As I prepare for the 2016 Northwest Permaculture Convergence I ponder the words of Penny Livingston, who was passing through my new home-town of Port Townsend yesterday. She said “I’m so over the talking heads conferences, listening to one speaker after the other. The main thing is the networking.”
The NWPCC will be a BIG networking opportunity. There will be hundreds of permaculturists and hundreds of allies from other sustainable movements. This means thousands of reunion contacts and thousands of new contacts. People will get a chance to meet at mealtimes, breaks, at workshops, at the skillshare, and in small and large groups. We are accepting proposals for round-table discussions and “working groups” up to the conference and we will have an ad hoc scheduling board at the conference.
So far a number of NWPCC 2016 Tracks have emerged.
Fruit & Nut Track
International Development & Permaculture Track
Natural Health Track
Permaculture Pioneers Reunion Track
Decolonizing Permaculture and Anti-Oppression Track
Artisanal skills as found at the Skillshare Village
We are looking for people to present workshops or group sessions on all of these tracks (and more). If you know someone who would be appropriate please let them know, or send me their contact info.
Thanks, and I hope to see many of you there.
Michael Pilarski, [email protected]
There are lots of good reasons to get together - sharing information, friendships, networking, marketing, synergy and fun.