Global Exchange Reality Tours has been asked by the IPC 11 Support Committee and by Eco Cuba Network to arrange travel to Cuba for US citizens who wish to participate in the International Permaculture Convergence in Havana, Cuba, November 24 - December 7, 2013.
This trip is open to full time professionals, practitioners, students and activists in the areas of agriculture, food and nutrition, environmental protection, environmental education, appropriate technology, and other fields related to permaculture and to sustainable agricultural development in general.
You must be Permaculture Design Certified (having a PDC) to present and vote during the 5 day Convergence portion of the tour. Participants who are not yet certified may attend and participate in discussions.
For complete updated information on the IPC 11 tour:
International Permaculture Convergence and Research Tour .
If you have any question as to whether you qualify as a participant, and for more programmatic and logistical information on the tour, please contact: Pam Montanaro , US Coordinator of Eco Cuba Network , 510-649-1052.
For articles, blogs and videos on environmental protection and sustainable development in Cuba: Cuba Resources .
IPC 11 Conference
Urban and rural permaculture site visits
International Permaculture Convergence 11 (for participants with Permaculture Design certification)
Meetings with foremost Cuban practitioners of permaculture
Meetings with Cuban experts in complementary fields (renewable energy, environmental protection, sustainable development)
City tour of Havana with focus on sustainable development
Visits to Cuban Biosphere Reserve
Pre conference workshop (November 11 - 24)
Round trip flight Cancun - Havana
Cuban visa and required Cuban health insurance
Conference and site vists in Havana: double room accommodations in 2-3 star hotel and 2 meals per day.
Convergence and rural site visits: dormitory/cabin accommodations and 3 meals per day
Transportation to all scheduled events
Tour guide and translator for all scheduled events
Price does not include:
Bottled water and other beverages
Optional evening cultural activities
Purchases of a personal nature
Transportation, guides, translators for unscheduled activities
Please contact Pam Montanaro at firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 510-649-1052 for the Custom Tour Code and for additional information on how to register for this tour. Your non-refundable $500 deposit is due as of October 5, 2013.