11041 :: Complementary Currency :: 08.24.11
Date :: 08.24.11
Time :: 7:00-11:00pm
Location :: Downtown Independent Theater| 251 S. Main St. LA 90012
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Price :: $10 in Advance | $15 at the door | $5 Student
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Mindshare LA & Project Butterfly are Proud to Present:
The State of Complementary Currency and Transaction
"The only currency I value is the coin of the spirit."
How we trade with one another is integral to getting getting work done and building communities. Throughout history, markets and technology have spurred the innovation of how money changes hands. As times are changing, new exchange systems are popping up, including digital currency such as Bitcoin and community bartering systems built on social capital. On August 24th, come join Mindshare LA and Project Butterfly to discuss the future of exchange with a panel of currency innovators.
7:00pm :: Doors, Food & Happy Hour 1/2 Priced Drinks
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA!
The Little Cart will be serving up delicious treats from 6:45pm onward.
8:00pm :: Program includes:
Hollis Doherty / Screenwriter and Currency Activist
Micki Krimmel / Founder & CEO, NeighborGoods
Heather Schlegel / Futurist
Sanjay Sabnani / CEO, CrowdGather, Inc.
* To explore the past, present & future of alternative currencies based around social and digital exchange by way of a panel and audience discussion;
* To provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with each other;
* To debut a skill-sharing interface with which attendees can communicate their needs and offers to each other.
This will be both a panel discussion and experiential practice (discussing your needs and offers with others).
9:30pm - 11:00pm :: Skill-sharing, Mingling & Rooftop Drinks
Join us on the splendid roof top of the downtown Independent for drinks, surrounded by the downtown LA sky line.
More about the Panelists:
Hollis Doherty is a writer, actress, and currency activist. A lifelong passion for protecting the Earth's natural resources led her to a Biology degree at the University of Colorado. When she recently discovered the true story of the currency experiment in Woergl, Austria, which happened during the Great Depression, she flew there to research and ultimately write a screenplay, "The Miracle in Woergl", currently in pre-production. She believes that our sustainability problems are a systemic result of a faulty monetary mechanism, and that reorganizing the tools of human exchange will ultimately provide the solutions we need from a causal, and not result oriented basis.
Micki Krimmel is the founder and CEO of NeighborGoods.net where neighbors save money and resources by sharing goods and skills in a safe community.
Heather Schlegel is a futurist, technologist, and cacophonist. She has helped build and launch over 50 Internet products in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles since 1996. Her research projects include alternate/virtual currencies and transactions; the impact of technology on identity creation and positive wildcards. Schlegel is primarily known by her online moniker, heathervescent, where she explores the intersection of technology, culture and identity.
Sanjay Sabnani is the Chairman and CEO of CrowdGather, Inc. Sanjay is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist with a long-standing passion for the Internet and Technology industry and online network community building. Sabnani has been an active proponent of message boards since 2002, when he acquired General Mayhem, his first message board community. He continued acquiring forums until he decided that it was time to focus on turning this portfolio into a business with the launch of CrowdGather in 2008. CrowdGather's forum network has grown to over 150 million monthly pageviews and 15 million monthly unique visitors. CrowdGather is working on developing SpreadTrust: a secure two-factor authenticated, cloud-based wallet for bitcoins which should be released by the end of the year.
Thank you to our Community Partners ::
Burbank Green Alliance :: www.BurbankGreenAlliance.org
Echo Park Time Bank
Green Business Networking
The Hub LA
LA Permaculture Guild & Earthflow Design Works