We've made some changes to the 2017 Training Institute!
We've heard from presenters and attendees alike, that 90 minutes isn't nearly enough time to dive deep into some of  the complexities of our field. This year we're dedicating two full days to this content, allowing attendees to get more out these sessions without interfering with the rest of our scheduled content.

Currently Scheduled Tours Include:

Sonoma
Thursday, October 12
12:30pm  -  6:30pm (additional cost for this tour)
 
Take a bus north to visit Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County projects with a final stop at Lagunitas Brewing Company for a tour and tasting.
East Bay
Thursday, October 12
12:15pm  -  4:00pm
 
Join three East Bay CLTs: OakCLT, NCLT and BACCLT on a bus tour of the East Bay base where they share their cooperative housing projects.
West Marin
Thursday, October 12
12:30pm  -  6:30pm (additional cost for this tour)
 
The West Marin tour will head to Point Reyes Station, where participants will learn about the efforts of 2 CLTS - Bolinas CLT and CLAM  - to create affordable homes amidst the rural, coastal villages in a high-tourist area. 
San Francisco
Thursday, October 12
12:15pm  -  4:00pm
 
Participants interested in visiting San Francisco can attend a tour of homes with the San Francisco Community Land Trust and the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Development. We will take BART to the Mission District in San Francisco and visit 3 housing cooperatives. Clustered around 24th Street these classic Victorian homes are wonderful examples of the buildings SFCLT stewards and the communities we fight to keep in San Francisco.

Event Highlights

Cross Discipline Learning
 
Grounded Solutions Network’s annual conference is the go-to source for professional development within the CLT and shared equity fields. Thinking bigger, we aim to build “intersections” across broader disciplines and practices. In 2017 we will offer over 50 sessions and seminars designed to assist shared equity practitioners, advocates and allies in building strong programs and equitable communities across the nation. 
Bay Area Deep Dive
 
An affordability crisis is rocking the San Francisco Bay Area - the tech-boom and resulting gentrification of deep-rooted communities raises critical questions about the future of the region. Who gets to live there? Who benefits from the real-estate boom? These same challenges and opportunities are happening in other communities nationwide. We’ll spend a day exploring what’s working and what’s not as the Bay Area strives to move forward - and empower conference attendees to take these lessons home to their own communities. 
IGNITE! Awards
 
Attendees will be inspired by our 3rd Annual IGNITE! Awards and presentations. Practitioners will share their innovative solutions to develop and preserve inclusive communities - and the coveted “audience choice” award will be given to the most impactful pitch. 
International Representation
 
We'll be introducing our new role as North American lead for the Social Production of Habitat Platform - an opportunity to elevate our members' efforts to build and steward permanently affordable homes as international models of sustainable housing.