Starting Date: 06-05-2013
Ending Date: 06-07-2013
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
United StatesThe 2013 Summit is seeking content proposals that can help to answer a set of specific convening questions. Tentatively, those questions are:
How does Slow Living strengthen the community, nurture the spirit and nourish the Earth? (This question is an overlay for all the others.)
What can we learn in the Slow Lane that we can’t learn in the Fast Lane?
What is the inner transformation necessary for embracing Slow Living? How do we work to bring about that transformation?
What is the difference between a Slow Economy and a Fast Economy?
How do we create more resilient communities and bioregions that adapt well to changing climate and other challenges created by Fast Living?
And, the 2013 Summit will minimize “talking heads” in favor of sessions that maximize active participation. Traditional formats such as talks, panel discussions, videos, and slideshows are welcome, as long as sessions incorporate plenty of opportunity for discussion and other forms of attendee interaction. We encourage consideration of less traditional formats such as workshops, fishbowl formats, hands-on-activities, ambulatory sessions, games, meditations, participative music, art, dance and theatre formats, and the like. We are planning to accept fewer proposals than in prior years, seeking a “slower” conference experience and quality over quantity.
Got an idea for a session? Shoot us an email, and we’ll put you on our list to receive our Call for Proposals by early October, which will tell you in more detail what we’re looking for and how to submit your proposal.
The 2013 Summit will once again take place in non-traditional conference surroundings of Main Street, Brattleboro: the historic arts-nouveaux Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro’s River Garden public gathering space, the facilities at Marlboro College Graduate Center — with the vibrant public sidewalks that connect them serving as the conference concourse.
Come and discover Brattleboro — a small community in southern Vermont — renowned for decades for its commitment to healthy, local, sustainable living and technology, for its vibrant communities of visual and performance artists, craftspeople, poets and writers, and for the diversity of its shops, restaurants and galleries. In turn Brattleboro is a gateway to the Green Mountains and Vermont — a state renowned for innovation in small business, renewable energy, healthy living and progressive government.
Geographical Scope: National