It is around this time that Transition Network often announces its annual UK conference. We’ve been having a think about how best we can connect to, and support, Transitioners in the UK and have decided that in 2014 we’ll try something a little different. And we’ll be inviting UK Transition Initiatives to help us shape what this looks like.
Our plan for this year is to offer a ‘Transition Roadshow’. It will build on the success of last year’s ‘Transition Thursdays’ which we ran with 6 UK initiatives, and on local/regional gatherings of Transitioners that TN supported last year. We will be running 4 or 5 regional events, hosted by Transition initiatives. They will provide a great opportunity to raise the profile of Transition in your area, to network with other local initiatives, to bring some of the expertise and resources of Transition Network to support your work, and create a great platform for better engaging with local organisations, policy makers and your wider community.
They will also be a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to celebrate all that you have achieved. There will be the possibility that they could be accompanied by a some tailored Transition Training support for your group, or a REconomy day focused on reviving your local economy. So, watch this space.
Over the next couple of months we’ll be sharing more about the 2014 Roadshows, and inviting requests from Transition initiatives to host them. From an international perspective, we’re very pleased to report that the National Hubs have agreed that they will meet in Copenhagen in September 2014. Big thanks to Transition Denmark for offering to host this gathering.
We know people have loved our big annual conferences and we certainly haven’t abandoned the idea of future large-scale events. We’ll be giving some thought to this a little later this year, so we can start planning early for 2015. Leave a comment if you have view about what sort of events Transition Network should be organising.