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Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:24 AM

If you are concerned about the future, I have something for you to consider.

It is a well known fact that when people are anxious or fearful, their ability to act is significantly diminished. Once a year, we deliver a seminar to help people better prepare for the future by turning our attention to the most important, but usually overlooked, elements of preparation: one's state of mind.

Our weekend-long seminar is designed to help provide clarity, focus and relief from the anxiety you might feel about the future.

Setting the Crash Course in the back ground, we traverse over to the other hemisphere of the brain so that 'what you do' can come into better alignment with 'what you know.' We'll discuss how to deal with a reluctant partner, dive into the underlying reasons we act or fail to act, and cover the basics of resilience, all while providing participants with plenty of room to interact.

This seminar is literally the companion piece to the Crash Course and every bit as transformative. Past participants have described it as the most important seminar ever attended and worth every penny and every second.

In the peaceful and private Rowe Conference Center in Rowe MA, from Friday February 25th to Sunday the 27th, you will have the opportunity to spend an entire weekend with other people who share your view that the future deserves both serious consideration and deliberate actions.

The connections made at these conferences have lasted between participants for years and are another significant benefit for some. For others, simply having the chance to engage with other highly successful people on these topics in a safe environment rewards attendance.

We have an extremely well-developed seminar, honed over the years, that combines teachings, breakouts, and exercises that will provide both critical insights and actionable ideas.

If you are thinking that it is time to take your preparations to the next level, then this seminar is for you.

It's the best one we offer, and we only do it once a year.

I hope to see you there.

To register, click this link.

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Re: Join Us

As a dude who attended Dr. Chris' & Becca's daylong seminar in New Paltz last April, I can't recommend it highly enough.  I was already well-versed in the CC and the 3Es, and had taken a number of steps to prepare for the coming times -- but even so, the seminar (a) helped me reach clarity about how to prioritize my ongoing actions, (b) helped my wife [who also attended] get from denial to acceptance/action, and perhaps most importantly (c) I had the opportunity to spend a day amongst people who Get It -- I can't emphasize enough how good it was for my spirit to spend time around people who are living in the fact-based/action-oriented world.  I made connections with people that I'm still in contact with, and there's nothing like ongoing support from somebody you know to keep the fire stoked.

So -- if at all possible -- git yer heinie to Rowe!

Viva -- Sager

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Sigh, seminar sounds wonderful. Can't even imagine a room filled with people who talk about these things...

My heart will be with you all in MA, Sadly our bodies will be in Vegas (sheeple capital of USA).  We have a convention that we can't avoid. 

If the world does not end in the next year, we will certainly make the conference in 2012.Laughing

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Re: Join Us

Would love to attend however it is too short notice. Also, I don't mean to insult any of my American friends, however crossing the border from Canada to the US is something I avoid now unless necessary. Any Canadian events anticipated?

Keep up the great work!

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Re: Join Us

Hi Chris and Co.

What a great website this is!  I love the measured, thoughtful tone of your approach with such difficult material, the civility of the postings, the mix of hands-on and investment information, the way you include information from other experts, including your readers and many other things.  So, the big question:  when will you come to the Pacific Northwest?  Seattle? Vancouver?  I'm in Canada, but would come over the border for a weekend of deep thinking with you and your crew.

Thanks -

Susan

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Re: Join Us
Romans12.2 wrote:

My heart will be with you all in MA, Sadly our bodies will be in Vegas (sheeple capital of USA).  We have a convention that we can't avoid. 

 

 

Romans:

Are you in Vegas for the ASD/AMD show or something else. I'll be in Vegas 2/27 - 3/2.

 

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Re: Join Us
SagerXX wrote:

As a dude who attended Dr. Chris' & Becca's daylong seminar in New Paltz last April, I can't recommend it highly enough.  I was already well-versed in the CC and the 3Es, and had taken a number of steps to prepare for the coming times -- but even so, the seminar (a) helped me reach clarity about how to prioritize my ongoing actions, (b) helped my wife [who also attended] get from denial to acceptance/action, and perhaps most importantly (c) I had the opportunity to spend a day amongst people who Get It -- I can't emphasize enough how good it was for my spirit to spend time around people who are living in the fact-based/action-oriented world.  I made connections with people that I'm still in contact with, and there's nothing like ongoing support from somebody you know to keep the fire stoked.

So -- if at all possible -- git yer heinie to Rowe!

Viva -- Sager

I second and third Sager here.  We attended the Lowesville Seminar in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia and it was a focusing event for our preparations.  Like Sager, we came out of Lowesville with a host of people we are in frequent, routine contact with to this day.  We were also fortunate to attend the seminar with 12 close friends from our area that have formed the framework of our community going forward into whatever happens.

So unless you REALLY can't go because of other committments, just do it.

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Re: Join Us

I have attended two of the Rowe seminars.  The first was at the height (or rather depth) of the crash and the energy was unbelievable.  There were literally small crowds gathered in the farmhouse at 4AM discussing the material and what was going on nationally.  The second, last year, was a bit more laid back, but we had a lot more of Chris and Becca's individual attention, and specific material coverage.  Plus, I felt that I got to know the participants on an individual basis better than I had the year before.  The participants were fascinating individuals both years.  Its an added plus to be able to discuss this stuff with people who already get it.

Perhaps you have a spouse who is on the fence.  Last year a couple attended who fit that description.  The wife was hesitant.  By the end of the weekend, she was not only on board and even enthusiastic.

Plus, the setting, staff and food at Rowe were all terrific.  Can't recommend it more highly.  Go if you can.

Doug

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West Coast Represent!

Totally missing out! :(

I would get my wife to come (and find babysitting for our boys) if you would do Southern California.

Poet

 

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Re: West Coast Represent!
Poet wrote:

Totally missing out! :(

I would get my wife to come (and find babysitting for our boys) if you would do Southern California.

Poet

 

Second that.  San Diego to Massachusetts is a really long jaunt for us.  Aye, Carumba!

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Re: West Coast Represent!

Give me to Mon. (gotta talk my partner-wife into it)  have no reason not to attend.  Am most interested in meeting/finding folk of like mind from central VA. Were more prepared than any,other than Amish, I know, just would like to be taught how to present the 3E's. Gotta go feed beeves.

 

Robinsons  

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Re: Join Us

I wish that I could attend.  I think I could learn a lot and contribute, but I have an anxiety disorder that makes it difficult to attend such events.  Best wishes to all that do attend.

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Re: Join Us

I'm unable to attend this meeting however the topic is of great interest to me. There's a bit of a thread running on mindsets elswhere on this site: http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/timelinestages-collapse-our-way-life/39261?page=0#comments. For mt part I'd like to see more discussion of this topic as its really the most important topic of all.

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I would try to make such a meeting if it was in the Midwest. Like Chicago/Milwaukee.

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Re: Join Us

Chris & Co.

You really need a booking agent to tour the US cities, announce seminars and arrange stuff. Maybe with a book-signing? Maybe as a consult to State and County officials as we see the rest of the train wreck unfold.

just my 2 cents. . . .which these days are worth $.001

=)

EndGamePlayer

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Re: Join Us
sevenmmm wrote:

 

I would try to make such a meeting if it was in the Midwest. Like Chicago/Milwaukee.

+1

CM can take a Kevin Smith prom bus !

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Re: Join Us

Well, I just sent in a deposit, after literally MONTHS of dithering over this. I have a great fear of having to travel during snowstorms, and of getting stuck out there during one. So, I've decided to leave a day early if a storm is coming on Friday, and to stay over on Sunday night if one is going on at that point. Whatever extra money I have to spend on this will be peanuts compared to what I'm spending right now on insulation, extra stoves, etc (let's not even get into the growing stash of cat food under the bed. . . . I hope I don't still have 4 cats at the point when cat food becomes unavailable!)  I hope to meet others from Massachusetts during this weekend, really looking forward to it.

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I seriously considered joining the workshop, even though it would have been a huge maneuver to pull off.  However, I am not because there is a Transition organization where I live that is putting on a very good program that same weekend.  Transition movements are excellent resources that are directly in line with the main principles of this site.  Mainly, focusing on sustainability and community building.  They are popping up in lots of communities now, so keep an eye out if you are interested.

http://www.transitioncolorado.org/our_local_economy_in_transition/oleit/...

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Re: Join Us

Avardy wrote: "Would love to attend however it is too short notice. Also... crossing the border from Canada to the US is something I avoid now unless necessary. Any Canadian events anticipated?"

I by no means wish to detract from Chris's excellent course, but for those who find the timing inconvenient or the distance too far, I would recommend a Permaculture Design Course as a second choice.

Students have told me it is a life-changing experience. The 72 hour (minimum), intense syllabus includes the Permaculture ethics and principles, tools and patterns in sustainable design, mapping, layout, natural building, using pattern languages, plant propagation, food forest systems, perennial polyculture systems, integrated livestock systems, humanure, alternative economic systems, intentional community issues, alternative energy systems, emergy accounting, panarchy theory, the coming energy decline, and much more.

The lecture/hands-on ratio is generally at least 2:1, with much practical work to reinforce and balance the classroom work. Emphasis is on tools and techniques that are readily available in a low-energy environment, such as using a simple "A frame" or water level for surveying, rather than expensive and energy-intense electronic survey tools, or using passive solar heat gain design, rather than modern semiconductor-intense solar energy systems.

Students will work in small groups on a Permaculture design project that they will present at the end of the class. Students who attend the entire course and complete a design project are awarded a Permaculture Design Certificate.

To find one near you, simply google for "Permaculture Design Course," or you can sign up for the one EcoReality Co-op is hosting, June 25 through July 10, in southwest British Columbia. The $1,568 cost includes tuition, meals, camping accommodations, and HST (sales tax).

EcoReality Sustainable Land Use and Education Cooperative is a nascent ecovillage in southwest British Columbia, Canada, whose mission is to produce our own food and energy and to distribute our excess to the surrounding community.

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Re: Join Us

I attended the Rowe seminar in 2008.  It prepared me, though I had no idea at the time, for major changes that occurred in my life shortly after being at Rowe.  Thanks to what I learned from Chris and Becca and the decisions/actions I made based on that learning, I've come through the past three years finacially whole & happy.  It was a life changing experience and I will always be grateful to them.

I'd say if there is any way to get there - do so.  And do you homework (study the Crash Course) before hand so you can derive maximum benefit.

 

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Re: Join Us

Can you say what the hours are? When on Friday does it start, etc? 

Thanks!

Peace, Abbie

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gandhi0324 wrote:

Can you say what the hours are? When on Friday does it start, etc? 

Thanks!

Peace, Abbie

Good idea!

I've posted this same image to the main article as well:

We follow this schedule pretty closely.

My heartfelt thanks to all those who ahve spoken to the value of the seminar.  

Best,
Chris M. 

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Re: Join Us

I think I can make it from Esperance, Western Australia.

It is doable. Let me give it sume thunk.

Will it be relevant to Australian ex-Rhodesians?

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Re: Join Us

My last welcome by US immigration/customs at the George Bush International airport (Houston,TX) was not really a success. Some of my US Texan collegues told me that i was lucky. However I hope that somebody will tape it and put it onto Youtube. I am always interested in the questions.

Marteen

  

 

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I'm in - representing Upstate NY (unless others from this region are attending - in which I will be happy to co-represent).  :)

 

Looking forward to it.

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The 2009 Rowe Conference was the first time I met other people in real life who shared the same concerns about a potentially very different future; that was kind of a relief to not feel so alone.  Meeting Chris and Becca also confirmed they genuinely believe in their message.  That empowered me to go beyond taking steps jsut for myself and begin talking to others in my circles.

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