3rd-20th March: Bounce Forward – What Next? Summit
Wednesday, March 3 - Saturday, March 20
The What Next Summit is a 3 week online event exploring how we can build community power to respond to the major challenges of our times.
It will build community power across the UK by bringing together hundreds of community activists already making change happen, so together we can have a bigger impact. It will be a space to empower us to create our own future, tap into our imagination, make new connections and share knowledge to build a stronger movement.
Hosted by Transition Network and CTRLShift the summit will run from 3rd-20th of March, to enable people to dip in and out as they wish and to make space for learning, reflection, the building of relationships and concrete pathways of action.
The sessions are a mixture of live presentations and workshops. All the talks and seminars will be hosted mainly on zoom and the debriefs and discussions after the seminars will be held on the Losing Control Community platform.
The summit is completely free to attend.
Sign up and more info here
Each week will have a different focus, following the flow of What Is? What If? What Next?
3rd March: The summit begins with an evening webinar highlighting a blizzard of stories from community led movements from around the world.
4th – 7th March: We have 13 workshops/presentations throughout the day and evening focusing on a range of different themes – you can drop into the ones you find the most interesting to you.
10th – 12th March: We have 3 evening webinars exploring a different element of imagination from the personal to the community to the whole of society. We have some great speakers in these sessions that will feed and inspire your own imagination.
13th March: 2030 day, this is a whole day session (you need to be there from the start) exploring what 2030 would look like if we were able to shift to a more positive future.
16th – 18th March: Open Space sessions, this is a space for summit participants to propose sessions on topics they would like to discuss, so keep an eye on the NUDJ calendar closer to the time to see what emerges, of course you could also propose a session.
19th March: Connecting the threads is an evening session exploring how everything we are doing in the community links to larger scale change and what that means for our communities.
20th March: What Next organising for change is a day session of workshops and we are leaving the afternoon free at the moment so we can respond to what emerges from the conversation, but have no doubt it will be interesting.