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14 Jun 2011

Transition Network conference 2011 workshop programme confirmed (ish)

Transition Conference 2011Just over 3 weeks to go until the Transition Network conference at Hope University in Liverpool and things are falling into place.  It’s going to be great.  What I want to do here is to give you the latest information that I have in terms of what you can expect if you click the button to your left and book yourself a place.  Imagine a sweet shop packed with the most delicious of treats, multiply that by a hundred, and if you’re interested at all in Transition, that’s what will be laid on for your delectation in Liverpool.  Yes, it’ll be that good.  So, let’s dive in….

First of all, the programme.  You can find that here.  One thing you’ll notice is that for the first time we have replaced Open Space with a different approach, ‘Fishbowls’, which allows the more focused exploration of some of the ‘hot issues’ in Transition.  That should be really interesting.  Secondly, workshops.  Here are the workshops that are now confirmed (about 95% of them at least…) that you will be able to choose from…. mouthwatering stuff… if pasting this table in here works, you’re in for a treat…

Title Transition Ingredient Presenter Time and location
lst Session
Introducing the ingredients of Transition All of them! Rob Hopkins Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Grow your groups Coming together as groups Jeannie Thompson, creator of healthy groups for inner and outer Transition Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Diversity and Faith in Transition Inclusion and diversity Catrina Pickering, Transition Diversity Coordinator and others tbc Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Playing for Time Arts and creativity Lucy Neal (author of the forthcoming Playing For Time, the Head, Heart and Hands of Transition and the Arts (working title). Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Update on Local Currencies Plugging the leaks Ciaran Mundy (Bristol Pound), Ben Brangwyn (Totnes pounds), Lewes pound (Amy Cox), Simon Woolf (Brixton pound tbc) Saturday afternoon, 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Transition Together, Transition Streets Street-by-street behaviour change Fiona Ward Transition Training and Consulting, Transition Streets leader (tbc) Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Social web storytelling pilot Becoming the media Ed Mitchell Transition Network web coordinator and Charlotte Du Caan of This Low Carbon Life. Saturday afternoon, 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Creating local food systems (including From Incredible Edible to the new urban mind, the carrot that started a revolution!) Local food initiatives Peter Rix of Liverpool Local Food Alliance, Paul Clarke of Incredible Edible Todmorden, Phil Knibb of Communiversity, and Peter Boyle of the Liverpool Hostels Food Alliance (tbc) Saturday afternoon, 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Communities, Councils and Transition – an alternative vision of the Big Society Engaging the Council Alexis Rowell author of Communities, Councils, and a Low Carbon Future, and Simone Osborn, author of the Bristol Peak Oil Report Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
Kids in Transition Engaging young people Charles Whitehead, author of Creating a Sustainable World for our Children, Debbie Bourne, and Ed Wade-Martins of Moving Sounds Saturday afternoon 9 July, 2:30 to 4
A Quaker approach to solving conflict Healthy conflict Laurie Michealis of Living Witness Saturday afternoon, 9 July, 2:30 to 4
2nd Session
Transition Tales, the Quest to 2030 The role of storytelling/coming together as groups Steph Bradley, Transition Tales storyteller Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Weaving Magic Coming together as groups Nick Osborne of Response-Ability Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Conflict Clinic and Decision Making Healthy conflict Hamid van Koten, director of Design History, Theory and Practice at Dundee University, and May East of Findhorn Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Social Enterprise Social enterprise/entrepreneurship Fiona Ward and Les Bellmon of the Eldonian Group. Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
The Work that Reconnects Personal Resilience and Coming Together as Groups Debbie Warrener of Ogunte Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Action learning: a taster session Coming Together as Groups Chrissie Godfrey of VisionJuice Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Community supported farms breweries, and businesses Community-supported breweries, farms, and businesses Mick Marston of the Soil Association, Mark Hodgson of Topsham Ales and others (tbc) Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Websites for Transition initiatives Becoming the media Ed Mitchell Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Renewable energy systems Community renewable energy projects Dirk Campbell of OVESCO, Kevin Frea of the Solar Coop, and others (tbc) Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
3rd session
System Games: From Control to Participation Engaging young people and arts and creativity Robin de Carteret, Sustainability Educator and Consultant Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Group dynamics Coming together as groups Jeannie Thompson Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Personal resilience Personal resilience Inez Aponte, storyteller and arts practioner Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Trafford Hall – Low income community Resilience Inclusion and diversity Barbara Watson or Gary Dutton of Trafford Hall (tbc) Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Making and attracting investments to survive the collapse of the oil based industrial economy Investing for transition Arjuna Krishna Das (author and technical communicator), Peter Lipman, Chair of Transition Network, Giles Bristow of Carbon Leapfrog Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Learning for the future as if this planet matters Education in Transition Isabel Carlisle, Education Co-ordinator for Transition Network Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Measuring the impacts of Transition Measurement Naresh Giangrande of Transition Training and Consulting, Nicola Hillary Transtion Network Funding Manager, Hamid van Koten and Pete North, author of Local Money (tbc) Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Community Development Strategies Community Brainstorming Tools Jonathan Melhuish of 9Carrots and others tbc Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Energy Descent Action Plans Energy Descent Action Plans Jacqi Hodgson, (Totnes), tbc, Frances Northrop (Totnes Economics Blueprint), Steve Last (Worthing) tbc Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Community land trusts Community ownership of assets Chris Bird author of Local Sustainable Homes and Davie Philip of the Village Monday morning 11 July, 9 to 10:30
Trips, walks, and entertainment
Health and well being Liverpool: Local trip Neil Chadborne and Alan Cunningham Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Trip to Three Streets Environment Project: Local trip Stella Shackel Sunday afternoon 10 July, 2:30 to 5:30
Herb walk Mandy Dean Saturday evening 9 July, 6 to 6:45
Tree walk Robin Walter Sunday evening 10 July, 6 to 6:45
Speakers/Entertainment/performance Jay Griffiths Saturday evening 9 July, 8:45 to 9:45
Open Mike/Bar Mike Grenville Sunday evening 10 July, 8:45 to 10:15

Then there’s the Saturday night entertainment. We have tried to design something which is not information-heavy, as that’s the last thing you’ll want, but something that inspires, which makes you laugh and which introduces some new ideas. We are delighted to confirm that Jay Griffiths, author of ‘Wild, an elemental journey’, will be speaking. She has promised to look at ‘the politics of kindness’ and much else besides. Also, I will be doing my “the story of Transition in 20 objects” presentation, telling the story of lots of projects happening out in Transition initiatives from objects they have sent me.  Other elements of the evening are yet to be confirmed.  There will also, on Sunday evening, be a screening of the film ‘Grow your own’ about allotment-keepers on Merseyside, which is fantastic (here‘s the trailer), as well as the traditional Open Mike session…

So, where else would anybody want to be between the 8th and the 11th of July?  You can book your place here.

 

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sally ludwig
20 Jun 8:33pm

oh, if only I could transport over to Liverpool CO2-free (sans jet exhaust)! Beam me over…

Best wishes for a fantastic time, everyone, and we all look forward to the harvest of ideas and stories afterwards.