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-> Re: Next Conference and a goof
     by kim thompson shipharbour@...
-> Re: GSBN:Next International Conference
     by strawnet@...


Date: 12 Oct 2006 23:19:16 -0700
From: kim thompson shipharbour@...
Subject: Re: Next Conference and a goof

Hello all,

Apologies for sending my previous note to the entire list - it was
intended as a personal message to Laura.
Unfortunately I hit reply without paying attention to the fact it was
headed to the GSBN, and not just Laura.
I wonder how many times any one of us has goofed in this regard!
Humbling (once more).

My comments on the '08 conference location however are pertinent to
the list discussion, and fall in with much of what has been said so far.

Thanks, and promising more e-alertness!


On 13-Oct-06, at 12:10 AM, kim thompson wrote:

> Hi Laura,
> Thanks for addressing the question of who to/where to early on, while
> the conference is still fresh for us all.
> I hope your question nudges a response from an Asian (perhaps
> Thailand with Janell) or South American community, but the reality
> is, as you say, who can ultimately pull it off. If it is to be in the
> "west" then Colorado would be amazing... so too would be the UK or
> Spain hmmmm.
> kim
> On 12-Oct-06, at 8:53 PM, Laura Bartels wrote:
>> Dear International Community,
>> At the end of the great international conference in Canada
>> recently, the
>> Colorado contingent stood up and offered to have the next int'l
>> conference ('08?) in Colorado, where we have several locations to
>> choose
>> from with high concentrations of straw bale homes, schools and other
>> structures as well as a very active state association. There were
>> also
>> conversations among other folks about whether the next conference
>> should
>> be moved off the North American continent. Being new to this int'l
>> conference scene, I thought I would represent the CO folks and
>> write to
>> all of you asking for your comments. Does it really come down to
>> who is
>> willing and able to host such an event or is there some more
>> meaningful
>> way to navigate this choice? We would be honored to have the
>> chance to
>> host such an event, but are very sensitive to the global needs.
>> Thanks for your thoughts on this,
>> Laura
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Date: 12 Oct 2006 23:30:42 -0700
From: strawnet@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Next International Conference

 Hi all,

 I just realized that I should mention that there is a man from British
Columbia, Paul Modde (paul.modde@yahoo.ca), who has contacted me about wanting
to hold straw bale conferences in British Columbia (Canada) and Cuba in the
next year or so, in part because he has been meeting with officials of the
Cuban government about building sustainable housing using rice straw bales. So
there is another potential venue for the future - Cuba - a little tricky for
those of us with US citizenship, but an interesting possibility...

 Just wanted to mention this. I believe Habib knows Paul because Paul said
that's how he got my contact info. So perhaps Habib could offer some
additional insight into this.

 And I concur with the view that it would be ideal to have the next ISBBC on a
different continent but if that falls through Colorado would be great.

 David Eisenberg

 -----Original Message-----
 From: laura@...
 To: GSBN@...
 Sent: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 7:33 PM
 Subject: Re: GSBN:Next International Conference

  I spoke with Kelly at the conference and she said, speaking of China at
 least, that they are just not ready for the conference to be there yet,
 but it should be considered for the future. Kelly, am I correct in
 quoting you?

 billc wrote:

 > I agree with Martin that it would be nice to alternate between North
 > America and some other continent.
 > On the other hand, I know what a huge undertaking it is to put on
 > such an event. That means that the planning needs to start fairly
 > soon. So I would suggest that if no other group steps forward in the
 > next month or three from one of the other continents - say, by
 > January 1 - that we go ahead and plan for Colorado or California.
 > We don't really have any representatives from Asia aside from Kelly
 > (though we probably should), so it might be a little tricky getting
 > that to happen. Would anyone from Europe, Africa, or South America
 > like to publicly consider the possibility?
 > --
 > Bill Christensen
 > <<a  target="_blank" href="http://sustainablesources.com/contact/";>http://sustainablesources.com/contact/</a>>
 > Green Building Professionals Directory:
 > <<a  target="_blank" href="http://directory.sustainablesources.com";>http://directory.sustainablesources.com</a>>
 > Sustainable Building Calendar: <<a  target="_blank" href="http://SustainableSources.com/calendar/";>http://SustainableSources.com/calendar/</a>>
 > Green Real Estate: <<a  target="_blank" href="http://SustainableSources.com/realestate/";>http://SustainableSources.com/realestate/</a>>
 > Straw Bale Registry: <<a  target="_blank" href="http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com/";>http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com/</a>>
 > Books/videos/software: <<a  target="_blank" href="http://bookstore.sustainablesources.com/";>http://bookstore.sustainablesources.com/</a>>
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