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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wiring the Social Economy

How can we help government become more open and responsive to citizens?

How can we as citizens organize to get better outcomes ourselves?

Wiring the Social Economy is using these questions to build an exciting conference happening this week in Vancouver. The focus of the conference is to support the economic community development.

The goals of the conference are to help the social media and tech community understand the challenges of community development and to help community organizers understand the potential of using technology in their work.

The conference will not only be structured with facilitated discussions, they will also have a innovative “unconference” portion, encouraging everyone to participate in the conversation and also create space for social creativity and dialogue.

This conference seems to be connecting the energy around open data/ open government and more traditional community economic development. It will be exciting to see what they come up with!

If you are in the Vancouver area on December 4th, you can register at:

For more information visit the website at:

Colloque sur la Philanthropie 2.0

We are excited about an event happening this friday at UQAM – Philanthropie 2.0. The colloquium will focus on the relevance of social media and Web 2.0 for non-profit organizations. The speaker list includes our friend Martin Lessard, along with F. Simon HenaultRégis Barondeau, and Sacha Declomesnil. Claude Béland, former president of the Caisse Desjardins, will be presiding and Bernard Landry, former Premier of Quebec will also be participating.

They will be launching their new site Philanthropie-Québec at the event. The plan for it is to serve as a non-profit portal for the Quebec community sector.

Most of our team will be there. Come say hello if you see us.

BTW – Since we’re all about tracking grants, we couldn’t resist. We are pretty sure, either this or this CRA grant is what is funding this fine project.

By |November 24th, 2010|Ajah at Events|0 Comments|