POCA Tv videos tagged pocafest


Mistakes We've Made

The panel discussion from POCA Fest Tucson.  Presenters discuss the mistakes they made on their road to a successful CA clinic.

The State of POCA - Circle Reports at POCA Fest Tucson

Want to know what is going on in the co-op's super action attack squads, AKA volunteer circles?  Watch this report from POCA Fest.

Keynote Speech - POCA Fest Tucson 2014 - Lisa & Lisa

The keeynote speech from the 2014 POCA Fest in Tucson, AZ.  Presented by Lisa Baird and Lisa Rohleder

Using Social Media in a CA Clinic: Live and Uncut from POCAfest!

You don't have to be an expert in social media in order to use it to increase community connections, expand the reach of your clinic's messaging, and build your clinic's stability. In this POCAfest breakout session, social media mavens Kim and Val explore the do's


Nick Kurtz and Aly Young talk about Apprenticeship.

The Sliding Scale Dancers

Now Presenting... PCA's Sliding Scale Dancers!

Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged pocafest


Come to Marin POCAfest September 27-29!

If you think of POCA as the online organization that is dedicated to helping us Community Acupuncturists, POCAfest is that online presence manifesting in the real world where we can actually be part of our community. Being alone, making hard decisions in one;’s clinic can be really

POCAfest Gratitude: Guest Post from Maya of GCA

A couple weeks ago I attended my first ever POCAfest with friends from my local clinic (Guelph Community Acupuncture) and left with my heart full and my head spinning. There is still so much for me to learn as I reflect on the weekend, but one already recurring theme

POCA and the Commons: POCAfest Keynote 2018

 by Lisa Baird and Lisa Rohleder

1. Lisa B: the tragedy of the commons

A couple years ago one of my patients asked if her uncle could interview me. He’d written a book about business, and he was very interested in Guelph Community

Welcome to the Resistance- Greg Jones' Keynote from St.Pete POCA Fest

Keynote – Welcome to the Resistance

Welcome to St. Pete. First of all, I want to acknowledge that this land that we are currently occupying, along with the rest of the Tampa Bay region, was once the home of the Tocobaga people. Nobody is really sure how

Registration for POCAfest 8 in Marin Headlands is now Open! Sign up here!

POCA Fest Fall 2016 – Marin Headlands
 September 23-25, 2016

Join us for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Fall 2016 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were at Marin we

Capitalism, Emotional Labour & Community Acupuncture

Marin POCAFest 2015 was an wonderful weekend of inspiration, stimulus, support and dear friends. To borrow a quote from Nora’s excellent post-PFest blog: “My colleague Whitsitt once said that POCAFest is always great because in our jobs we are used to connecting with people quickly and getting


Since the last time we were in Marin, lots of things have changed from the young organization we were then.  People/volunteers come and go, philosophy becomes more specific, goals become more concrete, but one thing hasn’t changed - there’s always a mountain of

Announcing POCAfest 6 at Marin Headlands, September 25-27 2015!

Announcing POCAfest 6-Back To Marin Headlands!

POCA Fest Fall 2015 – Marin Join us for the People’s Co-op of Community Acupuncture Fall 2015 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were

Providence POCAfest 2015 Keynote: Collapse, Liberation, and the Power of Words

Collapse, Liberation, and the Power of Words



As is our custom in POCA, I’d like to start by acknowledging that this is the traditional home of the Narragansett people, and that we’re visitors here.


Why We Belong to POCA

People need community and human connection and while the physical community is slowing shrinking the online community grows.  I've been told that the average person spends 1 hours each day on Facebook.  Even though people are not physically seeing each other as much, we as humans still

Yes Yes! Best POCAfest Ever!

The following is my expected post-POCAfest report and perhaps you may roll your eyes when I type that this POCAfest was the BEST POCAFEST EVER because I've probably written that after every POCAfest. Guilty as charged. But this one was, once again the Best POCAfest Ever (BPE-might as well

POCAFest Fall 2014 Keynote: Sustainability for the Next Generation

POCAfest Fall 2014 Keynote: Sustainability for the Next Generation

Before I begin, I’d like to continue a tradition started by Lisa Baird and acknowledge that this is the traditional territory of the Santee people, and that we’re visitors here.


Transforming the self: Why I Love POCA and POCAfests

So I went to a networking meeting this morning. We talked about collision. And I thought I am so lucky to be a part of POCA and to go to POCAfests, because I've experienced moments of incredible creative inspiration at POCAfests "Inspiration bursts forth from “collision points

Announcement: TWO POCAfests Lined Up For 2014!!

From The Free Dictionary:

two  (t) n. 1. The cardinal number equal to the sum of 1 + 1.

Just want to be clear what I mean by "two" going forward. 

But, YES! Looks like we have two POCAfests lined up for 2014, both in parts

POCA Fest 2013 Keynote Speech

Lisa's keynote speech from last weekend at POCA Fest 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island.


Welcome everybody, to our second POCAfest... Within the acupuncture profession, POCA stands out as being effective. We get a lot done, especially considering how lean our budget is.

Why POCAfest?

There is simply NO better way to get CEUs that are relevant to your CA practice, at all stages of development.

Find out if CA is right for you while still a student and make your education count.

Be inspired by CA workers from all

POCAfest 2012 Keynote Address - Lisa Rohleder

Did you miss POCA Fest 2012?  Want to relive the glory? Watch the opening address by the ever popular Lisa Rohleder.


If you liked this you should check out Demetra's Opening address, or watch the breakout sessions.

POCA Fest 2012 Opening Address - Demetra Delia Markis

Did you miss POCA Fest 2012?  Want to relive the glory? Watch the opening address by our fearless Executive Director Demetra Delia Markis.  CAUTION: This video contains strong but inspiring language.


If you liked this you should check out Lisa's

Guest Blog by Joe Smith: Who Knew Acupuncturists Could Have So Much Fun?


The following is a newcomer’s take on the POCAfest, from one of POCA’s first organizational members, Joe Smith, aka Artdude, creator of POCA Point.  This was originally posted on the Artdude blog.  



Who Knew Acupuncturists Could Have So Much Fun

Welcome Speech from POCAFest #1- patient-centered acupuncture

I must admit, I'm a bit wary of ever watching the speech I extemporized at POCAFest on Friday night. Looking out at all your faces, I found that I just couldn't tear my eyes away from the excitement I saw there, and so I put my printed

Reactions and Thoughts about POCAfest #1: the Best Conference EVAH

POCAfest #1 took place last weekend at the Marin Headlands Institute, just north of San Francisco, and if you haven't read much about it here so far its because it was such an amazing conference that I am sure that all of us are recovering from it. Really-it was

Keynote Speech POCAfest 2012

POCAfest Keynote: Report from the UK

This is actually the second keynote speech I’ve done this spring. The first one was for ACMAC’s conference in March in Brighton in the UK. ACMAC is the Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture Clinics, run by

Clinic Stability through Change, Exit Strategies, and Removing Barriers

There's a lot going on in Philly right now.  I know some people have heard about PCA Mt. Airy, the second clinic that's in the works.  What most people don't know -- and it's still not to be made public knowledge yet please