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Birthing BLC’s Learning Journey: Bi-Weekly Design Lab

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

These are the main webinar sessions in the Birthing Bioregional Learning Centers’ learning journey. These webinars with Joe Brewer occur bi-weekly and will last approximately 90 minutes. Each session will consist of a webinar presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A. The theme for each webinar will be emergent based on what arises in the discussions after the webinars and in the design sessions on Thursdays.
Event Link: 
https://design-school-for-regenerating-earth.mn.co/events/birthing-blcs-design-session-americas-europe-africa-west-asia?instance_index=20240321T163000Z
Note: You must be a member of the Design School for Regenerating Earth to attend the Birthing Bioregional Learning Centers Learning Journey.
You can join the Cascadia Cohort, through our link here:
https://regeneratecascadia.org/birthing-blc-cascadia/
We begin the 6-month journey on March 19, 2024.
Detailed Overview
Our current plan is to focus on theory and concepts for the first half of the learning journey and then move into design/build in our landscapes in the second half. However, this plan may change based on what is emerging in our live sessions. To participate fully in the learning journey, you should plan on devoting about 3-5 hours per week to the process.
The learning journey will have the following components:
1) A series of bi-weekly webinars hosted by Joe Brewer every other Tuesday. The webinars will be 90 minutes. In these webinars, we will explore how to regenerate entire bioregions with a special focus on the design and creation of bioregional learning centers. The first webinar will be on March 19, 2024 at 11:30am Central Time. All of these webinars will be recorded for those of you unable to join live. RSVP for the series of webinars HERE.
2) A series of participant design sessions happening the same week as the webinars, where we will discuss the webinar topics and other emergent themes, engage in learning exchanges, and support one another in the design and creation of our bioregional learning centers. The design sessions will be 90 minutes. We have a regularly scheduled design session every other Thursday at 11:30am Central Time for the Americas / Europe / Africa / West Asia time zones, and every other Friday at 3:00am Central Time for the South Asia / Southeast Asia / Australia / New Zealand time zones. The first of these sessions will be on March 21, 2024 and March 22, 2024.
3) On the weeks when we do not have webinars / design sessions, we are highly encouraging you to meet in geographical cohorts. Many people are joining this learning journey in pre-formed cohorts, and we expect other cohorts to self-organize as we get started. We will give assignments during these weeks and encourage you to explore them in your cohorts.

Please be sure to RSVP for the all of the events in the Events tab of this space. Even if you are not sure you can make it to a session, it’s best to RSVP as “Maybe” so that you receive notices when activity happens in the comment thread of the events. This is particularly important when we drop recording links there after our sessions.
Also, be sure to check out the Assignments area to find recommended material that will prepare you this learning journey. We will be adding further assignments to this section as we move along in the learning journey.
We are so looking forward to embarking on this learning journey with you.
Let’s get started!