Posted by: Mike Grenville | 27 February 2009

Transition Conference 2009

2nd Transition Towns Conference

We are delighted to announce the details of the 2009 Transition Network conference. It will be held between lunchtime on Friday 22nd and lunchtime on Sunday 24th May 2009 at the Battersea Arts Centre in south London.

This is the main event in the annual Transition calendar and is the opportunity to immerse yourself in what is happening in Transition initiatives around the world. The 2009 conference will be our biggest yet, and will keep what has been best about the conferences held thus far (i.e. lots of Open Space and workshops, a football match, an Open Mike in the evening, socialising time) as well as adding some new and exciting elements…

Some of the extra ingredients for 2009, although some of these will be open to rearranging, include;
2nd Transition Towns Conference
Some of the extra ingredients for 2009, although some of these will be open to rearranging, include;

  • The premiere of ….. (drumroll)…. ‘The Transition Movie’
  • Training courses, on setting up Community Supported Agriculture initiatives (run by the Soil Association’s CSA team), an introduction to permaculture, a public speaking training, how to facilitate Open Space
  • the full 2 day Transition Training will be run either side of the conference itself (details to be announced)
  • An opportunity to observe and participate in the extraordinary ‘Energy Descent Plan in 2 Hours’ workshop, developed by various Transition initiatives in London
  • Rounders (for the footiephobic)
  • A major public event one evening (speakers to be confirmed)
  • A deep and nourishing experience, designed to maximise productive networking with other people doing Transition work in a wide range of places

battersea arts centre

The hosts, Battersea Arts Centre, on Lavender Hill, offer both an extraordinary venue and a long history of supporting community based arts and culture events. They are tremendously excited about working with Transition Network for this event. We are honoured to have been invited to make the venue our home for those few days.

More information is available here:

Make sure you put the dates in your diary. It will be a quite extraordinary few days.

A map and directions are here.

Video of the 2nd Transition Conference in Cirencester in 2008:



  1. Very exciting! please book me already, I’ll be coming from Norway and would also like to partake in the transition training.

  2. Stunning good news – put me down for 2 tickets

  3. How do we book?

    If it’s by response here, I’d like 2 tickets.

  4. hello there,
    my name is Cinzia and i am in the steering group of TT Highbury.
    Have you started taking bookings for the conference?
    Thanks a lot
    Cinzia Sarigu

  5. Hi, I would like to attend. How do I book?


  6. Bookings will now open both for the conference and for the training courses, on Monday 9th March.

  7. details and how to book are now online here

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