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Welcome to the 2013 Building Resilient Communities Convergence!

The first ever Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute, brings together the best of the Northern California Permaculture Convergence and the Northern California Regional Transition Network Conference for an action-packed weekend designed to build a powerful movement for community resilience.

Whether you are a seasoned Permaculturalist, Hardcore Community Organizer, or just excited to learn about a new ways of living in thriving resilience with people and the planet, there is something at this conference for you!


Why are we doing this Convergence?





Why You Should Join Us:

Our Keynote Speakers

  • Transition Town Founder Rob Hopkins (making a rare appearance from England)
  • World renowned Activists and Visionaries: Julia Butterfly Hill, Richard Heinberg and John Trudell
  • The best of Community Organizing: Konda Mason and Doria Robinson
  • Internationally acclaimed Permaculture Designers: Penny Livingston-Stark, Brock Dolman, Pandora Thomas and Kat Steele

Stellar Workshops

  • Skill shares - Aquaponics, Mushrooms, Urban Homestead Design and More
  • Community Organizing and New Economy Best Practices from Movement Generation, Daily Acts, Bay Localize and more
  • Healing ourselves and our community with Inner Transition
  • Erik Ohlsen, Kevin Bayuk, Rachel Kaplan and Christopher Shein and others share permaculture strategies

Permaculture and Diversity

  • We are working hard to bring in some of the extraordinary changemakers building resilience in diverse communities, from Planting Justice to Movement Generation to 350.org to the Hub Oakland - to discuss how we work together to strengthen the movement

Family and Youth Friendly

  • Youth will have their own programming on Saturday with Generation Waking Up
  • Childcare available for parents of young kids

New Opportunities

  • Your New Business Partner
  • Your next Permaculture Design Course
  • Your Next Job
  • Bioregional breakout sessions
  • Our model resilient community market place with vendors, non-profits, and more

It's going to be a party!

  • Experience local cuisine, a delicious community dinner and then enjoy fantastic music from Dogon Lights, DJ Dragonfly and Zion Lion

We hope you will join us in working together to make a more resilient future possible!