Upcoming Events

March 2018

March 19, 10:00 am
Free webinar
Asian American Solidarity Economies Project presents their first of five webinars will introduce the framework of solidarity economy, its history and contemporary practice, and examples in the Asian American immigrant and refugee experience. Featuring Emily Kawano (US SEN) & Julia Ho (SE St. Louis).
March 20 (All day)
Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley
Each year, NCRA hosts Zero Waste week, and the highlight is Recycling Update! Often referred to as conference "speed dating," speakers have only 10 minutes (plus a few minutes of Q&A) to let you know about the latest and greatest in waste reduction, diversion, and Zero Waste.
March 21 (All day)
Kaai 17 Liefdadigheidstraat 1, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
More than 25 (inter)national speakers, 200 visitors and a rocking venue (Aalst, Belgium) will give you good vibes to make shared mobility the rocking thing for the years to come. The event is co-presented by Autodelen.net and Taxistop.
March 22 (All day) to March 24 (All day)
6449 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA 98236
When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin? What we learn in disaster is that it is all about the social fabric of community that helps people bounce back. We'll explore true resilience together.
March 24, 1:00 am
North Berkeley Library 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley
If it's broke, fix it! A Fixit Clinic is a do-it-together, hands-on, community-based discovery workshop. Bring your broken things for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Fixit Clinic will provide: 1) workspace, 2) specialty tools, and 3) volunteer Fixit Coaches to help you.
March 27, 3:00 pm to March 29, 5:00 pm
The Edge Conference Centre, Riveredge, Wigan WN3 5AB, UK
A summit to create a powerful collective action plan for radical, positive change in the UK. The goal is to shape a positive post-Brexit future by connecting across class, colour, culture, nationality, gender, politics, and religion - to shift control over our democracy, economy, and environment.
March 28,
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring two long-time community organizers on City Repair’s model of “village building” from its origin to present day applications in a wide variety of contexts. They will equip you with enough stories and tools for facilitating village building to creatively respond to emerging opportunities.
March 29, 11:00 am to May 17, 12:30 pm
Designed to provide you with everything you need to set-up and run a Transition or other community resilience-building initiative right where you live. Build mutually-supportive relationships with participants from different contexts and cultures, develop new abilities and knowledge, and more.

April 2018

April 6 (All day)
Sonoma State University HUB
Many of the pressing needs for emergency and rescue are moving along, and much work remains. There are, of course, many lingering questions of what all of this means for the region’s future. What have we learned? What challenges and opportunities are most clear? Hosted by NewStories & Local Orgs.
April 8 (All day) to April 10 (All day)
You are invited to join an exploration of lifeways motivated by desire for human and ecological health, harmony, pleasure, community, and sovereignty. Over the past century, people and places across Latin America have been shaped by national and international efforts toward “development,” conceived
April 11, 6:30 pm
Oakstop 1721 Broadway #201 Oakland, CA 94612
Join Shareable for an interactive "World Cafe" style discussion to collaboratively dig into questions about the current state and future of Urban Villages in the Bay Area. This FREE EVENT is also the official Bay Area release of our new book: "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons."
April 13 (All day) to April 15 (All day)
Delta Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada
CC’s annual Global Summit brings together an international community of leading technologists, legal experts, academics, activists, and community members who work to promote the power of open worldwide.
April 16 (All day) to April 18 (All day)
Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
The La Cocina Conference invites chefs, placemakers, and policy activists to gather around our table for a conversation about the role of food in inclusivity, equity, and economic justice.
April 20 (All day) to April 22 (All day)
Boulder, Colorado
Discover how you can live a powerful purposeful life in cohousing! The conference holds the keys to creating a highly functioning cohousing community. There is something for everyone - those exploring the idea, newly forming groups, existing communities, and professionals. http://bit.ly/2E
April 22 (All day)
David Brower Center 2500 Allston Way
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day as Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children’s Trust hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Three programs starting at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. www.berkeleyearthday.org/film-fest
April 22 (All day) to April 24 (All day)
117 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
FOR SHORT, PEOPLE CALL it 'GCUC” and pronounce it “juicy,” because that’s exactly what its subject matter is: a big, juicy wave of awesomeness that’s changing the face of work as we know it. We’re coasting on a wave of accelerated serendipity, making the future of work happen in a whole new way.

May 2018

May 24 (All day)
Oakland Convention Center 550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
FEATURING DOLORES HUERTA, MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, SENATOR KEVIN DE LEÓN, AND ALICIA GARZA. Every year, the Economic Summit brings together a diverse array of leaders to connect, brainstorm, celebrate and strategize on important economic issues affecting communities of color.

June 2018

June 1 (All day) to June 10 (All day)
Portland, Oregon
10 Days of Community Building, Permaculture, Creative Placemaking & Urban Design. Innovative Evening Programming Nurturing Connection & Participation. Cutting Edge Workshops, Presentations, Panels & Performances from across the continent & bioregion!
June 4 (All day) to June 7 (All day)
Vancouver, Canada
Redesigning the Good Life Discover how shifting consumer demands around the world are changing the 21st century economy. Benefit from NEW, fresh-from-the-field RESEARCH and CASE STUDIES to help you deliver positive social impact while strengthening your brand's performance.
June 14 (All day)
ann arbor downtown
What enables cities to harness power of shareable mobility innovations? MotM is leading org'n providing insights+tools. Sponsors: Ford, ITRON, Cubic, Toyota, VolvoREF, Deloitte, Microsoft, Ann Arbor City, MICH State Govt, UMICH. 1 day pgm. for leaders+ 1-day TechTrek. Total: only 110 delegates.
June 14 (All day) to June 15 (All day)
Forum Karlín Pernerova 51, 186 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Is it time to reconsider what a better city looks like? Gentrification, rising costs of living and inequality pose considerable challenges for city leaders, investors, planners and and architects to design a city that works for everyone.
June 14 (All day)
The Graduate Hotel in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Summit will tackle some key questions: What are the short-term steps needed to ease congestion, parking pressures, modal shift, equitable access and cross-sector collaboration as we move towards an autonomous future? Short-term approaches must build towards long-term outcomes.
June 22 (All day) to June 24 (All day)
St. Louis, MO
In past years, CommonBound has answered the questions of what is a new economy, why do we need one, and who is it building it. Next July, CommonBound will connect these threads and focus on another question: How do we build a new economy?

July 2018

July 26 (All day) to July 27 (All day)
Conway Hall, London, UK
This second annual event will focus on 'collaborative technology for the co-operative economy' and centers around three main offerings: Platform cooperative showcase, Collaborative and Peer to Peer technology sessions, and Discussions on the changing narrative exploring the co-operative vision.

October 2018

October 1 (All day) to October 3 (All day)
Bilbao, Spain
The central theme is “the Social Economy and Cities: Values and competitiveness for inclusive and sustainable local development” focussing on: Co-creation of public policies, Contribution of the SE to regional transformation, Challenges to the growth of SE entities & Future of work and employment.
October 25 (All day) to October 26 (All day)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reshaping Work is an international and multidisciplinary conference that offers a vibrant space to collectively rethink work in the platform economy.