Co-op Conference in Santa Barbara: Register Today: WestCo, April 15-17

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Register Today:

WestCo | April 15-17, 2016 | Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, California skyline
WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Santa Barbara, CA from April 15th through 17th.

WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. This year’s conference is organized by members of the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative.

The conference schedule , logistical information, and a rideshare board are online. Confirmed workshops include:

  • Foundational Facilitation Skills
  • Recycling, Composting, and Environmental Stewardship
  • Vegan Cooking
  • Sustainable Home Gardens
  • Intersectionality and Interfaith

Registration is $20 per person and covers housing and four meals. Register online by April 10th to secure housing.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!


Friday April 15
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Welcome and Registration
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Pizza Party and Bonfire

Saturday, April 16
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Morning Yoga
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Tour of SBSHC Co-ops
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Course Block 1
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM – Course Block 2
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Course Block 3
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM – Sunset Beach Stroll
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Party

Sunday, April 17
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Brunch
11:45 AM -1:15 PM – Workshop
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Farewells

Register Online
Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative logo
Founded in 1976, the Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op (SBSHC) provides low rent co-op housing for nearly 100 students, staff, and faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. SBSHC strives to engage in continuous educational programs that further the principles of cooperation through mutual, self-help living at a minimal cost.
Copyright 2016, North American Students of Cooperation, All rights reserved.

The North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) Family of associations organizes and educates affordable group equity co-ops and their members for the purpose of promoting a community oriented cooperative movement.

Our mailing address is:
330 S. Wells St
Suite 618-F
Chicago, IL 60606


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