CANvergences: CANvergences are a “deepening” design for transformative live/virtual large gatherings. TRC evolution requires boosting the coherence and leverage of precious in-person time together. CANvergences (“Community Action Network” Convergences) deepen conference impact by providing “graduate-level” action networking using ceremony (eg. blessing, music), best story/practice learning (eg. presentations, trainings), interactive dialogue and story synthesis (eg. open space, mapping), and action initiation/facilitation (eg. charter adoption, next step proaction cafes).
Our first CANvergence effort was co-sponsoring the Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Intensive in October 2012. In 2013, we are hosting a spring team retreat CANvergence which will (among other things) kickoff a collaborative design team for a live/virtual Fall Summit co-hosted by and serving over ten regional and trans-local networks and organizations.