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As the Scottish poet/bard Robert Burns put it, “the best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men gang aft agley“. The 2010 Transition Network conference had been planned to take place near Forest Row in Sussex on the 29th-31st May 2010. It was all going so well. Then the news reached us that Emerson College, which was to have provided the bulk of the accommodation the event required, has gone into recievership, and will no longer be available. So, with little more than a couple of months remaining, our plans have indeed, as Burns put it “gang agley”. So, we’d love to invite any suggestions or brainwaves you folks might have for an alternative venue. Here are the criteria for what we need;
The 2010 Transition Network conference will be held in Forest Row in Sussex on the 29th, 30th and 31st May. The theme of the conference will be ‘Broadening’, taking the Transition approach wider and deeper.
A small group of us have spent the last few weeks working on what will become a booklet for Transition initiatives, which will help with the setting up of community grillings of our political candidates, allowing constituents to assess the degree of resilience thinking in their policies. It could provide the basis for an event, co-run with a range of other similar local organisations. It sets out how to do hustings, a guide to what resilience means, and also 10 Frequently Asked Questions that might arise. We are now throwing the draft over to you for your thoughts and consideration. We hope you find this useful, and look forward to your thoughts.
Sustainable NE Seattle, an “official” Transition Initiative in North America, has developed a six-week discussion course based on The Transition Handbook. They are now making the course available to other Transition Initiatives who want to offer it to their own members.
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