UPDATE: Design 4 Resilience was held in April of 2010. You can read the event notes here.

Shareable is cohosting D4R because a resilient society is one that's democratic and that shares.  I hope you'll join us!


Have you ever wondered what qualities enable certain people, organizations or communities to thrive despite unexpected challenges? 

D4R is a full-day exploration of resilience as a strategy for thriving in an uncertain world. And a call to action to prepare for the crises and opportunities unfolding today. 

D4R will empower you to explore resilience through a combination of presentations and workshops (in Open Space format).  As an Open Space participant, you’ll collaborate with innovators from the social enterprise, design thinking, transition town, network science, local economy, urban planning, green evangelical, open source, public media, and positive psychology communities to create a unique, cross-sector learning experience.

At D4R, you’ll:

  • Add resilience thinking to your strategy toolbox
  • Build relationships across sectors by learning with diverse participants
  • Take home valuable insights to apply in your life and work.  

D4R is designed for those managing dramatic change in business and civil society, and are determined to thrive on the challenge.

D4R will be held at The Hub Berkeley, a co-working and events center for social enterprise. D4R will be the first in a series of events culminating in a D4R presence at SOCAP10. This is your invitation to inaugurate the D4R community.  


WHERE:  The Hub Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, #400, Berkeley, CA. #D4R on Twitter. Check the pre-event blogging and day-of livestream at: https://www.shareable.net/tag/design-4-resilience

ONLINE: Check the pre-event blogging here and event livestream here.  And you can participate on Twitter at hashtag: #D4R

WHEN:  April 10th, 2010, 8:30-5:00 

HOW:  Our speakers will talk about design thinking, resilience, and the commons in the morning to set the context. The afternoon will be Open Space.  You’re encouraged to facilitate a session on a topic of choice rethinking it from a resilience perspective.

If you're wondering what we mean by resilience, please read this post:  A Very Short Primer on Resilience


8:30 WELCOME: Neal Gorenflo, Shareable.net

8:40   Resilience Thinking, Harald Katzmair, Ph.d, CEO of FAS.research

8:55   Resilience & the Commons, Neal GorenfloShareable.net

9:10   Design Thinking, Stephanie Smith, founder, WeCommune.com

9:30 Q & A

10:00 Structured networking facilitated by Jerry Michalski of Sociate.com and our MC for the day

10:30 BREAK

11:30 OPEN SPACE INTRODUCTION, Jerry Michalski 

All tracks are decided on by participants. You're strongly encouraged to facilitate a track on a topic that you're passionate about linking it to resilience. DELICIOUS BOX LUNCH PROVIDED to take into sessions.

12:30 – 1:20 Track 1

1:30   – 2:20 Track 2

2:30   – 3:20 Track 3

3:30 BREAK

4:00 RECONVENE ASSEMBLY FOR DISCUSSION, facilitated by Jerry Michalski

5:00 WRAP UP

5:30-7:00 CASH BAR RECEPTION (at a nearby restaurant, TBD) 



FAS.researchThe Idea Hive, Sociate.com, Hub SomaSOCAP10Shareable.net


The Green Arcade, Open Collaboration Encyclopedia, ClearBits, shapeshiftersGreater Good Science CenterThe Sharing SolutionIndependent Arts & Media, On The Commons



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Neal Gorenflo is the executive director and co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the

Things I share: Time with friends and family, stories, laughs, books, ideas, nature, resources, passions, my network.