Transition Conference 2011

Transition Network Special Announcement

Transition Conference 2011: tickets now available

Bookings are now open for the 2011 conference. Get your diaries out and mark the date. Better still, book up your tickets now!

Have a look at the conference page here. 

Venue: Liverpool in the North of England at Hope University for the two and a half days of the 8th – 11th July. The conference is a perfect opportunity to meet with other Transitioners taking this challenging journey, to delve deeper into the areas that interest you most, and to gain new skills that will serve you and your initiative well over the coming years.

This year’s conference aims to provide knowledge, tools and understanding to help us live well in uncertain times. We’ll all share our successes and challenges, hopes and fears, our questions and answers. We’re planning an innovative structure and processes that enable each of us to get better at operating in group environments – a crucial skill as our transition journeys move into an increasingly uncertain future. When you leave the conference, you’ll have new connections, insights and skills that will make both you and your transition initiative stronger for the times ahead.

You can expect innovative workshops; plenty of open space sessions; skill sharing; in-depth project discussions; process work; entertainment (bring instruments!); creative outlets galore (particularly for kids); revitalising activities (bring loose clothing); and lots of meaningful fun and frivolity. All you need to bring is yourself, your energy, your experience and your thirst for learning more!

And just to make sure you didn’t miss that – we’re welcoming kids too this year. We finally got our act together and are welcoming children and young people with an exciting programme and plenty to do.

If you haven’t been to a Transition conference yet, or you can’t remember last year’s (very unlikely!), have a read of the 2010 conference blog which covered much of the action, watch some of the videos, or look at the photos, visioning exercise artworks, open space sessions and more on our conference archive site.

There will be more information in further newsletters, but we wanted to let you know before the holidays so you can do some diary planning over the break.

Best wishes,
Ben Brangwyn and the conference team

Transition Network:  43 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN.
Tel: 05601 531882


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 Happy 1st Birthday – Downfields Patch!

Our lovely little patch near to the Downfields park has survived a whole year! Much to the hard work of Mary and David who have been keeping a close eye on it and giving it much needed maintenance. To celebrate its birthday we extended the patch, planted some onions, potatoes, comfrey and a cherry tree. We also replaced the signage and left it looking very smart, hopefully for another year!
If you would like to start your own community patch but need some advise or people power to get it started please get in touch by using details found on the contact page.