ShareFest

ShareFests are participatory events designed to connect the local sharing economy that range in size from intimate sharing events within community organizations like timebanks, to large three day public gatherings with over 3,000 people!

ShareFests create a real life model of the world we want, based in sharing, right now in our cities. The transformative experience of sharing is probably the most powerful way to change the story that we don't have enough and that we need to sell our lives in order to buy happiness. To share is to experience an abundant, caring, people-powered economy.

The movement is growing and a ShareFest can be a powerful way to kickstart the sharing economy in your city.

Since 2014 Shareable has supported individuals, community groups and organizations to host ShareFests in over 50 cities around the world.  Focused on the transformational experience of sharing, these events were co-created by sharing organizations and the public.  

The 'Sharing Movement' has grown by leaps and bounds, and this year, as a testament to this maturation, local groups have taken the reigns and are independently hosting ShareFests across the globe!

Want to get in on the ShareFest action? Find a ShareFest near you below or host your own. It doesn't have to be a huge production (but it sure can be if you want!) and we are here to help.

Here are some resources to help you host an awesome ShareFest:

From Sao Paulo to Detroit, people in cities around the world organized ShareFests in the past with support from Shareable, the Sharing Cities Network, the Center for a New American Dream and other partners. 

These are some of the cities that hosted a ShareFest. 

  1. San Francisco, CA, 
  2. East Bay/Oakland, CA, (Creating Commons Festival + Revolution of the Gift) ShareFest all the month of May, hosted by PLACE for Sustainable Living, Dana Cafe and Oakland LocalWiki
  3. Pasadena/Los Angeles Area, CA hosted by the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival and Armory Arts Center
  4. North Bay, CA hosted by Share Exchange and Extended Relative
  5. Detroit, MI hosted by Cass Corridor Commons
  6. Ann Arbor, MI hosted by A2Share
  7. Rochester, NY hosted by RocShare
  8. New York City, NY 
  9. Chicago, IL, hosted by Chicago Time Exchange
  10. Madison, WI hosted by Dane County Timebank
  11. Denver, CO, hosted by Open Tech Collaborative
  12. Hartford, CT hosted by Public Allies CT
  13. Portland, OR Skillshare and ShareFest 
  14. Asheville, NC hosted by Share Asheville
  15. Boston, MA, hosted by Share Boston
  16. Jackson, MS Coop Skillshare at Jackson Rising Conference
  17. Oahu, HI
  18. Liège, Belgium 
  19. Brussels, Belgium 
  20. Porto Alegre, Brazil 
  21. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 
  22. Hong Kong 
  23. Lisbon, Portugal, several events hosted by Aga Khan Foudation, 
  24. Prague, Czech Republic 
  25. Barcelona, Spain 
  26. Hague, Netherlands 
  27. Melbourne, Australia
  28. Siderno, Italy 
  29. Toronto, Canada 
  30. Vienna, Austria 
  31. Berlin, Germany 
  32. Killaloe, Ontario Earth Day Share Fair
  33. Adelaide, Australia, hosted by Share & Save,
  34. Gothenburg, Sweden 
  35. Ljubljana, Slovenia 
  36. Amsterdam, Netherlands, hosted by Share NL,
  37. Tucson, AZ Map Jam
  38. Vancouver, BC Map Jam 
  39. Brisbane, Australia 

If you want to add your city to this list sign-up to promote your planned event or get help organizing one.

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