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The Village Building Convergence 2008

is a 10-day event from Friday, May 23rd – Sunday, June 1, 2008 in which neighborhoods activate to build shared public places that they have envisioned, designed, funded, and will maintain for themselves. VBC8 will include hands-on education in permaculture design and construction, ecological building, and public art. All projects are built through collaboration, community conversations and commitment of a neighborhood to strengthen itself. Everyone is invited to attend evening events at a central location, to participate in workshops or listen to visionaries speak about various aspects of sustainable culture.

VBC will feature projects located in or adjacent to the public right of way and private projects that support community in various neighborhoods. Private site projects will be structures or systems that are built by and available to the communities concerned with that site, and hopefully available to some extent to the larger community. These will include public squares and meeting houses, community kiosks and benches, solar-powered and artistic innovations, and many other new ideas. Each project is initiated and managed by neighborhood groups with support from the VBC Placemaking Committee. The Placemaking coordinators will help neighborhoods facilitate and coordinate the outreach/public involvement process, community decision-making and design workshops, and the permit process with the City.


Early Registration ends May 1st! Village Building Convergence 2008 Fees OutOfTown Passes

Tickets for Out of Towner’s… BrownPaperTickets_Visitors Out of town ticket value includes: • Housing accommodations • All Access admission to Evening venue: Dinner, speaker series, Music Entertainment. • Daytime site activities and workshops (free for all)

      10-day $270 BEST BARGAIN!bottle_wall.jpg
      10-day Worktrade $210
      5-day $150
      5-day Worktrade $120
      1-day $30

InTown Passes (Includes evening event, dinner, & workshops. No housing.)

BrownPaperTickets In Town ticket value includes: • All Access admission to Evening venue: Dinner, speaker series, Music Entertainment. • Daytime site activities and workshops (free for all)

      10-day $120 BEST BARGAIN!
      5-day $75
      1-day $15

Evening Event Only (at the door)

      $15 at the door, $20 w/dinner

Evening tickets will be available at a local ticketing vendor near you (TBD)

Ticketing questions? Please email:

Offering Housing

Many remarkable people participate in the VBC from all over the country. If you would like to share some space in your house during the VBC click here

Questions: Housing Visitor information

The great arms of the city of Portland embrace you, welcome out of Towner’s!! We are very excited to have a dynamic community come together for this momentous event. We hope to make you feel at home during your stay. Below you will find all the resources you need to make your VBC8 forever lasting.

Visitors Guide (LINK coming soon) Please feel free to browse our visitors guide for VBC information and local Portland resources.

Housing form for Out of Towner’s This form is filled out toward the end of your online ticket purchase at… BrownPaperTickets_Visitors Remember!! For those of you who need accommodations along with your stay, housing is included in the price of the ‘Out of Town’ ticket. In order to provide a comfortable and compatible living environment that meets your needs, we ask our out of towner’s to fill out a housing form. Once you have submitted your housing preferences we will be able to match you with a volunteer community member.

For questions concerning visitor information, ticketing or the village market please contact the Visitors coordinator

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