Commonground Conference Centre, Seymour, Victoria
Thurs 6pm 8-5-08 to 6pm Sat 10-5-08
Plus - a free party chucked in for Sat night 10-5-08
thru to breakky Sun Morning 11-5-08
Like never before, the world needs good facilitation to help collaborate
around just and sustainable outcomes on SOOOO many fronts.
This is a little Conference between the big Australasian Facilitation
Network (AFN) Conferences held annually in November. This May
Conference seeks to extend the reach of facilitation further into the
realm of social change, and being social change agents.
For such just and sustainable outcomes to have greater impact, we need
to gather together people who think differently. At this Facilitating
Social Change Conference - we would like to extend the invitation to
Facilitators from the 'top end of town' through to activists working
from 'the bottom up' - and all in between.
At this stage, we would like to 'keep it fluid', and consult with people
interested in attending - to find out the kind of topics you would like
covered. So if you have ideas about what you want, and who could do
it - then contact Glen Ochre at email@example.com.
In subject line of email, put 'FSCC Topics'.
As we get closer to the Conference - the melding of what people want,
what people can offer, and who is coming will form the core of the
There will be room at the Conference for spontaneous topics.
The venue is at Commonground - a small dedicated conference/social
change resource centre and intentional community. Glen Ochre and Ed
McKinley are among those who founded the Commonground Co-operative in
1984. It is nestled into the bush on a 95 acre property, near Seymour,
95 kms north of Melbourne. It is easily accessible fromMelbourne
Airport, is on the Sydney/Melb rail line, the Brisbane/Melb and
A maximum of 60 participants, with 4 levels of accommodation.
We encourage people to come for the full 3 days to get the full benefit
from the conference process.
Costs range from $170 to $380 for the 3 day conference - depending on
your income level and accommodation option. The aim is to subsidise
those with low incomes/high costs. Delicious vegetarian meals are
included in the conference price. A roster will be used for
dishes/cleanup. This helps keep costs down.
See the Conference website www.fscc.net.au for full details.
The Conference will formally close at 6pm on Saturday 10-5-08, but
everyone is warmly welcome to stay on for a great Saturday night
- band and lotsa dancing
- Sunday morning breakky
THE NEXT STEP
For further enquiries:
Contact Ed McKinley firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 03 5793 8257 (AUST)
Stephen Thorpe email@example.com or 0011 6421 110 3018 (NZ)
To book: go to www.fscc.net.au/docs/registration.html#