2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Participatory Cities: Inspiring Access and Action

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center

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

Lionel Mitelpunkt



Marlon Parker

Founder & Exec Dir

R Labs

Rosie von Lila

Cultural Rel

Burning Man

Rosie is a relationship builder for the Burning Man organization, which endeavors to spread Burning Man culture globally. She began participating in Black Rock City in 2000 when she was 19 years ol...

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