Following our successful pilot in Lancaster, Transition Network is on the road, and the next stop is St Andrews, Scotland, October 10/11th, 2014. We’d love you to join us. In collaboration with Transition St Andrews, it will take place with Transition Network’s trademark, participatory conference style of workshops, Open Space, great hang outs, and engaging conversations. To book for the event, or parts of it (see below), click here.
Ever wondered if starting a Transition enterprise is for you? Or ‘How can I avoid burn out?’ or ‘Who around here is as excited about the Power of Just Doing Stuff as me?’ If so, this conference is made for you. You will be able to choose from a dizzying variety of workshops and sessions, presentations, talks, and some relaxed time to chat over a coffee or something stronger! The event comes in 4 distinct parts:
Friday October 10th.
9.30-12.30: Transition Scotland Gathering – Glass Class, St Andrews Botanic Garden
An informal meeting to discuss how we are doing with Transition in Scotland and what we need to build capacity for the future. If you would like to join us for this event you would be very welcome – please select the appropriate option when booking your ticket for the Friday afternoon and/or Saturday using the booking system linked below. If you wish to attend ONLY the Friday morning session please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
13.30-17.30: REconomy Workshop – St Andrews Town Hall (detailed programme here).
Enabling REconomy in a post-referendum Scotland.
However you voted, this is a time for ambition around how to develop more sustainable and resilient communities in Scotland. In this climate of opportunity and transformation we invite you to come and explore what it is to revision and change local economies in Post-Referendum Scotland.
This event will be about sharing inspiring examples around the themes of local currencies and trading systems, supporting local resilience, social enterprise and forming relationships based on new enterprise and economic principles. There will be how-to sessions on the resourcing and developing REconomy projects and collaborative activities to build connections and turn ideas into practice based on what works. Register using the link below.
19.00-22.00: Evening Transition Social – Byre Theatre
We are delighted to welcome Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, to join us for a talk on the issues facing local communities taking action on oil dependency, climate change, and other sustainability issues. This will be followed by an evening of musical entertainment and celebration led by student group Music is Love.
Saturday October 11th
9.30-17.00: Transition Roadshow Workshop Day – Arts Lecture Theatre
Transition Network and Transition University of St Andrews have arranged a day of workshops and exchanges on positive community action, suitable for established Transition Initiatives, new groups, and others working on or interested in similar environmental and social issues. A complete programme will be released soon, but attendees will be able to choose between workshops on Transition as a concept, supporting healthy Transition Initiatives, REconomy (a briefer workshop than the previous day), Participatory Monitoring, Practical Ideas for Community Food Projects, and a session on the Big Questions surrounding the work and future of local community initiatives in Scotland and Northern England. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Register using the link below.
17.00-19.00: Optional Early Dinner at a Local Restaurant – Venue to be confirmed
The Transition Team would like to invite everyone to join them for dinner at a local restaurant with options to suit a variety of tastes, diets and budgets. We will aim to be finished around 7pm so those travelling to St Andrews can return home if desired. Please register your intent to attend dinner when you register for the Roadshow so we can make a booking. Please note that all attendees will be expected to fund their own meal.
Saturday Evening Event (if desired) – Details to be confirmed
If many visitors choose to stay on the Saturday night we will organise an additional evening event. Please register your interest in evening entertainment on the Saturday when you register for the Roadshow.