Call for Participation

Our two day conference will bring together community activists, social entrepreneurs, economists, academics, lawyers, regulators and students.

We invite all prospective participants to be creative with your proposals. Although we have invited some speakers in advance, the final programme will depend upon what you submit. It will be crafted with an eye to the practical lessons for projects and politics, including a plenary session on ‘The City as Commons’ (exploring how different projects and ideas intersect with each other) and a second plenary exploring the idea of a Coalition (whether for political advocacy, policy development or networking purposes). Finally, the program will also include time for open-space session.

OUR CONFERENCE’S GUIDING QUESTION:  How can we reimagine work, exchange, money, care, law and our relationship with the natural world through the prism of a new economy?

The six dimensions of the new economy in this question will be used to structure the conference.


The following types of participation are invited:

  • Panel discussions - between 20 and 40 minutes long (please contact us first by email to discuss informally in this case)
  • Papers – presented for up to 20 minutes
  • Short performances or interventions – 5 to 10 minutes
  • Mini-workshops or facilitated games - up to 40 minutes
  • Posters


Please download the Proposal Abstract Template by clicking here.

Please use the Template to describe your proposal (300 words) and list in order of importance up to three of the six core themes (work, exchange, money, care, law and our relationship with the natural world) your contribution relates to.  Please be sure to also provide your 100 word bio in the template.

Please email your Proposal to: no later than 30 June 2016.