REGENERATIVE COMMUNITIES SUMMIT themes & Tracks

Friday, September 24 - Sunday, October 10

 

 

 

The climate justice and regenerative communities movement must accelerate the spread of regenerative and solidarity economy models and enterprises, providing credible pathways for divesting resources out of the extractive economy and into building thriving communities.

 

 

 

The summit invites you to reimagine & rebuild our world. This transformational opportunity for widespread healing, justice, & joy starts September 24, 2021 and will explore different approaches towards building regenerative communities.

Engage with our different events based on:

Cultivating Leadership

Such unprecedented times demand a renewed commitment to collaboration, care, and co-creation. We are all being called to step into our power and create regenerative pathways for the next generation of leaders.

Just Transition

Moving beyond an extractive paradigm will require care, coordination, and creativity to ensure that those most impacted by systemic injustices are centered and provided with the opportunity to lead.

Economy

Designing economies that put people and planet before profit will require a new cultural consensus, a commitment to moving beyond extraction and on towards regeneration and care.
 

Emergency Preparedness & Disaster

Disruption and disaster are becoming a more consistent part of community life. By working to share and coordinate resources, essential skills, and community expertise we can create more just and resilient communities.

Inner Resilience

The transformation and healing needed to successfully build more regenerative communities require that we learn to integrate all aspects of ourselves; honoring and nurturing our spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional being.

Amplifying our Local Impact

Change begins with you, your community, and the places that you care about. Learning how to maximize the impact of our place-based efforts and weave our networks will help us to build the infrastructure, and nurture the relationships that we need to accomplish more together than we ever thought possible!
 

Cultivating leadership:

Regenerative Communities [Plenary Panel + Q&A]
9/25 @1-3pmPT/4-6pmET
Clarify the definition and deeper meaning of “regeneration” with Daniel Christian Wahl and Tasisa Mattos – and why it’s been the missing link to healing our converging destructive forces. Hosted by Jessica Parfrey

Just Transition [Plenary Panel + Q&A]
9/26 @1-3pmPT/4-6pmET
Survey the challenges our culture faces as we work to dismantle systems that marginalize and oppress, and explore why climate and justice are so interwoven with Gopal Dayaneni, Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino, David Cobb and Michelle Vassel. Hosted by Aleisa Myles

Youth-led Activism [Lunch & Learn]
9/28 @11am-12pmPT/2-3pmET
Join youth leaders from across the climate and justice movements to learn more about their work and how its energy, and their energy can be supported and support you!

An evening of ARTivism [Social Evening] 
10/1 @5-7pmPT/8-10pmET
Artists are central, not peripheral, to social change and cultural transformation. Celebrate and be inspired by regenerative cultural revolution through music, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, creative placemaking, and more!

Regenerative Systems [Plenary Panel + Q&A]
10/2 @1-3pmPT/4-6pmET
Understand new and provocative economic and political systems for a thriving world that supports our communities and builds resilience with Lyla June Johnston, Emily Kawano and Richard Heinberg. Moderated by Vicki Robin

Council Night:  Intergenerational Solidarity [Round Table]
10/7 @5-7pmPT/8-10pmET
Join other movement builders as we grapple with architecting a sense of true intergenerational solidarity and a movement culture that is supportive of both younger and older generations, and everyone in between.

Catalyzing Call to Action Ceremony [Round Table]
10/8 @5-7pmPT/8-10pmET
What if “regeneration” were a household name in just 3 years? Join Joanna Macy and other regenerative movement builders to envision a world with a lack of “want” and an inspired momentum toward living deeply and well into the future for 7 generations.

Open Space on Regenerative Action [Round Table & Breakouts]
10/9 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
Host your own conversation during this virtually adapted Open Space Technology forum and stay connected with others who share a common interest long after the Summit ends. Hosted by Don Hall.

just transition:

Just Transition [Plenary Panel + Q&A]
9/26 @1-3pmPT/4-6pmET
Survey the challenges our culture faces as we work to dismantle systems that marginalize and oppress, and explore why climate and justice are so interwoven with Gopal Dayaneni, Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino, David Cobb and Michelle Vassel. Hosted by Aleisa Myles

Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice (workshop)
10/27  2pm PT 5pm ET
Raj Patel, the New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with physician, activist, and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition Rupa Marya to reveal the links between health and structural injustices–and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world

Regenerative Systems [Plenary Panel + Q&A]
10/2 @1-3pmPT/4-6pmET
Understand new and provocative economic and political systems for a thriving world that supports our communities and builds resilience with Lyla June Johnston, Emily Kawano and Richard Heinberg. Moderated by Vicki Robin

Climate Justice is Social Justice [Workshop]
10/4 @2-4pmPT/5-7pmET
Clarify and deepen your thinking and actions for confronting the climate crisis with social justice in this participatory discussion hosted by John Foran, professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Catalyzing Local Economic Transformation [Workshop]  
10/6 @2-4pmPT/5-7pmET
Learn about Cooperation Humboldt’s transformative economic coop structures with Morgan March and Tobin McGee – and apply them to your local or regional solidarity economy! 

Open Space on Regenerative Action [Round Table & Breakouts]
10/9 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
Host your own conversation during this virtually adapted Open Space Technology forum and stay connected with others who share a common interest long after the Summit ends. Hosted by Don Hall.

Bioregionalism & Regional Organizing: Frameworks & Connections [Plenary + Breakouts] 
10/10 from 1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
This session is designed to foster connections between local groups in geographic proximity and to support the development of regional collaboratives across the country well beyond the Summit.

Economy:

“The Response” Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker [Film Program]
9/28 @5-7PT/8-10ET
Watch this moving 30-minute micro-documentary about how Puerto Ricans are restoring power to the people and then stick around for an equally moving dialogue with film producer Tom Llewellyn on how crisis can become a catalyst for positive change. Hosted by Thea La Grou.

Crisis as Catalyst for Transformation [Plenary Panel]
10/3 @1pm PT/4pm ET
Learn how Rupa Marya, Tom Llewellyn, and Elaine Miller-Karas have transformed depleting energies into innovative solutions for just, resilient and regenerative actions in their communities. Hosted by Jul Bystrova

Open Space on Regenerative Action [Round Table & Breakouts]
10/9 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
Host your own conversation during this virtually adapted Open Space Technology forum and stay connected with others who share a common interest long after the Summit ends. Hosted by Don Hall.

Emergency preparedness & Disaster:

“The Response” Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker [Film Program]
9/28 @5-7PT/8-10ET
Watch this moving 30-minute micro-documentary about how Puerto Ricans are restoring power to the people and then stick around for an equally moving dialogue with film producer Tom Llewellyn on how crisis can become a catalyst for positive change. Hosted by Thea La Grou.

Keeping The Heart Open: Mindfulness for Challenging Times [Community of Practice]
10/3 @8am PT/11amET
Good morning everyone! Ground your day and innate wondrous qualities with varying mindfulness meditation practices that will help you cultivate a resilient and responsive heart so that you can continue your intimate service work with vigor. Hosted by Ikela Lewis.

Crisis as Catalyst for Transformation [Plenary Panel]
10/3 @1pm PT/4pm ET
Learn how Rupa Marya, Tom Llewellyn, and Elaine Miller-Karas transform depleting energies into innovative solutions for just, resilient and regenerative actions in their communities. Hosted by Jul Bystrova

Open Space on Regenerative Action [Round Table & Breakouts]
10/9 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
Host your own conversation during this virtually adapted Open Space Technology forum and stay connected with others who share a common interest long after the Summit ends. Hosted by Don Hall.

Eco-Restoration: Regenerative Communities on the Ground
10/6 2pmPT 5pmET

Learn what is happening to restore land that has been ravaged by disaster or abuse

 

Inner resilience

Sacred Ground: Regeneration Starts with Ourselves [Community of Practice]
9/26 @ 8am PT 11am ET
Start your day and the Summit with embodiment practices for building vitality and taking your regenerative work to the next level with host, Jul Bystrova

Deep Adaptation Forum[ Workshop]
9/27 5pmPT 7pmET

Connection Cafe’ Mixer [Community of Practice]
9/27 @8amPT/11amET
Meet others one on one and share your story

My Body on the Earth  [Community of Practice]
9/28 @8amPT/11amET
A nature-based meditation practice to start the day with Renae Hanson.

Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice [Workshop]
9/27  @2pm PT/5pm ET
Learn how our health and our systems relate and ways we need to respond with Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

Inner Resilience [Lunch & Learn]
9/29 @11amPT 2pm ET
Come learn about the work that is being done to increase our psycho-social-spiritual literacy in the face of our global challenges–and explore ways to bring your wisdom and gifts to this essential movement.

From Burnout to Flourishing [Community of Practice]
9/29 @8amPT/11amET
Resourcing ourselves so we can work regeneratively. With Jen Andreanini

Fierce Vulnerability in Community:Trauma Healing for Systemic Change [Community of Practice]
9/30 @8amPT/11amET
Learn practices for trauma healing in community and how this is crucial for widespread change with Astrid Montuclard

What is Arising? [Community of Practice]
10/1 @8amPT/11amET 
Share with others what is arising within you! Hosted by Suzanne Jones and Montgomery Norton.

Cultivating Compassion, Transforming Conflict [Community of Practice]
10/2 @8amPT/11amET
Opening our hearts and minds as we explore how we can move through conflict, Facilitated by Diana Kublios and Scott Brown

Keeping The Heart Open: Mindfulness for Challenging Times [Community of Practice]
10/3 @8am PT/11amET
Ground your day and innate wondrous qualities with varying mindfulness meditation practices that will help you cultivate a resilient and responsive heart so that you can continue your service work with vigor. Hosted by Ikela Lewis.

Crisis as Catalyst for Transformation [Plenary Panel]
10/3 @1pm PT/4pm ET
Learn how Rupa Marya, Tom Llewellyn, and Elaine Miller-Karas transform depleting energies into innovative solutions for just, resilient and regenerative actions in their communities. With Host Jul Bystrova

Disaster, Trauma and Mental Health [Workshop]
10/4 @2pm PT/5pmET
Join this important discussion on ways people are responding on the ground to the needs of our communities before, during and after disaster events, as well as the ongoing crisis of climate change

Healing Dialogue [Community of Practice]
10/5 8amPT 11amET
Join Scott Brown in learning a wonderful way to hold a healing conversation with someone with whom you’d like to give and receive more understanding

Awakening to Our Indigeneity [Workshop]
10/6 @5pm PT/8pm ET
Decolonizing ourselves is a deep journey of rediscovering our authentic roots and what it means to be indigenous to the Earth. Learn for yourself, with Lisa Graysheild and Jurgen Kremer

Amplifying our Local Impact

This list of selected programming from the 2021 ReGenerative Communities Summit has been designed to connect and strengthen local Transition Initiatives and other aligned groups. Of course, the rest of the amazing line-up of Summit content will be of interest as well, like the plenary sessions on Regenerative Communities, Just Transition, Regenerative Systems, and Crisis as Catalyst for Transformation

Summit registration provides access to all sessions, live and recorded, as well as the Mighty Networks social networking and movement-building platform. Registration is on a pay-what-you-can basis, and youth and BIPOC participants are invited to register for free using code “TUSguest.”

We invite Transition leaders from around the world to contribute to the Summit via a short video message to help spread the idea of regeneration throughout the summit and beyond. 

Opening Ceremony with Transition Leaders
9/24@5pmPT/8pmET
Join transition leaders, representatives from TI’s, and Summit participants from across the US and beyond in saying hello and beginning the wonderful weaving we will be doing together. With special guest Rob Hopkins! Hosted by the Regenerative Communities Summit Organizing Team.

Municipalities in Transition [Lunch & Learn]
9/27 @11amPT/2pmPT
Join Ana Huertas and Cristiano Bottone from the international Municipalities in Transition project to explore their framework for supporting community-municipal collaboration, inspired by the Transition Towns movement approach and drawing from case studies in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Brazil.

Repair Cafe [Workshop]
9/27 @2pmPT/5pmET
Join Galen Meyers and Elizabeth Knight, Repair Cafe organizer and co-author of Repair Revolution-How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture, to learn how you can participate in a powerful community response to fix a broken world – right at home!

Growing the Capacity of Your Local Group [Workshop]
9/27 @2pmPT/5pmET
Learn from experienced leaders of local Transition Initiatives about best practices for growing an effective and well-resourced local group: funding, partnerships, strategic planning, organizational development, and more! With Bonnie Borucki, Linda Currie, Don Hall, Tobin McKee, Sari Steuber, and Martin Pepper

Scaling Up Grassroots Action Through Local Government Collaboration [Workshop]
10/4 @2pmPT/5pmET
Join Trathen Heckman and Briana Schaefer from Daily Acts to learn best practices in collaborating with local governments based on their successes developing bold, people-powered climate policy and action in California.

The ABC’s of Local Investing [Workshop] 
10/4 @5-7pmPT/8-10pmET
Led by author and economist Michael H. Shuman – this workshop is designed to help you personally – and your community – develop practical local investment strategies for shifting investment from Wall Street to Main Street for a flourishing local economy. Hosted by Marissa Mommaerts.

Stories to Action Cohort Preview [Lunch & Learn]
10/6 @11amPT/2pmET
The Stories to Action training cohort, launching early 2022, will provide mentorship and support to bring permablitz, community bike co-op, and local climate adaptation projects to your community! With Mark Juedeman, Leslie MacKenzie, and Portia Sinnott. Hosted by Marissa Mommaerts

Eco-Restoration: Regenerative Communities on the Ground [Workshop] 
10/6 @2pmPT 5pmET
Learn what is happening to restore land that has been ravaged by disaster or abuse with people on the ground doing the work! With Kanyon “Coyote Woman” Sayers-Roods, John Allen, Erin Beasley, and Jonathan Kabat.  Host: Jul Bystrova

Catalyzing Local Economic Transformation [Workshop]  
10/6 @2-4pmPT/5-7pmET
Learn about Cooperation Humbolt’s transformative economic coop structures with Morgan March and Tobin McKee – and apply them to your local or regional solidarity economy! Hosted by Marissa Mommaerts.

National Movement Building: Collaborative Design Council, National Working Groups, and Regional Hubs [Lunch & Learn]10/7 @11amPT/2pmET
Learn how Transition US staff and movement leaders are organizing behind the scenes to strengthen local groups, catalyze and grow Regional Hubs and National Working Groups – and how you can get involved in this essential movement-building work moving forward! With Kaat Vander Straeten, John Foran, and Jessica Cohodes. Hosted by Marissa Mommaerts.

Open Space on Regenerative Action [Round Table & Breakouts]
10/9 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
Host your own conversation during this virtually adapted Open Space Technology forum and stay connected with others who share a common interest long after the Summit ends. Hosted by Don Hall.

Bioregionalism & Regional Organizing: Frameworks & Connections [Plenary + Breakouts] 
10/10 @1-4pmPT/4-7pmET
This session is designed to foster connections between local groups in geographic proximity and to support the development of regional collaboratives across the country well beyond the Summit. Hosted by Marissa Mommaerts, John Foran, and Jess Alvarez Parfrey.

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