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Tuesday, July 5
 

9:00am

Unlikely Allies HQ & Registration Open
Come early before the festival starts at 1pm to grab your festival pass, your "game card" and your welcome package. 

Partners
avatar for Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle

12:30pm

Unlikely Allies Welcome & Kick-off of the City Solutions Laboratory
Join us as we open the City Solutions Laboratory for the Unlikely Allies Festival and kick off the days acitivites! Special welcome from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.


What is the City Solutions Laboratory?
Between July5th and July 6th,  Impact Hub and the Global Impact Hub Network will host high-level discussions, engagement and networking by thought-leaders, innovators, experts, practitioners and change-makers, sharing insights, ideas, city solutions and best practices from across Seattle, the US and dozens of global cities. The City Solutions Laboratory will include a robust mis of keynotes, think tanks, case study sessions, hackathons, inspiring pitches, and round-tables focused on highlighting solutions for the future of our cities. 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Gabriela Gandel

Gabriela Gandel

Managing Director, Impact Hub Global
Interested in social enterprise, social innovation, new governance and organisational systems, women empowerment, youth development.
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Steve Johnson

CEO, Impact Hub Seattle
Steve took over as CEO of Impact Hub Seattle in April 2016 and brings a background in organizational development, strategic planning, community engagement, and policy analysis gained from a career in public service at the international, national, and local levels of government... Read More →
avatar for Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray

Mayor, City of Seattle
Edward B. Murray became the 53rd Mayor of Seattle on January 1, 2014 after nearly two decades as a civil rights leader in the Washington state Legislature. He is committed to making Seattle a city that is safe, affordable, livable and interconnected for all. He promptly set course... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

1:00pm

SIMA Films: RIO EU AMO EU CUIDO & NOISE RUNS
RIO EU AMO EU CUIDO

When the social movement “Rio Eu Amo Eu Cuido” was created it had a single purpose: make Rio de Janeiro a better place to live in. This documentary, shot between October 2014 and March 2015, shows a little of the movement’s universe.

Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura
Producers: Lula Freitas, Lívia Nunes, Mariana Bentes, Paulica Coelho, Flavia Bousfield, Guilherme Arcanjo, Guilherme Pina, Marcela Flores & Neto White
2015 | 20 min
Brazil
Language: Portuguese Subtitles: English

NOISE RUNS

In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, failed reconstruction has pushed social unrest to the breaking point. Protests erupt in the streets, and armed UN soldiers stalk the angry crowds. But a group of young Haitians, driven by their passion for a new Haiti, is sparking social change. To democratize information and offer hope to the population, they produce a radical newspaper, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye (Noise Travels, News Spreads).

Directors: Ashley Panzera & Kim Borba
Producer: Jeremy Dupin
2014 | 18 min
USA | Haiti
Language: Haitian Creole Subtitles: English 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →



Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

1:00pm

MASTERCLASS: Wake Up the Human Hive: Beyond the Traditional, Smart and Resilient City
In this Masterclass, atendees will explore the relationship amongst Traditional Cities Smart Cities, Resilient Cities and Integral Cities and how all four types of cities contribute to a more integrated whole picture of the city. Marilyn will demonstrate that each city type has a distinctive source of power and how the 4 sources of power differ through - 3 external and 1 internal – impact the city. This course links to another courses available by Integral Cities which explore  the Integral City GPS Compass that locates and aligns the Master Code, city types, voices and energies. These show a natural evolution in the potential of the Traditional City, Smart City, Resilient City and the Integral City and how we can work together for the wellbeing of a Planet of Cities.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Marilyn Hamilton

Marilyn Hamilton

Founder, Integral City Meshwork
Marilyn Hamilton PhD, CPA/CGA is a city evolutionist, PRAQtivist, Founder of Integral City Meshworks and author of Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive. She has created practices and tools... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

1:00pm

KEYNOTE: Randy Engstrom on Developing a More Creative City

Seattle arts leader, Randy Engstrom, will deliver an insightful and entertaining overview of Seattle's creative identity and the story Seattle is telling the world.

Intertwined throughout the presentation will be special performances by local artists, including:
- Ahamefule J Oluo
Valerie Curtis-Newton
- Greg Lundgren
-  Leah Baltus

The presentation kicks off the learning expedition: Developing a More Creative City - Discover and assess how Seattle values the importance of arts and culture as a contributor to its social, civic, economic, and educational health.

Global visitors will join with locals on a journey to explore the importance of art and culture in the health and success of a city, using Seattle as a case study.  Participants will learn about and discover first hand the richness of Seattle’s arts and cultural life as well as the systems that sustain it.  They will then spend time synthesizing their different perspectives to determine what works well in Seattle that other cities can emulate and what are important steps Seattle can take to address its weaknesses.

This expedition is produced by James Keblas of City Inspired.


What are Learning Expeditions?
Learning expeditions are day long journeys into the city of Seattle that allow participants to explore a critical topics facing our cities through the lense of Seattle. These will include onsite visits, tours and P2P learning circles to create knowledge exchange with leading experts and global innovators addressing the role that entrepreneurial and citizen action can play in confronting complex issues facing our cities worldwide. 



Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Randy Engstrom

Randy Engstrom

Director, Office of Arts & Culture - City of Seattle
Randy has been a passionate advocate and organizer for cultural and community development for more than 10 years. Before coming to our office in October 2012, he ran Reflex Strategies, a cultural and community-based consulting services business. He served as chair of the Seattle Arts... Read More →
avatar for Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

1:00pm

MASTERCLASS: Resilient Entrepreneurship: A long term strategy for cities to unleash their potential and flourish

This masterclass will introduce you to a framework to understand the role of entrepreneurs in the creation of well-being, creative expression and what makes entrepreneurs resilient.

Resilience is a rich and complex process. Because of the mercurial nature of causes and conditions that precipitate resilience, it is difficult, if not impossible, to create a static theory of resilience. However resilience is a way of being and doing, not an end state. Initiatives and strategies are never finished, much less set in stone, because conditions are unlikely to remain constant. Resilience-building efforts must adapt as conditions and needs change.

Therefore we will frame resilience not only as a strategy to bounce back business in difficult environments but a new way of understanding what makes the difference when things get really tough.

Crisis is not only owned by the emerging markets and developing countries but is a condition that can hit any well developed economy, cities and even neighborhoods through economic and political crisis, social unrest and environmental catastrophes to mention a few.

Through showcasing the results of a study and examples, you will leave this masterclass with a new framework and practical ideas for strategies to make your ecosystem and its participants better prepared for situations that require the capacity, skills and qualities to ultimately thrive despite the conditions in challenging environments and moments.

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“The topic of resilient entrepreneurship fascinates me because it surfaces the imperfection of how large human systems are designed and the beauty of the human capacity to embrace creative ways of evolve together. It’s an invitation to inquire human nature and rethink our business strategies and the cities we live in. “ Pablo Handl



Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Pablo Handl

Pablo Handl

Founder, Impact Hub São Paulo
Pablo co-founded Impact Hub São Paulo in 2006 and is an invested board member of Impact Hub Florianopolis, Manaus and Belo Horizonte. He studied business administration, theatre pedagogy and mediation of conflicts in Austria and worked India and the Netherlands where he served as... Read More →
avatar for Konda Mason

Konda Mason

Co-founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports and connects socially engaged change makers and social entrepreneurs in creating community and acquiring the skills they need to bring their projects to life. In 2015 Ms. Mason... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

1:00pm

SIMA Impact Videos: 7 Short Films from Social Impact Media Awards
**Looped film program for entire duration of Unlikely Allies festival**

HANY’S STORY 
Director: Zahra Mackaoui 
2014 | 3 min Lebanon | Switzerland 
Language: English 
Hany is a 20­year­old Syrian refugee from Homs who lives with his family in a small­tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Back in Syria, Hany was at university studying to be a communications engineer, but he was unable to complete his studies. In Lebanon, he doesn’t have the fees to study, a painful realization for a boy who loves to learn. Hany taught himself English by listening to music and watching films. 

EMPOWERING WASTE: A BANNERS TO BAGS DOCUMENTARY
Director: Rohit Shakya
2012 | 7 min Nepal
Language: Nepali
Subtitles: English
Banners to Bags is a social and environmental entrepreneurship venture based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the story of their vision to create alternatives to plastic bags by designing durable and reusable bags from waste materials.

OUR STORY, YOUR STORY
Director: Yvette Lambrecht
2014 | 6 min South Africa
Languages: English, isiXhosa
Subtitles: English
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org) presents OUR STORY YOUR STORY – an intergenerational project connecting elders and youth through autobiographical storytelling. Storytelling has immense power to build connections between individuals, between generations, and between the past and the future. OUR STORY YOUR STORY engages participants in an interactive storytelling workshop process. Seniors and youth are guided to identify personal narratives from their lives, craft them into stories, and share them with each other. It provides healing from trauma, safe activities for at­risk youth, and a sense of common humanity.

SECOND CYCLES
Director: Gwendolyn Hamilton
2013 | 9 min Nicaragua
Languages: English, Spanish Subtitles: English, Spanish
Bicimaximo is a social enterprise with a heart of a non­profit organization. With a passion for bicycles, Baker Nicholaou – the director and co­founder of Bicicmaximo – traveled from the United States to Nicaragua to open up a business in hopes of providing better quality bikes while training locals as bike mechanics in order to provide sustainable jobs for people in need. This documentary film takes a look at what is the ultimate goal of this social enterprise and how it could significantly impact the residents of Granada. Explore the potential impact this program could have through one man’s personal journey, a man who understands what it takes to rebuild one’s life. “Second Cycles” gives us a glimpse into what a second chance can mean to a person in need.

THIS FILM IS ABOUT
Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura
2012 | 4 min Brazil
Language: Portuguese Subtitles: English
In Rio de Janeiro an engineer fights for a sustainable future with spirited ideas and an unconventional source of energy – made from sewage.

VITAL VOICES: TEP VANNY
Director: Aaron Kisner
2013 | 3 min Cambodia Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Anyone who has worked in a developing country in the last decade will have heard a similar story. Developers seize a valuable piece of land, throw the existing community out, and after protests ebb away, a new development arises: apartments, a mall, restaurants and stores for the newly wealthy. The people of Boeung Kak Lake, Cambodia have tried to rewrite the script. With Tep Vanny, a dedicated and energetic young woman as one of their spokespeople, they challenged the developer and the Cambodian government, and they have refused to go quietly.

WOLFDOG WORKSHOP
Directors: Bernadine Santistevan and Hamid Shams
2014 | 7 min USA
Language: English
This film highlights the social impact that the Wolf Dog Workshop educational curriculum – through its innovative use of storytelling and media, such as animation, film, music, and art – is having among at­risk elementary students across the U.S, bringing them hope while connecting them to themselves, their communities and the environment.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →



Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 6:15pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Triangle Room

2:30pm

Inspiration during the Break: Seattle’s Duwamish River, alive or dead?

Is a living urban river possible?  Can we rebuild our cities so that the land and water work together and support healthy populations of sensitive fish like salmon?  My 55 mile swim adventure from the headwaters to the mouth of the Duwamish found some surprising answers.  Watch a short video and see reasons for optimism in Seattle and the Duwamish. 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Mark Powell

Vulcan
Mark has been immersed in the world of fish and water for more than 2 decades, working most of that time with WWF International based in Switzerland, Ocean Conservancy, and now with Vulcan.  His work has taken him around the world to protect ocean health and improve the sustainability... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

2:30pm

Break
Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Impact Hub Seattle

2:50pm

KEYNOTE: Less in Common - How segregation continues to soar in cities and the promising solution hiding in plain sight
Details to be announced shortly. Hang tight!

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta

Senior Fellow, The Kresge Foundation
Carol Coletta has been named Senior Fellow at The Kresge Foundation. There she will lead a proposed $40+ million collaboration of national and local foundations, local nonprofits and governments to Reimagine the Civic Commons in five cities. It is planned as the first comprehensive... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

2:50pm

CASE STUDY SESSION: Together Possible: Collective Climate Action

Cities are increasingly playing a critical role in our collective response to climate change. This session will outline this role and present case studies that address the equally critical role public engagement serves to build policy support--from social media campaigns, competitions, and online games. Participants will learn how cities can lead on climate and methods for meaningful engagement of citizens and stakeholders to drive city decision-making.

  • http://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/earth-hour-city-challenge
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinktaylor


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor

Senior Specialist – Local Engagement, World Wildlife Fund
Kevin Taylor leads engagement and initiatives with cities as part of the broader Climate Program at WWF. Mr. Taylor's work focuses on the role cities play in our collective response to climate change and covers local, national and international policy advocacy, resilience, renewable... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:50pm - 4:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

2:50pm

MASTERCLASS: What does a Moon Shot for Future Cities look like? Masterclass in building a framework for city-based social action
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“Grand challenges such as health and ageing and sustainable development are both local and global in nature…these have hitherto been addressed from a technological or medical science ‘fix’ perspective and a linear model of innovation rather than one where societal actors work together in the co-production of knowledge tightly linked to innovation… Much of this can come from collaboration locally.”

– Professor John Goddard, 2015

The modern city presents us with the biggest social and environmental challenges of this century: from rising energy consumption and waste, to growing health inequalities, homelessness and unemployment. So, for the key stakeholders within modern global cities, harnessing the untapped collective creative agency around them will be key to addressing the social and environmental issues arising in their metro areas.

In this masterclass session, we will introduce some key principles that help us to understand issues and constraints, stakeholder mapping and collaboration conditions, and solution generation for future cities.

The session will begin with a short presentation that will include some examples of forms of governance, civic action and social innovation. We will then follow with three 15 minute rounds of breakout groups to work through specific ‘Moonshot scenarios’. The outcome of the exercises will be a template for action, giving attendees a practical application of the framework presented.


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Rowan Conway

Rowan Conway

Director of Research and Innovation, The RSA
Rowan is the Director of Research and Innovation at the RSA. She leads the Action and Research Centre (ARC) and aims to ensure that the RSA is undertaking rigorous, profile raising and influential research and innovation projects. With the intention of focusing the RSA’s research... Read More →
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Alberto Masetti-Zannini

Strategy Director, Impact Hub London King’s Cross
I am Strategy Director at Impact Hub King’s Cross, Founder and President of the Advisory Council at Impact Hub Milan, Director of the Impact Hub Scaling programme and a good lad altogether. Come say hi, I don't bite!
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Alex Soskin

Managing Director, Impact Hub Westminster
Alex Soskin has been the Managing Director of Impact Hub Westminster since 2012. He is a Fellow of the RSA, a chartered accountant and finance expert, an avid supporter of social innovation, and an environmentalist. Alex has overseen the support of 2,000 social entrepreneurs via... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:50pm - 4:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

2:50pm

Finding a Way Out: Imagining human-centered responses to homelessness and addiction (Kickoff for Learning Expedition)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Pioneer Square, Seattle’s “first neighborhood,” is the backdrop for participants in this learning expedition to explore the root causes of homelessness and experience first-hand the challenges facing homeless individuals and those who provide them assistance.  As a group, festival participants will then apply their collective knowledge to design human-centered approaches that fill gaps and contribute to a seamless method of providing service.  The goal is to identify actionable steps that a group of “Unlikely Allies” can take, either in Seattle or upon return their own cities, to prevent homelessness and addiction and help those crisis recover their lives.  A variety of distinguished panelists, guides, and facilitators will provide depth of knowledge and insight on why, in one of the world’s most prosperous cities, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recently proclaimed a state of emergency on homelessness and what is being done in response. 

By signing up for “Finding a Way Out”, participants are committing to a learning expedition that extends from Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday in various locations across Pioneer Square. Food will be provided.  Space is limited and you will be contacted to confirm your spot. 

The learning expediton is a joint production of Impact Hub Seattle, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation.  The lead facilitators are:

  • Leslie Smith, Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square
  • Joel Fariss, Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation, City of Seattle

Tuesday, July 5th 2:45 – 6:00 PM

2:45 – 3:45 - The Scale and Complexity of the Problem

A panel of experts will provide a broader context for the underlying causes and complicating factors that make prevention, treatment, and recovery from homelessness and addiction so challenging.

  • Leslie Smith, Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square
  • Jeff Lilley, President, Union Gospel Mission 
  • Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club 
  • Jackie St. Louis, Outreach Team, Metropolitan Improvement District (MID)

3:45 – 4:00 Setting the Stage

Participants will organize into smaller groups to prepare for a tour of Pioneer Square meeting individuals who suffer from homeless and those who serve them.  As part of the preparation, each group will receive tips on empathy mapping from Joel Farris, a trained ethnographer and staff in the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation.

4:00 – 6:00 - Neighborhood Tour

In smaller groups participants will tour Pioneer Square and learn about the physical and psychological impacts of homelessness and addiction on both the individual and the neighborhood.  As part of the tour they will visit the Union Gospel Mission, Chief Seattle Club, and the Lazarus Day Center. 

Tour guides and content experts:


Sign up for Day 2 of the Homelessness Expedition HERE
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What are Learning Expeditions?
Learning expeditions are day long journeys into the city of Seattle that allow participants to explore a critical topics facing our cities through the lense of Seattle. These will include onsite visits, tours and P2P learning circles to create knowledge exchange with leading experts and global innovators addressing the role that entrepreneurial and citizen action can play in confronting complex issues facing our cities worldwide. 

Please note:
  • Registration here in SCHED is required 
  • UA ticket holders may only register for one expedition (given that they are a full day+ immersion). 

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square
As the chief executive, Leslie focuses her energy on overall strategy, advocacy for all things Pioneer Square. She’s always watching for the next opportunity. With an ability to juggle numerous high priority initiatives, Leslie regularly interacts with government officials, business... Read More →

Tuesday July 5, 2016 2:50pm - 6:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 4th Floor Learning Studio

3:00pm

Developing a More Creative City (Orientation for Learning Expedition)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Led by James Keblas, participants will dive deeper into the fabric of Seattle to learn about what is and isn't making Seattle a more creative city.  This session will serve as preparation for Wednesday's learning expedition.

By signing up for the expedition, you are committing to a full-day program in various locations throughout the city on Wednesday. Space is limited, you will be contacted to confirm you spot. 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for James Keblas

James Keblas

Founder, City Inspired
James Keblas is a consultant to government and organizations looking for the cultural and economic benefits of developing a more creative community. His passion for solving problems with creativity is reflected in his blog and podcast called City Inspired, where he hopes to help leaders... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

3:35pm

KEYNOTE: Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America
America is experiencing a period of historic re-urbanization.  Residential and commercial properties that were previously affordable to lower income Americans, are now in demand - by white people - often referred to as 'gentrification.  But the arrival of doggie day-cares, yoga studios, and cafés was preceded by generations of brain-drain among a given community's brightest and hardest working individuals - creating a re-investment gap that paved the way for displacement.Keeping talent from leaving communities is related to lifestyle amenities not supported by governments or considered high-risk by banks, until it's too late.

Join award winning urban revitalization strategist, Majora Carter, as she outlines the steps her company has taken to learn why bright-flight happens, some simple steps to help turn the tide, and what happens next... 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Majora Carter

Majora Carter

President, MCG Consulting, LLC / StartUp Box
MacArthur 'genius' Fellow, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, social enterprise pioneer, real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, and one of the 1st six TEDtalks to launch their groundbreaking website. Majora addresses the chronic economic underperformance... Read More →

Partners
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StartUp Box

Diversity in the tech sector is a hot topic these days. Back in 2012, Majora was working with clients in Seattle and San Francisco, and heard a recurring sentiment from government and industry leaders alike regarding what could be done to incorporate local young adults from low-status... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 3:35pm - 4:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

4:20pm

Break
Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Impact Hub Seattle

4:40pm

KEYNOTE: Building Movements, Not Moments: Town Halls for Collaborative System Change & Innovation
Change in this world cannot be designed as a strategy written for or by one organisation but has to consist of the investment in growing a movement of change, of shared intent, a mission which is an open invitation to take part and innovate together; a shared language / understanding of interdependent issues; and the distributed collective intelligence of a movement. Immy Kaur shares the journey of building Impact Hub Birmingham.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Imandeep Kaur

Imandeep Kaur

Co - Founder / Director, Impact Hub Birmingham / 00
Immy is a co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Powered by a 6,000 sq. ft. collaborative workshop in the heart of Birmingham, the Impact Hub is an... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:40pm - 5:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

4:40pm

CASE STUDY SESSION: Using open data and tools for democratic engagement to reshape our cities

Citizens across the world have, for the rst time in history, all the tools and technology to be active participants and democratically engage en masse, in the design and running of their cities.

In this session, we’ll explore some of the tools and methods that cities and citizens around the world are using to reshape their collective futures.

 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for David Altabev

David Altabev

Future Prizes - Senior Programme Manager, Nesta
David works in the Government Innovation team, part of Nesta's Innovation Lab leading on the development of the CITIE (City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship), a framework to help city governments develop policy to support innovation and entrepreneurship.BiographyPreviously... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

4:40pm

MASTERCLASS: What is Civic Tech? : Toward finalizing a basic framework so that we can get on with it already

Chances are you’ve been involved in a conversation lately that has called on Civic Tech to solve a problem your city has been facing for decades. So what is this magic solution? And how do you activate it in your city? Come to our MasterClass to learn a basic framework for organizing local Civic Tech activities, and build a plan for your local civic tech initiatives to focus on what’s most important - improving the lives of our local citizens with the resources you have available.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson

Tech & Civic Engagement - Seattle, Microsoft
Graham believes in the combined power of technology and cross-sector collaboration to drive positive change throughout society. As the Manager of Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Innovation team in Seattle, Graham leads hands-on engagement with governments, non-profits, for-profits... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 4th Floor Learning Studio

4:40pm

SIMA Films: RIO EU AMO EU CUIDO & NOISE RUNS
RIO EU AMO EU CUIDO

When the social movement “Rio Eu Amo Eu Cuido” was created it had a single purpose: make Rio de Janeiro a better place to live in. This documentary, shot between October 2014 and March 2015, shows a little of the movement’s universe.

Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura
Producers: Lula Freitas, Lívia Nunes, Mariana Bentes, Paulica Coelho, Flavia Bousfield, Guilherme Arcanjo, Guilherme Pina, Marcela Flores & Neto White
2015 | 20 min
Brazil
Language: Portuguese Subtitles: English

NOISE RUNS

In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, failed reconstruction has pushed social unrest to the breaking point. Protests erupt in the streets, and armed UN soldiers stalk the angry crowds. But a group of young Haitians, driven by their passion for a new Haiti, is sparking social change. To democratize information and offer hope to the population, they produce a radical newspaper, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye (Noise Travels, News Spreads).

Directors: Ashley Panzera & Kim Borba
Producer: Jeremy Dupin
2014 | 18 min
USA | Haiti
Language: Haitian Creole Subtitles: English 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →



Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

4:40pm

CASE STUDY SESSION: Urban Disruptors Vancouver’s Impact Express

This will be a two part session which focuses on how Vancouver’s community of impact 
entrepreneurs are tackling three of our most pressing urban challenges—inequality, health and 
mobility. 

Part 1: Inequality
Nowhere is wealth inequality more evident than in cities—where often the largest concentration of wealth, power, and resources can often be found within blocks of extreme poverty and repression.  Part 1 of this session focuses on the innovative business models being developed in Vancouver to  bridge the wealth divide—both at home and around the world.

Part 2: Health + Mobility
Health and mobility in urban areas are intrinsically linked. Vancouver is becoming known 
worldwide for its walkable neighbourhoods, transit accessible workplaces and aggressive biking infrastructure, but infrastructure is only part of the puzzle for building a truly healthy city. Part 2 of this session focuses on how technology and design are contributing to the urban health and mobility landscape in Vancouver--from alternative vehicles to wearable technology.

SPEAKER OVERVIEW
Featuring impact entrepreneurs from Vancouver, this session will focus on three of our most 
pressing urban challenges—inequality, health and mobility. 

PART 1
  • Moderator: Nejeed Kassam, Keela
  • 10 minutes - Tackling inequality in Vancouver 
  •  2 min: Introduction to Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy + Impact Express
  • Sean Elbe, Vancouver Economic Commission  
  •  2-minute each, rapid-fire presentations: entrepreneurs that are helping bridge the wealth divide in Vancouver by improving access to essential resources
  • Colin Stansfield, Knack Works (access to employment)
  • Mike Tan, Change Heroes (access to capital)
  • Jessica Pautsch, Mesh Exchange (access to food)
  • Eric Arsenault, WeShop.org (redistributing wealth through consumption)
  • 30 minutes – Tackling inequality in developing countries 
  •  Panel discussion
  • Shaun Frankson, Plastic Bank
  • Thijs Mathot, Brighter Investment
  • Florin Gheorghe, Arbutus Medical

PART 2: 
30 minutes - Tackling personal healthcare 
 Panel discussion
Alexandra Greenhill, My Best Helper
Lisa Fraser, Snugvest
Barbara Alink, The Alinker
10 minutes - Tackling transportation issues to promote urban health
 2 min: Vancouver’s Greenest City Strategy + Renewable Energy Strategy
Pietra Basilij, Vancouver Economic Commission 
 2-minute each, rapid-fire presentations: entrepreneurs that are developing technologies to 
improve urban health
John Stonier, Velometro Mobility (shared pedal-powered velo cars)
Grace Quan, Hydrogen in Motion (hydrogen storage solutions)
Ian McAvoy, Thompson Power (next generation of electric vehicles)
Flo Develleness, Hitch Planet (insights on ride-sharing solutions)

Moderators
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Nejeed Kassam

Founder + CEO, Keela
Nejeed Kassam is the CEO and founder of Keela-a startup working to change the business of non-profits. Nejeed was educated at McGill University (B.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School (JD). Called to the Ontario Bar in 2015, Nejeed is the founder and former director of End Poverty Now... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Barbara Alink

CEO, The Alinker Inventions Ltd.
story started with a comment of Barbara’s aging mother- Antonia Esman. While passing some elderly people with walkers and scooters, she said: "over my dead body will I'll ever use one of those!”. Barbara set out to design something better for her mum, but started realizing that... Read More →
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Eric Arsenault

Founder, WeShop.org
WeShop.org sells great products which benefit amazing causes. From light bulbs to t-shirts to saving the honeybees and giving those in need a chance. Join the movement!
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Shaun Frankson

Co-founder, The Plastic Bank
Shaun Frankson is the co-founder of The Plastic Bank and project lead on a game changing Blockchain platform, in collaboration with IBM, designed to STOP Ocean plastic and reduce global poverty. He is commonly known as a modern day strategy guy and growth hacker. Shaun has made a... Read More →
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Lisa Fraser

CEO, Founder, Wearable Therapeutics Inc
After developing a therapy product using proprietary technology as her thesis, Lisa started her first venture, Wearable Therapeutics to commercialize Snug Vest. Snug Vest is an inflatable therapy vest that helps to relieve anxiety and increase focus, and is proven to reduce cortisol... Read More →
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Florin Gheorghe

CEO, Arbutus Medical
Florin is the CEO at Arbutus medical, a socially-driven business with a pipeline of affordable, world-class medical devices that is re-thinking the way medtech markets can serve the poor, profitably. Their flagship product is a $400 alternative to existing $30,000 surgical drills... Read More →
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Dr. Alexandra Greenhill

CEO, My Best Helper
Dr. Alexandra Greenhill is an award winning health leader and tech CEO. Lifelong learner/doer, she is on a mission to make every moment matter. What will the future hold? What can we do today to actually influence what happens tomorrow? She believes entrepreneurship is the answer... Read More →
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David Katz

Founder + CEO, Plastic Bank
David Katz is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (E.O.) Vancouver Chapter and recent winner of the organizations Global Citizen Award. This award is given to one member of the E.O. each year that uses their entrepreneurial skills to make positive change. After 10... Read More →
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Thijs Mathot

Founder and Managing Director, , Brighter Investment
Thijs is the founder and managing director with Brighter Investment—an organization that invests in the university education of high-potential students in developing countries. While working for a Mexican project developer on real estate investments, Thijs pooled money with some... Read More →
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Mark Rabin

CEO, Portable Electric
Mark is an energy specialist, entrepreneur, and collaborator working at the intersection of the new energy paradigm of distributed energy systems, big batteries/storage, new technology integration, and micro-grids. Rabin left a cozy desk job to venture into the perilous, yet rewarding... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:40pm - 6:10pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

5:25pm

DISCUSSION: Fostering Innovation at the Municipal Level of Government: Seattle, San Francisco and London as Case Studies for Opening Sourcing Civic Innovation

Meet engaged leaders and researchers from the cities of Seattle, San Francisco  and London who have key insights into marshaling the talent and resources necessary to address complex challenges facing our metropolitan areas. Success stories and important lessons learned will be explored in a dialogue between each of our participants including considerations of the  social, environmental and economic factors which have influence in the lives of people who live and work within each city and how this effects the strategies that are chosen for promoting success civic innovation in a city. 

Moderators
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Timothy J Nichols

Managing Director, Impact Hub San Francisco
I've spent the last 7 years building the largest community of social and environmental entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Leading the Impact Hub San Francisco team, we have built a network of entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, freelancers, government workers, students and non-profits... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Ryan Biava

Deputy Director, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Office of Policy and Innovation
Ryan has worked in and formally studied politics and policy for twenty years. He has worked in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Office of Policy and Innovation since August 2014, where he is currently Deputy Director. Previous work in that office centered on government performance, technology... Read More →
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Rowan Conway

Director of Research and Innovation, The RSA
Rowan is the Director of Research and Innovation at the RSA. She leads the Action and Research Centre (ARC) and aims to ensure that the RSA is undertaking rigorous, profile raising and influential research and innovation projects. With the intention of focusing the RSA’s research... Read More →
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Jeremy M. Goldberg

Director of Innovation Partnerships, SF Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Jeremy M. Goldberg is director of Civic Innovation Partnerships in the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, where he leads Startup in Residence, a 16-week program that partners government departments with startups to develop products and services in San Francisco and... Read More →
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Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 5:25pm - 6:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

6:00pm

Dancing 'til Dusk

After you are done at the City Solutoins Lab, join the Barrelhouse Jive Cats for a 20's + 30's swing dance party in Occidental Park after the first day of the festival for Dancing 'til Dusk!

The free dance lesson begins at 6pm and the music starts in full swing at 7pm! 

This event is produced by the Downtown Seattle Association and Seattle Parks and Recreation. 


Tuesday July 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Occidental Park 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

6:15pm

Beers & Burgers at Flatstick Pub!
Limited Capacity seats available

Head down to the basement at the end fof the first day to get your game on at Flatstick Pub! Choose from their selection of 35 local Washington beers, wines and ciders while you play a round of putt-putt golf or duffleboard. Burgers and bites will be provided by the Lunchbox Laboratory - one of Seattle's best burger joints! 

Details: 
  • Free drink ticket for the first 150 attendees to complete their Connection Card and return to the Info Desk;
  • Free mini-golf and duffleboard for the first 50 people to ask Sarah!
  • Happy hour prices for all attendees throughout the evening (must have Festival badge to order);
  • 21+ - Valid ID required at the door
 

Tuesday July 5, 2016 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Flatstick Pub 240 Second Ave S.

8:30pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Local Food and Drink in Seattle!
Grab our list at registration or look here for an updated list of neighborhood bars, clubs,  and actvities near Impact Hub Seattle that we recommend after the City Solutions Lab comes to a close!

Tuesday July 5, 2016 8:30pm - 11:30pm
City-wide locations
 
Wednesday, July 6
 

8:00am

Learning Expedition: Making an Impact: Addressing climate change in the city through inclusion and innovation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 HELLO! THIS EXPEDITION IS ALL DAY AT STARTS AT IMPACT HUB SEATTLE AT 8am. 

Climate change is the largest challenge of our time, the shifting sands upon which all of our economic, political, and social decisions are playing out. And with most of humanity living in and moving to cities--making urbanization now the main driver of climate change--consequences of global warming will be most visible and visceral here. In particular, in Seattle and other urban areas it will become starkly apparent that people in communities most affected by the impacts of climate change--from extreme heat and rising sea levels, to changes in food and water availability--will be people of already at risk, due to economic and environmental inequities. Fortunately, cities also offer an unparalleled opportunity to address these issues: they are the hubs of creativity and productivity that we need to propel us toward solutions and resilience in the face of climate change. Seattle offers a glimpse of some truly innovative steps toward addressing social, economic, and environmental factors that will underpin climate resilience. This learning expedition is hosted by Urban@UW and the Climate Impacts Group, at University of Washington.

Guiding question:

How do we develop solutions and adaptations that help all city-dwellers—including people in historically marginalized communities—to thrive amidst the impacts of a changing climate?

SESSION OVERVIEW:
We’ll spend the morning in South Seattle along the Duwamish River, examining climate impacts from environmental and social perspectives. Heading to Vulcan, we will discuss how climate action can incorporate equity in a variety of contexts. In the afternoon we’ll explore some examples of this in the city, after which we’ll have a chance to collectively harvest the day’s insights about inclusivity and innovation in climate change adaptation

DETAILED AGENDA:

8:00: Meet at Impact Hub Seattle

8:15: Drive to Duwamish Longhouse 

9:00: Introduction to space - Longhouse representative 

9:10: Setting the tone - Jen Davison, Urban@UW and Derek Hoshiko, Climate Solutions

9:30: Climate science, impacts in cities, and potential adaptations - Amy Snover, Climate Impacts Group

10:00: Climate change and environmental justice - Sudha Nandagopal, City of Seattle

10:30: Drive to Riverside Drive/SPU site

10:45: Discussion: stormwater, climate justice, and the South Park community - James Rufo-Hill, Seattle Public Utilities, and Rebecca Saldaña, Puget Sound Sage 

11:30: Drive to Vulcan headquarters

12:00pm: Lunch/discussion; view video “Our Story: Climate Justice, Environmental Justice”

1:00: How do we begin to address climate mitigation and adaptation with an equity lens?

2:00: Walk to Plymouth Housing’s St Charles Place

2:15: Intro to Affordable Housing: Barriers - Steve Gelb, Emerald Cities Seattle

2:30: Walking Tour of St. Charles Place

2:50: Overcoming the Barriers to Efficiency in Affordable Housing - Steve Gelb

3:00: Renewables for Low Income Communities - Linda Irvine, NorthwestSEED

3:15: Fresh Bucks and Access to Healthy Food for Low Income Communities - Tammy Nguyen, Got Green

3:30: Discussion and Questions

3:45: Program ends and walk to Impact Hub

4:00: Discussion/harvesting insights - Jen Davison and Derek Hoshiko

5:30: Closing ceremony

 


Moderators
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Jennifer Davison

Program Manager, Urban@UW, University of Washington
Jennifer Davison connects people and ideas across perspectives to help us realize a more sustainable and resilient world. With experience in software development, climate science, communications, and wilderness guiding, Davison develops collaborations to address complex issues: from... Read More →
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Derek Hoshiko

Climate Solutions
Derek Hoshiko works with individuals and groups through story and conversation to engage their passions and to bring integrity more fully into their lives and their work, so their values truly serve them. He enjoys helping people navigate our changing world, to make social change... Read More →
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Climate Solutions

Climate Solutions
Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. As a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated powerful... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Jessica Finn Coven

Director Environment and Sustainability, City of Seattle
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Steve Gelb

Director, Emerald Cities Seattle
With a lifetime interest in the outdoors and the environment, Steve began his career in the outdoor products industry where he held leadership positions in product development. He redirected his career to energy efficiency and equity by founding SustainableWorks, a residential energy... Read More →
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James Rufo Hill

Climate Adaptation Specialist, City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities
James provides expert analysis and advice on behalf of Seattle Public Utilities' Climate Resiliency Group. For nearly 20 years, he has provided weather and climate forecasting services for newspapers, wind farms, oil rigs, container ships, insurance companies, and the U.S. Peace Corps... Read More →
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Linda Irvine

Program Director, Northwest SEED
Linda directs the development of community energy strategies at Northwest SEED. She manages the Northwest Solar Communities initiative to standardize and streamline rooftop solar installations in the Northwest and has authored several nationally distributed guides on Community Solar... Read More →
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Sudha Nandagopal

Program Manager for the Equity and Environment Initiative, Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment
Sudha is a connector, story-teller, organizer, community builder, and campaigner working at the intersection of environmental, racial, and social justice issues. Grist Magazine recently honored Sudha as one of “50 innovators, organizers, and visionaries who will lead us toward a... Read More →
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Spencer Reeder

Senior Program Officer,, VULCAN
Spencer Reeder leads Vulcan’s climate and energy work within its philanthropy group. Spencer’s career spans over two decades of academic, government, and private-sector work in domestic and international science, technology, and related policy, including leading USAID’s climate... Read More →
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Rebecca Saldaña

Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage
Rebecca is the Executive Director of Puget Sound Sage. She builds powerful partnerships and a strong foundation for staff to lead winning campaigns for good jobs, affordable housing, clean and healthy environment, and strong communities where all families can thrive. Rebecca brings... Read More →
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Amy Snover

Director, Climate Impacts Group
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Laura Stewart

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participant, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
I have progressive experience in the international nonprofit and government sector. Currently, my research and publications at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focus on the development of GIS mapping and environmental assessment tools. Government, nonprofits... Read More →
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Kevin Taylor

Senior Specialist – Local Engagement, World Wildlife Fund
Kevin Taylor leads engagement and initiatives with cities as part of the broader Climate Program at WWF. Mr. Taylor's work focuses on the role cities play in our collective response to climate change and covers local, national and international policy advocacy, resilience, renewable... Read More →

Partners
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Climate Impacts Group

The Climate Impacts Group supports the development of climate resilience by advancing understanding and awareness of climate risks, and working closely with public and private entities to apply this information as they act to shape society’s future.
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Climate Solutions

Climate Solutions
Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. As a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated powerful... Read More →



Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle

8:00am

[Learning Expedition]: Developing a More Creative City
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using Seattle as a case study, participants will go on a day-long field mission to discover and assess how Seattle values the importance of arts and culture as a contributor to its social, civic, economic, and educational health.  The goal is to learn why and how the arts are important, as well as why it’s not a priority for everyone.  A variety of panelists across disciplines will provide for a balanced perspective about the role of creativity in a community. Conference participants will then spend time synthesizing the different perspectives to determine what works well in Seattle that other cities can emulate, and what are important steps Seattle can take to address its weaknesses.

Participants who register for this expedition are encouraged to attend the "Developing a More Creative City" keynote and orientation sessions on Tuesday.  Food and transportation will be provided. You will be contacted to reserve your space.

9:00 - 10:30
Art and Commerce hosted at Zillow
A panel of leaders in business, economic development, and workforce training will be on hand to share their thoughts on the role of creativity and creative place-making in their organization’s work.  For example: Is art a priority?  Is creativity a hiring criteria?  How does a creative city or workplace help attract talent? Does art matter to the bottom line?

Panelists:
Mary Pat Lawlor, Puget Sound Regional Council
Sasha Nolan, Workforce Development Council
Rebekah Bastian, Zillow
Kim Obbink, Filter
Wyking Garrett, The Black Dot
Kate Becker, Seattle Office of Film + Music

11:00 - 12:30
Art and Philanthropy hosted at The Seattle Foundation
A panel of leaders from local foundations will be on hand to talk about their prioritizes and how the arts fit into their giving portfolios.  For example: What’s the value of investing in arts compared to other areas of need?  What’s different about arts and philanthropy today than in previous generations?  With millennial philanthropy money flowing, why are the arts groups missing out?

Panelists:
Heidi Rogers, Fred Hutch
Huong Vu, The Boeing Company 
Lauren Domino, Seattle Foundation
Mari Horita, Arts Fund
Sydney Martin, Effective Altruism

1:00 - 2:30
Art and Education hosted at Seattle Center High School
A panel of education leaders and students will talk about a Seattle Public School arts plan called, The Creative Advantage.  How does this effort fit into a system of competing learning priorities and shrinking budgets?  Do the arts actually help students achieve success in school and in life?

Panelists:
Gail Sehlhorst, Seattle Public Schools
Lara Davis, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Elizabeth Whitford, Arts Corps
Dave Ferrero, Vulcan
Laurie Utterback, Arts Education Washington
Ella Swenson, Student at Center School


3:00 - 5:00
Creative City Learning Expedition Debrief hosted by Seattle Center Foundation
Facilitated group discussion to surface the take-away points from the expedition. What are Seattle’s strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities in developing a more creative city?
Using Seattle as a case study, what can other cities learn from what has been discovered.

This expedition is produced by James Keblas of City Inspired.

What are Learning Expeditions?
Learning expeditions are day long journeys into the city of Seattle that allow participants to explore a critical topics facing our cities through the lense of Seattle. These will include onsite visits, tours and P2P learning circles to create knowledge exchange with leading experts and global innovators addressing the role that entrepreneurial and citizen action can play in confronting complex issues facing our cities worldwide. 

Please note: 
  • Registration here in SCHED is required to be signed up for this expedition
  • UA ticket holders may only register for one expedition during the festival (given that they are a full day+ immersion). 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Rebekah Bastian

Vice President of Product, Zillow
Rebekah Bastian is Vice President of Product at Zillow, driving the strategy and execution of product teams focusing on advertising, financial systems, and connecting real estate buyers with agents. Rebekah was one of Zillow's first employees, coming over from Microsoft in 2005, and... Read More →
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Kate Becker

Director, Seattle Office of Film + Music + Special Events
Kate Becker was appointed director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music + Special Events in February 2014. She considers it a great privilege, and a great responsibility, to work on behalf of Seattle’s creative community in support of vibrant film, music and nightlife economies... Read More →
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Lauren Domino

Philanthropic Advisor, Seattle Foundation
Lauren Domino comes to Seattle Foundation with a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily focused on youth development and the arts. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Washington, she worked professionally as a teaching artist and... Read More →
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Dave Ferrero

Senior Program Officer, Education, Paul G. Allen Foundation
Dave Ferrero has devoted over two decades to public education in a variety of roles, including classroom teaching, education policy development and advocacy, professional development, scholarship and grantmaking. Dave currently serves as the Paul G. Allen Foundation’s education... Read More →
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Mary Pat Lawlor

Program Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council
Mary Pat is a Program Manager in Administrative Services for Council Support and is supervising the staff and overseeing the work program for the Economic Development Department, specifically leading up the Regional Economic Strategy (CEDS) update. At PSRC, Mary Pat was a key staff... Read More →
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Sydney Martin

Organizer, Effective Altruism
Sydney is an advocate for smart charity work, for both donors and nonprofits, she is an outspoken armchair philosopher with a focus on impact, and an administrative powerhouse. She is an organizer of the local effective altruism group, a network of people dedicated to asking how they... Read More →
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Kim Obbink

CEO, Filter
As a leader in digital creative and marketing with over two decades of experience building upon some of the world's most trusted and recognizable global brands—including Microsoft, Xbox, MSN, EMI Records, Elton John, Dole, and Boeing – Obbink has an integral understanding of what... Read More →
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Heidi Rogers

Philanthropic Gifts Advisor, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Heidi Rogers leads Innovators Network at Fred Hutch, a group of young professionals interested in saving lives faster by funding innovative early-stage cancer research. Ms. Rogers has worked in fundraising and non-profit development for the last nine years, all focused on raising... Read More →
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Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →
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Gail Sehlhorst

Visual and Performing Arts Manager, Seattle Public Schools
Gail Sehlhorst is the Visual and Performing Arts Manager for Seattle Public Schools. Prior to this role she was the Director of Education for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Arts & Education Program. Gail has worked as a teaching artist in K-12 classrooms for the last 16 years with... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
City-wide locations

8:00am

Finding a Way Out: Imagining human-centered responses to homelessness and addiction (Day 2 Learning Expedition)
Limited Capacity filling up

Wednesday, July 6th 8:00AM – 5:30 PM 
This session is a continuation of the previous day's program. Please make sure to sign up for both to receive updates and background information. 

8:00AM – Noon

Participants will engage a series of experts on the key factors, illnesses and institutional practices that make problem solving so difficult.  Learn about:  

  • Addiction with Brad Finegood, Assistant Division Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Division, Department of Community and Health Services, King County
  • Criminal Justice with Augustine Cita, Director of Career Bridge, a community collaboration led by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle designed to help formerly incarcerated men and women of color integrate back into their communities with jobs, housing and dignity.
  • Shelter with Sola Plumacher, Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle Human Services Department
  • Mental Illness with Larry Clum, Counselor, Union Gospel Mission

12:00 – 1:00

In preparation for the afternoon of creative prototyping of bottom-up and inside-out solutions, Joel Farris will lead the group in a debrief and discussion session over the morning’s discussions that participants can activate in their own communities. Lunch will be served.

1:00 – 5:00

For the remainder of the afternoon, Joel Farris will facilitate a series of sessions involving rapid ideation and prototyping of challenges and solutions to answer the following questions:

  • What are the major barriers?
  • Based on what we learned about the ecosystem in the neighborhood, how do we address these issues?
  • What could we do in a year?  In 6 months?  In 6 weeks?  In one week?

The content recommendations from this learning expedition will be synthesized and published for the benefit of the Pioneer Square neighborhood, the City of Seattle, and the global Impact Hub network and our unlikely allies.

**By signing up for “Finding a Way Out”, participants are committing to a learning expedition that extends from Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday in various locations across Pioneer Square. Food will be provided.  Space is limited and you will be contacted to confirm your spot.**

The learning expediton is a joint production of Impact Hub Seattle, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, and the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation.  The lead facilitators are:

  • Leslie Smith, Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square
  • Lisa Dixon, Chief Operating Officer, Alliance for Pioneer Square
  • Joel Farris, Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation, City of Seattle
  • Steve Johnson, CEO, Impact Hub Seattle
  • Sarah Studer, Community Partnership Manager, Impact Hub Seattle


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What are Learning Expeditions?
Learning expeditions are day long journeys into the city of Seattle that allow participants to explore a critical topics facing our cities through the lense of Seattle. These will include onsite visits, tours and P2P learning circles to create knowledge exchange with leading experts and global innovators addressing the role that entrepreneurial and citizen action can play in confronting complex issues facing our cities worldwide. 

Please note:
  • Registration here in SCHED is required 
  • UA ticket holders may only register for one expedition (given that they are a full day+ immersion). 

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Dixon

Lisa Dixon

Chief Operations Officer, Alliance for Pioneer Square
Heading into her ninth year, Lisa currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Alliance for Pioneer Square. She she oversees the brand, message, and marketing of the neighborhood; our internal systems from communication to finance; and steps into issues that need to be... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Augustine Cita

Career Bridge Program Manager, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Augustine J. Cita is Program manager of Career Bridge which operates through the UrbanLeague of Metropolitan Seattle. He worked in the trades as a Master Journeyman installingMarble and Stone for over 16 years, through Local #1 (BAC) in Washington. Augustine waspromoted to a foremen... Read More →
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Larry Clum

Director of Community Mental Health Programs, Union Gospel Mission
I am passionate about reaching out to people in the Seattle area that are living with the effects of severe mental illness. I strongly believe that these folks should not be abandoned, but rather assertively cared for, and fully welcomed as meaningful, contributing members of our... Read More →
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Joel Fariss

City of Seattle, Mayor's Office of Policy & Innovation
Joel is a design and strategy leader who has spent his career working at the intersection of design, technology, and human experience. Before joining the Mayor’s Office of Policy & Innovation, he worked as a Design Strategist with global design firm NBBJ helping clients such as... Read More →
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Brad Finegood

Assistant Division Director, DCHS/Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD)
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Steve Johnson

CEO, Impact Hub Seattle
Steve took over as CEO of Impact Hub Seattle in April 2016 and brings a background in organizational development, strategic planning, community engagement, and policy analysis gained from a career in public service at the international, national, and local levels of government... Read More →
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Sola Plumacher

Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle Human Services Department
Ms. Plumacher is responsible for providing leadership over a continuum of services with the goal of ensuring our community is safe, stable and self-reliant. Through CSA efforts, families and individuals have access to a multitude of resources, programs, and/or services that include... Read More →
avatar for Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →
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Leslie Smith

Executive Director, Alliance for Pioneer Square
As the chief executive, Leslie focuses her energy on overall strategy, advocacy for all things Pioneer Square. She’s always watching for the next opportunity. With an ability to juggle numerous high priority initiatives, Leslie regularly interacts with government officials, business... Read More →
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Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action.


Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

8:00am

[Learning Expedition] Engagement, Empowerment and Diversity: Addressing civic engagement in the city
Limited Capacity filling up

HELLO! THIS EXPEDITION IS ALL DAY AT STARTS AT IMPACT HUB SEATTLE AT 8am.

How do we encourage civic engagement in a diverse community?

How do we build bridges of trust and connection across race, class, religion and ethnicity? How do we ensure that marginalized communities have access to leaders and resources? How do we teach civic  values and skills so that residents can become effective advocates and change agents?


Like many US communities, Seattle is experiencing increasing disparities of wealth and opportunity which threaten its civic health and prosperity. This Learning Expedition will examine how a community empowers its new and marginalized residents and how leaders create policy and programs that integrate civic empowerment with economic, educational, environmental and social goal.

AGENDA: 

  • 8:00 Meet at Impact Hub Seattle for lite Breakfast and Coffee along with the Unlikely Allies Festival
  • 8:30 Walk to Seattle Central Library
  • 9:00 Greeting at Public Library & Round of introductions and grounding for the day (Diane Douglas)
  • 9:30 Tour of Public Library - Learn about how libraries and the Seattle Public Library in general, provide a rich gathering place and platform for some of the most diverse communities and people in the city.
  • 10:15 Panel discussion on Civic Engagement in Diverse Communities:
  • --Lola Peters, Community Activist;
  • --Jan Levy, Leadership Tomorrow;
  • --Marcus Green, South Seattle Herald; ;
  • --Matias Valenzuela, King County Office of Equity and Social Justice;
  • --Liz Vivian, Women’s Funding Alliance:
  • Noon Lunch and Group discussion at Seattle Public Library Led by Immy Kaur - Case study from Impact Hub Birmingham and invitation for others to share experiences of challenges and successes in fostering civic engagement and empowerment in their communities.
  • 1:00 Site visit to  One America
  • 2:30 Site visit to El Centro de la Raza
  • 4:00  Return to Impact Hub -  Concluding exercise/reflections/opportunities for collaboration with expedition participants
  • 5:30 We Are the City Final Closing


Moderators
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Diane Douglas

Executive Director, Seattle CityClub
Diane Douglas has led Seattle CityClub's work to connect, inform and empower the residents of Seattle and Washington for nearly 10 years. In addition to providing strategic direction for CityClub's work to improve civic health, Diane serves on the boards of local social service... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Diane Douglas

Executive Director, Seattle CityClub
Diane Douglas has led Seattle CityClub's work to connect, inform and empower the residents of Seattle and Washington for nearly 10 years. In addition to providing strategic direction for CityClub's work to improve civic health, Diane serves on the boards of local social service... Read More →
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Marcus Green

Co-founder, South Seattle Emerald
Judge
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Imandeep Kaur

Co - Founder / Director, Impact Hub Birmingham / 00
Immy is a co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Powered by a 6,000 sq. ft. collaborative workshop in the heart of Birmingham, the Impact Hub is an... Read More →
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Jan Levy

Seattle, Leadership Tomorrow
Jan Levy is the Executive Director of Leadership Tomorrow, a civic leadership training program founded by the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of King County. The program’s purpose is to cultivate, inspire, connect, and engage an effective community of leaders... Read More →
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Lola Peters

Poet, Leadership Tomorrow
Lola E. Peters is a poet and essayist who writes about life culled from a 30-year career as an organizational development professional and many more years as an African American woman navigating an exclusive culture. Before semi-retirement, she worked in the non-profit sector as Director... Read More →
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Matías Valenzuela

Director of the Office of Equity and Social Justice, King County
Matias Valenzuela, Ph.D., is the Director of the Office of Equity and Social Justice in King County, a countywide effort to address the root causes of inequities working with all county agencies and the community. He has worked for 15 years at King County, including as a lead for... Read More →

Partners
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Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps the Library build its collection and resources, offer programs for patrons of all ages, and better serve the needs of our community. We do this by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support the... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle

9:00am

9:00am

CASE STUDY SESSION: Practical Tips and Tactics for Entrepreneurs and Innovators Who Want to Partner with Local Government
The cities of San Francisco and Seattle are recognized nationally for a range of innovation, whether through modes of civic engagement, development of partnership programs, or collaborative policy-making. Many of these efforts include non-profit, community organizations, innovators and entrepreneurs in user-testing, prototyping and finding new solutions to civic challenges.  Join this discussion featuring case studies from each cities , including tips and tactics on how to engage in effective ways with local government from how to pitch partnerships to how to get involved in policy development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
RB

Ryan Biava

Deputy Director, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Office of Policy and Innovation
Ryan has worked in and formally studied politics and policy for twenty years. He has worked in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Office of Policy and Innovation since August 2014, where he is currently Deputy Director. Previous work in that office centered on government performance, technology... Read More →
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Jeremy M. Goldberg

Director of Innovation Partnerships, SF Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Jeremy M. Goldberg is director of Civic Innovation Partnerships in the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, where he leads Startup in Residence, a 16-week program that partners government departments with startups to develop products and services in San Francisco and... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Impact Hub Seattle- 4th Floor Learning Studio

9:00am

DISCUSSION: Platforms for Civic Change: Diverse ideas of how Impact Hubs from around the globe are becoming platforms for big changes in their cities

As cities & neighborhoods themselves are increasingly more influential drivers within our global and local development, we must explore new ways to bringing together citizens and institutions in ways that are more conducive to collaboration and effective at creating change  through shared understanding. This panel discussion unites Impact Hub founders from across the globe to discuss and explore their unique approaches to how they are using their Impact Hub’s as a platform in their city to connect, inspire and enable civic innovation.

Panelists Include:

  • Ashara Ekundayo- Impact Hub Oakland, Co-founder

  • Indy Johar- Impact Hub Westminster, Co-founder

  • Konda Mason- Impact Hub Oakland, Co-founder

  • Steve Johnson, Impact Hub Seattle, CEO

  • Tatiana Glad, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Co-Founder

Moderators
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Kevin Jones

Founder, SOCAP, Good Capital
Kevin Jones creates information businesses inside emerging markets. He believes that markets emerge in conversation, as people try to explain and understand value. But this market is not like others he’s been in, and that’s what makes it more interesting and more important. The... Read More →

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Ashara Ekundayo

CCO/Co-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Ashara Ekundayo is a cultural strategist and convener who consultants with start-ups and organizations to assess and build capacity for increased community engagement in their ventures through the uses of permaculture design, mindfulness, creative arts practice, exhibition, and project... Read More →
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Tatiana Glad

Co-founder & Director, Impact Hub
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Indy Johar

Co-Founder & Executive Director, 00
ndy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation. Indy Johar is a co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories: our goal is to apply complex systems science to value chain innovation, management and relationships; turning... Read More →
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Steve Johnson

CEO, Impact Hub Seattle
Steve took over as CEO of Impact Hub Seattle in April 2016 and brings a background in organizational development, strategic planning, community engagement, and policy analysis gained from a career in public service at the international, national, and local levels of government... Read More →
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Konda Mason

Co-founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports and connects socially engaged change makers and social entrepreneurs in creating community and acquiring the skills they need to bring their projects to life. In 2015 Ms. Mason... Read More →
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Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

9:00am

THINK TANK: Integrating Refugees in Local Economies: Challenges & Opportunities

The refugee crisis is global, yet most of it is invisible: while the bulk of the humanitarian assistance focuses on refugee camps, the majority of refugees actually live in urban settings, with little or no support. The existing system of humanitarian aid suffers from a status quo that exacerbates refugees’ inequality and dependency. It’s time to catalyze change, to enable refugees to become active agents of their own lives.

Focusing primarily on the challenges faced by refugees in the labor force, this think tank will enable and encourage participants to engage in out of the box thinking on how cities can adapt to the massive presence of refugees.  Among those displaced is a vast untapped talent and knowledge. How can we best tap into refugees' skills and match those with appropriate job opportunities wherever they may be? Human capital flight, or brain drain, refers to the emigration of highly skilled or well-educated individuals for better pay or conditions, causing their places of origin to lose those skills and expertise. How can we include refugees in talent migration strategies that currently benefit some economic migrants but not refugees?

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Marilena Hatoupis

Co-Founder and US Director, URBAN REFUGEES
Marilena joined URBAN REFUGEES as the founder and director of its US branch. Her background includes extensive experience in non-profit and for profit start-ups, consulting, project management, social impact practices, creative and general management. Alongside her non-profit work... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:00am - 11:15am
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

9:00am

THINK TANK + DISCUSSION: Maker Cities: Social Impact meets the Maker Movement

The term maker city has emerged recently to describe the rise of participatory/DIY activities, from coding to 3D printing, that engages citizens & local government in developing solutions for social issues and creating economic impact. We are seeing more spaces (coworking, fab labs, incubators, etc) proliferating, but they generally are not focused on social solution design and development. This session will establish the context for the maker cities futures conversation and panelists will provide their perspectives from industry, disaster zones and African social enterprise communities. Our group ideation and mapping exercise will be guided by the question “ What is required to develop a global purpose driven maker city ecosystem by 2025?”


Topics to be covered:

  1. Evolution of Maker City - What are the root and genealogy of the movements that are converging in the modern maker city? What cities are defining the space now? What is the future of maker cities?

  2. Social impact meets the Maker movement - Where are these movements intersecting and what are the outcomes? How can we increase the “collisions” between these communities?

  3. How is 3D printing driving advanced manufacturing, aiding in disaster response and developing markets in Africa?


Background:

Maker Faire:

Maker Faire celebrated it’s 10th year in the Bay Area in 2016. A record 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014. Also in 2014, 119 independently-produced Mini and 14 Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Detroit, Oslo and Shenzhen. Make Media is develops web content, video and Make Magazine covering developments in the Maker Community.

White House Nation of Makers Initiative:

Launched in 2014, the Nation of Makers initiative, an all-hands-on-deck call to give many more students, entrepreneurs, and citizens access to a new class of technologies – such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and desktop machine tools – that are enabling more Americans to design, build, and manufacture just about anything. The initiative garnered commitments from 100+ Mayors, Federal Agencies, schools, NGO and corporations to advance the Maker ecosystem.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Sam Bloch

Executive Director, Communitere International
Sam Bloch has devoted the past decade to post-disaster relief in Thailand, Peru, Cuba, Haiti, the Philippines and, most recently, Nepal. As the founder of Communitere, Sam has created an innovative, community-focused disaster response model that diverges radically from the “cookie... Read More →
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Leanne Gluck

Deputy Director, Workforce and Education, America Makes
Leanne Gluck currently serves as the Deputy Director of Workforce and Education for America Makes, providing overall program leadership to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing technology through education and training. Prior to joining America Makes, Leanne was the Director of Social... Read More →
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James Hanusa

City Impact Advisor, UIX Global
As City Impact Advisor, James Hanusa focuses on client engagement, partnerships and organizational strategy for UIX Global. He is co-creating new models for urban innovation ecosystem development. These models include the combination of technology, finance, physical spaces, policy... Read More →

Partners
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Urban Innovation Exchange

UIX Global
UIX Global is an economic development consulting agency that specializes in Program-Based Planning (PBP) to co-create innovation ecosystems rooted in sustainability and local culture, with an experiential approach. UIX Global's local community engagement models are values-based... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

9:00am

SIMA Impact Videos: 7 Short Films from Social Impact Media Awards
**Looped film program for entire duration of Unlikely Allies festival**

HANY’S STORY 
Director: Zahra Mackaoui 
2014 | 3 min Lebanon | Switzerland 
Language: English 
Hany is a 20­year­old Syrian refugee from Homs who lives with his family in a small­tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Back in Syria, Hany was at university studying to be a communications engineer, but he was unable to complete his studies. In Lebanon, he doesn’t have the fees to study, a painful realization for a boy who loves to learn. Hany taught himself English by listening to music and watching films. 

EMPOWERING WASTE: A BANNERS TO BAGS DOCUMENTARY
Director: Rohit Shakya
2012 | 7 min Nepal
Language: Nepali
Subtitles: English
Banners to Bags is a social and environmental entrepreneurship venture based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the story of their vision to create alternatives to plastic bags by designing durable and reusable bags from waste materials.

OUR STORY, YOUR STORY
Director: Yvette Lambrecht
2014 | 6 min South Africa
Languages: English, isiXhosa
Subtitles: English
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org) presents OUR STORY YOUR STORY – an intergenerational project connecting elders and youth through autobiographical storytelling. Storytelling has immense power to build connections between individuals, between generations, and between the past and the future. OUR STORY YOUR STORY engages participants in an interactive storytelling workshop process. Seniors and youth are guided to identify personal narratives from their lives, craft them into stories, and share them with each other. It provides healing from trauma, safe activities for at­risk youth, and a sense of common humanity.

SECOND CYCLES
Director: Gwendolyn Hamilton
2013 | 9 min Nicaragua
Languages: English, Spanish Subtitles: English, Spanish
Bicimaximo is a social enterprise with a heart of a non­profit organization. With a passion for bicycles, Baker Nicholaou – the director and co­founder of Bicicmaximo – traveled from the United States to Nicaragua to open up a business in hopes of providing better quality bikes while training locals as bike mechanics in order to provide sustainable jobs for people in need. This documentary film takes a look at what is the ultimate goal of this social enterprise and how it could significantly impact the residents of Granada. Explore the potential impact this program could have through one man’s personal journey, a man who understands what it takes to rebuild one’s life. “Second Cycles” gives us a glimpse into what a second chance can mean to a person in need.

THIS FILM IS ABOUT
Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura
2012 | 4 min Brazil
Language: Portuguese Subtitles: English
In Rio de Janeiro an engineer fights for a sustainable future with spirited ideas and an unconventional source of energy – made from sewage.

VITAL VOICES: TEP VANNY
Director: Aaron Kisner
2013 | 3 min Cambodia Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Anyone who has worked in a developing country in the last decade will have heard a similar story. Developers seize a valuable piece of land, throw the existing community out, and after protests ebb away, a new development arises: apartments, a mall, restaurants and stores for the newly wealthy. The people of Boeung Kak Lake, Cambodia have tried to rewrite the script. With Tep Vanny, a dedicated and energetic young woman as one of their spokespeople, they challenged the developer and the Cambodian government, and they have refused to go quietly.

WOLFDOG WORKSHOP
Directors: Bernadine Santistevan and Hamid Shams
2014 | 7 min USA
Language: English
This film highlights the social impact that the Wolf Dog Workshop educational curriculum – through its innovative use of storytelling and media, such as animation, film, music, and art – is having among at­risk elementary students across the U.S, bringing them hope while connecting them to themselves, their communities and the environment.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →



Wednesday July 6, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Triangle Room

10:30am

KEYNOTE: If technology is the answer, what’s the question?: A deeper look at technology's role in the advancement of our cites

The speed of technology change, when combined with a broad-ranging lack of urban preparedness and foresight have not yet provided solutions to the growing nexus of interconnected urban problems—housing availability; natural resource depletion and ecosystem stress; inadequate education and health care; racial and ethnic inequalities. The coming decade could be the moment of opportunity, when we successfully harness technologies, improving on many of these dynamics. But to get there we must first answer a few basic questions:

  • What economic opportunities will urban technology provide to excluded or marginalized groups?
  • What role will citizens and their data play in the ever increasing data-rich, tech-driven "smart cities" conversation? 
  • How will communities leverage urban technology to improve service delivery, transparency, and civic engagement?

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Gordon Feller

Co-Founder, Meeting of the Minds
Gordon Feller is the Co-Founder of Meeting of the Minds, a global thought leadership network and knowledge-sharing platform focused on the future of sustainable cities, innovation and technology. From 2010-2016, Feller was the Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems headquarters... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

11:15am

Break
Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:15am - 11:35am
Impact Hub Seattle

11:35am

KEYNOTE: The Future of Human Habitat and the Emergence of Homo Regenesis

In this engaging and dynamic presentation McLennan discusses current and future trends in architecture and sustainable living, including examples of Living Buildings from around the world, that demonstrate a new level of environmental performance.  McLennan discusses the need for a new way of designing and building centered around a philosophy of being, that places humanity - not above the natural world but in its rightful place as merely one important strand within it - allowing us to move beyond our current paradigm to a new relationship with Life.  

 



Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Jason McLennan

Chief Executive Officer + Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:35am - 12:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

11:35am

CASE STUDY SESSION: Leading Systemic Collaboration in Improvised Cities

This case study session is about understanding the value of collaborating with people not like you that are critical to your success. Harnessing the power of unlikely allies is not always as intuitive or simple as we may like. During this session we will briefly cover the concepts of “abundance thinking” and exponentially growing technologies and their power to scale impact when applied to the world’s greatest challenges. We’ll review two case studies of teams innovating in the field leveraging the power of scalable Artificial Intelligence technologies.

The Cases:

  1. Review the challenges and insights learned from a team improving predictions of Zika and Dengue outbreaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  2. Review insights and key learnings of a team making Mental Health Care accessible to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. 

After this class, participants will take away an abundance mindset; how to apply highly scalable technologies in collaboration with uncommon partners. We’ll examine the practical application of human centered design, rapid prototyping and integration in the field. The critical roles of Non-Profits, Corporations, Startups, Research Institutions, and Governments will be discussed. Participants will also leave empowered to consider their own projects’ or organizations’ capacity to complement and encourage systemic change.


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Erika Barraza

Senior Manager of Impact Partnerships, Singularity University
Erika​ Barraza is the Senior Manager of Impact Partnerships at Singularity University. She is a creative social entrepreneur championing systemic innovation ​using sustainable business models. ​Her previous work with the homeless in San Francisco received​ an Ashoka Changemaker... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:35am - 1:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 4th Floor Learning Studio

11:35am

CASE STUDY SESSION: Sharing Cities: The Opportunity to Turbocharge Social and Environmental Transformation

How can we amplify cities as platforms for sharing?

Background:

Car sharing can replace up to 13 owned cars with one shared car.  50% of people join car sharing to get access to a car.  And for every car taken off the road, a city can keep around $10,000 in the local economy annually.  That means that Seattle could keep $1 billion in the local economy annually for every 100,000 cars taken off the road.  Now imagine an entire urban economy powered by sharing.

The stats behind car sharing reveal sharing’s power to transform, to address multiple problems at once, and address the most urgent ones to boot.  What other single strategy has the potential to dramatically reduce resource consumption, broaden access to resources, and strengthen the local economy?  Sharing is so promising  because it acts at the root causes of a systemic challenge.

Session:

To realize this potential, a new movement for sharing cities is on the rise.  Seoul, Milan, London, Bologna, Amsterdam and other cities have sharing cities programs in place.  In this session, Neal Gorenflo will first present a sample of these programs along with his favorite urban sharing case studies from his experience publishing about sharing in cities over the last seven years at Shareable.net.  For the remaining time, with the help of participants, he will facilitate a world cafe discussion where discussants will explore solutions for sharing political power, space, and all kinds of assets in cities.



Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Neal Gorenflo

Project Director, Co-founder, Shareable
Neal is the Project Director and Co-founder of Shareable, a nonprofit that publishes the leading blog about sharing and convenes the Sharing Cities Network. He is a thought leader, author and strategist in the sharing economy, sharing cities, the future of work, and travel spaces... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:35am - 1:05pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

11:35am

MASTERCLASS: Help, the robots are taking over! How to put humans, not technology, at the center of your product & service design

With the rise of civic tech, many well-meaning change makers - from entrepreneurs to service providers - are looking to technology as a panacea for problem-solving. However, oftentimes project teams are unintentionally leaving out an important component: real humans who are experiencing the real problems they’re trying to solve.

In this workshop, we’ll help you answer the following questions about the sticky problem you’re addressing by using an human-centered design approach:

  • What does authentic community engagement look like for technologists and program managers working to solve civic challenges?

  • How might beneficiaries of government and nonprofit services help better define and validate problem statements for project teams?

  • How can the cultivation of empathy lead to more sustainable, tangible outcomes for civic projects?

About CivicMakers: CivicMakers is a civic innovation studio from San Francisco, California that believes in better. We love making things, solving problems and building relationships that improve our communities, workplaces and institutions. Our service design, community engagement and digital expertise brings the human side of technology to agencies, social enterprises and organizations in the civic space.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Judi Brown

Partner & Chief Impact Officer, CivicMakers
Judi is a social impact strategist with 10+ years experience working with mission-driven for-profits, nonprofits, and local governments. She brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to strategic planning and organizational development with a lens toward equity and... Read More →
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Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments... Read More →



Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:35am - 1:05pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

12:25pm

KEYNOTE: The new age of power-sharing, direct engagement, and creation

Technology bridges the gap between people, makes it possible to build communities you didn’t have before, and take new kinds of actions. It can also connect communities to  power in a way that encourages not just protest but a positive process of creation. Join Change.org Managing Director of North America to talk about the promise of technology as a tool for us to build the cities, states, and nations we want, and how organizations can adapt to the new realities by embracing power-sharing and service.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Shayna Englin

Managing Director of North America at Change.org, Change.org
Shayna Englin is the Managing Director of North America at Change.org. With 20 years of experience in campaigns and advocacy at all levels of government, Shayna is an expert on grassroots advocacy strategies -- in particular the intersection of digital and traditional tactics.Before... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:25pm - 1:05pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

1:00pm

SIMA Films: Familia Ayara & From Gangs to Gardens: Lunch Screening
FAMILIA AYARA
Don Popo’s life changes when he discovers hip­hop at the age of eleven. From that very moment, hip­hop became the tool that allowed him to dream of a more just and beautiful world: one that is full of wonderful possibilities.Through his Foundation, Familia Ayara, he tries to revive that same experience in as many kids as possible, always using hip­hop as a tool for positive action. 

Directors: Gonzalo Escuder & Nacho Gomez
2013 | 19 min Spain | Colombia
Language: Spanish Subtitles: English 

FROM GANGS TO GARDENS
Organic gardener and vegan chef, DJ CAVEM, is an award­winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip­Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the earth by teaching them how to grow food, and cultivate healthy eating habits. Through his lyrics and gardens, DJ CAVEM is planting

Director & Producer: JLove Calderon
Executive Producer: Andy Averbuch
2014 | 14 min USA
Language: English 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →



Wednesday July 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

1:05pm

Unlikely Allies Lunch
Enjoy a lunch with a new ally!
 

Wednesday July 6, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Impact Hub Seattle

2:15pm

SIMA Flims: Silent River + Discussion
SILENT RIVER

The Santiago River flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico’s largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago. 80% of the companies in the corridor – brands like IBM, HP, Coca­Cola, Levi’s, Honda and Nestlé – are American and Japanese. The river has been transformed into a sewer with over 1000 known chemicals, including dangerously high levels of arsenic, chrome, and lead. Silent River follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save the one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

Directors: Jason Jaacks & Steve Fisher
Producer: Steve Fisher
2014 | 25 min Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →
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Araceli Campos

Director, Impact Hub Mexico City
Araceli is an entrepreneurial ecosystem developer and enhancer looking to add value to the impact startup community. An innovation enthusiast who has catalyzed the growth of numerous early stage impact startups, providing creative solutions to bring together individuals and resources... Read More →



Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room

2:15pm

The Exchange: Getting Started & Round 1

The Exchange is a collaboration space hosted in partnership with Convenors.org for Unlikely Allies attendees and thought leaders on the future of cities. Do you have a burning idea, conversation or skill you want to share? Bring it to The Exchange.

How it works: 

During the afternoon of July 6th, Conveners.org will host The Exchange, an unconference space aimed at taking the conversations and the collaborations deeper that have started during day one of the festival. The Exchange will feature many of the speakers and thought leaders from the program as well as UA participants who will propose and host sessions on topics they also feel are critical to the Future of Cities. Space to propose a session is open to all participants however there are a limited number of slots so we ask all UA festival pass holders and speakers to register their session not later than the morning of the 6th (by the end of breakfast). Interested to host a session? Read more….

Exchange session formats that you can propose to host:

  1. General Discussion? Explore or get feedback on an idea.
  2. Continuing Conversations? Pick up a thread from the day before.
  3. Skills Offer? Share an expert skill.

 

 

How to propose a session?

Upon registration each participant will receive their festival badge along with an A5 card for The Exchange. On this card they can identify the topic, session type, and session host. The card prompts participant to return session topics to the main area by 11 AM on July 6th 2016.

Timing or The Exchange Sessions: 

  • 2:15-2:30pm - Finding your place and overview
  • 2:30pm-3:20pm - Session 1
  • 3:20pm-3:35pm - Transition
  • 3:35pm-4:25pm - Session 2
  • 4:25pm-4:40pm - Transition
  • 4:40pm-5:30pm - Session 3
  • 5:30pm - Begin We are the City Closing Reflection

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Avary Kent

Executive Director, Conveners.org
Avary combines training in genetic engineering and ecology with a Sustainable Enterprise MBA to lead impact focused start-ups from idea to reality. She started in Impact Investing focused on private equity impact measurement with HIP Investor. She is the Co-Founder of ImpactAlpha.com... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Conveners.org

Conveners.org

Conveners.org supports collaboration between impact focused conveners and accelerators to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. We work with over 220 conveners and 98 accelerator programs globally through a mix of in-person and virtual capacity building sessions. We support... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

2:15pm

Case Study: The Wellbeing Project: Connecting inner work / personal development to social change
The Wellbeing Project is focused on both modeling support to social change leaders, and cultivating a shift in the culture of the field toward one that is healthier and supportive of inner wellbeing. The project is co-created with Ashoka, Esalen, the Fetzer Institute and Synergos. Through initial research, we saw that a huge thread and need that exists in our field for greater support for personal / inner development.  We also saw that this had a profound connection to the work and movements we all care about.  Essentially, as people did their own work, our own qualities as human beings came through more powerfully: love, hope, strength, vulnerability, love, empathy, courage to name a few.  And this connected to the way people worked, including for instance the ability of people / institutions to truly build movements. This session is about exploring what we are hosting at the Wellbeing Project, as we all look to shift the culture in our field to better support us all.  

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Gabriela Gandel

Managing Director, Impact Hub Global
Interested in social enterprise, social innovation, new governance and organisational systems, women empowerment, youth development.
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Aaron Pereira

Aaron is excited about the spaces that people live in and how people live together - with an aorientation towards inner work and development - and touching on a mix of art, music andarchitecture. He is currently working with the Wellbeing Project, an initiative that’s co-createdwith... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio

2:15pm

THINK TANK: Who’s Left Out?: Exploring the social infrastructure needed in the era of mass globalization & urbanization

For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population resides in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion people, and this number is expected to double by 2050. The trend towards urbanization is only accelerating and 96 percent of all urbanization by 2030 will occur in the developing world. This global shift toward a more urban global population has profound implications for a wide range of issues including food, water, and energy consumption.

As cities become a reality for an ever-greater share of the world’s population, governments, companies, and civil society must recognize that they are largely unequipped to deal with city-level problems. All of this leads to the fact that we cannot organize cities as we have in the past and must take into account new approaches to urbanization.

This session will establish the context for the conversation around the global trend of urbanization  and panelists will share their perspectives on different types  of social infrastructure including governance, commons, community building, placemaking, resilient economies - that could drastically change how city development is approached and how cities could look in the future.

 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Issam Chleuh

Founder & CEO, Africa Impact Group - CoFounder, Impact Hub Bamako, Africa Impact Group (and) Impact Hub Bamako
Issam Chleuh is the Founder & CEO at Africa Impact Group (AIG), an award winning advisory firm specialized in impact investing, focused on advisory services, incubation, research and news. Issam is also Co-Founder at Impact Hub Bamako. Issam's work is focused on building sustainable... Read More →
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Neal Gorenflo

Project Director, Co-founder, Shareable
Neal is the Project Director and Co-founder of Shareable, a nonprofit that publishes the leading blog about sharing and convenes the Sharing Cities Network. He is a thought leader, author and strategist in the sharing economy, sharing cities, the future of work, and travel spaces... Read More →
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Indy Johar

Co-Founder & Executive Director, 00
ndy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation. Indy Johar is a co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories: our goal is to apply complex systems science to value chain innovation, management and relationships; turning... Read More →
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Konda Mason

Co-founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports and connects socially engaged change makers and social entrepreneurs in creating community and acquiring the skills they need to bring their projects to life. In 2015 Ms. Mason... Read More →
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Debbie So

Head of Partnerships, Impact Hub Islington
Programmes, partnerships & strategy at Impact Hub Islington (the first Impact Hub in the world!). Also part of this year's Unlikely Allies facilitation team, designing sessions on network collaboration.


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:15pm - 4:45pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room

2:30pm

The Exchange - Session 1: Deep Dish - Exploring and Expanding our capacity to have courageous conversation and authentic community building at the intersection of race, class, and the bottom line. Hosts Ashara Ekundayo and Devita Davidson
Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Ashara Ekundayo

CCO/Co-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Ashara Ekundayo is a cultural strategist and convener who consultants with start-ups and organizations to assess and build capacity for increased community engagement in their ventures through the uses of permaculture design, mindfulness, creative arts practice, exhibition, and project... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

2:30pm

2:30pm

The Exchange - Session 3: What is restorative Development? Host: Eva Otto
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters

Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

2:30pm

3:35pm

3:35pm

3:35pm

Skill Share - Session 3: What is Human Centered Design as it applies to cities? Host: Judi Brown
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - 2nd Floor Coworking Space

3:35pm

The Exchange - Session 1: How does Impact HUB lead social inclusion in a time of increased polarization and fear? (Trump, Brexit, etc) Hosts: Alex and Khalid Ali
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Khalid Ali

Co founder, Impact Hub Khartoum
Talk to me about... Agro- business incubation ICT incubation IoT as it applies to agriculture Entrepreneurship in Africa


Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

3:35pm

3:35pm

The Exchange - Session 3: Mobilized Impact Hubs globally on post-disaster relief areas. Host: Sam Bloch
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Sam Bloch

Executive Director, Communitere International
Sam Bloch has devoted the past decade to post-disaster relief in Thailand, Peru, Cuba, Haiti, the Philippines and, most recently, Nepal. As the founder of Communitere, Sam has created an innovative, community-focused disaster response model that diverges radically from the “cookie... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

3:35pm

The Exchange - Session 4: Impact Virtual Reality and VR for Good - What is the next phase of this content creation and how can the Impact Hub community play a part? Host: James Hanusa
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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James Hanusa

City Impact Advisor, UIX Global
As City Impact Advisor, James Hanusa focuses on client engagement, partnerships and organizational strategy for UIX Global. He is co-creating new models for urban innovation ecosystem development. These models include the combination of technology, finance, physical spaces, policy... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

3:35pm

The Exchange - Session 5: Supporting and developing marginalized communities (specifically communities of color). Host: Stephanie Duncker
Understanding the principles to build a regenerative paradigm of Development.

Keynote Speakers & Presenters

Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Triangle Room

3:35pm

3:35pm

The Exchange: Round 2

The Exchange is a collaboration space hosted in partnership with Convenors.org for Unlikely Allies attendees and thought leaders on the future of cities. Do you have a burning idea, conversation or skill you want to share? Bring it to The Exchange.

How it works: 

During the afternoon of July 6th, Conveners.org will host The Exchange, an unconference space aimed at taking the conversations and the collaborations deeper that have started during day one of the festival. The Exchange will feature many of the speakers and thought leaders from the program as well as UA participants who will propose and host sessions on topics they also feel are critical to the Future of Cities. Space to propose a session is open to all participants however there are a limited number of slots so we ask all UA festival pass holders and speakers to register their session not later than the morning of the 6th (by the end of breakfast). Interested to host a session? Read more….

Exchange session formats that you can propose to host: 

  1. General Discussion? Explore or get feedback on an idea.
  2. Continuing Conversations? Pick up a thread from the day before.
  3. Skills Offer? Share an expert skill.

 

 

How to propose a session?

Upon registration each participant will receive their festival badge along with an A5 card for The Exchange. On this card they can identify the topic, session type, and session host. The card prompts participant to return session topics to the main area by 11 AM on July 6th 2016.

Timing or The Exchange Sessions: 

  • 2:15-2:30pm - Finding your place and overview
  • 2:30pm-3:20pm - Session 1
  • 3:20pm-3:35pm - Transition
  • 3:35pm-4:25pm - Session 2
  • 4:25pm-4:40pm - Transition
  • 4:40pm-5:30pm - Session 3
  • 5:30pm - Begin We are the City Closing Reflection

 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Avary Kent

Executive Director, Conveners.org
Avary combines training in genetic engineering and ecology with a Sustainable Enterprise MBA to lead impact focused start-ups from idea to reality. She started in Impact Investing focused on private equity impact measurement with HIP Investor. She is the Co-Founder of ImpactAlpha.com... Read More →

Partners
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Conveners.org

Conveners.org supports collaboration between impact focused conveners and accelerators to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. We work with over 220 conveners and 98 accelerator programs globally through a mix of in-person and virtual capacity building sessions. We support... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

4:40pm

Skill Share - Session 1: Multi-Stakeholder Engagement and Organizational change via gaming and simulation Host: Maarten Robben-Giraud
Multi-Stakeholder Engagement and Organizational change via gaming and simulation.  CASE: The Newtonian shift energy transition game.

Host: Maarten Robben-Giraud

Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - 2nd Floor Coworking Space

4:40pm

Skill Share - Session 2: Water for Resilient Cities & Green Developments Host: Morgan Brown
Close the loop and recover wastewater resources locally!  Water, energy and nutrients.  Support urban agriculture, oasis landscaping and public spaces.  Enable water goals for living building challenge and eco-districts.

Hosted by: Morgan Brown 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Morgan Brown

Owner, Whole Water Systems
Whole Water is developing a Living Community Challenge project on Vashon Island - a 22 min pedestrian ferry away from Downtown Seattle. Located on 9.5 acre of multi-family zoned property within the Town of Vashon and bordering Island Center Forest ( 435 acres, 10+ miles of trails... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - 2nd Floor Coworking Space

4:40pm

The Exchange Session 1: From Moments to Movements | Hosts: Imandeep Kaur and Konda Mason
From moments to movements - continuing lessons learned from Impact Hub Oakland and BirminghamHosts: Imandeep Kaur and Konda Mason

Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

4:40pm

The Exchange Session 2: Info & Best Practice Sharing w/ Sudan & other Countries | Host: Hana Awad Babikar Ahmed Elkaris
How can Impact HUB Global promote and share research, student exchange programs, and best practices with Sudan and other countries?Host: Hana Awad Babikar Ahmed Elkaris

Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

4:40pm

The Exchange Session 3: Creating Access to Angel and Venture Capital | Host: Keith Ippez
Creating Access to Angel and Venture Capital for high growth impact businesses.Host: Keith Ippez

Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle- Triangle Room

4:40pm

The Exchange: Round 3

The Exchange is a collaboration space hosted in partnership with Convenors.org for Unlikely Allies attendees and thought leaders on the future of cities. Do you have a burning idea, conversation or skill you want to share? Bring it to The Exchange.

How it works: 

During the afternoon of July 6th, Conveners.org will host The Exchange, an unconference space aimed at taking the conversations and the collaborations deeper that have started during day one of the festival. The Exchange will feature many of the speakers and thought leaders from the program as well as UA participants who will propose and host sessions on topics they also feel are critical to the Future of Cities. Space to propose a session is open to all participants however there are a limited number of slots so we ask all UA festival pass holders and speakers to register their session not later than the morning of the 6th (by the end of breakfast). Interested to host a session? Read more….

Exchange session formats that you can propose to host: 

  1. General Discussion? Explore or get feedback on an idea.
  2. Continuing Conversations? Pick up a thread from the day before.
  3. Skills Offer? Share an expert skill.

How to propose a session?

Upon registration each participant will receive their festival badge along with an A5 card for The Exchange. On this card they can identify the topic, session type, and session host. The card prompts participant to return session topics to the main area by 11 AM on July 6th 2016.

Timing or The Exchange Sessions: 

  • 2:15-2:30pm - Finding your place and overview
  • 2:30pm-3:20pm - Session 1
  • 3:20pm-3:35pm - Transition
  • 3:35pm-4:25pm - Session 2
  • 4:25pm-4:40pm - Transition
  • 4:40pm-5:30pm - Session 3
  • 5:30pm - Begin We are the City Closing Reflection

 


Keynote Speakers & Presenters
avatar for Avary Kent

Avary Kent

Executive Director, Conveners.org
Avary combines training in genetic engineering and ecology with a Sustainable Enterprise MBA to lead impact focused start-ups from idea to reality. She started in Impact Investing focused on private equity impact measurement with HIP Investor. She is the Co-Founder of ImpactAlpha.com... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Conveners.org

Conveners.org

Conveners.org supports collaboration between impact focused conveners and accelerators to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. We work with over 220 conveners and 98 accelerator programs globally through a mix of in-person and virtual capacity building sessions. We support... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

5:30pm

We Are The City: Festival Closing: ALL Unlikely Allies Unite To Create Final Solutions
The final closing session will unite and empower our next steps as city builders before we head back to Impact Hub for a wonderful evening of local food and drinks with all our new allies!

Wednesday July 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle

6:30pm

We Are The City: Celebration
Start on our 3rd floor with the Allies Auction and bar and then enjoy food from incredible local vendours throughout the 1st and 2nd floor as the night conitnues inclduing music from DJ Darek Mazzone, from KEXP. 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle

7:00pm

Allies Auction

As part of the final We Are the City closing reception at the Unlikely Allies Festival, the Vancouver Economic Commission will be leading an Allies Auction.

The Allies Auction provides one last chance to connect with unlikely allies by pitching-for-partners that care about your mission.

Format:

Two 20 minute emceed sessions will host a total of 30 pitches from entreprenuers and innovators from the Unlikely Allies Festival.

Each participant gets 60 seconds to pitch their venture and make an ask. We suggest the format of

  • Problem you’re trying to solve,

  • How you’re tackling the challenge

  • Up to 3 asks

Interested to pitch?
Sign ups are limited to 30 spaces however all attnedees will recieve an oppotrunity to apply at the festival lobby during your registration at Impact Hub Seattle. 

More Information:
Although companies are welcome to mention that they are actively fundraising, we are asking each impact venture to make at least one ask that can be solved on site. For example, “I am looking for a connection with the City of Barcelona” or “I am looking for help building a digital tool to manage our community”.

At the end of each pitch, the audience throws up their hand if they can help with one of the asks. Staff and partners from the Vancouver contingent will collect business cards (or otherwise record) those that want to connect with a participant, and at the end of the 20 minute session pitch-participants get the chance to connect with the unlikely allies that have offered to help.



Wednesday July 6, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle- 3rd Floor Learning Studio