Event Listings

Upcoming Events

           6th Annual Ecovillage Pathways

A NextGenna event June 13 - 27

NextGEN is a youth initiative born out of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). There are NextGEN groups in all 5 regions of GEN - including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In North America we are activating a movement of young people who believe that ecovillages are a viable solution to our world's environmental and social crises.      http://www.nextgenna.org/


The next Worker Cooperative National Conference will take place online in September 2020.

Our next in-person national conference will be hosted in Philadelphia, PA in 2021. You may find more information at conference.coop.    

United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives https://usworker.coop/calendar/


Completed Events

The Visionaries Summit September 19-22, 2019 Sacramento, CA

is where innovative approaches to the most critical issues of our time are introduced, explored and amplified. Not only do we come together to cross-pollinate and meld ideas in order to create the future we all deserve, but we come together to shift our perspectives, and activate the next level of our potential for the evolutionary challenges ahead.  TheVisionariesSummit.com

NorthWest Permaculture Convergence September 27 – 29, 2019 Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, Oregon NorthwestPermaculture.org

 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) October 18-20th, 2019 Baltimore,

Maryland     https://east.usworker.coop/home/

Skill-building sessions for worker-owners

Opportunities to organize with peers and allies from across the East

A celebration of Baltimore area worker co-ops

Our first “hike the hill” day on Oct 17th, bringing worker-owners to talk with legislators

Tours of local organizing in Baltimore

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.  https://earthrepair.friendsofthetrees.net/ 

Transform 2019   May 22-24  San Francisco, Ca   https://thetransformseries.net/

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   https://www.ic.org/event/national-cohousing-conference/

Village Building Convergence   May 31 - June 9, 2019  Portland, OR    https://villagebuildingconvergence.com

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

Left Forum 2019 Brooklyn, NY Jun 28-30    LeftForum.org

The Place for people with radical thoughts

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 http://CommonBound.org/

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. https://www.leftforum.org/

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)    http://transitionus.org

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.