Upcoming Events

May 2017

May 24,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Vodafone Enterprise Innovation Studio 275 Shoreline Drive, Suite 400 Redwood City, CA
Moderated by Chris Kalaboukis, innovator, inventor and co-founder of helloFUTURE with Panelists: Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, Peter Larsson, CTO of IoTium Inc., www.iotium.io, and Neal Gorenflo, Co-founder of Shareable, www.shareable.net
May 25, 4:00 pm
942 Olive St., Eugene, OR 97405
Wondering how to get things done in groups with less hierarchy and more collaboration? Drawing on extensive experience from Loomio & Enspiral in New Zealand, Rich Bartlett & Nati Lombardo combine storytelling, reflection, and participatory exploration in this highly interactive workshop.
May 26,
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Lecture Theatre G08 (Ground Floor)
Trebor Scholz will deliver a keynote on the latest developments, opportunities, and challenges for platform cooperatives worldwide. This will be followed by Melina Morrison from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and a clinic with bHive Bendigo.

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
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 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 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 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)
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 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 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)
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,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
Repair Café where you can bring small broken items to be fixed “FREE” on the spot by local repairers. Café de Reparacíones anual de Long Beach donde podrás traer pequeños objectos rotos para ser arreglados “GRATUITAMENTE” en el momento por reparadores expertos locales.
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) 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 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 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 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 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 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.

October 2017

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