Strong Towns on Slack

We've moved our conversation to Slack, a real-time platform for us to share our passion for building Strong Towns.

Slack is accessed by invitation only, but we're happy to include you. Just answer a couple simple questions and we'll get you set up.

If you're already signed up, access the Strong Towns Slack at strongtowns.slack.com.


The conversation is ongoing on Slack, but our staff and contributors also host scheduled chats each week. Here's our next one:


WHY SLACK?

Our team already uses Slack. It's pretty easy for us to spontaneously join a conversation when we're already there in the space (unlike the old discussion board, which was not part of our daily routine). Slack is going to generate better conversations with more of our members and audience.

We also discovered that many of our members are also already using Slack. It's really easy to use and flexible to have great conversations.

DOES SLACK COST ANYTHING?

We pay a subscription fee for our current discussion board, but Slack has a non-profit program that provides us with their standard package for free. It's very generous of them. So not only are we improving our technology, but we're going to save some money too. :)

IS IT WORTH JOINING IF I'M NOT A MEMBER?

You should really be a member but, yes, most of what you're going to find on Slack is available to members and non-members alike. We do have a couple of channels that prioritize members but, like nearly everything we do, we don't force you to become a member to participate. We are very grateful to those in our audience who support the Strong Towns movement by becoming members.

WHAT ABOUT THE OLD DISCUSSION BOARD? 

There wasn't a lot going on at the old discussion board, but for those of you that want to continue to use it, we're going to leave it up until August 1. You can access it here. We're not planning to save the conversations there so, if there is something you want, please take the time to copy it down.