Upcoming Events

June 2017

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.
June 22,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The movement for fairer, healthier, and more autonomous food in the United States is continually blocked by one obstacle: land access. Book contributors (farmers, organizers, and activists) will come together to share their strategies, challenges, and hopes for a better food system & a better world.
June 26 (All day) to June 30 (All day)
Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.
June 27 (All day) to June 28 (All day)
Barcelona Activa Headquarters 22 @ c / Llacuna 162-164 Barcelona, Spain
Focussing on specific challenges and local economies in Barcelona and Catalonia, through a collective and participatory approach. 2017 is "the year of the regulation" of the collaborative economy: discussion with representatives of the Government, City Council and and Parliament.

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 21 (All day)
Monte Ginezzo, Tuscany, Italy
The Synergia Institute is excited to be launching its first face-to-face training program this July 2017 in Tuscany! For change makers everywhere this program offers an opportunity to explore real pathways to system change with leading experts in their fields.
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)
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 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 18, 12:00 pm to July 21, 12:00 pm
Regis University, Denver
Are Signs Pointing to a Greater Need for Co-operative Education? We Think So. Join us for the 2017 Institute in Denver. Participants are asked to think about the responsibilities of educators to pass along the how-to of keeping democracies vibrant. If you would like to contact: aceeducators@me.com
July 27, 9:00 am to July 31, 5:00 pm
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
1st Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up.” Pre-gathering workshop intensives 7/27-28; main gathering 7/28-7/30; movement strategy session 7/31-8/1. Workshops, participatory sessions, connection, celebration, and more!

August 2017

August 7 (All day) to August 13 (All day)
Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, TN
Summer Co-op Academy is a weeklong cooperative business boot camp that promotes education for transformation and liberation. Students at 2- or 4-year higher education institutions can apply to join our 2017 Cohort and gain the skills required to start or scale a campus food co-op.
August 18 (All day) to August 20 (All day)
Pie in the Sky Farm Bed and Breakfast/Retreat Center in Marshfield, Vermont
Engaging political discussion, great food, and a chance to socialize with other social ecologists and fellow travelers in the beautiful Vermont countryside. This is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person and make and renew new and old friendships .
August 30 (All day) to September 2 (All day)
Buenos Aires/Pigüé, Argentina
We invite the participation of all workers from recuperated and self-managed enterprises, cooperatives and social and popular economy organizations, as well as trade unions and academics interested in and committed to self-management practices and the project of a new workers' economy.

September 2017

September 1 (All day) to September 3 (All day)
Thessaloniki, Greece
The theme, The Right to the City and Social Ecology – Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities, addresses the dire need to re-build our cities and urban environments –from their physical structures to their social and political realities. Call for papers: http://trise.org/2017/05/01/call-for-papers
September 13 (All day) to September 15 (All day)
Convening 350 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for 3 days of learning, connecting, and celebrating local economies. We’ll get delegates moving, exploring and interacting with Calgary and each other. Not just envisioning, but experiencing an economy that works for all.
September 22 (All day) to September 24 (All day)
Hawkwood College in Stroud, UK
This is hosted jointly by the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Hawkwood College and will bring together thought leaders and practitioners, performers, artists and teachers from many disciplines to reflect, share and experience how we can build personal, societal and environmental wellbeing together.

October 2017

October 19 (All day) to October 20 (All day)
ShareNL together with the University of Amsterdam, will convene academics, policymakers, business leaders and platform workers will come together to experience the future of work and find ways to shape it. More details: www.reshping-work.com
October 31 (All day) to November 5 (All day)
Galamares, Portugal
The purpose of our first Village 3.0 Summit is to bring together expert village builders from across the world to share their vision and experience, and in doing so, catalyse the Village 3.0 Movement. Experts and entrepreneurs will speak about their journey building villages and their visions.

November 2017

November 8, 8:45 am to November 10, 5:30 pm
Croke Park Stadium. Jones’ Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3. Dublin, Ireland
The most insightful event in Europe regarding the rise of Coworking and its impact on entrepreneurship, innovation and, overall, the future of the workplace. 500 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond, will gather during three days at the Croke Park in Dublin.
November 10 (All day) to November 11 (All day)
New School, New York City, NY
The third edition of this annual event will zero in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already emerging everywhere around us. Check the website for updates, more information, and ticket sales.
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.
November 28, 7:00 am to November 30, 12:00 am
Take part in the Inclusive Integration Policy lab to debate with Mayors & Ministers about building effective multi-level governance of diversity.

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