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Where We Go From Here Conference
Building the Collaborative Commons

October 24-26
Course 5803-953

Tiered Pricing Options*—Friend: $420 Tier 1: $345 Tier 2: $270 Tier 3: $195

In many ways the Commons is the foundation of our society. It represents the intersection of our social, environmental, and economic structures—all that we share and create together, from water to education. The stewardship of this inheritance has continually driven the sustainability movement. Now is the time for us to step into creating a new cultural fabric.

In the 2014 OCSL Conference: Where We Go From Here, we explore how to move forward in our understanding of the Commons. How do we take back and renew this heritage? What examples already exist? How does all that we have learned about building a resilient, regenerative society apply today?

This event brings together those at the forefront of whole-systems thinking, including leading economists, designers, environmentalists, architects, community leaders, and activists, to help inspire and guide our way forward.

Through keynote talks, panel conversations, interactive sessions, and time spent together in shared purpose and community, we build an understanding of next steps.

Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, student, architect, builder, or politician, this gathering will inform and motivate you to take action wherever you are.

Check in for this conference starts on Thursday October 23 at 4:00 p.m. (rooms available after 5:00 p.m.); the conference program begins on Friday October 24 at 9:00 a.m. and ends Sunday October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Please check back for additional workshop hours. Scholarships are available. (Please note: Scholarship award decisions will not be made until after September 15.) Teachers are subject to change.

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* Tiered Pricing

At Omega, we believe that the benefits of a holistic education should be available to everyone. We also recognize that what is affordable for some will not be for all. We are now offering Tiered Pricing on select programs to help meet the varying financial needs of our community. This program works on an honor system. Keep in mind that the highest price reflects the cost of the workshop and allows Omega to sustain itself, whereas the lower prices cover only a portion of those costs.

Tier 1 Friends: $420 This level reflects the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission. Choosing this price includes membership in Friends of Omega and membership privileges throughout the year.

Tier 1: $345 This is the true cost of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities. 

Tier 2: $270 This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need. 

Tier 3: $195 This is our heavily subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.

*Tiered Pricing is subject to change and cannot be combined with other discounts.