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2011 TimeBanks Conference Overview

TimeBanks USA is at the center of a dynamic movement to preserve families, re-build communities, affect systemic change, and promote transformation around the world.

TimeBanks USA and co-sponsor the Rhode Island TimeBank Initiative at Parent Support Network invites you to join us for the 2011 TimeBanks Conference at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on August 4-7, 2011.

The 2011 TimeBanks Conference will provide an opportunity for individuals, youth, families, communities, states, and countries across the world to come together to share and learn more about time banking from one another.

TimeBanks will unveil the newly enhanced Community Weaver 2.0 and showcase its capability to support time banking as a critical social networking tool and technology that partners with the principles of Timebanks to re-balance our core values and organize to support humanity, transform local and global economies, environment, and promote the well-being and sustainability of future generations and our planet.

The 2011 Conference will include plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and organizing as a collective movement for change and further the development of sustainable solutions through time banking for the future.

High lights of the conference will include:

  • Pre and Post Conference Training Opportunities
  • Racial Justice Initiative: Child Welfare Colloquium
  • Healing, Hope, and Humanity: TimeBanks USA First Annual Fundraiser Event
  • RI TimeBanks Community Potluck Dinner Event:  Time, Taste, and Talent

About TimeBanks USA

TimeBanks USA is a membership-based movement that seeks to promote, support and nurture Time Banks™ and time banking in all their many shapes and forms. Partnering organizations and member Time Banks rebuild and strengthen community, and use Time Banking to achieve wide-ranging goals such as social justice, bridges between diverse populations, and local ecological sustainability.

The TBUSA staff-run organization was founded in 1995 and is located in Washington, DC. It is comprised of a very small number of staff and TimeBank Ambassadors who seek to organize the skills, interests, experiences and capabilities of time bank organizations and members nationwide and around the world;  and everyone helps to provide the support, resources and leadership to build the time banking movement.  An active Board oversees this exciting process.

The Rhode Island TimeBank Initiative at Parent Support Network

The Rhode Island TimeBank, is in its third year and is beginning to connect individuals and create special projects with social service organizations, public and private institutions, neighborhoods, local businesses and groups across Rhode Island and everyone is working together to strengthen youth, families, and communities.

The RI Timebank started as a project of the Parent Support Network of Rhode Island and now has over 300 members, and membership continues to grow rapidly.  The RI TimeBank Initiative is building a volunteer respite program for caregivers of individuals of all ages and disabilities; a volunteer youth mentoring program in partnership with the city and school district; and RI Timebanks is beginning to venture into new work with ecological justice and integrative medicine and wellness.

Brown University

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.