Events


Centering the Margins: Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities

Posted on July 22, 2019 by

Article originally published at http://cynthiatina.com/ “I came to Camphill thinking I was going to learn about social therapy for people with special needs, but then I learned it’s actually mainstream… Read More


Diggers & Dreamers receives the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on July 20, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Diggers & Dreamers as the 2020 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult… Read More

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Event season is here!

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

There are lots of great events coming up this year. FIC is proud to sponsor events that help bring people together to build your communities and build the movement. Info… Read More


International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, which will take place July 18-21, 2019, at the four Camphill communities located near… Read More


Accepting nominations for 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open for the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award. This honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life… Read More

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Collaborating for a Regenerative Future

Posted on October 31, 2018 by

Written by: Cynthia Tina — How can we steward a more sustainable and regenerative future for North America? This was the central inquiry during a three day event called the… Read More


Common Bound Is Coming!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

We’ve mentioned this before but this year the FIC is especially proud to be co-sponsoring the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in St. Louis, June 22-24. There’s still time… Read More


Want to Connect with the Next Generation?

Posted on April 27, 2018 by

Are you an elder seeking to team with youth in community? A young adult looking for community? The FIC is proud to co-sponsor NEXTGEN North America’s Ecovillage Pathways gathering for deep… Read More


Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training June 15–17, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by

  The Center for End of Life Transitions (CEOLT) and the FIC are proud to offer this three-day workshop on home-based end of life care and celebrations for the journey of… Read More


Earthaven Experience Week June 8–13, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by
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The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the School of Integrated Living’s Earthaven Experience Week This residential service-learning program immerses learners in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. Participants join the homes, lives, businesses,… Read More


Upcoming Events For Creating Change

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

We would like to invite you to check out two upcoming events the FIC is co-sponsoring: The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee will be Celebrating 45+ Years of Community with its… Read More

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Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is… Read More


A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

This is an interview with Eris Weaver, a presenter at the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21. Eris will be leading several workshops and at the event, including Cohousers in Politics and… Read More


These Communities Offer On-Site Permaculture Workshops & Immersion Programs

Posted on March 9, 2017 by

Curious about how you can apply permaculture principles in your community or ecovillage? There’s no better way than to visit a community in person and learn from hands-on workshops and… Read More


An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

This is an interview with Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States and co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in North Carolina. She took some… Read More


Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by

Each year, the Cohousing Association of the United States hosts a national conference for those participating in or interested in the cohousing movement. This year’s conference will take place May… Read More


Take Part In The People’s State of the Union This January

Posted on December 26, 2016 by

Beginning in 2015, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has led a project called the People’s State of the Union, to coincide with the president’s annual address to the nation.… Read More


The Jewish Intentional Community Conference Takes Place December 1-4

Posted on October 27, 2016 by

  The FIC’s Intentional Communities Directory includes communities that range from the spiritual to the secular. If you want to find a religiously affiliated (or unaffiliated) community, there’s a good… Read More


Bayan Azdirici Damla

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Bayan Azdirici Damla


“Ecotopia” Art Installation Brings Visions of Permaculture to the London Design Festival

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

From Sept. 17-25, 2016, the London Design Festival will feature an art installation inspired by Ernest Callenbach’s 1975 book Ecotopia. In the book, a journalist visits a newly-formed country in… Read More


How These Bike Festivals Bring Community To City Streets

Posted on August 11, 2016 by

Forty years ago, a group of Columbian bicycle activists started a tradition that would eventually spread to hundreds of cities around the world. Called CiclovĂ­a, which means “cycleway” in Spanish,… Read More


The First YIMBY Conference Says Yes In My Backyard

Posted on July 21, 2016 by

Many U.S. cities are in the middle of a housing crisis. Some, like San Francisco, have been struggling with it for years, while others, like Portland and Seattle, hope to… Read More


A New Movement Is Rethinking Our Relationship With The Earth

Posted on July 18, 2016 by

Last month, I had the chance to visit the Windward Education and Research Center, an intentional community in rural Washington, for an event called the EcoSex Convergence. Over 5 days,… Read More


The Placemaking Movement is Turning Cities into Communities

Posted on July 8, 2016 by

Over 15 years ago, a group of natural builders organized the first Village Building Convergence in Portland, OR. It’s partly the reason why the city is now dotted with colorful… Read More


Community As Sanctuary: How These Retreats Offer Refuge in Rural Places

Posted on July 7, 2016 by

Some communities, like the Tonic Housing project in the U.K., were founded as a way to provide cohousing to LGBT elders in rapidly gentrifying cities. Others offer a refuge away… Read More


Power Shift Hosts 4 Regional Events for Young Climate Activists

Posted on June 30, 2016 by

The Energy Action Coalition, the “Hub of the Youth Climate Movement,” has hosted four Power Shift convergences for young climate activists since 2007. This year, the event is expanding into… Read More


NuMundo Hosts Southeast Bioregional Convergence in Asheville, July 9-10

Posted on June 27, 2016 by

NuMundo wants to make it easier for travelers to connect with ecovillages and intentional communities around the world. Their site has dozens of listings in the U.S., Europe, South America,… Read More


The Ephermisle Festival Imagines What A Floating City Might Look Like

Posted on June 16, 2016 by

Since 2009, a small collection of sailboats, houseboats, rafts, and other watercraft have gathered each summer to create a floating city in California’s Sacramento River Delta. Called Ephemerisle, the week-long… Read More


The “Moved to Act” Climate Leadership Intensive Comes to Dancing Rabbit

Posted on June 7, 2016 by

This August, the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, MO, will host “Moved to Act,” a climate leadership intensive offered by Aaron Murphy and other instructors. The event takes place from… Read More


Switzerland to Vote on Basic Income Referendum June 5

Posted on June 2, 2016 by
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This Sunday, June 5, Switzerland will be the first country to vote on whether or not its citizens should receive a universal basic income (UBI) of $2,600 per month. The… Read More