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#OpenWideHub with Liam Barrington - Bush

Hub Birmingham

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

#OpenWideHub with Liam Barrington - Bush

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Hub Birmingham Shifting the future of Birmingham together.

A new economy is in the making, one that is open source, collaborative and socially driven.

As the Hub Birmingham community grows we make an open call to the troublemakers, the entrepreneurs, the activists, the round pegs in square holes, the ones who see things differently. Here’s to asking difficult questions, and to pursuing challenging answers. To working with unlikely allies, and to achieving more together than alone. Here’s to getting on and making things happen. Lets build a Hub, that is Made in Birmingham, Made for Birmingham and Made by Birmingham.

#OpenWide – Collaboration, Participation, Trust

Liam Barrington Bush (@HackofAllTrades) joins us to talk about the idea of an open wide future and what new potentials could we unleash in our work, our organisations, our political systems and our own lives, if we embrace a more open approach, learning from tech communities, indigenous groups, activist networks and more …

Date: Wednesday 26th February 2013

Location: Brewsmiths JQ

Time: 6.30pm

Who is this event for?

Everyone! Anyone interested in an open social economy, open ventures, social change, Birmingham, how organisation can be #MoreLikePeople. Calling all activists, entrepreneurs, and disruptors from all sectors in Birmingham.

About Liam

Liam’s journey doesn’t always translate well to paper. From breathing tear gas in the streets outside of international trade summits, to meeting with civil servants to push for stronger environmental legislation; running workshops with international NGO leaders, to blogging about re-instilling a lost sense of humanity into social change organisations, Liam is comfortable in a variety of settings and brings insights rarely found in the world of institutions to a range of organisational questions you might be struggling with.

His current work surrounds organisational change and social media, specifically how new technologies (and the movements they have supported) can help organisations adapt to a changing environment, while better reflecting their values through their organising structures.

He co-founded a youth exchange between young hip-hop artists in Toronto, Canada, and Havana, Cuba in 2006, led the UK National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) work on online campaigning for two years, co-founded Concrete Solutions under the tagline ‘helping organisations to be more like people’ in 2010, and made international headlines in 2011 for unexpectedly presenting a ‘Greenwash Propagandist of the Year’ award to a Canadian government minister visiting the UK. He also has experience of monitoring and evaluation, event production, social reporting, professional coaching, and intercultural dialogue, and has blogged and written articles for a range of international publications.

He has been a guest lecturer for Birkbeck College in London, and worked with NAVCA, the Woodland Trust, People & Planet, the British Youth Council, Greenpeace, Urban Forum, and George Brown College, to name a few recent clients. He has experience in Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ukraine, Qatar and the UK.

He recently published his first book, Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people.’

He Tweets as @hackofalltrades, where you can find a little bit of all the influences listed above, and many more that happen to have sparked his interest on a given day. You can email him at ‘’.

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Brewsmiths Coffee & Tea
214 Livery St
Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham, England B3 1EU

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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Hub Birmingham

Shifting the future of Birmingham together.

The Impact Hub began in London founded by a group of students, makers and innovators who wanted to create a home of radical ideas that create positive change. It has now grown to a collective of over 60 cities around the world, with 7,000 members. Globally connected, locally embedded. In each one of the Impact Hubs around the world, a powerful combination of content, community and space evolve game changing ideas for social impact. An Impact Hub combines places, programmes and people to create positive impact.

A new economy is in the making, one that is open source, collaborative and socially driven. Its time to make a change and we want to found an Impact Hub in Birmingham (Candidate). We want to create a new 4th generation hub, a different hub, and one that is right for Birmingham whilst learning from the global network. Birmingham is not London, San Francisco, Singapore or Boston, but instead a city with a unique heritage. Birmingham’s relentless spirit and ambition of its youthful population means the city always boasts innovation, achievement, a creative adventure or something inspiring up its sleeve.

Our Hub  will be a home and accelerator for future shifters and change makers seeking to shift the future of Birmingham. From those shifting our perceptions of art, literature, business and the future itself; to the creatives, intrapreneurs, startups, policy makers and politicians making it.

We believe a future shift cannot be delivered by start-ups alone, but collaborations of passionate active dreamers, believers, thinkers, makers and doers working together to drive systemic change, a future shift for Birmingham.

A future shift that strengthens emerging trends that point to a future greatness. A shift that is focused on making Birmingham more equitable, more democratic, more wondrous and a home for the 21st century.

Welcome to Hub Birmingham, where change goes to work – HQ for #FutureShift.

You’re invited to build an Impact Hub Birmingham. Made in Birmingham, Made by Birmingham, Made for Birmingham.

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