Convergence Programme

The International Permaculture Convergence took place on the 10th - 16th September 2015. It was a unique global gathering of some of the most inspired permaculture designers and practitioners from around the world, hosting over 500 participants from over 60 countries.

Plus, it was preceded by the Conference 8-9 September 2015!


See the full convergence timetable


See an initial list of workshops

There were over 160 workshops and sessions!
PLUS: diploma presentations, open spaces and after dinner speakers.
Children were also very welcome.

World class permaculture entertainment

The convergence was rounded off with a smashing permaculture set from Charlie Mgee and Formidable Vegetable Sound System.

Other entertainment during the week included:

  • Mihail Kossev, Bulgarian Comedian co-oridnating the entertainment and MCing the event
  • Bez from the Happy Mondays, doing a DJ set
  • Mal Webb, vocal adventurer
  • A ceilidh band
  • World dance nights
  • Three Acres and a Cow
  • and the world famous in-house permaculture cabaret.


A setting to enjoy

On site there was a wellbeing area with sauna, yoga, meditation, herbal first aid, plants, cafe and more;

a Marketplace - presenting an opportunity to discover unique goods and support all sorts of permaculture enterprises;

a range of on-site food and drink options.

Find out more about our woodland venue of Gilwell Park.


Children and young people

There was a creative programme of activities for children and young people, led by inspiring permaculture educators from around the globe - find full details on the Children and Young People page.


Most people participating had completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course. But we recognise that not everyone doing amazing permaculture design work has completed a PDC course. So whilst we encouraged you to do a course beforehand (see here for opportunities), this was not a strict requirement. The booking form asks for design and practice experience.