Upcoming Events

April 2017

April 23 (All day) to April 29 (All day)
6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Join the VBC as we remove the false lines that divide us, and welcome each other as neighbors of this precious watershed, of this bountiful bioregion. We are all in each other's backyard and there is no doubt that we are all in this together! Lets take another step tighter toward learning how.
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.
April 29 (All day)
University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME
This year's series theme is "Building Resilient Communities", through Spirit in Action's Theory of Transformation to collectively transform the world by working with communities to Reimagine culture, Resist domination, Reform institutions and Recreate society.
April 29 (All day)
Nationwide Participation! (50 communities and counting)
Cohousing communities across the country are welcoming the public for tours & visits. Join us as we celebrate the joy of living in intentional, collaborative neighborhoods. Experience for yourself why interest in cohousing has surged in recent years! View full list of participants: bit.ly/2oaqjV3

May 2017

May 2, 9:00 am
Free Webinar (registration required)
Free and lively presentation, where you'll be introduced to the principles of good governance and get a taste of the transformative world of Sociocracy. You'll hear from the intrepid duo that leads Sociocracy For All, as well as other guests and practitioners who are using Sociocracy in varied ways
May 5 (All day) to May 7 (All day)
117 W 46th Street, West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States
GCUC is the biggest coworking conference series in the world, and just like the industry itself, we don’t follow the rules. We’ll have keynotes, panel sessions, an unconference, a camp, networking time, and exclusive access to the best minds in the business.
May 5, 11:00 am
Free Webinar (registration required)
Join Transition US communications coordinator Nils Palsson and Transition Berkeley organizer Lesley Moore for a teleseminar exploring the vital intersection between community resilience and emergency preparedness.
May 6 (All day)
First Presbyterian, 201 Wick Ave, Ygst, Ohio
This year's focus is Bring & Fix: repair, reuse, recycle. Here's how you can get involved: Be a fixer, Share your time and talents, Contribute to a Really Really Free Market, Participate in a Pot Luck Luncheon, Co-host, or just come and participate.
May 6 (All day)
Los Angeles South Bay and Harbor areas.
Calling all Workday Volunteers! This year's Workday includes almost 300 projects at over 40 sites. Be sure to invite your family and friends. Forward this email and encourage them to join us in beautifying our cities, and use #SFWorkday on social media to spread the word.
May 7 (All day) to May 10 (All day)
MARINES’ MEMORIAL CLUB & HOTEL 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
One of the world's leading events in celebration of social, financial, and environmental sustainability featuring 6 tracks: Ecosystem of Impact, SRI & ESG Investing, Sustainable Strategies & Innovation , Millennials 100, Clean Tech & Water, Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability, and Smart Cities.
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 18 (All day) to May 19 (All day)
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5
Every year, 200 delegates from 20 countries take part in this event, dedicated exclusively to the carsharing industry. The conference brings together the people who work hard day in day out to make carsharing a very real and viable mobility option and acts as a think-tank to move carsharing 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.
May 20 (All day)
Sincholagua y Av. Maldonado. Quito, Equador
A parallel event to Ouishare Fest in Paris, which is held for the first time in Quito where leaders of thought, entrepreneurs and community builders converge to present their critical thinking about digital transformations and lead a systemic change. Join us to explore Empowerment and Resilience!

June 2017

June 1 (All day) to June 2 (All day)
Riga Congress Hall Kr. Valdemara Str 5, Riga, Latvia
A 2 day conference focused on 6 key topics: Driverless Cars and future mobility, Challenges of public involvement process in urban panning), Sharing Economy, Rethinking the changing role of the urban planner profession, Technology, and the impact of the trend of legalizing recreational marijuana.
June 1,
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Joyce Gordon Gallery (406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612)
For the first time in U.S. history, low-income families and students are now using PB to decide how to spend federal funds (in Oakland) and school district funds (in Phoenix). Join us on June 1st as we celebrate PB and those who make it possible at our first Oakland PBParty Benefit!
June 1, 6:00 pm
Joyce Gordon Gallery 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Now in its 4th year, our PBParty is a time to recognize and celebrate community champions who are building bridges to make democracy work for the people.
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 3,
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN, Manchester
Bring all your unworn or unwanted clothes and swap them for new-to-you garms to refresh your wardrobe the eco-friendly way. This is no second-hand clothes scrum! It’s a boutique shopping experience with a difference. Men’s,women’s and children’s clothes are welcome – it’s a family friendly event.
June 4 (All day) to June 10 (All day)
Global
Global Sharing Week is the largest people-driven campaign helping millions discover the rapidly growing Sharing Economy.
June 4,
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Wise, 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5, Canada
Unload clothing that no longer inspires you, pick up a few items that make you look slick, leftovers donated to charity, keep stuff out of landfills and connect with your community while doing it all.
June 5 (All day) to June 6 (All day)
Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland
The programme of WCEF2017 consists of 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance. Two days of discussions, networking, workshops, side events and business excursions. The World Circular Economy Forum is free of charge to participants.
June 5, 11:00 am to June 7, 5:00 pm
Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,200 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on the 5th-7th of June 2017.
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 7,
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
29 Church Street, SL1 1PL Slough, United Kingdom
Revealing the SECRETS of living healthier for longer. Learn to create inner peace, manage feelings, live a HAPPY life and easily incorporate relaxation into your everyday life. You will easily create positive habits that sustain you through life’s up and downs.
June 8 (All day) to June 12 (All day)
Global
We invite you to join our global hands-on event exploring Open Source for a sustainable Circular Economy in June 2017: Set up a local event and connect your event with other events across the globe! Sign up to host or join an event here: https://oscedays.org/participate/
June 8, 6:30 pm
Wollaton Hall Drive, Nottingham NG8 1AF, United Kingdom
The Nottingham Action Group on HMOs (NAG) held an informal meeting to which NAG members and their families could bring food and drink which, along with good company, they could then share with one another and with guests from outside the NAG.
June 9 (All day) to June 12 (All day)
5 Whites Pond Rd, Wilmot, NH 03287, United States
pic Skill Swap is a participatory weekend festival where you can learn new skills, share the skills you have, and spend a couple days with an amazing group of people. Let’s use our knowledge and the knowledge of others to build the kind of world we want to see.
June 9 (All day) to June 17 (All day)
13 Lavender Row, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DF, United Kingdom
Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
June 9 (All day) to June 11 (All day)
Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2R4
Thinking of starting a Tool Library or Library of Things in your city/town? Want to improve what you're doing and learn from your peers? This is your chance to connect, socialize and learn from each other to help the sharing movement grow worldwide.
June 9 (All day) to June 11 (All day)
New York, NY
This year's conference theme of "Resist and Transform" focuses on the potential for the cooperative to be a tool for both resistance in these volatile times as well as a building block for transforming our economy and society. Hundreds of worker cooperatives will join together to build a new economy
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, 2:00 pm to June 11, 5:00 pm
Market Rasen LN7 6DR, United Kingdom
A beautiful boutique events venue and family farm in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Cabourne Parva is loved and cared for by the Kirke family and even has its own salon,bistro and bar, flushing toilets and hot showers. Come and join us in June and start your summer with the best smile ever.
June 10, 9:00 am
2062 Greenwich Rd, Hardwick, MA 01082, United States
Join lots of other friends of Agape at the community for a day of homesteading, wood-splitting, gardening and preparing the community for the Fall and Winter. Great companionship, singing, and pot-luck in the evening.
June 10,
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
4 Boston Road, Mt Eden Auckland, 1023, New Zeland
DONATE ONE, TAKE ONE • Bring along your pre-loved clothes (Clothes, shoes, handbags, and jewelry all welcome ) • Donate $20 • Take some fab new clothes home with you • All left over clothing will then be donated to Dress for Success (work appropriate) and Shine Woman’
June 10,
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Lloyds, 617 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 9AN, United Kingdom
Summer, summer, summer time...summer time. Join us for that Summer wardrobe update while the sun is still shining.
June 10,
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ramada Hotel Signature Lounge 5359 Calgary Trail Edmonton, AB Canada
Bring your lightly loved, laundered, clothes, shoes, or accessories to swap with other fashionistas! Sip drinks and shop without paying a fortune! Limited spots for so please RSVP and purchase your ticket!
June 10,
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Palermo Soho - Malabia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Girls!!! What could be better than clearing the unwanted clutter from your closets, refreshing your wardrobe and saving big bucks all at the same time? Relax, mingle, get pampered and SWAP (exchange) clothes, shoes and accessories you no longer need or wear! Who: Girls only!
June 15 (All day)
Washington D.C.
US and international speakers will gather in Washington for this one-day summit to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organizations today. Participants will connect with top experts in crowdsourcing, crowd innovation and blockchain enabled economies.
June 15 (All day) to June 16 (All day)
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
The 2 day event will explore conceptual, methodological and empirical questions such as concepts, methods, impacts, operations, geographical contexts, actors and governance. Detailed session info: http://www.iiiee.lu.se/research/the-4th-international-workshop-on-the-sharing-economy/workshop-sessions
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 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.

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)
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