Upcoming Events

January 2017

January 20, 12:30 pm
Webinar – Registration Required
In this first webinar of this multi event series we'll discuss the questions, controversies and opportunities surrounding the sharing economy with presentations on “An Introduction into the Sharing Philosophy: Credits and Controversies” and “What can sharing accomplish? Impacts and Facts.”
January 21,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
gotomeeting, info at http://mutualaidnetwork.org
Get involved in Mutual Aid Networks! Redesign our economy together. Interested in joining the Main MAN global cooperative to help support and build a neighborly global economy? Interested in developing a MAN pilot project? Learn how. Note the meeting time zone is CST (Chicago)
January 24,
9:00 am to 11:30 am
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor, NYC
Annual Symposium will discuss the cultivation social justice consciousness throughout our work by infusing political education in all areas of social service practice. For those of us working with impacted communities, it's now critical to fortify our social justice-driven approach. Please RSVP.
January 25 (All day)
Online event
For decades, democracy has been under attack by big banks and corporations. In this live conversation and Q&A, Local Futures Director Helena Norberg-Hodge and Christian Felber, author of 'Change Everything', will explore how to bring ‘people power’ back into the world’s economies.
January 26, 7:00 pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living 1121 64th Street, Oakland, California 94608
This is a fundraiser for PLACE which is a public-serving, experiential learning center showcasing and fostering regenerative design, sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice, artistic expression and public placemaking. More details on site
January 27 (All day) to January 29 (All day)
The Calvin Center Hampton, GA
Learn the tangible and practical skills needed to build your own cooperative. We will hear stories from Southerners building on generations of freedom movements and co-op organizing. We'll offer workshops boiling down all the scary parts of building your org/business from the ground up.
January 28 (All day)
G St & 4th St, West Sacramento, CA 95605
In this all day workshop we'll build a sound understanding of the many aspects of the development process including planning, budgeting, architectural design, working with developers, construction and finance. The workshop is designed for our members, and those exploring cohousing. $250
January 28 (All day)
WeWork Long Beach, 100 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
Learn the history of PB in the US and North America, and experience the inner workings of neighborhood assemblies, budget delegate meetings, and voting through demo exercises. Gain a better sense of strategies and next steps for moving PB forward in your city. Register by January 18th.

February 2017

February 16 (All day) to February 17 (All day)
Goldsmiths, University of London 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Open 2017, the UK's first multi-day conference on platform cooperatives will explore how collaborative software and cooperative ownership models are being combined to create a collaborative, sustainable economy.
February 16, 2:30 pm
European Economic and Social Committee Belliardstraat 99 1000 Brussel Belgium COST:
The European Economic and Social Committee has developed Opinions of new economy models and it aims at cooperating both with the European Commission and the civil society groups who lead the new economy models. This event is part of the larger Global Forum New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI).
February 23, 6:00 pm
Professor Thom's 219 2nd Ave (between 13th and 14th St) New York, NY 10003
Come out to connect with new economy builders in New York City, raise funds to support new economy work, share stories, party, and get warm. $20-$150 sliding scale. Light dinner included in the ticket price. Cash bar. DJ. Raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit NEC and the Cooperative Economics Alliance NYC

March 2017

March 9,
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
La Tricoterie, Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels, Belgium
Keynote speakers: Koen Frenken , professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Utrecht. Trebor Scholz , Professor of Culture and Media at The New School in New York and founder of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium. Michel Bauwens , author and co-founder of the peer-to-peer-foundation.
March 11, 12:30 pm
Hilton Austin Downtown 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Maira Sutton, Shareable’s Community Engagement Manager, will be speaking on a panel at SXSW Interactive. The discussion will focus on the sharing economy and the entry of socially innovative ridesharing enterprises that challenge monopolies like Uber by prioritizing public interests over profit.
March 16 (All day) to March 19 (All day)
Lisbon, Portugal
OuiShare Summits are where our international community meets twice a year to develop our organization and vision together, share knowledge between local communities, kick-start new projects and build relationships between our distributed team of Connectors and members.

April 2017

April 19 (All day) to April 22 (All day)
Avenida de José Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 Malaga, Spain
The New Economy and Social Innovation Global Forum (NESI) is now born. Its main objective is to design a roadmap established by experts and citizens around the world to guide governments towards a more sustainable society. 900 opinion leaders and social change-makers from over 60 different regions.
April 28 (All day) to April 30 (All day)
Toronto, Canada
This vital event will gather a global community of technologists, academics, activists, creatives, and legal experts to work together on the expansion and growth of the commons, open knowledge, and free culture for all.
April 28 (All day) to April 30 (All day)
75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6, Canada
The Global Summit will provide a collaborative and fun space for anyone in the world to explore the future of the Commons and sharing for users, creators, and activists. We will shift the narrative from CC-licensed content to the community that both creates and promotes the value of the Commons.

May 2017

May 10 (All day) to May 14 (All day)
Parc Tecnològic Nou Barris, Marie Curie, 8-14, 08042 Barcelona
The 4th Conference’s goal is to reflect on social and complementary currencies as tools which, on being implemented by people themselves, nurture the social change in favor of a completely sustainable development.
May 17 (All day) to May 21 (All day)
Athens, Greece
To give the bottom-up urban innovators, the City Makers, a voice in the development of the Urban Agenda for the EU, "The Pact of Amsterdam," we organized the first New Europe City Makers Summit last year. In 2017 we will push this movement forward.
May 19 (All day) to May 21 (All day)
Nashville, TN
Cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability and resiliency--energy efficiency, shared resources, and greener building; plus, how community sustains us for measurably healthier lifestyles. For those who are living it, those who are developing it, and those who are just dreaming about it.

June 2017

June 2 (All day) to June 11 (All day)
Portland, Oregon
City Repair hosts this annual convergence at sites all around Portland, OR, where people come together to create community spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings and more, in a process we call "placemaking" + inspiring programming every night!
June 4 (All day) to June 10 (All day)
Global Sharing Week is the largest people-driven campaign helping millions discover the rapidly growing Sharing Economy.
June 7 (All day) to June 9 (All day)
Incheon Songdo, South Korea
The leading global conference on the future of cities, bringing together 800 top CEOs, policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and thinkers from over 50 countries to shape the urban agenda.
June 9 (All day) to June 11 (All day)
Athens, Greece
The next European SSE Congress (and RIPESS General Assembly) will take place, as decided in the last General Assembly in Villarceaux, Paris. The local organizing committee is coordinated by DOCK – Social and solidarity economy zone. DOCK is the Greek initiative that emerged from Solidarity for All.
June 9 (All day) to June 11 (All day)
Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2R4
Join us at the Toronto Tool Library for a fun and informative weekend about how to start sharing in your community. Potential topics covered: Starting a Lending Library | Financing Your Startup | Budgeting & Continued Financing | Volunteer Management & Retention | And more. Event website to come.
June 19 (All day) to June 22 (All day)
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5
Under the theme “Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action”, the Metropolis World Congress in Montréal hopes to get a hold on major cities’ new challenges and opportunities in a changing world where global and local issues overlap and where major cities are being called upon to play a greater role.

July 2017

July 5 (All day) to July 7 (All day)
Paris, France
OuiShare Fest is an interdisciplinary festival that gathers creative leaders, entrepreneurs, movement builders, purpose-driven organizations and communities from across sectors and countries who want to drive systemic and meaningful change.
July 10 (All day) to July 14 (All day)
Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands
The IASC-Conference will be an excellent opportunity for scholars and practitioners from all over the world to meet each other, to learn from each other’s research and experiences, to exchange ideas, and to learn from successful examples of management and governance of common-pool resources.
July 10 (All day) to July 21 (All day)
Monte Ginezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Synergia Summer Institute is an intensive 2 week program that links the global with the local through the diffusion of transformative ideas, models, and practices that advance game-changing solutions for progressive change. Download the program http://bit.ly/syn2017 for complete details.
July 12 (All day) to July 14 (All day)
MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf VIC 3006 Australia
Our focus will be Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations, highlighting the need to deploy expert knowledge – academic, professional, civic – to make cities resilient in the face of rapid change. We'll harness the expertise and develop the networks needed to create a world of ecocities.
July 12 (All day) to July 14 (All day)
1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf VIC 3006 Australia
Ecocity 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities.
July 28 (All day) to July 31 (All day)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
During the summer of 2017, Transition US will host the first-ever National Gathering of Transition Towns in the United States.

November 2017

November 15 (All day) to November 19 (All day)
Arts District Los Angeles, California
LA CoMotion is the world’s most important annual gathering of the movers and shakers powering the urban mobility revolution transforming cities from Los Angeles to London, Jakarta to Rio de Janeiro.

December 2017

December 8 (All day) to December 9 (All day)
Barcelona, Spain
BITS seminars, work streams, and research lines are geared towards ‘what’s to be done?’ sort of questions. Its members and audience include prominent academics, journalists, researchers, social movement activists, campaigners, entrepreneurs, & public officials from municipal and national governments