I'll be giving FOUR presentations:
replacing irrigation with permaculture making the big bucks with permaculture
animals in the landscape
one sepp holzer movie with Q&A
I'm also supposed to give a "plenary" - I think it means something like a keynote where there will be more than one keynote speaker.
This is sizing up to be a meaty technical conference. Even meatier and more technical than last year.
Presenters include several people that you know from my podcasts and videos: Helen Atthowe, Mark vander Meer, Owen Hablutzel, Michael "skeeter" Pilarski, Ernie and Erica Wisner, Kelly Ware.
And a few people I should get into my podcasts and videos: David Ronniger (the seed and potato guy); Kristen Lee-Charlson (responsible for the Missoula Winter Market, Edible Missoula, the food buying club, and my local Weston A. Price Foundation connection).
Am I missing something? I would very much like to register, but this information isn't of much good to me if there isn't a schedule showing what workshops are going to be available when. I am planning to come down on Saturday but that's the only day I can make it. I don't want to register until I know if the workshop(s) I want to take are going to be offered on Saturday...
Joined: Nov 09, 2008
Location: Missoula, MT
I'll be there with Paul! And my son, Forrest, might join us, too. I'm driving out the weekend prior, so I'm hoping to find a ride out for my son in Friday, 11/9, if anyone is trekking from the Seattle area.
J Kaye wrote:Am I missing something? I would very much like to register, but this information isn't of much good to me if there isn't a schedule showing what workshops are going to be available when. I am planning to come down on Saturday but that's the only day I can make it. I don't want to register until I know if the workshop(s) I want to take are going to be offered on Saturday...
I don't see the schedule yet, either. In my experience, permie conference-type events are put on largely by volunteers, which keeps the prices very low. The flip side of this is that if you want certain things, like a schedule quite a bit beforehand, the best solution is to dive in and help! Or help next year to make it even better.
Edit: replaced "convergence" with conference - my mistake in terms for this event.
Just wondering if anyone else has had trouble signing up for the work trade. A month and a half ago I signed up with the online application but never heard anything. So I wrote INPG and they said that upon a quick scan of applications that mine hadn't been received, that was two weeks later. So I submitted again, this time making sure that I received the confirmation at the end of the submission process confirming that my application was created and sent. It was, but still two weeks after I hadn't heard anything again. So next I wrote an email containing all of the information asked for in the application and sent it to the same correspondent from INPG that I had been in contact with previously, but to no avail as of yet, another two weeks later. I volunteered to help set up and tear down, as well as hang posters, and hand out handbills and brochures. I work in probably the busiest taco y burrito shop in Missoula, four locations, and I have plenty of time to put in volunteer and trade hours. I know I would be a good asset to the event and want to help. But I haven't heard anything...
Sorry you're having trouble. I'm the website guy. I see that you successfully submitted a worktrade application on 08-26-2012 and on 09-09-2012. I'm not sure why someone could not find it before. I think Skeeter is handling the worktrade applications and he is at the Tonasket Barter Faire right now, but I have emailed him with the direct links to your applications and he should be back in the saddle very soon and will respond.
Thanks for your willingness to contribute,
Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Thanks for the help everyone! I've been in contact with the work trade coordinator and everything is quite satisfactory. See you at the conference!