Event Listings

GLOBAL EARTH REPAIR Conference  May 3-5, 2019  Port Townsend, WA  

The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring 500 or more people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national and international levels. 


Gaia radio presents:  ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION CAMPS:  How to Heal a Dying Planet 

May 8th, 2019 at 9 am  US PDT  A free Webinar by John Dennis Liu


Western Worker Cooperative Convening: Olympia, WA  May 18th, 2019 
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM     The Olympia Center  222 Columbia St. NW  Olympia WA, 98501

The next Worker Cooperative National Conference will take place in 2020   Below are one day events   

United Sstates Federation of Worker Cooperatives 

Conversions Peer Network on Thursday, April 25, 2019 

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar on Friday, May 3, 2019 

What Works Webinars: Open-Book Management Practicum on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 

USFWC Union Co-op Council on Friday, May 10, 2019 

USFWC Public Policy Webinar on Thursday, May 16, 2019 

USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council on Thursday, May 16, 2019 

USFWC Racial & Economic Justice Member Council on Monday, June 3, 2019 

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar on Friday, June 7, 2019 

June Democratic Management Skills Check-Up on Thursday, June 13, 2019 

USFWC Union Co-op Council on Friday, June 14, 2019


Transform 2019   May 22-24  San Francisco, Ca

Brought to you by the founders of SOCAP and Impact Hub SF, TRANSFORM is a first-of-its-kind conference and lab series bringing together the ideas, entrepreneurs, and capital to create big changes, for good. Transform focuses on deep and integrated areas: Climate, Communities, and Capital


National Cohousing Conference:  Community for the Health of It  May 30 - June 2, 2019   Portland, Or


Village Building Convergence   May 31 - June 9, 2019  Portland, OR

The Village Building Convergence (VBC) is City Repair's ( flagship event featuring over 30 community-built projects happening all over Portland.


Left Forum 2019 Brooklyn, NY Jun 28-30

The Place for people with radical thoughts


2019 International Day of Cooperatives    6Jul2019

Cooperative employment is far from a marginal phenomenon. Cooperatives around the world employ or are the main source of income for more than 279 million people—almost 10% of humanity’s total working population. On July 6th, hosted by the United Nations, national and global policymakers, civil-society organizations and the public will rally around the theme of Coops 4 Decent Work.


US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

In the spirit of celebration and growing to meet today's challenges, we’re thrilled to announce the largest worker co-op gathering this year: the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, which will be October 18th-20th, in Baltimore, Maryland!


Completed Events


North West Permaculturd Convergence Toledo, Wa September 28 – 30, 2018

Arcosanti Convergence October 5 – 7 2018

In our second year, Convergence is closing the gap between festival culture and community organizing/development. We offer pragmatic tools of change while also exhibiting performances and experiences that help us understand WHY adaptation, struggle, and artistic pursuit is an essential act of life. Our principles are co-ownership, co-creation, access, accountability, civic responsibility, and urgency. ARCO.LIFE

GENNA-ALLIANCE-COLAB October 8 – 12, 2018

Join leaders in the regenerative communities movement for a unique 3-day retreat at the stunning Arcosanti urban laboratory in Arizona. Following the Arcosanti Convergence, this gathering is designed for organizations working at the intersection of sustainability and community.



Unleashing the Collective Geniuus: Celebrating 10 years of Transition in the US

NASCO Institute

Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 2nd through 4th, 2018 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. This year we will also be celebrating 50 years of cooperation since NASCO began.


2018 Vanguard conference will be in New Orleans from September 12 through 15. Applications are due on May 31.

You will be inspired by new perspectives from around the world. Vanguard Newcastle introduced me to a diversity of thinking around better, healthier more equitable cities. Having 49 other urban creatives spanning green infrastructure, artificial intelligence, arts and culture and regeneration to bounce ideas off, learn different perspectives from and maintain contact with has been invaluable to my personal and professional development," says Rajesh Bhardwaj, Urban Data Architect for 99 Aha


COMMONBOUND 22-24 June 2018 St Louis, Missouri

On June 22-24, 2018, over 700 people across the new economy movement will come together in St. Louis, MO for CommonBound 2018 to connect with one another, share our resources, and demonstrate our power in creating systems that truly meet the needs of our communities.

In past years, CommonBound has answered the questions of what is a new economy, why do we need one, and who is it building it. Next June, CommonBound will connect these threads and focus on another question: How do we build a new economy?

ECO-VILLAGE PATHWAYS Youth and Elder Connections

​As a young team energizing the next generation of ecovillage leadership, we invite you to join a 3-day dynamic and sacred space for deep connection this June 14-17, 2018 at La Cite Colebrook, New Hampshire, USA.

LEFT FORUM 1-3 June 2018 John Jay College of Criminal Justice 24 W 59th St, New York, NY

The Trump presidency has brought the most dangerous and oppressive aspects of America – rapacious capitalism and foundational racism and misogyny – out of the shadows and into a chillingly clear light. And we are seeing a rising tide of the reactionary right all over the western world.

Still, our own movements – for worker power, race, gender, and sexuality justice, ecological healing, anti-war and a broad anti-white-nationalist front – while under attack, are also on the rise. These are dangerous but invigorating times for a left resurgence. To make gains, to win battles, we must build a strong unified left which moves beyond the constructed dichotomies of class and identity, violence and nonviolence, reform and revolution.

Northwest Intentional Communities Association Spring Gathering and 25th Anniversary Celebration

June 1st thru 3rd  2018

Why attend: Are you interested in intentional communities? Want to see a more just and sustainable world, based on cooperation instead of competition?

This is the event to be at if you want to celebrate communitarian life, learn more about community living in its many forms (ecovillages, co-operatives, shared income communities, co-housing models -- urban & rural), and hear about forming and expanding intentional communities in our area. If you want to network with others, perhaps looking to form a new community, or if you want to bring your community successes for others to be inspired by, or your questions and challenges forward to seek support, you are welcome!

TENDING THE THRESHOLD: May 25-27 2018 Ashland, OR

Gathering Change-Makers, Bridge-Builders & Edge-Dwellers

This "conference" is an invitation to gather, play, and create with fellow change-makers, bridge-builders, and edge-dwellers. It's a subversion of the status quo while stepping into the emerging new paradigm


TRANSITION US (Transition Towns)

Building the Solidarity Economy: Free Webinar with David Cobb of Cooperation Humboldt Monday, April 30, 2018 -11:00am-12:15pm

Cooperation Humboldt exists to develop a solidarity economy across the North Coast. They identify, support and nurture local cooperative economic efforts that help people meet their needs without exploiting or oppressing anyone, without being exploited or oppressed by anyone, and commit to do so in an ecologically sustainable manner.


Twin Oaks Communities Conference: Join us Sept 1 - 4, 2017 for a weekend of workshops, community-building and culture creation! Learn about intentional communities from cohousing and co-ops to communes and ecovillages. We’ll explore issues such as group-decision making, diversity in community, intentional relationships and sustainable living. In addition to structured workshops and sharing circles, there will be plenty of time to network, swap stories and play together at beautiful Twin Oaks Community. Registration fees include food and tent space or indoor accommodations (additional fees for indoor). Held Labor Day Weekend, we welcome both community seekers and members.

The Western Worker Cooperative Conference,  13-15 Oct 2017 in Seattle, WA is a bi-annual event that fosters education and information sharing among worker co-ops and promotes sustainable development of the co-op movement. Workshop themes range from basic topics related to starting and operating a worker co-op to those that improve communication and operation, and others that explore the worker cooperative model in the larger social context. The conference emphasizes the importance of skill and knowledge sharing among members of worker cooperatives.

Registration is now open for the September 16-17 People's Congress of Resistance! This event will draw together grassroots resisters and diverse social movements from around the country for an exciting weekend of strategizing, deliberation and information-sharing.


Third Annual

West Coast Communities Conference

2017 September 29 thru October 01

Escondido, California


Building Resiliant Communities Permaculture Convergence   

5-8 Oct 2017  Solar Living Institute Hopland, Ca


Left Forum    NY City 2-4 June, 2017    The Left Forum brings together national and international politics, people, ideas, and activism for a just, equitable, free, sustainable world beyond capitalism.     John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Ave 212) 817-2003

Building the Solidarity Economy    5 June 7-9 pm EDT, 2017   Starr Bar 214 Starr St Brooklyn, NY   Hosted by Starr Bar and New Economy Coalition

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy     NY City   9-11 June, 2017

The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) exposes people to the concept of worker-owned businesses; strengthens existing worker-owned businesses; develops relationships between democratically-owned businesses, labor institutions, and resource organizations; and builds the movement for workplace democracy.

Transition National Gathering   Jul 27-31, 2017  St Paul, Mn 

Transition members and community resilience builders from across the country are invited to gather in St. Paul, Minnesota, this July to make connections, share knowledge, and generate strategies to bring the Transition vision of resilient, local, connected and fossil-fuel-free communities to life across this nation.

Democracy Convention Aug 2-6, 2017 Minneapolis, Mn    If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most ... in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution ... you will find something inspiring in Minneapolis, Minnesota this August 2-6, 2017. Join us at the third Democracy Convention.

July 8-10, 2016 - Buffalo, NY

CommonBound will bring together hundreds of leaders and organizations from across North America for an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systemic change. Participants will share insights and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first. Participants will include a cross-section of community leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from around the world, including the New Economy Coalition’s 140-plus member organizations from throughout the US and Canada.

The conference will feature more than 20 workshop tracks and day-long gatherings exploring a range of topics.:


Worker Cooperative National Conference
July 29 - 31, 2016 - Austin, Tx

400+ inspired participants. Dozens – even hundreds – of worker cooperatives in all stages, from concept, to conversion, to growth. The U.S.’s leading lenders, funders, educators, and businesses supporting the cooperative economy. International guests bringing their wisdom and perspectives.


Twin Oaks Community Conference
September 2-5 - Louisa, Va

Vision: Through cooperation and sharing, all people are living lives that are socially satisfying and economically secure while also being ecologically sustainable.

Mission: To demonstrate a satisfying experience of community and provide opportunities to create, develop, and learn about intentional communities.


World Social Forum
August 9-14 - Montreal, Canada

The goal of the WSF 2016 is to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard.