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July 18-21, 2019

International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

DATE: Our triennial conference will take place on July 18-21, 2019.
Our thirteenth international conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities.  
LOCATION:  The conference will take place at the four Camphill communities located near Hudson, New York.  Please visit their websites: 
Camphill Village Copake
Triform Camphill Community
Camphill Hudson, and Camphill Ghent.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register now!
CONFERENCE DETAILS: Our conference theme is “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities.” 
The conference will begin around noon on July 18 and end in the afternoon of July 21. A concurrent Camphill Research Symposium, sponsored by the Camphill Foundation, will include many sessions during the ICSA conference, as well as a few tailored specifically for Camphillers just before and after. For more information on the Camphill Research Symposium, please contact the Camphill Foundation. ICSA conference participants who wish a deeper immersion in Camphill life may participate in a pre-conference immersion experience on July 15-17 for an additional $50. 
FEES: The conference registration fee is $200 for those who register by February 1. That charge includes all meals. In addition, all presenters are expected to purchase a three-year membership in ICSA, which costs $100 for those with professional salaries and $50 for those who are low income or living in income sharing communities. Once registration opens, you will be able to apply for financial aid to cover part of the conference cost. 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dan McKanan at
- Contact Information in the Chanticleer PDF.