2011: Schedule of Events

This was the posted schedule for the 2011 Slow Living Summit (downtown Brattleboro VT, June 1-3 2012). Not included are the “open space” sessions held during networking periods, lunches and after-hours.

Wednesday, June 1:

3:00-5:00 p.m.: Presentation of awards to finalists of Farm Food Business Plan Competition, followed by meetup between finalists and potential investors

4:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Welcome, overview and opening keynote

Thursday, June 2:

8:00-9:00 a.m.: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m.: Plenary Presentation: Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability

10:30-12:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions:

  • Food and Agriculture: Reinventing Agriculture – Success stories of sustainable agriculture from the Northeast
  • Energy and Resources: Regional Energy Solutions – A vision for sustainability based on energy conservation and local renewables
  • Economy/Business/Finances/Entrepreneurship: Visioning Resilient New England – The economic future
  • Education for Sustainability: Readying the workforce for local resilience
  • Quality of Life: Health and Well-being

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Networking lunch (local food)

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Plenary Presentation: The role of entrepreneurship and large-scale organics in building a resilient, sustainable New England based on the Common Good

2:45-4:15 p.m: Concurrent Sessions

4:15-5:30 p.m.: Network gatherings around topic areas

  •     Poster sessions, tables

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Reception

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Art Show Opening: “Farm Art” at The Works Bakery Cafe, Brattleboro

Friday, June 3:

9:00-10:00 a.m.:  Plenary Presentation:

10:30-12:00 p.m.: Concurrent sessions – Inspiring stories of real action at the grassroots level

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Lunch (local food)

1:30-2:45 p.m.: Closing Plenary Panel: Integrated Solutions working regionally

3:00pm-4:15 p.m.: Ending keynote: The Slow Living Paradigm for Local Agriculture, Local Economies, and Sustainable Energy

4:15-5:30 p.m.: Networking sessions: caucus by states and areas

FOLLOWED BY: The Tenth Annual Strolling of the Heifers Festival Weekend, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011 in Downtown Brattleboro.