International Permaculture Convergence

IPC – International Permaculture Convergence is a global exchange of permaculture design practitioners. IPC has been held every 2~3 years since 1984, hosted in a different region each year by local practitioners . The main preparatory work is organized by the IPCC (IPC Committee) in cooperation with the current organizers.  International Permaculture Convergence is a not-for-profit international exchange event for global permaculture practitioners. It upholds the three permaculture ethics: Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share. The host of each IPC is responsible for raising funds to make the event happen. Thus a successful IPC relies on the efforts of many volunteers, and on material and financial resources donated by sponsors. We invite you to share any surplus resources! This will help us bring the registration fee down to allow more people — especially economically disadvantaged people in developing countries—to join this extraordinary event.

If you would like to provide scholarship opportunities or simply donate to IPC preparation work, please contact us.  We look forward to meeting you in IPC15.

International Permaculture Convergence Goals:


Pre-IPC Permaculture Training of Trainers

Pre-IPC Permaculture Design Course

IPC – Conference

IPC – Convergence

Children’s Activities

Edge Events

Post IPC Courses

Our aims as hosts of IPC15:

  • Facilitate the gathering of global permaculture communities and ensure the event upholds the ethics and principles of permaculture
  • To foster cooperation and collaboration within permaculture practitioners
  • To show examples and share knowledge of practicing permaculture in high density urban communities and how urban and rural permaculture can help each other in facing climate crisis.
  • To further promote Permaculture and make more people aware of Permaculture, especially in the Chinese-speaking world. 
  • To bridge information exchange among international permaculture communities.
  • To make island ecology and resilient design more well-known among international permaculture communities
  • Bringing international permaculture examples and knowledge into Taiwanese society.