PAST EVENT  

Keynote Speakers

KOSHA ANJA JOUBERT
Executive Director

Kosha Anja Joubert shall be visiting from the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and joining local experts and Ecovillage managers to provide experiential training workshops, and in her Keynote illustrate the latest policies of GEN surrounding Climate Change and their work globally with the United Nations (UN).

BACKGROUND


Catalyzing the power of community for a regenerative future. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to building bridges across divides ever since.

 

She is an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant and has worked extensively in the fields of community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and the emergence of collective wisdom.

 

She is a co-founder of Gaia Education, which develops trainings at the cutting-edge of sustainability, and co-author of the internationally applied curriculum of the Ecovillage Design Education.

 

Kosha received the Dadi Janki Award - 100 Women of Spirit - For engaging spirituality in life and work and for making a difference in the world.

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Robin Alfred is an educator, consultant and activist and shall be providing workshops in Leadership Training with an overall update on one of the world's foremost and most highly regarded Ecovillages, from the Findhorn Foundation, based in Scotland UK.

BACKGROUND

Robin Alfred worked as a trainer, educator and social work manager for 15 years in London, prior to coming to the Findhorn Foundation Community, Scotland in 1995.  At the Foundation, Robin was initially responsible for a "Reinvention" process – before going on to Chair the Foundation’s Management Committee.  He is founding Director of the Findhorn Consultancy Service and was Chair of Trustees from 2009-2014.

Robin was a faculty member of the Findhorn Foundation’s Ecovillage Training for many years, and represented the Findhorn Foundation in the EU programmes, "Transition to Resilience” and “Social Innovation for Resilient Communities”.  He has taught on Ecovillage Design Education courses in the UK, Germany, India and The Gambia and helped facilitate the GEN-Europe Conferences in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

ROBIN ALFRED
Executive Coach, Trainer, Consultant
FINDHORN FOUNDATION (SCOTLAND)

Programme Guide

  WEDNESDAY 29th MAY 2019  

Keynotes Day

Special Guest Host
MORAG GAMBLE (Permaculture Education Institute/Crystal Waters)
 

12.30pm Doors Open

 

1.00pm  Welcome / Introduction

 

1.15pm  KEYNOTE

 

Kosha Anja Joubert - Executive Director of GEN (+ Q&A)

 

2.00pm  KEYNOTE

 

Robin Alfred - Findhorn Foundation Introduction & Update (+ Q&A)

 

2.45pm  First Break for Afternoon Tea Coffee & Sweets (Supplied - GF Options)

 

3.15pm  The Overview Effect with Richard Henry Whitehurst

 

3.45pm  Second Break for Afternoon Tea Coffee & Sweets (Supplied - GF Options)

 

4.00pm  WORKSHOP A (Short, 105mins)

'Seeing Afresh - Sensing Individual and Collective Purpose'

Often, in community, we tend to label and limit ourselves and others. In this workshop, we will explore how to see each other afresh. Drawing on Kosha and Robin’s extensive experience of living in community we will create a highly experiential session that will help you navigate and grow beyond the surface.

 

5.45pm  Break for Dinner (Supplied - Vegetarian Curry with Rice) (45mins)


(6.00pm Community Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony for Magik Col
- Colin Peters & Brendon O'Shea - Mindfulness Poet)

 

EVENING SESSION

 

6.30pm -  Special Talks: FUTURE EcoVillages

 

1 : 'Future Tiny House Villages' by Jimmy Hirst, director • polkadot
2 : 'Accounting For Good: Ending Money & Creating Resilient Communities with Holochain'  by pospi

 

7.30pm  ECOVILLAGES SUMMIT


Open Discussion Panel with EcoVillage Representatives

"What Works, What Doesn’t"

PANELISTS

KOSHA ANJA JOUBERT - Global Ecovillage Network (International)
ROBIN ALFRED - Findhorn Foundation, Scotland UK
BOB SAMPLE - Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Conondale/Maleny QLD
EVAN RAYMOND - Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Conondale/Maleny QLD
ROBIN CLAYFIELD - Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Conondale/Maleny QLD
PETER WALKER - The Village, Numinbah Valley QLD
ANDREW MCLEAN - Eco Villages Australia, Maleny QLD
CLAIRE OGDEN - Eco Villages Australia, Maleny QLD
SHANE SYLVANSPRING - Bruns Ecovillage, NSW  (GEN Australia)
MORAG GAMBLE - Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Conondale/Maleny QLD
IAN TREW - Noosa Permaculture Forrest QLD
DEAN CAMERON - Eudlo LifeBubbles & Friends Ecovillage (ELF), Eudlo QLD
TOM MILLER - Eudlo LifeBubbles & Friends Ecovillage (ELF), Eudlo QLD

pospi (Sam)- Eudlo LifeBubbles & Friends Ecovillage (ELF), Eudlo QLD
BRET FISHLEY - Lyonesse Community, Northern NSW
ALEX J HOBBS - Starlight Community, Eerwah Vale/Yandina QLD
CARSTEN VILLESEN - Bellbunya Ecovillage, Belli Park/Eumundi QLD
MARIE VILLESEN - Bellbunya Ecovillage, Belli Park/Eumundi QLD
MICHAEL LEO - Bellbunya Ecovillage, Belli Park/Eumundi QLD
SASKIA KOUWENBERG - Paradise Valley Community, NSW

(spokesperson tbc) - Tuntable Falls Community, NSW
(spokesperson tbc) - The Ecovillage at Currumbin, QLD


+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED - Please Check Back Regularly.

 

9pm  END

    THURSDAY 30th MAY 2019   

Workshops Day

Special Guest Host
MORAG GAMBLE (Permaculture Education Institute/Crystal Waters)

 

12.30pm Doors Open

 

1.00pm  Welcome / Introduction

 

1.15pm  WORKSHOP B  (Long Session)

‘Ecovillage Design Part I - Imagining The Most Beautiful World We Know Is Possible’

The Ecovillage Design Cards illustrate and distill years of experimentation and learning within the Global Ecovillage Network, and our commitment to spreading community-led pathways to regeneration and thriving on planet Earth. During this empowering workshop you will receive inspiration and guidelines for some ways of using the cards, and will have opportunity to experience their power. 

 

3.30pm  First Break for Afternoon Tea & Sweets (Supplied - GF Available)

4.00pm  Ecstasis with Janet Blake (Noosophians)

 

4.30pm  Second Break for Afternoon Tea & Sweets (Supplied - GF Available)

 

4.45pm  WORKSHOP C / PRESENTATION  (Short Session)


Ecovillage Design Part II - Imagining The Most Beautiful World We Know Is Possible

 

The Ecovillage Design Cards illustrate and distill years of experimentation and learning within the Global Ecovillage Network, and our commitment to spreading community-led pathways to regeneration and thriving on planet Earth. During this empowering workshop you will receive inspiration and guidelines for some ways of using the cards, and will have opportunity to experience their power. 

 

5.45pm  Break for Dinner (Supplied - Vegetarian Curry with Rice) (45mins)

 

EVENING SESSION

 

6.30pm -  Special Talks: FUTURE EcoVillages

 

1 : Future Eco Villages Australia plans

7.00pm  WORKSHOP D  (Long Session)

'Leading from the Future in a Climate Changing World'

 

Developing an understanding of the true nature of the future, and practices to help us access inspiration, intuition, innovation and insight.

9.00pm  END

KEYNOTES, TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

• ECO VILLAGE DESIGN 

The Ecovillage Design Cards illustrate and distill years of experimentation and learning within the Global Ecovillage Network, and our commitment to spreading community-led pathways to regeneration and thriving on planet Earth.

The cards are divided into five groups - four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology and economy) arranged around one central path (the process of transformation). Together, they make up a tool for play, reflection, dialogue, learning, research and design - for individuals, organisations and communities.

During this empowering workshop you will receive inspiration and guidelines for some ways of using the cards, and will have opportunity to experience their power. You will be able to take this tool into your life in order to map the status quo and identify leverage points for future development.

• FUTURE MODELS

We will have futurologists provide an illustrative glimpse into what is coming about in terms of social tools & technology which may dramatically accelerate the idealised world of the global ecovillage in ways never before never thought possible.

• COLLECTIVE PURPOSE

Often, in community, we tend to label and limit ourselves and others. In this workshop, we will explore how to see afresh, and sense what is emerging on the horizon of our lives. Drawing on Kosha and Robin’s extensive experience of living in community we will create a highly experiential session that will help you navigate and grow beyond the ordinary.

Special Guest Host

Morag Gamble lives a permaculture life with her family at the UN World Habitat Award-Winning Crystal Waters Ecovillage near Maleny, Australia.

Morag is an urban permaculture and community garden pioneer and ambassador in Australia.

She has has reached millions through her online permaculture platform Our Permaculture Life.

She co-founded the incredibly successful Northey Street City Farm permaculture community

farm on the immediate northern outskirts of the Brisbane City CBD, and also founded the

Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. She led the first women’s

permaculture course in Indonesia, the first permaculture design courses in the Bahamas,

South Korea and Hong Kong, and the first ecovillage design course in Italy. 

 

She has been pleased to accept the role of guest host for the Event to compere, MC, facilitate and moderate this Event bringing her brilliant experience and knowledge to the role. Morag is an ambassador for holistic sustainability and community, recently returning from the Climate Change Summit held at Findhorn Foundation late April 2019, being the home of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network), so there wouldn't be a more perfect local representative to host. We are very much looking forward to having her join us.
 

Feature Presentations

RICHARD HENRY WHITEHURST (USA)

The Overview Institute of Australia

THE OVERVIEW EFFECT
 

Psychotherapist, clinical hypnotist, published author, father, husband, ‘possibillian’ and ‘planetary contextualist’ – Richard Whitehurst has been involved in meditation, change work, and helping others to expand awareness since 1970.


His incredible presentation, 'The Overview Effect' is a powerful message that has changed people's lives - Forever. An overview of the planet that astronauts report feeling changed once they return to earth from deep outer space.

Richard's talk features a guided meditation, surreal imagery and stories from astronauts in space, anecdotes and science that the planet is fragile and the "Why" it's an imperative that we protect it.

JIMMYZ HIRST • director of polkadot • community

event director

FUTURE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES


Former media & music industry identity, social engineer, entrepreneur and even National Celebrity DJ, Jimmy has travelled the world for over seven years researching Eco Villages.
 

Find out about Tiny Houses and how they may be the key to creating connected and Sustainable Villages for the future. Learn how this type of eco smart, affordable, mobile housing can overcome community isolation and disconnection, and start to regenerate the small village living model for a more meaningful and effective way to live.

His vision extends to engaging the use of Technology to collaborate an open source operating system for Eco Villages which will allow people a new level of living with greater freedom to move around until they “Find Their Tribe”.

POSPI • Holochain, Blockchain Web Developer & Systems Architect

ACCOUNTING FOR GOOD

Ending Money & Creating Resilient Communities
 

pospi is a career web developer now working with blockchain, Holochain and other distributed systems to build "resource economies"- economies based on what's real.

 

He has previously built systems for preventing the trade of conflict stones in the global diamond supply chain, and worked on other "track and trace" blockchain software across a variety of industries.

 

Having found these "top-down" approaches to be coarse, cumbersome, mostly extractive and profit-motivated; he is currently engaged in creating software that empowers grassroots organisations in coordinating their own localised, sustainable and ethical production practises— practises they believe can one day become the new norm.

JOSIE "JJ" BLAKE, co-director of polkadot • community

Noosophians, event manager, venture altruist, envisioneer

Some say that it is beauty that will transform our world, that it's the salve to soothe and smooth our wilderness adventures in the changing VUCA atmospheres of our times... VUCA standing for: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity.

The yearning for that elusive exquisite experience of those moments of beauty is a multi-trillion groundswell economy fueled by at least 4 accelerating forces of: psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology ... and in fact holds the key to living better happier, healthier, wealthier lives.
Janet's presentation will be a series of inspiring, motivating and enlightening  segueways.

"Our Lives Are A Gift, And It's Up To Us What We Do With Them That Shapes The Legacy, Our Footprints, Fractals and Tracks That Follow Us ... Life Is For-giving"

Additional Details

TIMES

1PM til 9PM   (Doors Open 12.30PM)
 

VENUE LOCATION:

MALENY COMMUNITY CENTRE
23 Maple Street
Maleny  Queensland  4552
www.malenycc.org


PARKING:

Car Pooling highly recommended - Arrive as a Community

Free Street Parking:
Bicentenial Lane
Willow Lane Shopping Carpark

Maple Street (AVOID - will be congested)
 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is up to delegates to arrange their own.
Eco Villages Australia have offered FREE van, caravan and tent camping on their property beside the Maleny Showgrounds (5mins drive away). To enquire please contact  live@ecovillages.com.au

 

TICKETS

Sponsorship and discounted entry is available for select attendees and community groups.
Please use “Contact” Promoter on this page to enquire.

Welcome to bring own meals, food, water & drinks.

This is an over 18s information seminar. Please contact promoter if you will be accompanied by children.

Vegetarian friendly, drug & alcohol free event.

Wet Weather Venue Hall & Verandah Room is adequately undercover.

There will be no livestream or recorded videos planned for this event. Training, workshops and networking requires immediacy, so we highly recommend if you find the subjects and speakers interesting you please consider attending.

Supporters, Aligned Partners and Affiliates:
GEN Australia, GENOA (GEN Oceania & Asia), Transition Towns Sunshine Coast, Permaculture Education Institute, Australian Tiny Houses Association (National), Eco Villages Australia, Ecotekk Noosa Electric Bikes, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Tiny Houses Brisbane, Jardin Tiny Homes.

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/polkadotcommunity

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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