Community members across the city joined at the ICA GreenRise on February 28th for Cooperation 2015, an "unconference" to spark peer to peer engagement with special guest, Michel Bauwens. Participants engaged in a spectogram activity, witnessed a fishbowl style (un)panel, and a World Cafe. The day was long, yet full of lively discussion, surfacing collective knowledge about untapped potential for peer to peer engagement, including but not limited to local coops, maker spaces, and community networks.
Conference attendees and organizers aim to grow Chicago's peer to peer presence from Saturday's small start to something truly significant, and the World Cafe activity suggested that increased communication and awareness of efforts is critical. Check up on the website for announcements, more pictures from the event, and further opportunities to engage virtually and in person. Email Steve Ediger at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!