A new stage of social evolution is upon us. Innovative social technologies will push us away from coercive institutions, toward more collaborative communities. We want to shine a spotlight on a handful of visionaries leading the way. Join us for an evening of captivating talks from some of the most illustrious thinkers in social entrepreneurship and radical community.
Voice & Exit is about:
• Advocating non-coercive means of making social change
• Highlighting people who roll up their sleeves to make change without political power
• Celebrating the creation of new rules and ways of organizing communities
Voice & Exit is an event in Austin, TX to be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2013—in parallel with the SXSW interactive conference. Twelve fascinating movers and shakers will take the stage to present twelve short-form (TED-style) talks about innovations in social entrepreneurship and radical community. Each talk will be filmed for high-quality web distribution following the event.
- Jacob Sullum (Reason Magazine)
- Mary Ruwart (Healing Our World)
- Michael Strong (Free Cities Institute / RSE)
- John Papola (Emergent Order)
- Max Marty (Blueseed)
- Paul Green, Jr. (Self-Management Institute)
- Magatte Wade (Tiossan/ TED Global Africa)
- Max Borders (The Freeman/Superwealth)
- Sam Elick (BrainJuice)
- Dr. Don Beck (Spiral Dynamics)
- Jason Rink (Foundation for a Free Society)
- Michael Gibson (The Thiel Foundation)
Talk topics include:
- Seasteading and entrepreneurship without borders
- Businesses without bosses
- Free cities of the future
- Developing-world entrepreneurship
- Politics 2.0: The end of political parties
- Emergent communities
- Disrupting education
So what is social entrepreneurship and radical community formation?
Social entrepreneurship is about finding innovative ways of solving social problems. Want to end hunger in your community? Become an environmental steward? Build a wired library for a poor neighborhood? Social entrepreneurs co-create solutions in the voluntary sector. Instead of agitating for political elites to “do something,” social entrepreneurs roll up their sleeves and get to work.
Radical community is about people creating new social operating systems to live and work in. Radical communities will depend on the community members coming up with agreed-upon rules and new forms of lifestyle design. They will be hubs of human flourishing based on common values, and they’ll compete for members. Want to live in a community that values technological advancements to improve health, intelligence and life experience? How about living on a "seastead" full of international entrepreneurs off the coast of San Francisco? Want to live in a communal city of tree-houses where children are taught to farm and meditation is a common practice?
One of these visions is already in the process of being created! Max Marty, co-founder of Blueseed, is developing a “Googleplex of the Sea” off of Half Moon Bay, California. Listen to Max Marty share his vision at the Voice & Exit 2013 event.
We know that people are individuals with unique visions to share. But forming community means finding common values. Within a diverse range of communities, individuals will be able to seek out environments they believe best contribute to their thriving. In a world with so many different possible forms of association, everyone will need both the right to voice her opinion and the right to exit if a community isn’t working for her. So we ask: What if humanity placed higher value on the rights of voice and exit? What would the world look like? We think it would be a world of continuous innovation – a world in which people “criticize by creating.” This is what Voice & Exit is all about. (Welcome home, visionaries.)
A successful campaign will allow us to launch this fantastic inaugural event.
Venue: Ballet Austin, 501 West 3rd Street Austin, TX 78701
Event Time/Date: 7pm (doors open)
Pre-event Happy Hour: 6pm
Our video production team will record all twelve speakers and make the videos available online for anyone who craves new ideas about how we live and work together. We hope this event will catalyze a community -- one that can thrive well beyond the event.
When you back the Voice & Exit campaign, you could be planting the seeds of a powerful movement. What kind of movement? A movement to accelerate peaceful social change. Isn’t it time we moved away from tug-of-war politics, towards decentralization? Away from authoritarian elites towards peer-to-peer cooperation?
We have to reach our goal in order to provide:
- The beautiful Ballet Austin venue for the event
- Video recording, production, editing and distribution
- An incredible website to host the videos.
- Happy hour prior to the event (for top backers)
- Travel costs / planning for the event
- Marketing and promotion
There is no other event quite like this, anywhere -- so your backing is critical. We are absolutely committed to making this event a reality. And backers of this Indiegogo campaign have an opportunity to get the best possible rewards for their support:
> Seats to the event
> Meet these visionary speakers in a pre-event happy hour.
> Advertise your organization at the event and in the videos that will live beyond the event online.
If you’re unable to back us financially, you can help us by getting the word out! Indiegogo has incredible sharing tools, so if you like what you see: please use them.
If you are as excited as we are about maximizing human potential and co-creating an abundant world of diverse communities and cultures, please join us in Austin, TX on March 9th, 2013 for our first Voice & Exit event.
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Tickets are non-refundable. Voice & Exit has no affiliation with TED.com
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