Thanks to You, Our First National Gathering Was a Great Success!
From Friday, July 27th to Sunday, July 30th, 2017, Transition US hosted its first-ever National Gathering at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 300 people attended at least some part of this extraordinary event, which included six intensive trainings, 43 diverse workshops, three keynote presentations, opening and closing ceremonies, bioregional breakouts, and Open Space sessions. This main conference was then followed-up by a two-day Movement Strategy Session and Leadership Retreat at Walker Community United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.
While we haven't decided yet when our next National Gathering will be, this website has been redesigned to showcase an abundance of inspiring videos, presentations, stories, and photos from our time together in the Twin Cities that will hopefully tide you over until then. Regardless of whether you were able to join us in-person this past summer or not, you will find plenty of new information and insights here to challenge, encourage, and move you to action in order to broaden, deepen, and scale-up community resilience-building efforts wherever you live.
Special Thanks to Everyone Who Made This Gathering Possible!
It definitely took a village to pull off such a multi-faceted and dynamic six-day event. Below, we celebrate those individuals and institutions who went above and beyond to help organize, spread the word, and provide the financial support necessary to make our first National Gathering such a massive success. Please click on any of the links or logos below to learn more.
Our Sponsors and Media Partners
Our Community Allies
Alliance for Sustainability - Animas Valley Institute - The Bridge - Earth Learning - The Lexicon of Sustainability - Mindfulness for Changing Times - NorCal Community Resilience Network - North American Permaculture Convergence - Northern Sun Merchandising - Northwest Earth Institute - The Pachamama Alliance - Piece We Need - Slow Money - Transition Goshen - Transition Sarasota - Transition Town All St. Anthony Park - Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence - The Work That Reconnects
Our Organizing Team
While the number of people who helped organize, promote, and host this National Gathering are simply too numerous to mention, special thanks go out to Leslie Mackenzie of Transition Twin Cities, Michael Russelle of Transition Town - All St. Anthony Park, Jul Bystrova of Era of Care, Ruah Swennerfelt of Transition Town Charlotte, Laura Philon of Wilmington in Transition, Mark Juedeman of the Transition US Board of Directors, and Transition US staff members Carolyne Stayton, Nils Palsson, Marissa Mommaerts, and Don Hall who did most of the heavy-lifting for this event. Altogether, dozens of volunteers provided around 1,500 hours of their time to make this first National Gathering a success!