WCCC 2016 Full Schedule

West Coast Communities Conference 2016 Schedule

Thursday September 29th

Arrival and Exploration Day

7:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner

Plenty of snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please make preparations for other meals if you plan to arrive earlier on Friday.

Friday September 30th

8:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast

10:45 – 12:45 pm Tour of Groundswell Community

12:45 – 2:45 pm Lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm Ice Breaker w/ Kyle DeVries

4:45 – 6:15 pm Workshops Session 1

Fun Games for Co-operative Communication w/ Kate “Sassy” Sassoon

Building Relationships while Exploring Differences w/ Brent Levin & Penny Sirota

6:15 – 7:00 pm Opening Circle

7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner

9:30 pm Documentary Screening

Saturday October 1st

8 – 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 am Conference Keynote

Moving Beyond Diversity To Collective Liberation: Engaging the Communities Movement in Racial & Economic Justice w/ Deseree Fontenot & Tavi Baker

11:15 – 12:45 pm Workshops Session 2

Creating a Conflict Management Plan w/ Kate “Sassy” Sassoon

How to Live a Long and Healthy Stress Free Life in Community w/ Al Lampell

Peaceful Coexistence Exercise: Grounding Community Consciousness w/ Erik “Red Scarf InEnglish” Schmitz

12:45 – 2:45 pm Lunch & FIC Auction

2:45 – 4:45 pm Community Salon

4:45 – 6:15 pm Workshops Session 3

Creating Resilient (Fire-safe, Cooperative) Communities in a World of New Climate Realities w/ Eliot Hurwitz & Magdalena Valderrama

Making Peace With Conflict, Nonviolent Communication in Everyday Life w/ Martine Algier

Radical Inclusivity in Intentional Communities Panel

6:15 – 7:00 pm POC & Ally Caucus Breakout Sessions

7:30 – 9:00 pm Dinner

9:30 – 12:30 am Dance Party  – Celebration is an essential part of community, so join in for some dancing around the campfire and get to know the amazing people who have gathered through some shared play.

Sunday October 2nd

8:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 am Open Space Organizing Session

10:15 – 12:45 pm Open Space Workshops

12:45 – 2:30 pm Lunch

11:45 – 1:15 pm Workshops Session 4

Resilience-Based Organizing for a Just Transition w/ Vanessa Raditz & Deseree Fontenot

The Intentional Communities Movement: Past, Present, Domestic, and Global w/ Sky Blue

End of official conference programming. There will be dinner and community storytelling around the campfire for all those who volunteer to help with clean up.

If you are staying overnight, know that breakfast will not be provided on Monday so come prepared to meet your own needs.