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Mindful Uprising pop-up people's summit - Saturday 6 December, 2015

24 Nov 2015

Melbourne Polytechnic is thrilled to be co-hosting Mindful Uprising, a pop-up people's summit to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, on Saturday 6 December, 2015. And we'd like you to join us for this free event!

Co-hosted by Centre for the Future and Melbourne Polytechnic, Mindful Uprising won't be focusing on unrealistic expectations that anything startlingly new will emerge from these talks.

Instead, we have chosen to showcase a few of the many local initiatives that are already being deployed by individuals and groups within our community to change what we do and how we do it.

Many of these local initiatives arise from the sharing economy, which is why we are delighted to welcome Michel Bauwens, a world expert on the Commons and founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation, as our guest and one of our keynote speakers.

The other keynote speaker is Richard Hames, CEO of the Centre for the Future. Richard is considered to be among the world’s most influential intellectuals and philosopher-activists.

The summit will give participants an open space to explore how much more can be done collaboratively to lessen the impact of wicked problems (such as climate change) on our lives. We'll be showcasing exemplars from Open Food Network, Earthworker Cooperative, Melbourne Alliance, Framed Democracy, Ability Capital, Footscray Maker Coop, and Sharing Cities Network.

This is a free event and one which will attract citizens who want to do more to shape a better future for their children and their children’s children.

  • When: Saturday 6 December, 2015, 1:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Melbourne Polytechnic, Level 1, Building E, 144 High Street, Prahran

For more information on this unique event, and to book your free tickets, please visit the Mindful Uprising website.

For media enquiries, please contact Anita Coia on 9269 1251 or ua.ud1558950552e.cin1558950552hcety1558950552lopen1558950552ruobl1558950552em@ai1558950552dem1558950552