Art of Community 2012 welcomes
the Cohousing Association of the US as our new sponsor!
We’re honored to welcome CohoUS back this year as a sponsor of AoC – their dedication to the cohousing model of intentional community is deserving of much praise and thanks!
CohoUS and the FIC cooperatively promote and support each others’ conferences- a model of cross-collaboration between organizations that is elemental in spreading the word about the importance of building community with intention.
Remember to Recognize the work of your
Allies in the Communities Movement -
Together….we are making a difference!
2012 National Cohousing Conference, Oakland, CA – June 13-17
Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods; Learning from the Cohousing Experience
The conference features cohousing and community experts. It’s a great opportunity to network with dedicated cohousing activists, supporters, and residents from around the world. Presentations and workshops will offer everything from the basics of cohousing, designing and building communities, living in community, group process skill building, opportunities to learn from and share our cohousing experiences, as well as how we can contribute to making cohousing more sustainable and more affordable.
- Cohousing residents
- People who want to learn about the cohousing neighborhood model
- Community-oriented groups
- City Planning Department professionals
- Architects & developers interested in building sustainable communities
- Businesses who support cohousing communities Conference Highlights
|Conference Sessions More than 35 sessions covering a wide range of exciting and relevant topics will spark new ideas and give you tools you can use whether you are creating cohousing, living in it, or just wanting to find out more. Most of the sessions are participatory discussions not just presentations. You’re involved!|
|Cohousing 101 New to the Cohousing idea and want to find out more? Cohousing 101 will provide you with a rich introduction to the basic components of the model, how it works and why it brings such value to residents. Sign up for the Friday afternoon session or the Saturday morning session at no extra charge.|
|Community Tours Three rolling workshops will take you to a broad selection of Bay area communities so you can experience and learn about cohousing first-hand.|
|Pre-Conference Workshops In depth, intensive workshops offered the two days prior to the conference, will provide tools and information you can use. Separate workshops will focus on Cohousing Development, Facilitation, Group Process, Marketing, and more. The Cohousing Research and Writers workshop connects scholars, practitioners and writers interested in the cohousing model and how it connects to broader social and sustainability themes.|