2020 Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

The Natural Building Alliance presents the 2020 Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference.  This will be our first conference outside of Colorado.  Come join us in Beautiful Moab, Utah, the home of Community Rebuilds and endless recreation opportunities.  The event will be held at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center Thursday, March 26th through Sunday 29th

The theme of the conference is “All Hands In”.  This theme recognizes and celebrates the fact that everything that all of us are doing is important and awesome, and that we can work together to make it even more awesome. 

Our Keynote Speaker for the event with be Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre, from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  He will be exploring if Natural Builders are Climate Heroes.

The conference program will include podium presentations, breakout sessions, and round-tables, and will also feature a generous variety of outdoor, hands-on workshops, and jovial after-hours gatherings.  And don’t forget… it’s Moab!  We encourage everyone to arrive early or stay late and enjoy this amazing corner of Planet Earth.

Online registration for the conference is available at special Early Bird rates until January 15th.  Space at the venue is limited, so sign up before it fills up!  You can pay via your PayPal account, a credit card via “Stripe”, through the Natural Building Alliance website, or by mailing a good ol’ fashioned check.  Tickets are also available through Eventbrite on our Natural Building Alliance Facebook page.  If you’re an existing NBA member, please email us for a discount coupon code.

We can wait to see you there!

Peace, Love, Straw, and Mud,

Your NBA Board9

Call for proposals

We are seeking presentation and workshop proposals for the conference.  Click the link below for more information and proposal forms.  We plan to have several “breakout”presentations and/or discussions in the three rooms provided at the MARC, similar to our conferences in the past. This year, we also plan to have multiple on-site or off-site hands-on workshops, which could occur during the conference or perhaps a day before or after.

Conference vendors and sponsorship

Here is an opportunity to step up and help us put on this conference. 

Vendor Benefits

  • One complimentary Registration
  • Presentation table to display your business or organization's services

Sponsor Benefits

  • One complimentary Registration
  • Presentation table to display your business or organization's services
  • Logo added to the conference website, event program and other promotional items
  • Acknowledgment during opening address

Conference schedule

Thursday March 26
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Registration/Check-in
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Living Building Challenge
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 5×5 Presentation
Friday March 27
8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:45 am Permaculture & Policy
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tadelakt Tile Making
10:00 am - 11:00 am Integrated Water Harvesting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Utah’s First Living Buildings
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EcoVillage Development in the U.S
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm BuildWell Source Renovations
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Group Photo
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Adobe Floor Stomp Party
Saturday March 28
8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast
10:30 am - 11:00 am Book Signing, Vending, Networking
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Vernacular Wisdom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Palletable Cobin
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break
Sunday March 29
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Home Tour
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Conference schedule

Thursday
Friday

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Foyer
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Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Group Photo

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturday

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Foyer
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Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Sunday

Home Tour

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Natural Building Alliance
Monday

Lodging & Ride Share

We encourage everyone to ride share if possible.  If you need a ride or have room in your vehicle to help transport someone, please use our Facebook 2020 RMNBC Lodging & Ride Share group to let others know that you would like to carpool.  This group is also available to coordinate with others who are looking to share lodging.

If you do not have Facebook or care not to use it, we have an alternative way to post your carpool and lodging needs and offers.  Click the button below to access our Lodging a Ride Share document.

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General Admission Ticket $250

Cost for general admission to the conference.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The General Admission Ticket ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

Mar 26 2020 - Mar 29 2020

Time

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Labels

Hands-On

Location

Moab Art & Recreation Center
111 E 100 N Moab Utah
Natural Building Alliance

Organizer

Natural Building Alliance
Phone
(303) 947-2840
Email
naturalbuildingalliance@gmail.com
Website
https://naturalbuildingalliance.org

Sponsors/Other Organizers

475 High Performance Building Supply
475 High Performance Building Supply
Phone
(800) 995-6329
Website
https://foursevenfive.com/
Emu Systems
Emu Systems
Phone
(720) 548-2211
Email
info@emu.systems
Website
https://emu.systems/
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Speakers

  • Chris Magwood
    Chris Magwood
    Director

    Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre, and Builders for Climate Action will Keynote our 2020 Conference! If ya don’t know already, Mr. Magwood is an expert in low-embodied energy, carbon-capture construction, and a pillar of the international natural building community.

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