London Meetup - WEDS 28th Sept
It's been way too long since we saw each other.... and Ed has kindly offered us the use of Newspeak House (near Brick lane) for free, on Thursday the 29th September. So I'd like to gauge interest... Would you be interested in joining a very informal event at which we might:
spend some time socialising...
share some v short 2 min presentations about people's projects...
do a bit more experimentation with @Adam McKenty 's laser pointer 'collective intelligence' idea... to explore group views on the climate emergency and the most effective strategies for groups to be working on right now...
drink some tea...
do whatever else the group decides
If you'd like to attend, and/or have ideas for things you would like to do or present at the event, please add to the thread below and hopefully we can co-create some magic ;)
mike_hales Thu 29 Sep 2022 11:57AM
Will there be any kind of participant list? For p2p contacting. Are all who attended here in this thread - no, I can see not.
Edward Saperia Thu 29 Sep 2022 11:12AM
Fun event, thanks for running it @Oli SB!
Turnout was great, open space worked well, maybe next time five tracks instead of three, and an explicit section in the intro when people write down their session ideas.
Oli SB Thu 29 Sep 2022 10:31AM
Well that was fun!
About 40 people came to The Open Co-op Meetup and we discussed:
The Global Carbon Reward policy
How to kickstart more housing co-ops
Connecting off-grid enthusiasts with people that need energy efficiency advice
Digital infrastructure and commons stewardship
Planet Diss and sustainable communities
Making the new economy a normality
Low code dashboards and agent-centric interfaces
Civic Tech and community
and Plaistow Eco Hub
If you have other news or updates, please add them to the Share your updates thread, and let us know in the comments below what you liked? or didn’t like? and any other feedback…
There was some interest in more meet-ups so, if you’re interested in joining future events please add your ideas below.
At the meet-up I mentioned the idea of possibly running a “laser pointer voting event”, similar to the one run by @Adam McKenty a few years ago, in which everyone gets a laser pointer which they direct at the screen to respond to various questions or topics… it’s an incredibly powerful way of gaining rapid feedback from large groups and could make for some interesting experiments in democracy, if people are interested!?
Similarly, we could organise a hackathon, or some collaborative events with other networks, or more focused events on specific topics etc - let us know what types of events you would be interested in below.
Many thanks to everyone that attended and contributed - and Ed from Newspeak House for hosting us - it was great to see so many old and new friends and to connect in person and to hear about so many interesting projects - keep up all your great work!
Oli SB Mon 19 Sep 2022 4:12PM
The signups for the London Meetup are growing ;) but they do seem to be predominately from men! It would be great if more of the wonderful women in our community wanted to join - we'd love to see you and hear your wisdom - sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-open-co-op-meetup-london-tickets-417053697837
Oli SB Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:59AM
Great - thanks Dil, and everyone else that has registered. We have 15 people confirmed and are expecting a few more so it should be a good catchup... We'll run it as an open space so anyone can suggest a topic for discussion, which doesn't have to be a specific project, or update... I'd be happy to give an update on Murmurations if it's of interest but I'm more excited to talk about https://globalcarbonreward.org and to hear what people think about it... (this is the real life version of the 'carbon coin' which Kim Stanley Robinson featured in Ministry for the Future)... TBC ;)
dilgreen Fri 16 Sep 2022 8:13AM
Just booked, and will hopefully be accompanied by Paolo Dini (ex sardex) and Tomaž Fleischmann, (now both at crypto-tech coop informal.systems) with whom we are working on a precursor to b2b mutual credit: clearing clubs - localloop.network (we're heading to Lancaster for the soft launch on the 30th).
Really interested to hear about where Murmurations is at - keep thinking of new places where it could work.
Also very happy to give updates on where mutualcredit.services is at.
Oli SB Sat 10 Sep 2022 9:35AM
Full details of the event on the 28th Sept now published... please register if you'd like to come so we have an idea of numbers. I'm really looking forward to seeing people in real life! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-open-co-op-meetup-london-tickets-417053697837
If you're outside London / not in the UK / can't make it please excuse / unsubscribe from this thread (via the text link below the first post in the thread) we'll keep you posted about other events as plans evolve... ;)
Oli SB Thu 8 Sep 2022 1:26PM
Newspeak house is no longer available on the 29th Sept, so we have moved this event to Wednesday 28th September instead. Hopefully that still works for everyone.... more details soon.
Oli SB Thu 18 Aug 2022 1:34PM
Thanks for all the feedback, this event is going to go ahead, so if you're in or near London and want to attend please save the date. I've asked Indra (from The Alternative) and Ira (from Re-Decentralize) if they'd like to join forces too... so we may have some folks from their networks too, which will be great... more updates as plans evolve.
mike_hales Tue 16 Aug 2022 6:15PM
oops i thought i’d responded. but seems not. yes count me in for a gathering. reporting essentially on meet.coop and the handbook/commons.hour extensions of that project.
Alan Peart Tue 16 Aug 2022 4:01PM
Hi Oli, we (me and Ben from Creative Coop) would be interested in coming on 29th Sep - would be good to catch up on developments and say hi! We don't really have any relevant projects to present, but maybe you can think of some way we could contribute? Or we could just talk briefly about what we're up to as a Co-op...
Oli SB Mon 15 Aug 2022 4:14PM
Hi All, thanks for the feedback... so we have 5 people interested...
Is anyone else near / in London and interested in meeting up?
I have asked Indra (who is part of The Open Co-op Family and runs https://www.thealternative.org.uk/ ) whether people from their London community might like to join too...
Grace (Rebecca Rachmany) Sun 14 Aug 2022 7:32AM
It could happen. I'm going to be speaking at Zebu Live on Sept 22, officially announcing my new project, then staying a friend for Rosh Hashana, and then considering staying through to attend Diana Finch's event in Bristol on Oct 4 (although it's also a holiday eve)... so if I decide to stick around I would want to come. (Deciding to stick around might be dependent on some friendly people in the community offering me a couch to sleep on for a few more days.)
Billy Smith Fri 12 Aug 2022 6:48PM
Sounds like a great idea. :D
I've got a few things i'd like to present. :D
Gary Alexander Fri 12 Aug 2022 10:00AM
That sounds like a great idea to me!
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Ivana Fri 12 Aug 2022 9:52AM
Great idea. I'd love to meet people, but tea... hm... 'fraid not. I'm based in the South of France and my budget and availability are a bit unpredictable - so cannot commit to much,sadly. At the same time, there is an idea that I'd like some feedback on, and an informal event seems like a good place to get it, so let's see how things work out. But go for it... let those who can, come and do what needs to be done.
Oli SB · Thu 29 Sep 2022 12:43PM
People that registered are listed below. I don't think I can share emails (GDPR)... but if you can see people in the list that are not here (on Loomio) let me know and I'll invite them.
PHILIP PAWLETT JACKSON
Gustavo Montes de Oca
Ben Dunn Flores
May Ling Thomas