From the success of our e-book Share or Die: Youth in Recession, we’ve found that there’s a deep need for real talk about the fact that our economy is failing. It’s becoming clear that many of us, especially young adults who are inheriting unprecedented challenges, need to create our own jobs, social enterprises, and support systems in order to thrive. But how will we do it? And how can we do it together?
With these questions in mind, SHARE NY is designed to give you the tools, knowledge, and connections to help you create your own future – one that is more affordable, sustainable, and connected within a new economy that thrives on sharing.
Come join university students, social innovators, designers, and entrepreneurs for two days of dialog and collaboration. Learn from people who have created their own jobs and are pioneering new ways of working, living, and creating. Then take what you learn to co-design a project with other attendees that will help you and others thrive in these unpredictable times. Meet mentors, co-founders, collaborators, and leave with a guide for designing your future.
SHARE NY is a groundbreaking collaboration between Shareable Magazine and Parsons Desis Lab. SHARE NY was designed by Shareable and Cameron Tonkinwise, Ph.D, Chair of Design Thinking and Sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design, to help professionals and university students design social enterprises and mutual support systems. SHARE NY will be held at Parson and co-facilitated by parsons staff with a focus on design for social innovation and sustainability.
To register, click the orange register button below. Use Code Earlybird19 before November 4th to save 25%! For sponsorship and scholarship opportunities, please contact Milicent Johnson at milicent [at] shareable [dot] net.
SHARE NEW YORK AGENDA [Panelist Bios]
DAY 1: Saturday, November 19th 9:30am – 4pm
Location: Parsons the New School – 65 W. 11th Street, New York, New York, 10011
9:30 – 10:15 Breakfast & Registration
10:15 – 10:25 Welcome & Orientation
- Cameron Tonkinwise, Ph.D, Chair, Design Thinking and Sustainability, Parsons, the New School of Design
- Milicent Johnson, Community Builder, Shareable Magazine
10:30 – 11:00 Conversation 1: Share or Die, Youth in Recession – Moderated by Malcolm Harris
Join in a discussion on how the current economy is creating both complicated obstacles and unprecedented opportunities. We will engage in real talk about the challenges we're facing collectively, as well as explore and what we can do, together, to create a new, more sustainable future.
- Willie Osterweil, Author of "Revolution in Spain", Film Editor for The New Inquiry
- Drew Little, Idea Engineer, Founder, The Illuminated Ventures Project
- Jenna Brager, Author, Who Needs an Ivory Tower? and Creator of Sassyfrasscircus
- Eric Meltzer, Blogger, Student, Author of Learning Outside the Academy
11:00 – 11:15 Q&A
11:15 – 11:40 Breakout Session # 1 – Obstacles and Opportunities
The economic, environmental, and social challenges we’re facing are providing unprecedented obstacles and opportunities. What are your biggest challenges and concerns, what opportunities do you see, and how might we make things better?
11:40 – 11:55 Report Back and discussion with panelists
11:55 – 12:15 Break and Sharing Lunch set up
12:15 – 1:15 Sharing Lunch
Make lunch for a new friend and discuss the challenges and benefits of sharing!
1:15 – 1:30 Sharing Lunch breakdown
1:30 – 2:00 Conversation 2: Pioneering a New Economy – Moderated by Neal Gorenflo, Editor, Shareable Magazine
In order to bring ourselves out of recession, we must pioneer a new economy based on sharing, collaboration, localism, and solidarity. Learn how to collaborate from those creating alternative economies and networks of solidarity, and explore how collaboration can be the key to supporting yourself through the process of designing your future.
- Caroline Woolard, Co-founder, OurGoods and Trade School
- Matthew Brimer, Founding Partner, General Assembly
- Lauren Anderson, collaborative consumption speaker, advocate and Innovation Director with The Collaborative Lab.
- Tal Beery, Activist, Educator, and Co-founder of the Orev House
- Ann Herpel, General Coordinator, Park Slope Food Co-op
2:00 – 2:15 Q&A
2:20 – 2:50 Conversation 3: How are they doing it? – Moderated by Barbara Pantuso, co-founder of Hey, Neighbor
So you’re ready to create your own future. Now what? Join a conversation with social entrepreneurs who have created a business, nonprofit, or project that is changing the ways people build community, and learn how creating their own startup has helped them find meaning and community in the process.
- Campbell McKeller, Founder, LooseCubes
- Danya Cheskis-Gold, Community Manager, Skillshare
- Erin Barns, Co-founder, Ioby
- Ron Williams, CEO and Co-founder, SnapGoods
- Marcos Salazar, Author, the Turbulent 20s Survival Guide, and Founder of Be Social Change
2:50 – 3:05 Q&A
3:05 – 3:20 Breakout Session # 2 – How are you going to start up your life?
If you’re going to have to forge your own path, how will you do it? What change strategy appeals to you (entrepreneurship, sharing, collaborative consumption, bartering, etc.) and why? What are some things you’d like to start implementing in your life?
3:25 – 3:45 Report back and reflections on the day
3:45 – 4:00 Close and Invitation to Day 2
Day 1, Part 2 SHARE NY After Party!
5:00 – 8:00pm – hosted by Hostelling International
Enjoy music, food, signature cocktails, and mingle with SHARE panelists and fellow attendees. Feel free to bring a friend along to enjoy the fun!
DAY 2: Sunday, November 20th 9:15am – 5:00pm
Location: Parsons the New School – 6 E. 16th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003
So you want to change the world: Now what?
Talk is good, but meaningless if it doesn't lead to action.
On the morning of day 2, you’ll create a roadmap through uncertain times, guided by Shana Dressler, co-founder of the Social Innovators Collective. In the afternoon, you’ll explore different changemaking strategies to bring your ideas to fruition. Choose to design solutions to community challenges, learn how to build a cooperative business and tap into the sharing/solidarity economy, or learn what it takes to become a social entrepreneur directly from those who have succeeded. Leave with a tool kit that will help you change the world, and support yourself in the process
9:15 – 10:00am Potluck Breakfast!
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome by Shareable Magazine
10:05 – 10:15 Description of the day and outline of afternoon workshops
10:15 – 12:00 Roadmap for Success
Find out what it means to explore unchartered territory in order to create a roadmap to manifest your ideas into reality. Social Entrepreneurs Collective Co-founder Shana Dressler will lead all participants through the exploration process on the road to becoming a changemaker.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Breakout Workshops
Option 1: Startup Bootcamp for Budding Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofit Founders
Option 2: Setting up Systems of Sharing and Solidarity
Option 3: How to Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability
3:00 – 4:00 Report back and wrap up
4:00 – 5:00 Refreshments and Music
Check out the panelist bios here.