Event Listings

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


Completed Events

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.