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European PC Conference - virtually!

posted Aug 1, 2012, 3:32 AM by Stella Ne   [ updated Nov 23, 2013, 3:13 AM by Jose Lorenzo Zamora ]
You can now participate in a European Permaculture Conference ONLINE, for the first time ever  :)
direct mini-link to this page >>
See the virtual conference program below 

We're delighted to team up with 
the On-Site Organizers in Kassel & the European Permaculture Teachers' Partnership 
in order to bring you this event.

Update November 2014 - some of the links to these conferences below have changed - sorry for the inconvenience, please subscribe to our Newsletter for notices of future conferences and when we will get around to repairing these links (we're working on this).

Virtual Conference TimeTable

NOTE that the titles of the lectures are the links to the live lectures, and the links to the RECORDINGS once they're over

also note that each comes with >> discuss here links >> which are places to dialogue about the respective presentations, in WiserEarth Forums

Day 4, Saturday 4th August 2012

9:00 – 10:00 

(Robyn Francis, AUS) 

(Davie Philip, IRL + Gerd Wessling, DE)

>> discuss here

Animation By: Ben McDonald - Surfing the Waves of Change is an animation exploring the idea of community resilience using the metaphor of a surfer to explain how communities can make themselves more resilient in these changing times. This project is supported by The Carnegie UK Trust, Comhar Media Fund and Trocaire. 

Day 3, Friday 3rd August 2012

9:00 – 10:00 

Read the new guide "People Money: The Promise of Regional Currencies" 
by Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer + John Rogers 

Video referred to in the talk: 12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Support a public bank for YOUR state.

19:30 – 20:30  

>> discuss here

Day 2, Thursday 2nd August 2012

9:00 – 10:00 

(John Croft, AUS) 

Video: John Croft shares for the second time the Dragon Dreaming Process at the Weekend Workshop in Emmen near Lucern, Switzerland. The Dragon Dreaming Process, invented by John Croft, is a Process for Groups who want to successfully realize Projects in a win win situation. In this Process the Dreams of all participants flow into the Dreamprocess.

14:00 – 15:00
17:30 – 18:30 

(Andy Langford, GaiaU. Stella Strega-Scoz, NodoEspiral) 

Arnold Mindell whose work "Sitting in the Fire" we mentioned in this dialogue, here talking on Deep Democracy and Worldwork, London 2008

19:30 – 22:30 

>> discuss here

Day 1, Wednesday 1st August 2012

10:00 – 11:00 

>> discuss here

* * How to Enroll * *

To join us, please do these 3 steps:

Step 1, Enrollment
 Please ENROLL by joining this 
group & adding your introduction
so that we can all get to know each other.   You will find all instructions right at the top as you enter

If you have any difficulty with this please email Jose (IT support) at

Step 2, get Skype Conferencing
The 'vital link' or instant connection that will keep us virtual participants together will be the Skype Conference, 
so your next step is to send a contact request to Jose at skypename  JoseLZam
saying "please add me to vEUPC conference"
then we will add you to the vEUPC where you will be able to chat with everyone else
&  just need to remember keep your Skype program ON whenever you want to be in the Conference  

 If you are not yet familiar with Skype, it's well-worth learning & here's your chance:
here you can take the Skype Tutorial, just follow instructions
& if you need help, please email Jose (IT support) at

Step 3, study the timetable
To get some idea of how the conference is organized, see the Full Local Program, here
which we will be publishing a selection (of the parts that we can share online)
where you will also be able to see the recordings of past talks
and the links to places to discuss these.

Invitation Letter

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Invitation from all Organizers

We finally got virtuall conferencing up and running for the European Permaculture Conference! 

So now everyone can participate sessions from their home location.   

Sorry about the late notice but we weren't quite sure until now that it was all possible, although we've been working on this for a week or so.   

We'll be adding brodcasted presentations above

(all parts of the local program, which is quite vast):

We started broadcasting Declan Kennedy's opening speech on wednesday 1st August, which and will try to also record as many as possible of the presentations.

You are welcome to join us live or watch the recorded sessions, please also help us get this message out to all your networks.   

It's short notice but we would love as many permaculture enthusiasts as possible to enjoy this wonderful event online, and so join in with the people who were able to go to Kassel to be there at the Permaculture Conference in person.

Sunny & unifying greetings,


#permaculture  #eupc2012  

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All the Links

Main Conference Website

Virtual Conference Program
& at

Interactive Group for Virtual Conference

Permaculture Teachers Partnership -

NodoEspiral PC Academy - 

En Español

La Conferencia será toda en inglés y alemán pero la mitad del grupo organizador de la conferencia virtual 
es hispanohablante, entonces podemos ayudar con traducción dónde se requiere


For those who want & can follow as much of the conference online & live, we meet day to day (our 'common circle') in an ongoing Skype conference that we use to stay in touch between workshops, send instant messages, etc.

In order to have as much of an INTERACTIVE experience as possible and especially for the longer-term*  - which is very important if we are to IMPLEMENT some of the ideas in a sustainable & cooperative way - 
we have set up the  as a meeting place.

It's a resource that disappears when not used!

Please link to other dialogues or share as much HISTORY as you can so that we can move on, including (& transcending) past experience. 

"Protracted and thoughtful 
rather than protracted 
and thoughtless 

Bill Mollison

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