Volunteering on the Ledger: Alternative Currencies

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Thank you. We'll be in touch soon with details of the research data we wish to record, and ask for your consent.

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

125 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH2 4AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Thank you. We'll be in touch soon with details of the research data we wish to record, and ask for your consent.
Event description

Description

Volunteer Scotland and the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Design Informatics, with Northumbria University, invite you to join us for Workshop #2 of ‘the inside track on blockchain’ series.

This unique research event is designed to shape an innovative and emerging technology towards the practical needs and aspirations of volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations.

Join a small group of peers and help determine how blockchain technology can solve key challenges and create new forms of value within the sector.

On the day, as well as taking you through the key features of blockchains relating to alternative or social currencies we’ll be developing ideas about how these can be relevant for anyone involved in volunteering.

This second-of-3 workshops will dive deeper into: Alternative Currencies to:

  • Consider different kinds of alternative currencies
  • Elicit how volunteers are valued, and what volunteers value themselves
  • Explore how alternative currencies can be used to create and exchange different forms of value for volunteers
  • Co-create your own alternative currency for the voluntary sector

We are looking for willing participants with an open mind to new technologies and with experience of volunteering and the sector. As a bespoke, design-led workshop, a working knowledge of blockchain is not required. The workshop is highly participative and will use creative practical exercises and novel approaches to convey ideas, connect these with familiar challenges in the sector, and foster mutual understanding and co-creation.

A Partnership Event

This event is brought to you in association with Volunteer Scotland - https://www.volunteerscotland.net - and the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Design Informatics - https://www.designinformatics.org/. This event series forms part of the Oxchain Project - http://oxchain.uk - a 3-year EPSRC funded research project between the Universities of Edinburgh, Northumbria and Lancaster, in partnership with Oxfam. The project has also been working with Volunteer Scotland, Scotland’s national centre for volunteering to explore the opportunities for blockchain technology.

Note

As this is an academic Research Event please note that as part of this event we would like to record your participation and any outputs produced for later academic use. Prior to the event we will inform you fully of what research data we wish to record, and will seek your consent for the anonymous use of this data to inform our ongoing academic research.

Date and Time

Location

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

125 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH2 4AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved