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3 Sep 2008

Introducing Transition Chat!

Transition Chat! is a new initiative co-ordinated by the Transition Network, which will provide a forum for people to share successes, failures, ideas, best practice and so on. We are really excited about the potential for this. The idea is that each session takes place on a Monday, between 2 and 3.30pmGMT (it can roll on if the conversation is particularly animated) and it is hosted in a web chat format.  Pop them in your diary, the first one is next Monday.

The Timetable.

The first 10 have been arranged, and they offer a mixture of deepening your understanding of various aspects of Transition, the opportunity to ask the questions you struggle with to experts in the field, and chatting with other Transition folks. The timetable thus far is as follows;

Sept. 8th.Transition Network Structure Document: hosted by Rob Hopkins and Peter Lipman. An opportunity for anyone unable to make the discussion day on the 10th to input into this important document.

Sept. 15th. Transition Training Clinic session #1. An opportunity to ask all your practical questions, what is working and/or not working for you in the early stages of your initiative. Hosted by members of Transition Training.

Sept 22nd. Dr. Colin Campbell of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil answers your questions on peak oil (to be confirmed)

Sept 29th. The Transition Timeline. Establishing the assumptions underpinning our Energy Descent Planning. Hosted by Shaun Chamberlin, author of the Transition Timeline

Oct 6th. Inner Transition, Heart and Soul. Hosted by Sophy Banks

Oct 13th. Transition Training Clinic session #2. Getting started, raising awaress, building a good head of steam…

October 20th. Transition Cities. How to do this in the city? Hosted by Sarah Pugh.

Oct 27th. Transition Training Clinic session #3 tbc

Nov 3rd. Peak oil and climate change: hosted by Dr. Jeremy Leggett.

November 10th. Collaboration/leadership/structure. Hosted by Mike Jones of Transition Stroud.

How to Chat

To participate, follow this link, type into the box the name you want to be known as online (ideally your own name so we know who are are speaking to (not cheekymonkey18 or bigbob), and then follow the instructions. Do let us know what you think of it. See at the first one…

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luca pellarini
3 Sep 2:19pm

Dear Rob could you explain me ,sorry i’m italian, why ther’s no coordination at all, at least visible, with the appeal of the New Economic Foundation by Andrew Simms & company?

3 Sep 2:51pm

Hi Luca
Transition Network very much approves of it.. and has said it will be a partner, only trouble is, all the organisations that are on there have a logo, and TN, still being quite young, is still designing one! Ridiculous really, but that’s the reason. It is a great campaign though, and well worthy of support…

3 Sep 7:18pm

great idea the chat, lets see how it goes, read you there

4 Sep 9:57am

Gosh, it sounds fabulous, only problem is I’m hard at work on Monday afternoons…nice idea though. Will the chats be archived?

4 Sep 11:29am

Hi Martin
Yes, they will be archived….

4 Sep 1:43pm

Great, glad to hear they will be archived.

I was just wondering why you decided on a weekday afternoon when so many of us will be at work?

[…] Here is the schedule to join Rob Hopkins and others for an ongoing series of online chat sessions. Hopkins and company are now celebrating the 100th Transition Initiative in the UK, so their work certainly warrants our attention. […]

Marcus Perrin
30 Sep 10:04pm

Hi Rob, Transition Chat is a great idea -echoing Martin’s comment, could some chats be run at the weekend/evenings?

Graham Burnett
1 Oct 12:16am

Echo that, i made it to one TT chat, but often am not free on weekday day times, same for many in 9-5 situations