Community Gatherings

About NICA's Community Gatherings

Every year we host Community Gatherings in the Spring and Fall which are open to the public.  Whether you're part of a community or just dipping your toes, you are welcome to attend.  These events are a great place to mingle and network with other communitarians.  They provide opportunities for intentional communities in our region to meet each other, talk about similarities and differences, and share what has been learned.   Also, each event has guest speakers or workshops which can help you along in your journey.

These gatherings are not designed to be promotional, as in marketing any particular community. If you are seeking new members, these events are a great place to enhance your community’s visibility.

Here's a sample of past speakers and workshops we've had at different gatherings.

  • Speakers Yana Ludwig and Betty Martin -
    Shared their wealth of knowledge and experience, and interacted in small groups to model the ideas they've gained.
  • Speaker Crystal Byrd Farmer -
    Author of "The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization."  Spoke directly about issues of diversity, with special implications for those of us living in community, or seeking to do so. 
  • Workshop by Diana Leafe Christian -
    Three Aspects of Healthy, Thriving Community.
  • Workshop by Diane Biray Gregario -
    Emotional Rescue.
  • Workshop by Patricia Newkirk, Joey Crotty, and Anita Higgins -
    Re-membering the Song of the Earth: An Opportunity for Deep Discussion.
  • Accessible Yoga with Miku Lenentine 
One of our Community Gatherings at Vashon Cohousing
One of our Community Gatherings at Vashon Cohousing
A sample of our past gathering locations
A sample of our past gathering locations

Join Our Upcoming Gathering

We plan our gatherings throughout the year and aim to host one each Spring and Fall. 

We don't have dates scheduled yet, but we encourage you to sign up to get notified once our next Community Gathering is ready for registration.  We'll notify you by email and you may include a number if you would like a call too.  But please keep in mind that call notifications depend on our volunteer bandwidth and are not guaranteed.

Notify me once registration is open

Past Gatherings

5/7/2022

Spring Gathering

5/7/2022

Theme:
"Renewing society through community"

Location: Vashon Cohousing

5/7/2022

5/8/2021

Spring Gathering

5/8/2021

Theme: "Communities Present Positive, Affordable Housing Solutions in the Age of COVID"

Location: Zoom Meeting (due to Covid)

5/8/2021

8/3/2020

Fall Gathering

8/3/2020

Theme:
"Inclusive Communities Thrive Together"

Location: Zoom Meeting (due to Covid)

8/3/2020

5/31/2020

Spring Gathering

5/31/2020

Theme:
 "Re-membering the song: The role of community in cultivating personal, social, and ecological resilience in the face of uncertainty"

Location: Zoom Meeting (due to Covid)

5/31/2020

4/27/2019

Spring Gathering

4/27/2019

Theme: "Affordable Housing in Intentional Communities"

Location: Maxwelton Creek CoHousing

4/27/2019

6/3/2018

Spring Gathering

6/3/2018

Location:
Sahale Learning Center

6/3/2018

10/14/2017

Fall Gathering

10/14/2017

Theme: "Our Communities as Social Change Labs"

Location: "Beacon Hill, WA

10/14/2017

4/26/2014

Spring Gathering

4/26/2014

Location: PRAG House

4/26/2014