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[THE FOLLOWING INVITATION IS PATTERNED AFTER ONE FROM 2003]
PERMANENT DANCE AND DECORATING COMMITTEE
CALIFORNIA STRAW BUILDING ASSOCIATION
RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE
April 21, 22, 23, 24 - 2016
20TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING, HOEDOWN, GABFEST AND CONFERENCE
CALIFORNIA VALLEY MOTEL
CARRIZO PLAIN, S.L.O. COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Personally Constructed Strawbale Shelters for your dreamtime
Dramatic Carrizo Plain views for your eyes
Gourmet food and grog for your body
Information for your mind
Music for your soul
Cost:$225.00 early bird thru March 31
$275 until April 15
$325 at the door
Lodging cost varies depending upon the tenderness of one’s bones
Conference cost includes all meals and program for the duration
The theme of this conference/meeting will celebrating CASBA’s first 20 years and plotting the course for the next 20 years of Low Carbon and Natural Building. In addition our Keynote Speakers Athena and Bill Steen, we will have feautured speakers, panels of experts on topics including ‘Affordable Straw Bale’, ‘Insurance and Financing’, ‘Carbon Sequestration’ and ‘Plaster, Moisture & Durability’. Plus discussion about your projects large, small, sedate or wild.
If you would like to present your project, idea or product in a 5 minute ‘Pop-Up Presentation’, send a 50 word synopsis of your presentation to Chris Prelitz: firstname.lastname@example.org NOW.
Demonstrations on bale stacking, knot tying, plaster applying or of any other sort are welcome. So inclined? Email email@example.com
There will also be ‘20x20’ presentations again this year, on Friday evening. 20 slides, 20 seconds each; 6 minutes 40 seconds total. Bring your slides in a single PDF, PPT or JPGs and we’ll make it happen.
The social side of the weekend will feature dancing and decorating to the baleful (sic) tones of ‘The Straw Balers’ Band. There will be a ritualistic burning of bales, hurling of flaming projectiles with a 12’ trebuchet, drumming of drums and reminiscing to the depths of our failing memories (thank goodness for photos, which if you have to share, please send to Lesley Christiana: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Finally, assistance is absolutely needed for Set Up before, During the Event, and Clean Up after. If you are willing and able to assist with any of these, please indicate so in your registration, and/or send a note to our conference committee via email@example.com.
Please visit www.strawbuilding.org for registration and full schedule.
There will be field trips!!!