Morris
Aron Nussbaum
Alan O'Hashi
Terry O'Keefe
Barbara Opty
Ronnie Rossenbaum
John Rymers
Angela Sanguinetti
Laird Schaub
David Scheidt
David Scheidt
Lindy Sexton
Darlene Shannon
Karen Sheppard
Herb Simmens
Laurie Steuri
Chris Steuri
Kay Stewart
Rosie Sullivan
Diana Sullivan
Bob Teague
Orest Tomaselli
Cindy Turnquist
Pat Tweedie
Pat Tweedie
Pat Tweedie
Sharon Villines
David Wann
Eric Weaver
Wendy Willbanks Wiesner
Cheryl Wilson
Michael Winston
Michael Winston
Michael Winston
Lyons Witten
Kevin Wolf
Ann Zabaldo
Jeffrey Zucker
Sarah van Gelder