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Location
Davis, California
When
April 2-4 2010 (Friday through Sunday)!
Web
[WWW]http://www.nasco.coop/node/21989
Cost
$10 (to cover food)

West Coast Co-op Conference 2010

What is WestCo?

WestCo is an annual, weekend-long gathering of cooperatives and co-opers on the West Coast. Local co-opers host and organize the conference each year, with support from national [WWW]North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) staff members. The conference mostly revolves around housing co-ops, but can be expanded to other forms of co-ops as well. Co-opers from up and down the West Coast get together (last year from Santa Barbara to Portland!), providing an opportunity to strengthen the cooperative community through skill share, communication, and fun. WestCo 2009 was hosted by the coops in Eugene, OR and the year before the event took place in Santa Cruz, CA. To get a sense of what it's all about, check out the awesome events, workshops, and photos from Westco '09:

[WWW]http://sites.google.com/site/scawiki/Home/westco-2009

WestCo 2010 will be a weekend of sharing knowledge, resources, skill workshops, and experience pertaining to cooperative living. Highlights of this year's conference include workshops on topics as varied as consensus decision making, bee-keeping, creating new co-ops, and budget fluency. Also, we're fortunate to have two national NASCO staff-members joining us - Daniel Miller and Mingwei Huang. Mingwei will be facilitating an in-depth, all day workshop on Saturday on anti-oppression for cooperative community. Workshops and co-opers will be hosted by the Tri-Cooperatives and the Domes on the UC campus, as well as Pacifico Co-op and Solar Community Housing Association (Sunwise & J St. Co-ops). Please join us for an amazing, cross-cooperative learning experience!

Check out this map of coop-related locations in Davis for those of you coming in from out of town:

[WWW]http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101186416718591109260.000463464d7bb8df4ef94&z=14

Call for Workshops!!!

We still have several time-slots available for new workshops. If you are knowledgeable or experienced in a particular topic or trade—everything ranging from beekeeping to knitting to bike-fixing to breadmaking—please share your knowledge and offer a workshop! Please call Renata @ (310) 404-1082 to jump on the schedule.

Schedule

- FRIDAY -

- 7:00 pm: WELCOME POTLUCK & REGISTRATION @ Baggins' End (The Domes) -

- SATURDAY -

- 9:00 to 10:00 am: BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION @ The Domes -

All Day

Creating Healthy & Just Communities: Anti-Oppression Training

Anti-Oppression Training Info.pdf


10:00 to 11:30 am

CONSENSUS DECISION MAKING WORKSHOP/DISCUSSION
SKETCHBOOKS
BREADMAKING

- NOON to 1:00 pm: LUNCH @ The UCD Tri-Coops -

1:30 to 3:00 pm

BUDGET FLUENCY
WORKING TOWARD HEALING COMMUNITY TRAUMA
BEE-KEEPING FOR DUMMIES

- BREAK -

3:30 to 5:00 pm

CREATING NEW CO-OPS
CRAFTING
COMPOST HAPPENS!

- 7:00 pm: DINNER @ The UCD Tri-Coops -

- SUNDAY -

- 9:30 to 10:30 am: BREAKFAST @ The UCD Tri-Coops -

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

LAUNCHING THE COOPERATIVE GROUNDSWELL:
The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFed)
WORKING TOWARDS CONSENT
BICYCLE MAINTENANCE
FAIR HOUSING
GARDEN PARTY/DOMES TOUR

- 12:30 to 1:30 pm: LUNCH @ The Domes -

- SUNDAY AFTERNOON -

DAVIS CO-OPS BIKE TOUR

Logistics

What to Bring:
- items to aid in the consumption of food and drink: bowl/plate (plowl?), spork!!, flask/mug/mason jar
- an item with which you can secure your human-powered vehicle to some stationary object
- a human powered vehicle if you have one and can transport it to Davis with ease
- an item with which you might light your way and let others know of your presence as you propel yourself through space in the night
- one item in which you might sleep comfortably and warmly, and also one item that might soften the hard ground or floor and insulate your bod
- consider bringing a tent... if you've got one and you've got room or are down to schlepp that weight around and you want the option of sleeping out of doors but don't want to get all dewy or sprinkled on
- 10 bucks

Maps and schedules will be provided at registration, as well as instructions and information about:
-where to sleep
-where to eat
-transportation

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2010-04-04 17:41:39   awesome event! thanks to everyone for making it happen! —WanderBee

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