Chamber of Commons Event Report

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On October 10, 20 participants assembled at the ICA-USA Greenrise in Uptown Chicago for two workshops to a) discuss what we mean when we talk about commons and b) create an action plan for assembling key Chicagoans by May 1, 2016 to form Chicago’s Chamber of Commons. During the day it became clear that the many perspectives in the room meant that defining  a Chamber of Commons was a complex task. Steve Ediger and Michelle Halle Stern co-facilitated the workshops. Participants engaged in deep conversation, and, based on feedback received, everybody felt that it was a productive use of their time. This report documents the outcomes of the proceedings and maps a path to the founding of Chicago’s first Chamber of Commons in May of 2016.

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Invitation to create a Chicago Chamber of Commons

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October 10, 2015

In 30 (and counting) cities around the globe

People are gathering to celebrate

emergence of a generative economy designed to sustain life not deplete life

In Chicago

our celebration is a call to create a

Chicago Chamber of Commons

an ambitious seed for a national vision, the

U.S.A. Chamber of Commons

We invite you to

Join us  

ICA Greenrise, 4750 N Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL
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