Upcoming Events

January 2018

January 24 (All day) to January 25 (All day)
Kresge Town Hall 510 Porter-Kresge Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Thursday evening features a keynote address from Winona LaDuke followed by a Friday conference which includes 20 minute talks, panel discussion, and World Cafe with next economy leaders from business and civil society. Confirmed speakers for Friday include Della Duncan, John Bloom, and Erin Axelrod.
January 24 (All day) to January 25 (All day)
The California Endowment's Oakland Conference Center, in Downton Oakland, CA.
Focus on building psycho-social resilience in advance of climate and other traumas. It will be a California-focused conference, with an amazing lineup of speakers and opportunity to convene our local community to work together to build proactive resilience and climate justice.
January 24, 6:00 pm
SPUR Urban Center 654 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Sharing is much more than just cars and apartments, learn what’s being done locally and discover how to participate + Neal Gorenflo / Shareable + Neeraj Bhatia / The Open Workshop + Rani Langer-Croager / Uptima + Yassi Eskandari-Qajar / Sustainable Economies Law Center + Arno Hesse / Credibles
January 25,
8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Impact Hub San Francisco 1885 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
The San Francisco Public Press will host a one-day symposium and workshop that will explore bold and creative ideas to solve homelessness in the Bay Area. Do you have a solution that you would like to present? Submit your idea: http://sfpr.es/solutionspresenter Tickets required.

February 2018

February 5 (All day) to February 11 (All day)
One of the challenges in implementing the circular economy framework is understanding what circularity means in practice, what is already working and what is not. The Mapping Week helps solve this challenge by gathering as many circular initiatives as possible in an open online directory.
February 8, 12:00 pm
Free Webinar
From major news sources to local papers, radio, and TV stations across the country and beyond, the sharing economy and community-driven civic engagement is big news. By following these 10 steps, you can join the buzz and capture media attention for your community project or initiative.
February 10 (All day) to February 11 (All day)
Governor’s Residence at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, USA
The Pew Charitable Trusts and CivicMakers are hosting a two-day “Parks and Tech Challenge” to upgrade our national parks for the 21st Century! Join technologists, designers, entrepreneurs and park experts for an action-packed weekend while competing to create the best solutions... With Prizes!

March 2018

March 8 (All day) to March 10 (All day)
Phoenix, Arizona
Are you ready to learn more about the top innovations in civic engagement and participatory democracy? Join more than 250 youth, educators, advocates, elected officials, & researchers to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government.
March 13 (All day) to March 17 (All day)
Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
The WSF returns to Brazil after a period of intense debate about the future of social struggles and the WSF process itself. There are 19 thematic axes including: Communication, Technology and Free Media; Resistance Cultures; Economy’s democratization; Right to the City; World of Work, and more.

April 2018

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.

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) 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 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?