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Presenter: Barbara Pantuso, Caterina Rindi, Micki Krimmel, Shelby Clark

The growing Collaborative Consumption movement is helping people cut costs, reduce their environmental impact, connect with their neighbors, and change their relationship with possessions.

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Presenter: Mike Lanza

Children hardly play outside on their own in their neighborhoods. Most parents lament this fact, but feel powerless to change it. This session will give parents and neighborhood activists the tools they need to give children a life of neighborhood play, every day. Learn about six innovative communities in the US that have successfully addressed this problem, and then get a comprehensive set of step-by-step solutions.


Presenter: David L. Kirp

Based on his highly acclaimed new book “Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives and America’s Future,” David Kirp provides participants with practical insights into what’s worked in other locales and the essential roles governments, businesses, nonprofits, parents, citizens, and residents can play in preparing the next generation for life in America.

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Presenter: Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the author of "PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow", and founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotelier in the world. Chip shares his remarkable personal story and offers perspectives on how we connect our businesses, our social initiatives, and our daily lives to our unique communities.


Presenter: Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Nicci Noble

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join us as we move past conceptual theories and concepts into the practical, tactical solutions that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Learn concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns.


Presenter: Charlotte Hill, Matt Silva

Digital storytelling and social media have taken the communications world by storm. Bay Area nonprofit EARN has harnessed these innovative tools to transform and bolster their communications and outreach efforts. EARN leaders walk through their best practices, powering your communications strategy and building your network in the process. Learn to articulate the importance of storytelling and social media to key organizational decision-makers, begin building a story database and social media presence for your organization and create a strategic communications timeline around an upcoming moment of opportunism.

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Presenter: Aimee Allison

Aimee Allison, former host of KPFA Morning Program and founder of OaklandSeen shares her thoughts on how the “normal” way of life has been forever shifted due to three global problems swirling around us – economic inequality and decline, global warming, and the mounting costs of war and militarism.