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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Participatory Cities: Inspiring Access and Action

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From Burning Man to places all over the world, how do cities become thriving centers of civic engagement? What tools and infrastructure help people to become makers of solutions? How do leaders inspire citizens to get involved? And how do the concepts of generosity, gifting, and the sharing economy come into play?
Diverse voices of business and community leaders speaking on cities across the U.S. and globe will share philosophies, approaches, and examples of what is working in these regions to get people involved in making their cities more creative and connected places to live.
From changemaking to participatory urbanism, this panel will examine examples of what it takes to create an atmosphere of invitation, inspiration, and innovation that compels individuals to engage in a larger civic and social ecosystem for the betterment of their communities.

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Ashoka Finley

Project Mgr, Ecocity Builders
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Rosie von Lila

Cultural Rel, Burning Man
Rosie is a communications specialist, relationship builder, and producer. She works with Burning Man as part of the Communications and Fundraising teams, and the Regionals Network team. Rosie is the lead producer of the annual Burning Man Global Leadership Conference, and supports... Read More →
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Lionel Mitelpunkt

Co-Founder, SHIFT
I am an educator and a learner. a World bridger and a challenger therefore an avid collaborator. I am an innovator and super-connector and that comes into play whenever I'm dealing with: people, projects, ideas and visions.
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Marlon Parker

Founder & Exec Dir, R Labs

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB