Awesome Summit 2013 will be held at:
9:00 AM » Registration (coffee and pastries served)
9:30 AM » Opening Remarks
10:00 AM » Session: Infrastructure for the Hustle Economy
11:00 AM » Session: Small Money in Politics
12:30 PM » LUNCH
1:30 PM » Lightning Talks
2:30 PM » Session: Designing Change from the Data Up
3:30 PM » BREAK
4:00 PM » Choose Your Own Conversation
5:00 PM » Session: Collaborative Placemaking
6:00 PM » Wrap Up/Closing Remarks
7:00 PM » Drinks and snacks at the Frying Pan
Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing have become increasing popular ways of engaging the public in planning processes. What kind of infrastructure can we build—at both the institutional or grassroots levels—to allow for responsible, long-term, and meaningful public participation in placemaking?
Traditionally, big money in politics bought you a big voice and big power, but small donors are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore as a force. How can movements and campaigns dependent on small donors be accountable to them while remaining cohesive and effective?
The act of giving generates a lot of data. Who’s collecting it, and who should have access to it? How do we manage this delicate personal data respectfully but transparently? What does it mean to design social change from the data up?
With recent large influxes of labor, capital, and platforms, the peer economy and the freelancing lifestyle it enables are fast becoming a prominent mode of work. What kinds of advocacy, education, and support systems do we need to develop to make sure this exciting new movement is supportive and responsible to its workforce?
The Awesome Summit is an annual, 2-part gathering of the Awesome Foundation and friends.
On October 21st, we invite the wider community of people interested in new (and old!) forms of funding and civic participation to join us at the Centre for Social Innovation in Chelsea . We’ll be discussing topics like developing infrastructure for the collaborative economy, crowdfunding political movements, data and philanthropy, and public placemaking. It’s not too late to join us!
On October 19-20th, AF trustees and deans from around the world to meet each other and brainstorm, reflect, and work on our movement. It’s closed to the public, but here are notes from last year’s Assemble.