The REconomy Project Day at the Transition Conference will explore the conference theme of "Building Resilience in Extraordinary Times" through an economic and entrepreneurial lens... And you as the attendees will help create the agenda.
This is a day where you can both learn and shape Transition economic thinking. Through mapping, scaling and connecting some disparate innovations and trailblazer enterprises, we'll make an audacious attempt to bring to life an enthralling vision of a truly credible alternative to our current economic system.
The day is for doers and will be a mix of "how to" sessions on areas such as setting up anything from energy and food companies to incubators and local currencies. There will be some tool kit building workshops, as well as idea-sharing and a sprinkling of inspirational stories from pioneers and thinkers in new economics.
Who should attend? We expect the event to be full of people who are at different stages – you may be looking for ideas and inspiration, be on the brink of setting up a new enterprise or needing ways to lead the economic transition in your community. Perhaps you're already well down the road and have experiences to pass on.
We encourage you to bring questions that need answering, especially around practical action and we in the REconomy team have set ourselves the challenge of ensuring all your questions are answered, by us or other attendees.
How will wedo this? It would be impossible to do it directly in a traditional, centrally organised top down plenary-type event. So we intend to provide a space to apply the vastly more powerful new economics models of peer to peer sharing,collaboration, community, cooperation, openness and giving. So this starts with a request for your help…
If you'd like to co-create the REconomy Day please start by visiting the event's facebook page. The key is that this is not a traditional event you pitch up to and expect to be ‘fed’ stuff. Rather,we aim to build relationships and community collaborators prior to, during and after the event. So you need to let us know which topics you’d like to see on the agenda, sessions that you can offer to run or that you’d like to participate in. What kinds of problems might you bring,or what solutions might you be offering? What do you think of the ideas that others are offering for the day? Who would you most like to hear from? What would make the day most useful for you?
The REconomy Project builds on the growing body of work and momentum around 3 key areas - setting up social enterprises, engaging existing businesses and leading the economic transition in your community.
REconomy project has been a collaboration of hundreds of Transitioners who have contributed so far. The official launch of the REconomy Project will be at the end of the day and we invite you to join us in celebrating (in the bar!). Checkout the website, particularly the about and the what's a Transition Enterprise pages and like us on facebook to be kept up to date
The Transition Network Conference 2012 will explore the theme of "Building Resilience in Extraordinary Times". It'll give you the chance to connect with people from all over the UK – and if other years are anything to go by, from all over the world – who have taken the Transition approach into their hearts, lives and communities.