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Thursday, May 30
 

5:00pm

Dinner Dine Arounds
Dine Arounds are a chance to go out to dinner with 5-10 folks from the conference at nearby restaurants. We will select places and make a reservation and people can sign up at the registration desk when they arrive. You must get yourself to the restaurant and pay for your own meal.

Who: conference attendees (and their travel companions)
What: we will make dinner reservations for tables of 8-12
Where: at a local restaurant (some walkable, other easily via Uber/Lyft)
When: Thurs dayMay 30 seatings available at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Why: this is a great way to get to know other conference attendees and enjoy a bit of Portland

There will be choices of various types of cuisine and levels of pricing (cost is your responsibility)
Sign ups will be found at the Information table by Registration in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Thursday May 30, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Off Site
 
Friday, May 31
 

11:00am

Q&A - Parenting in Cohousing
What is it like to raise children in community? Is there free babysitting? Will everyone interfere in my parenting? How much support can I ask for and what is expected of me? On this panel we will discuss the joys and opportunities of parenting in Cohousing as well as the reality of the ways it can really challenge parents at times.

with Joelle Cowan - Winslow Cohousing

Speakers
avatar for Adesina Cameron

Adesina Cameron

Mortgage Loan Advisor, Fairway Independent Mortgage
Before coming to the Mortgage industry, Adesina spent most of her career working in natural food grocery, sustainability, social justice and healthy eating education. After buying her own home she was so impressed with the impact her mortgage broker made on her life that she decided... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Galleria II

3:30pm

Speed Networking
Speed Networking - Just like speed dating, to help individuals get to know each other.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Lehman

Ann Lehman

CohoUS Board | Conference CoChair, Slow Yoga 4 Savvy Bodies, Zimmerman Lehman
Annie, raised on the East Coast, has worked in the public interest arena for more than 40 years as a lawyer, executive director and community organizer. As a CoHo Board member she was selected to be Co-Chair of this Conference. She started her career running a storefront legal office... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Galleria II

5:00pm

Hotel Reception
Friday May 31, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Atrium Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown

7:00pm

Cohousing: Creating Community One Neighborhood at a Time
Invite your friends in the Portland area to learn about cohousing at this free public talk by Grace Kim.

This free public talk by architect and cohousing expert Grace Kim of Schemata Workshop in Seattle is included in your conference registration. Please invite your friends in the Portland area to come and learn about the loneliness epidemic and how living in a cohousing community can make a difference.

This free public talk will be held at nearby First Unitarian Church, Main Street Sanctuary - 1211 SW Main St.  Non-conference attendees can reserve free tickets on Eventbrite.  

Listen to Grace's TED Talk before you attend -  How cohousing can make us happier & live longer  

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kim

Grace Kim

Principal Architect - Conference CoChair, Schemata Workshop
Grace Kim is co-chair of this year's Cohousing Conference and a founding principal of Schemata Workshop and began her architectural career in Chicago before returning home to Seattle. Grace is a consensus builder, helping her clients and project stakeholders envision how a completed... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Eliot Center Main Street Sanctuary at The First Unitarian Church 1211 SW Main St, Portland
 
Saturday, June 1
 

6:00am

Yoga
Bring your own yoga mat or use a provided towel from the hotel. This one hour yoga class will get your day off to a great start before breakfast. No experience necessary.

Yoga
avatar for Ashley Rigas

Ashley Rigas

Yoga Instructor; OTD Student, OTD - Pacific University
I am in the second year of an occupational therapy doctorate program, where my research interests are rooted in finding sustainable housing solutions for an aging population. The areas I am most interested in learning about are maintaining quality of life, influencing aging in place... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 6:00am - 7:00am
Skyline II

8:00am

Opening General Session w/breakfast
Dr. Jarvis will give a brief presentation on national efforts in the UK to combat isolation, including a new Minister for Loneliness and the Campaign to End of Loneliness and how cohousing fits in with this.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Helen Jarvis

Dr. Helen Jarvis

Newcastle University
Helen Jarvis is Reader in Social Geography at Newcastle University. She has published three books on cities, housing, gender and work/life balance, and numerous articles and book chapters on pragmatic utopias, alternative visions of home and family life, and age-friendly community... Read More →



Saturday June 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown

9:00am

Q & A: Living in Cohousing now that the honeymoon is over
This Q&A session to share insights from those living in established communities as to what community life is like 'after the honeymoon is over'. Some questions that might arise as far as "now that the we're all moved in, and settled down, how do we continue to get to know each other on a deeper level, and what will the future hold?"


Speakers
avatar for John Rymers

John Rymers

Highline Crossing Cohousing Community
John Rymers, M.A., LPC has been living at Highline Crossing Cohousing Community (www.highlinecrossing.org) since its inception in 1995. He is active in the community and is currently a member of the Buildings Team. John has witnessed the good, bad and the ugly of forming and maintaining... Read More →
avatar for Therese Kunzi-Clark

Therese Kunzi-Clark

Conference Programs, Winslow Cohousing
Therese started her community life being raised in a small village in Switzerland. She left the confines of her country in 1978 . A decade later she return to her roots becoming a founding member of Winslow Cohousing on Bainbridge Island. She's a meditator, an artist with a passion... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Parlors C

11:00am

Cohousing Friendly Regulations
As we deal with the City, County, State and Federal governments in getting our projects started, there could be comprehensive Plans, Zoning codes, building code, subsidies, loan guarantees, etc.—all government instruments—that could benefit Cohousing just as similar provisions now benefit agriculture, defense and a myriad of other activities in our nation. We should be asking and lobbying government entities to better support cohousing in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Gebhart

Matthew Gebhart

Portland State University
Matthew Gebhardt is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies & Planning and Real Estate Development at Portland State University, having previously worked as a senior associate at an interdisciplinary consulting firm managing a variety of planning, development, and design projects... Read More →
avatar for Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Evergeen State Sustainable Communities
Dean is one of the founders of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville, WA.  In the course this effort he enumerates the difficulties of getting cohousing started and suggests solutions in local, state and national policies.  Facebook... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Senate

11:00am

Q & A: Recruiting Families
This Q&A session to explore what some communities (both forming and established have done to actively recruit families. You might hear questions such as "Are open house a way to get the word out? Should we hang flyers at local schools? What else can we do?!"

With Experts:
Joelle Cowan
Megan Shea
John Caye

Moderators
avatar for Karen Gimnig

Karen Gimnig

CohoUS Staff, Cohousing Facilitator
Karen Gimnig supports communities in building richer relationships as the foundation for effective process and collaborative living.  Connected communities need safe spaces, strong relationship skills and authentic communication. Karen guides communities to: Engage conflict productively... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Parlors C

1:30pm

Making Cohousing Affordable in the 21st Century
Making Cohousing more affordable - successful strategies and planning ahead
As documented in 2007, cohousing communities have been strikingly resourceful in reducing costs and keeping home prices down for their original members. But for several reasons, "the market" serves fewer people, and within our movement, many would like to see our movement reaching greater racial and economic diversity.

With slides, handouts, and discussion, participants will get:
  1. descriptions of successful strategies and specific federal programs and how to use them.
  2. navigating challenging financing and permitting systems, and public perceptions of "affordable housing."
  3. making "the case" for your community with neighbors, financiers, and local decision-makers
  4. tools for seeing the bigger picture (environmental scans and power analysis)
  5. why and how we/the movement can be federating and allying to open up more types of financing and have more social influence

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Willbanks Wiesner

Wendy Willbanks Wiesner

Executive Director, Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing
As Executive Director of Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing Wendy:Identifies national models, opportunities and best practices that can inform local efforts. Utilizes standardized legal and financial documents to simplify project planning and development, while at the same time... Read More →
avatar for Betsy Morris

Betsy Morris

Principal/Co-/founder, Planning for Sustainable Communities/Cohousing California
Community Planning Consultant and researcher with special interest in planning for sustainability and affordability for communities.


Saturday June 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Galleria III

1:30pm

Q & A: Share your community Meals experience
Love your community meals? Struggling to make your meal program work? Come and share your experience and learn from others what works, what challenges persist, and what benefits your community gets from gathering for eating together on a regular basis.

Read about Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing's unique meals program.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Hoffman

Sheila Hoffman

Conference CoChair, Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing
Sheila has been an active participant in building the Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing community since 2010. In addition to doing community outreach and marketing she lead the initial food team assuring that everyone would get nutritious and delicious meals.  She loves the walkabil... Read More →
avatar for Helen Spector

Helen Spector

member, Trillium Hollow
Helen Spector has just completed managing a large defect remediation project at her home community of Trillium Hollow. As an organization development consultant she has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries for 40+ years, in engagements including:•    Strategic... Read More →
avatar for Alan O'Hashi

Alan O'Hashi

Whole Brain Thinker and General Do-Gooder, Boulder Community Media (BCM)
Alan O'Hashi spreads his storytelling methods to help communities target people they want through the power of story. After getting laid off a job after 9/11, the risk-taker decided to work for himself and make movies. He melded what he learned as a nonprofit development director... Read More →
avatar for Oz Ragland

Oz Ragland

Cohouseholding Project
Oz has lived at Songaia Cohousing and a new, adjoining community since 1992. He leads the Cohouseholding Project (cohouseholding.org), a collaborative effort to define, support, and promote a more sustainable model for sharing homes. This will be the first presentation of project findings and will including cohouseholds within cohousing communities - Songaia has 4... Read More →



Saturday June 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Parlors C

3:30pm

Cohouseholding in Cohousing: Shared Households within Larger Communities
Cohousing is a successful model for the development/operation of a type of intentional community. Cohouseholding is a new model for shared households which articulates key success factors for sustainable shared households, including co-ownership and co-design. This workshop presents the model and explores the creation of cohouseholds within cohousing communities.
 
Oz Ragland leads the Cohouseholding Project (cohouseholding.org), a collaborative effort to define, support, and promote a more sustainable model for sharing homes. This will be the first presentation of project findings and will including cohouseholds within cohousing communities - Songaia has 4!

Speakers
avatar for Oz Ragland

Oz Ragland

Cohouseholding Project
Oz has lived at Songaia Cohousing and a new, adjoining community since 1992. He leads the Cohouseholding Project (cohouseholding.org), a collaborative effort to define, support, and promote a more sustainable model for sharing homes. This will be the first presentation of project findings and will including cohouseholds within cohousing communities - Songaia has 4... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Senate

3:30pm

Creating a Conflict Resolution Team
Got Conflict?
With people comes conflict. We will wrestle with when you can help, what are personal vs. community issues, what to do to help, what is privacy vs. secrets, and when to call in outside professionals. Focus is on how to create a team to handle conflict, and what to do in team meetings.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth (Liz) Magill

Elizabeth (Liz) Magill

Mosaic Commons Cohousing
Liz joined Mosaic Commons Cohousing in 2002 and moved in 2009. She's been on the Community Support team since early on. Her day job is as a pastor, writer, and workshop leader, helping people address the hard things in life.  Facebook... Read More →



Saturday June 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Parlors C

3:30pm

PANEL: Growing Food
Urban and rural cohousing communities around the country are discovering creative ways to grow garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Representatives from several different communities will describe ways their gardens nourish participants and their communities as a whole. Bring your questions and participate in the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Musick

Mark Musick

Vashon Island Cohousing
Mark grew up in a small town on the shores of Puget Sound. He co-founded the regional Tilth Association in 1974 and for ten years he was a member of a pioneer Community Land Trust farm. Forced to quit farming by the late effects of childhood polio, in the mid-1980s he moved to Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Evergeen State Sustainable Communities
Dean is one of the founders of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville, WA.  In the course this effort he enumerates the difficulties of getting cohousing started and suggests solutions in local, state and national policies.  Facebook... Read More →
avatar for Susan Fries

Susan Fries

PDX Commons
Susan Fries is a co-founder and Membership Coordinator of PDX Commons, a 55+ cohousing community in Portland OR. She had previously thrived while living in an cooperative house in graduate school, so when it was time to downsize, cohousing was the perfect choice. Begun in 2013, with... Read More →
avatar for Nola Hitchcock Cross

Nola Hitchcock Cross

Milwaukee Area Cohousing
Owner & Managing attorney, Cross Law Firm, SC, Milwaukee, WI; handled legal work for housing, consumer & worker cooperatives, co-living groups & land trustsFounded Riveredge Housing Cooperative in 1976 in Milwaukee, a row of 10 townhouses & gardens, with first mortgage from National... Read More →
avatar for Ole Errson

Ole Errson

Kailash Ecovillage
Ole cofounded Kailash Ecovillage, a rental model cohousing community accessible to lower income Portland residents, in 2007. Its main focus is food production and includes on-site composting of all kitchen and garden wastes as well as a permitted humanure composting and urine diversion... Read More →



Saturday June 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Council

5:45pm

Evergreen Neighbor Pre-Show
Jokes, balloons, prizes! Coming together to support the cause of more connection, more community and more cohousing has never been more fun!  Arrive early for our keynote dinner to claim a great seat and help us turn a few dollars a month (yours!) into an evergreen approach to changing our world.  Or just come to hear cohouser and storyteller, Alan O'Hashi share an exciting vision for the world we are creating.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Gimnig

Karen Gimnig

CohoUS Staff, Cohousing Facilitator
Karen Gimnig supports communities in building richer relationships as the foundation for effective process and collaborative living.  Connected communities need safe spaces, strong relationship skills and authentic communication. Karen guides communities to: Engage conflict productively... Read More →
avatar for Alan O'Hashi

Alan O'Hashi

Whole Brain Thinker and General Do-Gooder, Boulder Community Media (BCM)
Alan O'Hashi spreads his storytelling methods to help communities target people they want through the power of story. After getting laid off a job after 9/11, the risk-taker decided to work for himself and make movies. He melded what he learned as a nonprofit development director... Read More →
avatar for Karin Hoskin

Karin Hoskin

Executive Director, National Cohousing Association
I am the Executive Director for the Cohousing Association of the US. I live in the Wild Sage Cohousing Community in Boulder Colorado (for 15 years so far!)


Saturday June 1, 2019 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown

6:00pm

General Session Dinner w/ Keynote Courtney Martin
Courtney Martin will speak about her experience living in cohousing and explore how people are redefining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff).

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin

Temescal Commons, Banquet Keynote
Courtney Martin has been called “one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers” by Parker Palmer, and her writing has been described as “varied, transformational, and necessary for us all” by Jane Fonda and “a hardcover punch in the gut... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown
 
Sunday, June 2
 

6:00am

Yoga
Bring your own yoga mat or use a provided towel from the hotel. This one hour yoga class will get your day off to a great start before breakfast. No experience necessary.

Yoga
avatar for Ashley Rigas

Ashley Rigas

Yoga Instructor; OTD Student, OTD - Pacific University
I am in the second year of an occupational therapy doctorate program, where my research interests are rooted in finding sustainable housing solutions for an aging population. The areas I am most interested in learning about are maintaining quality of life, influencing aging in place... Read More →


Sunday June 2, 2019 6:00am - 7:00am
Skyline II

9:00am

Emotional Resilience
Have you had the fight about outdoor cats? Living together means we inevitably disagree. In this experiential workshop we use Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to practice listening from the heart so we stay present and engaged. We’ll also review other practices that can strengthen the emotional capacity of communities we love!

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Koch- Gonzalez

Jerry Koch- Gonzalez

program manager, Sociocracy For All
Jerry is a consultant and certified trainer in Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication (NVC), focusing on egalitarian governance, decision-making, communication skills, and conflict resolution/Restorative Circles. Jerry is a founding resident of Pioneer Valley... Read More →



Sunday June 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Forum

9:00am

Q & A: Growing Up in Community
Ever wonder what it's like to be a kid living in cohousing? Hear from a variety of CoHo youth about their experiences in cohousing. Get their perspective on the challenges and value of living in a multi-generational community. Learn directly from youth how to make a community that enriches the lives of its youngest members, and fosters involvement as children become teens.

Moderators
avatar for Catya Belfer

Catya Belfer

Catya Belfer is part of Mosaic Commons, about an hour west of Boston in Berlin, Massachusetts.   Cat works as a techie project manager and also builds websites for cohousing groups and others. She is passionate about building connections between people and has been involved in intentional... Read More →

Sunday June 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Broadway I

11:00am

Community Sponsored Presentations - Are You Looking for a Community?
Are you searching for a community? Interested to know what is out there? Join us at this networking event! Sponsoring (thank you for supporting CoHo USA) Forming Communities will each have a 5 minutes to pitch their community to you, most are forming and actively looking for new members, some communities need residents, or waiting lists! There will be time for questions, and if you've found 'the one' you now know who to contact!

Speakers
avatar for Karin Hoskin

Karin Hoskin

Executive Director, National Cohousing Association
I am the Executive Director for the Cohousing Association of the US. I live in the Wild Sage Cohousing Community in Boulder Colorado (for 15 years so far!)


Sunday June 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Galleria III

11:00am

PANEL: Pay or Play
Participation and work issues are challenges for most communities. Two long-time cohousing residents with very different experiences in developing a “Pay or Play System” in their respective communities will share about the history, the processes utilized, and resulting outcome in trying to implement a more equitable way to get the work done and encourage participation.

Speakers
avatar for John Rymers

John Rymers

Highline Crossing Cohousing Community
John Rymers, M.A., LPC has been living at Highline Crossing Cohousing Community (www.highlinecrossing.org) since its inception in 1995. He is active in the community and is currently a member of the Buildings Team. John has witnessed the good, bad and the ugly of forming and maintaining... Read More →
avatar for Ronnie Rosenbaum

Ronnie Rosenbaum

Cohousing Professional, Harmony Village
Ronnie Rosenbaum has lived in a cohousing community in Golden, Colorado since 1997 and in an intentional community for five years in the 1970s.  A professional mediator with many years of experience assisting communities, organizations and families, she consults, facilitates and... Read More →



Sunday June 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Directors

11:00am

Q&A: Diversity in Cohousing
This panel will include a diverse group of folks who will share their experiences (both positive and not so positive ) of life in cohousing. A safe space to share true feelings and thoughts in relation to to helping Cohousing be a welcoming place to all.

Speakers
avatar for Alan O'Hashi

Alan O'Hashi

Whole Brain Thinker and General Do-Gooder, Boulder Community Media (BCM)
Alan O'Hashi spreads his storytelling methods to help communities target people they want through the power of story. After getting laid off a job after 9/11, the risk-taker decided to work for himself and make movies. He melded what he learned as a nonprofit development director... Read More →
avatar for Adesina Cameron

Adesina Cameron

Mortgage Loan Advisor, Fairway Independent Mortgage
Before coming to the Mortgage industry, Adesina spent most of her career working in natural food grocery, sustainability, social justice and healthy eating education. After buying her own home she was so impressed with the impact her mortgage broker made on her life that she decided... Read More →
avatar for Yana Ludwig

Yana Ludwig

Yana Ludwig Training and Consulting
Yana Ludwig is a cooperative culture pioneer, intentional communities advocate and anti-oppression activist. She serves on the board of the Fellowship for Intentional Community and works as a local chapter coach for Showing Up for Racial Justice. Her latest book, Together Resilient... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Byrd Farmer

Crystal Byrd Farmer

Big Sister Team Building
Crystal Farmer is an engineer turned educator from North Carolina. She became the organizer for Charlotte Cohousing in 2016 and has been involved in cohousing and the intentional communities movement ever since. She is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives... Read More →



Sunday June 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Broadway II

11:00am

The Intentional Community Social Movement and how Cohousing plays (or can play) a part
Cohousing is part of a family of models for community that include housing co-ops, ecovillages, land trusts, as well as Transition Towns, cooperative businesses, and more. This session will explore the important niche Cohousing fills in this movement and how it can have an even greater impact on world.

Speakers
avatar for Sky Blue

Sky Blue

Fellowship for Intentional Community
Sky Blue is the Executive Director of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Over the last 20 years he has lived in, worked with, and consulted for numerous communal and cooperative groups and organizations, and has visited dozens of communities and cooperatives, in the US and... Read More →


Sunday June 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Council

12:30pm

Structured Networking w/ Lunch
Closing lunch will be an opportunity for a moderated conversation with other members from your geographic region or specific affinity groups such as LGBTQ and POC. Please find the table that works best for you.

Sunday June 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown

1:30pm

Closing General Session - The Future of Cohousing PANEL
Where is cohousing headed? What can we expect in the coming years? Panelists will explore these questions in what is sure to be a fascinating look into the future.

Moderators
avatar for Jerry Koch- Gonzalez

Jerry Koch- Gonzalez

program manager, Sociocracy For All
Jerry is a consultant and certified trainer in Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication (NVC), focusing on egalitarian governance, decision-making, communication skills, and conflict resolution/Restorative Circles. Jerry is a founding resident of Pioneer Valley... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Cress

Eric Cress

Principal, UD+P
An engineer and designer by training, Eric is drawn to innovative new ideas that make our communities better places to live. At UD+P, Eric concentrates on acquisition, development, and finance. He oversees budgets and the acquisition-to-construction phase of new projects.Before UD+P... Read More →
avatar for Charles Durrett

Charles Durrett

Architect, Author, McCamant & Durrett Architects
Architect and author Charles Durrett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He pioneered the cohousing movement in North America, and teaches architects and community leaders how to start successful cohousing communities around the globe. Durrett authored The Senior... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Jarvis

Dr. Helen Jarvis

Newcastle University
Helen Jarvis is Reader in Social Geography at Newcastle University. She has published three books on cities, housing, gender and work/life balance, and numerous articles and book chapters on pragmatic utopias, alternative visions of home and family life, and age-friendly community... Read More →
avatar for Grace Kim

Grace Kim

Principal Architect - Conference CoChair, Schemata Workshop
Grace Kim is co-chair of this year's Cohousing Conference and a founding principal of Schemata Workshop and began her architectural career in Chicago before returning home to Seattle. Grace is a consensus builder, helping her clients and project stakeholders envision how a completed... Read More →
avatar for Dana Pillai

Dana Pillai

Villager
Dana is a co-founder of a startup technology company that explores social interaction and its potential for the positive. Formerly at President at Delos, he led the research team that created the WELL Building Standard, a tool that addresses aspects of the built environment that impact... Read More →


Sunday June 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom Hilton Portland Downtown

3:30pm

Community Open Houses -
Seven cohousing communities will be holding open houses from 3:30 – 5 pm on Sunday June 2 (Green Grove  –  2 pm- 6 pm). Stop by after the Conference, meet more cohousers, take a tour, view homes and find out more about how cohousing really operates. To learn more about these communities, consider signing up for a Pre-Conference Bus Tour.  This page lists all open house communites with their address for directions as well as their websites.

Sunday June 2, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Off Site

3:30pm

Unplugged Session w/ Katie
Katie McCamant, one of our respected experts, was there from the very beginning, helping Cohousing grow. Come to this session with your questions! Hear from Katie about lessons learned. An informal group chat.

Speakers
avatar for Katie McCamant

Katie McCamant

Architect, Author, CoHousing Solutions
Katie McCamant brings the depth and diversity of her 30+ years of experience as an architect, developer, and cohousing resident to her clients. She is coauthor of Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, the authoritative book which introduced cohousing to the English... Read More →


Sunday June 2, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Galleria II