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

JOurneY: A Method for Meaning Creation

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

There are have been three core innovations in human society in the last 500 years: the scientific method, democracy and capitalism. Why were these such amazing breakthroughs? Unlike their predecessors, these were process-based models to continually solve three major aspects of human existence: understanding phenomenon, negotiating rights and unlocking resources.

The fourth innovation is underway and it's happening in Austin, TX: creating meaning. How? First, through Austin's "be yourself" and "keep Austin weird" ethos. Second, through its diverse experiences, communities and scenes. Third, through it unique journey-based entrepreneurship combining bootstrapping and funding approaches.

The fourth component is the JOurneY Model, which brings these elements together into a process anyone can follow to create their unique meaning. You are invited to sign the Declaration of Meaning!


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Bijoy Goswami


Bootstrap Austin

Bijoy is the founder of Bootstrap Austin (2003), the author of The Human Fabric (2004) and maker of models: MRE, Bootstrap, ATX Equation, youPlusU and JOurneY.

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