SESSIONS JOIN US WHEN + WHERE SPEAKERS
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Richard Hames, 
CEO of Centre for the Future:
Changing our worldview and 
world-system in response to the question:
What Does It Mean To Be Human? Michel Bauwens, 
Founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation:
How citizens are creating a sustainable commons 
society and economy and how ‘Partner City and State’ approaches catalyse innovation and momentum.
SESSIONS
Session One Sets the scene with global leaders in citizen-led economic 
and environmental innovation. Our opening keynote presentations will cover:
Reinventing what it means to be human Culture, politics and economics as change catalysts
New entrepreneurial coalitions and networks
The role of the partner city and the partner state
Creating material and immaterial Commons
Anticipatory and participatory democracy Richard Hames
- Changing our worldview and world-system in response 
to the question: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Michel Bauwens
- How citizens are creating a sustainable commons society and economy and how ‘Partner City and State’ approaches catalyse innovation and momentum. Session Two Deepens the engagement by showcasing inspiring local and 
trans-local citizen and community enterprise exemplars and 
social movement responses to our climate, energy, economic and social challenges. Showcasing exemplars from:
Open Food Network 
- the best way to fix the system is to start a new one
Earthworker Cooperative 
- working our way out of climate emergency
Melbourne Alliance 
- emergence through relational community organising
Framed Democracy 
- bringing citizen participation to federal politics
Ability Capital 
- overcoming the problem of retirement income adequacy
Footscray Maker Coop 
- workspaces for collaboration and co-creation
Sharing Cities Network 
- activating local sharing communities
Session Three Bringing participants together in open space sessions facilitated by Jose Ramos and Darren Sharp. The open space will be designed to activate local citizens in response to our interdependent and co-arising systemic crises and generate priorities, next steps and clear actions.
WHEN + WHERE Sunday 6 December 2015, 1:00 to 5:30pm MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC, LEVEL 1, BUILDING E, 144 HIGH STREET PRAHRAN
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