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PV2 tickets are live for anyone who went to PV1 via THIS LINK.

The Dates: March 4-8, 2015
The Location: Sheraton San Diego
More detailed information about PV2.

Overall PV2 is much improved. New location (near the water, no rental car needed), new format, more total days, more conference activities, more extended workshops, two evening socials, and the same high quality content as PV1, plus the audio for the ones that you miss.

The keynote speakers this year are paul stamets, Maddy Harland, Marcin Jakubowksi, and Gunter Pauli.

There is a wide array of speakers (we will probably end up with over 70) including Mark Shepard, toby hemenway, Diana Leafe Chrstian, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Larry Santoyo, jack spirko, Jean-Martin Fortier, Kathy Voth, Pandora Thomas, Stefan Sobkowiak, Adam Klaus, and a ton more.

There are 4 total tracks: Urban, Broadacre, Mid-Scale, and Social Permaculture.
There are a bunch of topic specific talks including: Plants and Soils, appropriate technology, Animal Husbandry, Business Models and Techniques.

Here are two podcasts specifically about PV2:
An Introduction, The Idea and Thinking Behind PV2
An Interactive and Participatory Event, The Permaculture Voices and Mycelium Collaboration

Ticket Info:

Tickets are on sale now for PV1 attendees. Tickets will open up to everyone else on October 14th HERE.

As a thank you for the early support, PV1 attendees get a special offer that everyone else will not get.

1. On the early-bird registration you will save $50 on the regular admission ticket.

2. If you buy a ticket between now and October 14, you will get the audio recordings from PV2 for free.

If you want the audio for free, then you have to purchase by October 14th. After that you can still save $50 until November 23rd.

In addition to the PV2 audio, each regular admission will receive four drink tickets for the two socials that we will have next year. And each attendee will receive a copy of The Permaculture Orchard and Stefan's new book The Permaculture Orchard.

There are also a limited quantity of PAY WHAT YOU CAN tickets available. Those tickets include the PV2 audio and the Permaculture Orchard pack. Given the pricing and the limited quantity available, I don't think they will last long.


We will be doing very limited video recording for PV2 and any video that is recorded will be put out for free. So if you want to see it all, then you have to go.
We will be trying to record as much audio as we can and the audio will be for sale separately whether you attend or not.


Here is a video that Chad Sentman made from some of the interview footage of PV1:

 
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I'm really looking forward to this conference. My favorite part of PV1 was not only the motivational, thought provoking speeches. Mostly it was the network of likeminded individuals perusing life works of shared values. I would love to see Warren Brush speak at PV2, Nick and Bianca Heyming, Daniel Francis. These are some of the 10+ year permaculture leaders of Southern California that are doing leading edge work and affecting public policy.

I do like the structure of the event and socializing time, however I am concerned about lodging. The hotel of the event is at a rate of $150 a night for 5+ nights = $750+ . The closest camping site is Sweetwater Regional Park which is about 18 miles away, not ideal. It is $34/night for up to 8 people.

Last year, camping at Lake Skinner was so good for winding down after the draining days. It was an opportunity to connect with nature and become grounded with other amazing people. Some of whom I will never forget.

I just want to get the conversation started, and hopefully create some alternatives to the $150/night hotel room.

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Check out Campland. I am almost positive that they accept tents and right up the road.

Also, to state the obvious, you could always get 4 people in a hotel room. I actually already know of a few people doing that.
 
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Diego Footer wrote:... New location...more extended workshops, two evening socials...

...There is a wide array of speakers (we will probably end up with over 70) including Mark Shepard, Toby Hemenway, Diana Leafe Chrstian, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Larry Santoyo, Jack Spirko, Jean-Martin Fortier, Kathy Voth, Pandora Thomas, Stefan Sobkowiak, Adam Klaus, and a ton more.

There are 4 total tracks: Urban, Broadacre, Mid-Scale, and Social Permaculture...


Diego! Great job lining up PV2. Kudos for bring back many of the great speakers from PV1 - especially Mark Shepard, Jack Spirko and Adam Klaus. Looking forward to hearing Jean-Martin Fortier and others. Many thanks for all that you do...you are an inspiration and motivation for so many of us. You are directly responsible for encouraging that change we all wish to see. Keep up the great work!!!

What exactly do you mean by the "tracks?" Do you mean different ways of permaculture application?

Look forward to seeing you and all others at PV2 next year!

Rob


ps - If there's anyone out there looking to share a room at the hotel, please feel free to reach out and inquire!
 
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http://permaculturenews.org/2014/12/15/drought-proofing-california-not-in-the-news/

http://permaculturenews.org/2012/09/26/the-alchemy-of-converting-economic-capital-to-natural-capital-a-journey-into-for-profit-permaculture/

I'm lobbying for Warren Brush to speak at the conference on Drought Proofing or Investing In Natural Capital. Please read his two articles above to determine for yourself if his research is a good fit.
 
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Enrique Gutierrez wrote:http://permaculturenews.org/2014/12/15/drought-proofing-california-not-in-the-news/

http://permaculturenews.org/2012/09/26/the-alchemy-of-converting-economic-capital-to-natural-capital-a-journey-into-for-profit-permaculture/

I'm lobbying for Warren Brush to speak at the conference on Drought Proofing or Investing In Natural Capital. Please read his two articles above to determine for yourself if his research is a good fit.


Thanks Enrique. It won't happen this year, due to space, but maybe in the future. I have heard from a lot of people that have studied with Warren and they have had really good experiences up at Quail Springs. So maybe in the future.
 
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Thank you for the consideration. Check out the amazing work Warren is doing with Casitas Valley Farm in geoff lawton's new video. Lots of useful information in the full length video

http://youtu.be/46wpCQf0sgw
 
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Are you attending Permaculture Voices 2 and looking for alternative housing!? Check this out:

Location: We live ~3 miles from the conference site! Near the intersection of Catalina Blvd. and Voltaire St., 92107

Lodging: One bedroom suitable for 1 or 2 adults and backyard available to pitch a tent. Living room with privacy curtain can also be made available.

Transportation: Bus route 923 three blocks away! Designated bike route also three blocks away! Car2go cars nearly always close by! Depending on your height there might even be a bike available to borrow. Hell, you could walk...nice sidewalks the entire way!

Food: We are an Azure Standard drop point and there will be a delivery the day before the conference starts! Place an order ahead of your visit! Perfect timing! People's Organic Coop is a 15 minute walk away and Peace Pies (raw vegan restaurant) is along the way. All the power tools needed for cooking good clean food are available to use (and clean up!). Don't cook? Don't worry I will be planning meals, snacks, and all that jazz to keep me fueled so we can work something out!

Other bonuses: humanure toilet available (accepting all deposits), composting onsite, grill and outdoor sinks, firepit (okay, it's just an old washing machine drum but it works), washer and dryer (don't worry the water goes to the landscape and there is a clothes line too), kombucha is always in the works, fresh-organic eggs created on site, goat milk can be found unless I turned into cheese, there is a tv and wifi too. I think you get the idea...

107garden.com if you want to check out what Dale and I are up to

If you are interested PM me.
 
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S Sinclair wrote:Are you attending Permaculture Voices 2 and looking for alternative housing!?

If you are interested PM me.


Hi Sinclair,
I purple moosed you a couple days ago. Definitely Interested. Contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you
 
Soiree Leone
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Enrique Gutierrez wrote:Hi Sinclair,
I purple moosed you a couple days ago. Definitely Interested. Contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you


Just in case you missed it Enrique...I replied via PM...
 
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Diego, is there a list of all of the speakers and the titles of their talks somewhere? or a schedule of all the talks anywhere?
 
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The talk topics are listed on this page.

The schedule will be out next week.
 
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Nice! Thanks Diego!

 
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I'm going too!!! I can't wait!!! I get to meet other Permies instead of them visiting me one at a time every few months!!!

Cassie is right! It's going to be AMAZING!!! I've only met 2 other permies... EVER... and now my son and I are going to PV2!!! I can' wait!!!

(I'm going to be doing a small talk on Permaculture Education K-12 which I'm really excited about and humbled that I was asked to speak - Thank you Diego!!)
 
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Mattt!!! I'm so excited you are going! I can't wait to meet you!
 
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Also, it would be great if you could announce it here when it does come out. That would be fabulous!
 
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There are SO MANY AMAZING PEOPLE GOING AND SPEAKING!!!

Has everyone heard of Neal Spackman? He's doing amazing things and has a superb blog. Here's an example:

Trees Are More Awesome Yhan You Thought

http://www.twovisionspermaculture.com/trees-are-more-awesome-than-you-thought-cloud-seeding/


Sidenote: I don't know how many kids will be there, but I'm bringing my son with me. I want him to be running his own permabiz by the time he's 10!
 
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Dale and I are opening our homestead to people who are attending Permaculture Voices. 107 Garden is located about 3 miles from the conference and is close to the airport, beaches, and local shops (92107)

Learn more: http://www.107garden.com/blog/2015/1/26/pop-up-community

Lodging: One bedroom suitable for 1 or 2 adults and backyard available to pitch a tent. Living room with privacy curtain can also be made available. Prices? We want to support folks being able to attend so we can work with you to a certain degree.

Food: Breakfast included...see link above and there will be plenty of other eats and treats.

Other bonuses: humanure toilet available (accepting all deposits), composting onsite, grill and outdoor sinks, firepit (okay, it's just an old washing machine drum but it works), washer and dryer (don't worry the water goes to the landscape and there is a clothes line too), kombucha is always in the works, fresh-organic eggs created on site, goat milk can be found unless I turned into cheese, there is a tv and wifi too. I think you get the idea...

If you are interested PM me or email info@107garden.com
 
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Just an FYI. The schedule has been posted here.

And I created a ride share thread here.

And here is PV2 housing stuff here.

And TONS of other information here.

 
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Thanks for all the great info Diego/Cassie! Enrique looks like we might be camping in close proximity once again brother. Soiree I sent you an email thank SO MUCH for your offer!

Cameron
 
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I'm going! Yay! I'm excited to have received a scholarship to attend via Black Permaculture Network! I wanted to go. But since I was let go from work in December I had no way to fund it. I'm barely going to be able to gas up the car to get there and back from Long Beach. I sure could use a couch surf or something. Not being able to pay for lodging, I was considering seeing if I could get away with sleeping in the car on the street somewhere. Then I saw this thread! If anyone still has room to host, please let me know.

Thanks!
 
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I'm staying at a hostel about three miles from the event. It is only $25 a night and they also serve a breakfast. It's called Hostel on 3rd.
 
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Putting out a request for a nearby yard to camp in or other free accommodations, I am a young Permaculturist from VA, just starting his own business and working with Mark Shepard and Kevin Muno's new company RAD, attending the conference for networking purposes. Thanks!
 
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Hey guys, there are a few housing options on this thread too.
 
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It seems I may have posted wrong, I hope this works.
My intention was to add to the housing discussion for PV2.

Thanks, Lisa

Hi humans!
I have done extensive research on accommodation. tried finding couchsurfing, airbnb, hostels, personal connections, motels, hotels, renting car to sleep in,
camping options, personal connections, finding ppl to share Sheraton at discounted ($230us approx) rate and free parking options. Still waiting for a couple of personal responses.
Rooms have been booked like crazy every day since friday, now each place only has a few options left.

These are the best deals I have found for sharing March 3-8th through using discounted booking sites/alternative rental options.
I have not listed places that don't work. All of these options amount to about $150US for March 3rd-8th per person.

1. My Plan B Reservation, Midway area: Bay Inn and Suites at Seaworld for deluxe room, 2 queen beds, wifi, free continental breakfast, hot tub.
Cost for 2 incl txs, fees = $315US or $31/night/per person; add rollaway bed for third person = $28/per, savings of $15
Travel to conference: approx $10 taxi, 20 mins bike (haven't found one yet). Walking and Bus take too long, imho
I am open to 2-3 sharing with me if we can share morning taxi, try to coordinate evg. of find bikes.

Downtown and near Little Italy
2. 500 West Hostel booked through hipmunk.com, then easytobook.com (cheapest) , private room, shared bath, breakfast, twin bed = $186CAN total or approx $150US, or $30 incl tax, fee.
Travel by taxi - a few mins, about $10, walking =50 mins bus = 25 mins $2.25 each way

3. ITH Adventure Hostel = dorm beds, free full breakfast and dinner (if you are there) about same prices as above, more fun, but late quiet 1am

4. other hostels in area > only dorm beds for almost same price, sketchy access to showers recommend searching on hipmunk.com and momondo.com

5. Plan B reservation; Americas Best Value Inn Midway area closer to Sheraton than #1. I reserved Family Room, 3 double beds, breakfast, swimming pool + the usual. Works out to approx $445US or $30/day. I like this one better because it has a nice big pool, less lux though.

6. Private car rental suitable for sleeping - found a few at relayrides.com; prices of regular car rentals if you have a good Credit Card have gone down quite a bit in the last couple of days. $15-$25 day.

Please E-mail me at treeourworldnow@gmail.com if you are interested in sharing, let me know what your preferences are.
If you have an incredible option like staying on a farm/property close by I will bring my tent (sleeps 2) with me.
Please contact me soon, I am going to reserve the hostel if other sharing options don't come through.

Thanks all, all the best, Lisa
you can also whatsapp me, text or call me at 1 778 321 8335 in Canada
 
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