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4 Sep 2012

Transition Network conference 2012 preview: No:9 – Paul Birch on ‘Standing up to Speak’

Paul Birch of Taunton Transition Town will be running one of the most intimate workshops, with an audience of 8 people, one that offers the potential for some focusing on and fine-tuning of your public speaking skills, entitled ‘Standing up to Speak’.  We asked Paul what people can expect from the workshop, and what it is that he looks forward to about Transition Network conferences:

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3 Sep 2012

Can you offer a Transition Network conference attendee a bed for the night?

As you may have gathered by now, the Transition Network conference is set for the weekend of 15/16-September at the Battersea Arts Centre in London and there are lots of Transitioners from out of town who are looking for a place to rest their weary but deeply inspired heads each night. Some are coming from elsewhere in the UK, others from as far afield as Brazil and Australia. If you can find some space for any of them, you’d be doing them a massive favour, particularly for those from countries where current economic tribulations have put commercial London accommodation out of reach. 

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3 Sep 2012

Transition Network conference 2012 preview: No:8 – Peter Capener on ‘Power to the People’

One of Saturday’s workshops at the 2012 Transition Network conference is called ‘Bringing power to the people’, and it looks at community energy companies and their potential.  It will feature four presenters, Allan Shepherd, author of the recently published ‘Home Energy Handbook’ (who we interviewed recently here), Mark Shorrock of Inazin, Chris Rowland of OVESCO, and Peter Capener of Bath and West Community Energy.  I asked Peter what he was planning to talk about, how BWCE is going, and what it is that he looks forward to at Transition Network conferences.

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30 Aug 2012

Transition Network conference 2012 preview: No:7 – Chris Vernon on ‘Is Peak Oil Dead?’

The media has been awash with stories recently about the demise of peak oil, including the now widely critiqued announcement by George Monbiot that “we were wrong on peak oil“.  But were we?  Chris Vernon is one of the editors of the very popular Oil Drum website, as well as being active in Transition (and making an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Business’ recently).  We asked him to tell us more about his workshop at the 2012 Transition Network conference, and why he looks forward to Transition Network conferences.

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29 Aug 2012

The 384 Blackboards Mystery

Why might it be that in a workshop in Somerset this weekend, 384 small blackboards were lovingly measured, cut out, sanded and painted for the 2012 Transition Network conference?  What role could they possibly be set to play at the event, at which point in the programme might they be handed out?  Might they be a new, low energy, low carbon rival to the iPad, a ‘Slate’ rather than a ‘Tablet’?  Might it be for the 2012 Noughts and Crosses Olympics?  There’s only one way to find out, you’ll have to come along and be part of this annual celebration of all things Transition, although we’d love to hear your guesses in the comments section below…

Here are some photos that tell the story of their manufacture…

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