Annual Conference

The Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.

The 2021 CSA Conference: “Sustainability, Justice, & Inclusivity”
September 30 – October 2, 2021

The 2021 Communal Studies Conference will be virtual, and while the theme will be Sustainability, Justice, & Inclusivity, we welcome papers on any topic relating to communal societies and intentional communities, past and present.  

Preliminary Program


Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!

Please select the appropriate registration level, and submit your information and payment through PayPal.

While you’re here, register for our Pre-Conference Virtual Tour to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage!  After you add your conference registration to your PayPal cart, use the “Continue Shopping” button on the PayPal page to return to this one. Add the Virtual Tour registration to your cart using the second button below, and proceed with your checkout.

Registration Fee

(Optional) Register for the Pre-Conference Virtual Tour of the Dancing Rabbit community on Wednesday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

This current communal group is in Rutledge, MO, and the event includes a virtual tour and a Q&A discussion afterwards.  The registration cost of $20 will be split between the Dancing Rabbit community and CSA.

Add the fee to your cart using button below, and proceed to check out through PayPal.


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