This is just a quick heads up to say that we’re going ahead with the conference this year at Hope University in Liverpool for 8 to 11-July (Hope Park campus).
Here are the outline details and links:
- Hope Uni – www.hope.ac.uk/about-hope/about-liverpool-hope-university.html
- Liverpool South Transition initiative – www.transitionnetwork.org/initiatives/liverpool-south
- Children’s programme included (limited numbers)
- Full price ticket looks like it’ll be £5 less than last year
- Most accommodation is onsite, with self catering an option (cutlery pots etc not supplied)
- No camping onsite – we asked and cajoled, but they wouldn’t budge
- Provisional timings likely to be:
- registration opens on Friday evening 8-July (continues Saturday morning)
- main conference programme starts Saturday morning
- finish Monday lunchtime 11-July
Conference programme planning starts soon, so keep an eye out here for workshops, themes and events.
Note re access
There is good disability access at this site. We’ll post more information over the next few days but in the meantime, please email Catrina Pickering for access queries, or call her on 05601531882.
Note to wannabe film stars
We’ll be doing some key filming for the “In Transition 2.0” movie at the conference. We’re thinking of a Big Brother type booth where transitioners can answer direct to camera a set of questions that aim to get to the essence of what transition is and why people are getting involved. Maybe we should do a reprise of the 2008 Whoosh from Cirencester (watch from 1:50 to get a quick feel for what that’s like) and get that on camera too…
Note to sport nuts
A number of participants at last year’s event were perturbed by the sight of otherwise rational and eco-conscious transitioners shouting loudly at a big screen that featured 22 UK and US “sportsmen” chasing after a piece of badly designed leather across a bright green field in an otherwise parched country in Africa.
No such nonsense this year – instead of clashing with 13(!) international sporting events, the 2011 conference coincides only with the British Motor Racing Grand Prix. If anyone clamours for that spectacle on the big screen, they’ll get frogmarched double-time to the next available ecopsychology workshop!