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Conference 2012 - Programme

Transition Network Conference 2012 - Programme

The outline programme for the Transition Network Conference 2012 is listed below.

If you need further details about the conference, head over to the main conference information page ›




Arrive, register, meet old friends, make new ones...café open to buy food, bar available...launch of Transition Free Press and the Reconomy Project!


This is where it starts! The big welcome, the seamless integration between the 3 prequel events - REconomy Day, Youth Symposium, THRIVE Training - and the main conference. Time to get to know each other and take the first steps towards Building Resilience in Extraordinary Times.




Registration for Saturday arrivals


Overview of the day. Requests for Open Space topics. Home groups meet for check-in/orientation,
Open Space offers gathered in.


Tea/coffee break


Workshops - view workshop information here




Open Space


Tea break

Local visit

(Transition Tooting Wellbeing walk - limited numbers)


Workshops - view workshop information here


FREE TIME, DINNER available to buy from the café

8.00pm onwards


Saturdays evening entertainment  has been programmed in collaboration with the creative expertise of BAC. and is free to all Transition Conference Delegates...We hope that you will get a long-lasting shot of inspiration, insight and humour to help you through the extraordinary times we're living through. The Transition Conference Cabaret will be, filled with Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, Film and Talks, compered by the "...not only funny, but tender and true, Matt Harvey" (Guardian). It will run from 8-10pm in the Great Hall at Battersea Arts Centre. On the line up so far is...

Matt Harvey who will compere and interject his own unique poems and humour into the proceedings... 

James Marritott from pioneering arts and activism organisation Platform speaking about his recent experiences walking the oil pipeline that brings oil from the Caspian Sea to Northern Europe

Actor and performer Ben Mellor with an extract from his show Everything We Need Now

Multi media Presentation  of the social arts project In Your Own Skin with live vocals from Juliette Russel 

Poet and performer Sai Murray

Live music and dancing from 8 piece band Holy Molly and the Crackers

There will also be drop in activities throughout the evening  including Ruth Cross'sPast Present Future letter writing project.

and Motor Vehicle Sundown  that will take place in a car on Town Hall Road next to BAC for two people at a time, set in the future when we no longer have cars.

If anyone doesn't want to see the cabaret all evening there is  an opportunity for any conference delegate to get a concession rate ticket to see any of the shows on offer at BAC that evening  as part of their cook up season..... 

Additional space agreed with BAC for public premiere of "Words From The Edge"




'Morning after swim' at the 106 year-old Lido in Tooting Bec. 25 minutes from BAC, open-air, unheated, 100 yards long, wonderful. We can plan together on the Saturday for getting there…if you think you might be interested, do bring your bathing suit to the conference! £6 entry. Organised by Charles Whitehead.


Big group hello

Overview of the day

Introduction to Transition High Street group process


Transition High Street group process

On Sunday morning we will harness our collective imaginations to explore how a resilient, low carbon future might shape a Transition High Street. What are the many things that draw us together to create this centre of a community? What do our current experiences of exploring resilient living tell us about a High Street's potential? What might we find ourselves doing there, and what would we hope to find? We will bring our thinking around social enterprise, group work, creativity, learning, governance, social care and other themes to create and explore our own walking talking Town Centre of wellbeing in the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre. Think cardboard, sticky tape, conversation and links, connections and ideas that may not have occurred to you before.




High Street Group Process Coda


Short break


Plenary session - conference round up and feedback

Thanks and farewell




Can't get enough and planning on being on London on Monday? Join Hal Gilmore for a tour of Transition Belsize.

Transition Network reserves the right to adapt the programme at any time.

Find out more about other events before and after the main conference: