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Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World

Abundance League is proud to co-host Design 4 Resilience (D4R). Shareable is cohosting D4R because a resilient society is one that’s democratic and 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 http://shareable.net/tag/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 GorenfloShareable.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 faciliated 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 HiveSociate.comThe Hub Bay AreaSOCAP10Shareable.net


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Jack into the Bay Area’s Alternative Economy with Heather Young – The World’s First Alternative Economic Organizer

An alternative economy is emerging that’s run by people like you and I. And it’s built to serve us, unlike that other f@%$! economy. The way to make it real is to begin transacting on its platforms and using its currencies. And we must begin our withdrawal from the platforms and currencies that steal our health and wealth. This month’s Abundance League is designed to help us do just that.

Heather Young is an alternative economic organizer and has been an environmental and social justice activist for over a decade. She will be discussing the many ways we can create this economy together right now in a more loving, abundant, just and sustainable way here in the Bay Area. She’ll give us an overview of the movement in the Bay Area and share it’s various projects including:

-Bay Area Community Exchange – a network of alternative currency projects in the Bay Area, including a time exchange project that is in trial phase.

-The Really Really Free Market – an event that demonstrates a pure gift economy in SF and over 50 other cities in the US and around the world.

-JASecon (Just Alternative Sustainable economy) – an all volunteer organization that aims to tie together and synergize all the different aspects of the alternative economy and to host a grassroots economic festival/conference on Sept. 26 in Oakland.

-Plus Neighborhood Vegetables and others.

When: August 20th, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Citizen Space , 425 Second St., #100, San Francisco

6:30 – 7:00 Arrive – mingle, nosh
7:00 – 7:30 Member announcements lightening round: share your passions, needs & gifts quickly
7:30 – 8:00 Break – exchange support, mingle, nosh
8:00 – 9:15 Presentation & discussion
9:15 – 9:30 Clean up, take the discussion to the 21st Amendment

-Desire to help others
-Healthy food and drink for the potluck
-Your real self, friends

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