Share this article:

17 Intentional Community Gatherings You Won’t Want to Miss in 2023

Published February 22, 2023
Written by Cynthia Tina
Past intentional community gathering at Findhorn Community in Scotland

Don’t miss these intentional community gatherings in 2023!

Attending events is the best way to build your network and develop your communitarian skills. Below is a combination of in-person and online gatherings that are sure to inspire. Most are located in the United States or Europe.

This is by no means an exhaustive list so please add other events that are on your radar in the comments section at the bottom. 

Looking forward to gathering with you!


2023 Intentional Community Gatherings 

In order of calendar dates…

TRIBALIZE VI, Intentional Community Gatherings

March 24-26, 2023 | Online & Mexico

TRIBALIZE VI

This weekend summit will help you ground your community vision. Access the livestream if you can’t make the trip to Tulum, Mexico.

https://tribalize.life/


Intentional Community Summit

April 5-7, 2023 | Online

Intentional Community Summit

Discover intentional community living and find your people during this free summit, followed by a live community matchmaking event on April 8.

https://programs.communityfinders.com/summit


Re:Build Global

April 14-16, 2023 | Online

Re:Build Global

The perfect event for community builders and visionaries.

http://www.re-build.co/global-2023


Global Sociocracy Conference

May 6-7, 2023 | Online

Cohousing Open House Days

On May 6-7, 2023, cohousing communities across the country will open their doors to neighbors and friends from their surrounding communities. National Open House Weekend is our chance to share the story of cohousing.

cohousing.org/event/cohousing-open-house-days


Planning Your Communities Tour

May 12-13, 2023 | Online

Planning Your Communities Tour

Our two-day workshop will help you plan a successful communities tour. Get travel guidance, live Q&A, and access to our Roadmap to Community Workbook. Clarify your values, create comparison charts, map out your route, and more.

https://programs.communityfinders.com/tour-workshop


Exit and Build Land Summit III

May 18-22, 2023 | Online & In-person

Exit and Build Land Summit III

The ONLY event gathering dozens of experts in parallel systems, community-building, rural real estate, permaculture, and more revealing the best ways to live free in the country.

http://exitandbuildlandsummit.com


Women’s Retreat at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

May 26-29, 2023 | Missouri, US

Women’s Retreat at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

For those identifying as women, here’s a retreat for you located at one of the better known ecovillages in the United States.

 https://www.dancingrabbit.org/womens-retreat/


Ecovillage Action Week at Earthaven Ecovillage

May 29 – June 2, 2023 | North Carolina, US

Ecovillage Action Week at Earthaven Ecovillage

Get your hands dirty while learning about ecovillage living through this immersive experience.

https://www.schoolofintegratedliving.org/ecovillage-action-week/


Ecovillage Tour in Slovenia

June 10-18, 2023 | Slovenia

Ecovillage Tour in Slovenia

Journey with Cynthia to experience ecovillage living on a tour through the unique European country of Slovenia.

https://www.ecovillagetours.com/slovenia


Network for a New Culture

Summer Camp West – June 23-July 2, 2023 | Summer Camp East, July 14-23, 2023

Network for a New Culture

For those looking to experience a radically new culture, these summer camp experiences are for you.

https://www.nfnc.org/


Enchanted, Intentional Community Gatherings

July 6-9, 2023 | Devon, UK

Enchanted

Enchanted is an event that’ll invite you to look at old problems with new perspectives.

https://www.enchanted.org.uk/


European Ecovillage Gathering

July 12-17 | Nature Community, Germany

European Ecovillage Gathering

Hosted every year at a different community, this is the best event to experience the ecovillage movement in Europe.

https://ecovillagegathering.org/


UK Communities Conference

July 21-23 | UK

UK Communities Conference

The second annual UK Communities Conference will focus on the skills needed to do community well.

https://www.braziers.org.uk/ukcomcon/ukcomcon23/


Communities Conference at Twin Oaks

September 1-4 | Virginia, US

Communities Conference at Twin Oaks

This is a long-standing intentional communities gathering at one of the country’s oldest communes. The 2023 conference will focus on 1) exploring and starting new communities, and 2) diversity, equity and inclusion.

www.communitiesconference.com


EDE at Damanhur Community

August 5 – September 2 | Italy

EDE at Damanhur Community

The EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) is a month-long course that takes place in intentional communities throughout the world. Check out this one in Italy.

https://www.programmes.gaiaeducation.uk/ede-damanhur


Global Sociocracy Conference

November 18, 2023 | Online

Sociocracy in Communities Conference

The conference will explore how sociocracy supports ecovillages, cohousing projects and housing cooperatives to meet social needs through resilient, equitable and regenerative self-governance practices.

https://www.sociocracyforall.org/


Cohousing Conference

On-going | Online

Cohousing Conference

Watch the re-run of the 2022 Cohousing Conference that was hosted in Madison, Wisconsin now brought to you online.

https://cohousinginstitute.org/courses/virtualconference/


Know of more intentional community gatherings coming up?

Share about them in the comments below!

Want advice for which events or intentional communities you should go to this year? Book a community matchmaking session today.

SHARE THIS POST:

12 Comments
  1. נערות ליווי במרכז

    I need to to thank you for this very good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you book-marked to check out new stuff you postÖ

    Reply
  2. Margarita Zethelius

    This is a wonderful work, congratulations. We have the Colombian Gathering Llamado de la montaña in January next year, will send you more info when is ready.
    Much love to you and your work!!!

    Reply
  3. Sonja-Vera

    Dear Cynthia,

    thank you for your amazing website !!!
    Out of the Glarisegg EDE we are creating a female EDE (ecovillage design education), called SHE EDE in May in Italy. Could you add in your amazing website this SHE EDE https://www.dancing-goddess.org. starting on the 26. of April?

    Warm regards
    Sonja-Vera

    Reply
    • Cynthia

      Of course! I’ll add it to the list above soon, Sonja-Vera. Thank you for mentioning it.

      Reply
  4. Sonia

    Hey Cynthia!
    On your website again, great posts and awesome work you’re doing!

    Having the same mission in heart and mind.
    Would love to connect and see how we can work together 🙂

    http://www.instagram.com/regen.tribe/

    Reply
    • Cynthia

      Thank you Sonia! Yes, let’s do it 🙂

      Reply
    • Cynthia

      Thank you for sharing Margo!

      Reply
    • Cynthia

      Yay! Exciting. I’ll add it to the main list.

      Reply
  5. Sebastian Mueller-Soppart

    Hi Cynthia. I just wanted to thank and congratulate you on a very valuable blog post. I think your community match-making effort is a great and well-needed niche. Keep it up!

    Reply
    • Cynthia

      Thank you so much Sebastian! Much appreciating your support 🙂

      Reply
Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cynthia Tina

Hi! I’m Cynthia.

I’ve visited 150+ intentional communities — ecovillages, cohousing, coops, spiritual, permaculture, & more types of community. I created CommunityFinders to help you on your community journey. How is your journey going? How can I help?

Discover which type of intentional community is a fit for you.

FIND A COMMUNITY TO JOIN

You can find a home filled with neighbors who share your values. Learn about our coaching program to get you there.

START A NEW COMMUNITY

You can launch a new intentional community with the help of fellow founders, skills, and resources offered in our membership program.

VISIT COMMUNITIES

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to inspirational communities and ecovillages? Now you can with Ecovillage Tours.

10 Reasons to Choose to Live in an Intentional Community

10 Reasons to Choose to Live in an Intentional Community

In a world where isolation and disconnection are becoming the norm, intentional community living offers a refreshing alternative. Imagine a lifestyle where happiness, security, and sustainability are built into the very fabric of your living environment. From shared...