The 2017 Convergence hosts a variety of speakers, workshops, skill shares, exhibits, interactive discussions and much more. We invite your participation! To apply to offer a workshop, please complete and submit your application in the form below.
* Priority workshop application is June 30, 2017. We are accepting applications until filled, and will consider late applications. Thought workshops submitted by June 30 will receive first priority. Please submit ASAP if you would like to be considered, as we expect to have many applicants with limited space.
Workshop presenters will receive a 35% discount to Convergence registration; once your workshop is accepted, you will receive a discount code to register. If you are needing any more financial assistance, please apply to our Equity and Inclusion Fund. We apologize for not being able to offer all workshop presenters free registration! The Convergence is a grassroots event with NO corporate sponsors.
We are currently looking for workshops with the following themes, and more:
Skill Shares: Hands-On and experiential demonstrations, such as fermenting, medicine making, composting, homesteading skills, etc.
Ecological Stewardship & Regenerative Design: water, soil, fire, air, broadacre permaculture, ecosystems restoration, climate change challenges & solutions
Resilient Homes & Neighborhoods: Urban permaculture, urban/suburban neighborhood redesign, placemaking, natural building, community farms, ecovillages, intentional communities, land use ownership and policies , solutions to gentrification and displacement, disaster preparedness
Leadership & Organizational Development: Personal leadership skills, capacity building for organizations, fundraising, marketing, partnerships, collaboration, dynamic self-governance, holacracy, social permaculture, Transition initiatives, movement building initiatives
Regenerative Business & New Economy: Right livelihood, social entrepreneurship, business skills, new economies, alternative currencies, financial permaculture
Food: Food sheds, food production, food forests, food justice, slow food, growing food, seed saving, food preparation… anything to do with food and how we feed ourselves.
Spiritual Health & Inner Resilience: Tending the inner landscapes, healing work, grief work, esoteric traditions, yoga, dance, and other movement or embodiment practices
Women Centered Solutions: Workshops lead by women, women’s issues, feminine leadership, success stories & challenges from women’s leadership
Next Generation (Youth): Workshops from, for and about youth; from school-based programs to youth leadership to youth presenters.