Together We Can: Summit 11-21st May

Join us to unleash the power of what we can do and be together. If the last two years have left you feeling exhausted, powerless and overwhelmed by the challenges of our time, we have exactly what you need.

We can’t do much in isolation, but together, we can. Together, we can rise to these challenges we face. Together we can find and activate our hope and power. Together we can, and will, build a better future.

Together We Can: Summit 11-21st May

What to expect…

‘Together We Can’ is a ten-day, online Summit packed with insightful talks, interactive workshops and captivating speakers. It’s brought to you by Transition Together, which connects and supports Transition groups in the UK, and it’s open to all. 

Replenish your hope with a Blizzard of Stories from communities leading change. Explore how together we can reshape local economies, resist imaginatively and rewild our world. Tackle the challenges of community organising head on with skillshares, workshops and agony aunts clinics.  Work with your hands in sessions on mending and vertical growing, or eat together, to connect and revive.

Nurture

There are three vital strands woven throughout:

Nurture is designed to nourish and sustain you. It’s been a tough time – we’ve all felt the strain of getting ourselves and others through.

Here is the chance to explore and grow your own resilience, to find space to process and for mutual support.

Build

Build will equip your group to realise their goals.

Explore how to involve new people, bring social justice into your work and sustain your impact.

Expect ‘how to’ workshops that will be insightful, participatory and tailor-made for Transition groups.

Inspire

Inspire offers a window on a better future already being crafted by communities today.

Real stories that remind us what change is possible through community action.

This strand will put the fire back in your belly, the spring back in your step and the hope back in your activism.

Join Us

All sessions will take place online. We’re offering the Summit for free to make it as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you are able and find value in the event, please do contribute a donation when you book. Money raised will go directly to making future Transition Together work more inclusive.

Choose the Summit Ticket to access all sessions and workshops, regular updates and our online space, Vive, where you can explore Summit content and connect with speakers and participants throughout.

Featuring…

Hannah Peel

Composer, Artist, Musician, Broadcaster
Together we can … harness the power of creativity

Claude Henrickson

Leeds Community Homes
Together we can … take space and make it our own

Sherri Mitchell

Indigenous rights Attorney, Author, Activist
Together we can … build more inclusive movements

Jon Alexander

New Citizenship Project, Author – Citizens
Together we can … be citizens not consumers

Immy Kaur

Director – Civic Square
Together we can … take space and make it our own

Syd Yang

Healer, Writer, Artist
Together we can … build more inclusive movements

Rob Hopkins

Founder Transition Movement
Summit Opening Night! Blizzard of Stories 2022

Yumna Hussen

Youth campaigner, Activist, Writer
Together we can … be citizens not consumers

Monica Cru-Hall

Creative Arts Therapist, Educator, Mum
Together we can … create a thriving social economy

More ways to connect

The Summit programme will be followed by a week-long online Open Space, a place to continue connecting, exploring and go deeper into the themes that emerge. You can offer an Open Space session here, and we’ll share details sessions with Summit participants. 

Vive is an exciting new online space for Transitioners to connect, share, learn and support each other – like our own virtual hive. It’s great to be trialling it for this year’s Summit. On Vive, you’ll be able to interact live with other participants, join groups around common themes and explore sessions and speakers in more detail. After you register, you’ll be invited to join.

What’s On

Explore the sessions and speakers already confirmed by date or theme. We’ll be adding more brilliant content regularly in the run up to the event – sign up today for a Summit Ticket and we’ll make sure you hear the latest.

Friday 13 May

Nurture

Together we can … create a new relationship to trauma

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

What would our activism look like if it were rooted in understanding and addressing the deep unaddressed trauma for individuals, communities and nations? What if that was at its heart? Susan Raffo and Staci K Haines will share their unmatched understanding of trauma and how to work with it.

Saturday 14 May

Nurture

Together we can … create a healthy human culture

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sophy Banks  first developed the concept of ‘Inner Transition’, a way of exploring changes we need to make within ourselves as we work to change the world. In this enlightening workshop, she’ll share her model of ‘Healthy Human Culture’, rich in insights on the issues that lie at the heart of the challenges of our time, and skilful and compassionate ways to address them.

Nurture

Together we can … visibly mend our clothes.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An opportunity to learn from a master visible mender Flora Collingwood-Norris. Bring a loved but holey jumper, some thread and Flora will take you through the whole process. A reflective, chilled session that will give you a skill you always promised yourself you’d learn!

Friday 20 May

Nurture

Together we can … eat a shared lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A shared lunch and reflection on our connection to food. Bring your lunch, your conversation and, if you like, a story to share about what you’ve prepared.

Nurture

Together we can … grow food anywhere

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If you long to grow your own tomatoes, courgettes or strawberries, but thought you didn’t have the space, you need to spend this time with Mark Ridsdill-Smith, author of The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening.

Saturday 21 May

Nurture

Together we can … be comfortable in the uncomfortable

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Trying new things can mean taking risks that can bring you outside of your comfort zone. Join Monica Cru-Hall from our Summit team and guests in a space where you can hold divergent-thinking discussions and practice courageous conversations.

Nurture

Together we can … eat a shared lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A shared lunch and reflection on our connection to food. Bring your lunch, your conversation and, if you like, a story to share about what you’ve prepared.

Together We Can is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We are grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund and Lottery players for the funding that makes this Summit possible.