2017 NorCal Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence: Workshop Application
Thank you for taking the time to apply to offer a workshop at the 2017 NorCal Permaculture and Building Resilient Communities Convergence! The theme for this year is "Cultivating Unity in a Divided World: The Problem is the Solution". The priority deadline for workshop submissions is June 30, 2017. If you would like to apply for more then one presentation please fill out this form separately for each presentation.

Giving a workshop at the Convergence is an opportunity to showcase you and your work to a wide audience of peers and the public at large. We are offering accepted workshop presenters 30% off Convergence tickets. If you have specific questions, requests, or needs regarding your participation, please let us know at the end of this application and we will do our best to meet them.

First and Last Name
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Email address
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Phone Number
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Where do you live?
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Organization(s) you are affiliated with
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Website(s)
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Declaration of Diversity. How do you identify yourself? (NOTE: this question is optional).
We are interested in crafting a diverse experience, representing the many voices of the permaculture movement. Please define yourself in terms of demographics including ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, etc. We want to know who you are! (This is optional and yet taken seriously as we are active in ensuring diverse representation at the convergence)
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Workshop Theme / Track
We are looking for workshops in some of the themes below. What is the primary theme or topic of your workshop? (Feel free to select more than 1, and add if not listed).
Type Of Workshop Offered
We have 4 types of workshop formats available: 1) 1 hour workshops. 2) Panel Discussions from 1 - 1.5 hours. 3) 10 minutes Ted Talk style presentations. Please let us know what type of presentation you would like to offer (You may apply for more than one):
Proposed Workshop Title
What is the name of your workshop?
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Workshop Summary
Please give us a short paragraph description (4-5 sentences) about your workshop. Use third person if speaking about yourself. This will appear as the workshop description on the website if accepted.
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Please write a one-sentence description about your workshop.
This description will be used for promotional materials and our written program.
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Workshop Details. Tell us more.
How is this topic relevant to Building Resilient Communities and Permaculture? What will participants gain from participating? How will it be presented? How can your workshop help to grow our Movement? Please note that we encourage interactive, experiential, hands-on workshops.
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Session Resources for Workshop
Please tell us what materials you may need to present your workshop. We have limited spaces for powerpoint presentations and would like to encourage you to present a workshop that DOES NOT require a powerpoint projector if possible. Please try to provide your own workshop materials if possible.
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For All Applicants- Panel Discussions
Given the large number of workshop submissions we receive and the limited number of spots available, we may combine some workshops into a group presentation or panel discussion format. Would you be interested in co-presenting or being part of a panel discussion around your workshop topic?
Additional ideas for workshops and presenters
Please write any ideas or topics for other workshops or panel discussions you may be interested in participating in, as well as any other presenters you would like to see speak at the Convergence.
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Co-presenters
If you are leading a panel discussion or have a co-presenter, please tell us his/her/their names and affiliation. They should also submit a bio and head shot.
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What are your preferred times and availability for your workshop for the Convergence (Fri - Sun)?
If you are flexible feel free to select more than one choice.
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Date Restrictions
Please write any days/times in which you can NOT offer a workshop. Be as specific as possible with dates AND times.
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Your Bio
Please write a short paragraph about yourself (in 3rd person) describing your relevant experience, which we will be publishing in promotional literature and on our website.
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Your Background
Please tell us about yourself and your qualifications to offer this presentation. Have you led other similar presentations?
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Become a Community Partner!
Giving a workshop at the Convergence is an opportunity to showcase you and your work to a wide audience of peers and the public at large. We are asking all workshop presenters to support the Convergence by becoming a Community Partner and linking to the Convergence on your website(s), sending a promotional email to your individual organization's email list, and making a post on social media. In turn, the Convergence will list your organization as a Community Partner on our website, promotional materials, social media streams and programs. Please list the groups or organization(s) name(s) and website(s)you would like to become Community Partners of the Convergence.
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Head Shot
Please email a head shot photo to go along with your bio in the format of: "First Name_Last Name.jpeg" to: workshops@permacultureconvergence.com. Demonstrating the ability to follow through on this in the correct format is a perk, and increases the chances of your workshop being accepted. Don't make it harder for us.
Image/photo to represent your workshop
Please email an image to go along with your workshop (which will be displayed next to the description on the website) in the format of: "First Name_Last Name_Workshop Title.jpeg" to: workshops@permacultureconvergence.com. Demonstrating the ability to follow through on this in the correct format is a perk, and increases the chances of your workshop being accepted. Don't make it harder for us.
Webcast
Would you be interested in being featured offering a webinar or interview leading up to the Convergence?
Final Questions or Comments
Do you have any other comments or questions about workshops, the program, or the Convergence in general? You may also email: workshops@permacultureconvergence.com
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