I wanted to share with you a great little event coming up in my home town of Adelaide called the Co-Create Festival which will be happening in Bowden on Saturday 2nd November 2013 (not long!)
Obviously Community Co-Creation is something I really promote and the festival is set to let you experimentation and play with a whole range of great tools including some of those I have detailed in this blog like Open Space Technology.
The Co-create Festival is all about empowering people, organisations and communities to take meaningful action – to co-create the visions they have a passion for. It’s about civic engagement in the diverse issues that are important to our community:
to empower individual citizens to realise their agency, to take action on the things they care about
to collectively empower citizens to realise collective intent, to organise to get things done (following organic, participatory methods that offer people opportunity to meaningfully and effectively contribute)
to collectivise community identities, offering a citizen-led method for people to engage with society’s bureaucracies
The core of all of these is building collaborative communities. Co-Create is in short, a movement and a growable model for creating thriving, empowering collaborative communities that provide these forums. And, as I said before, one such forum run by this group will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2013.
The festival is in three parts: a morning Open Space unconference, an afternoon freespace festival and a wind down party in the evening.
Information about the festival is available at CoCreateADL.com/festival
Register your participation through the following two links
– unconference morning of the Festival of CoCreation, early-bird RSVP by donation ccfest.eventbrite.com.au
Might see you there!