Futurespotters draft agenda is up for mix and remix: calling all session proponents!

This is a wiki page, make additions as you think are needed. We have a revision history, so you can’t get it wrong :slight_smile:

Hi everyone,

So we are slowly sticking together the various pieces for the event in Tbilisi. We have a minisite up with an overview, and several sessions in the making some already online and some behind the scenes. As with all Edgeryders events, we don’t just make up the program, we leave it to emerge based on what community members dream up. And remember: it is not too late to propose or work on your sessions to make them memorable!

We will be seeing some re-shuffling and new sessions in the upcoming weeks, this is to give you an idea of how the event is being shaped and make it easy to coordinate together.

If you already see yourself in the program let me know:

  1. Do the day and time suit you?
  2. What format is it? do we need to prepare the room in advance?
  3. Do people who attend your session need to bring anything? (example: laptops, software etc). Available onsite on the 24th, 25th and 26th at the venue (International School of Economics) will be rooms, chairs, wifi, sockets, a projector, probably flipcharts, indoor + outdoor space. Anything else you'll have to ask for and we'll try to make it happen. For example, activities at Vake Park might need a lighter dress code, musical instruments brought along, bikes etc?
DAY 1: June 24

venue: ISET

Title and link Who leads it?
15:00-19:00 Barcamp: marathon of ad hoc, informal talks lead by participants.

Swarmcomms: harnessing our collective online presence to support one another

Crash course: online collaboration using the Edgeryders platform

  • your sessions created on the spot.
19:00-22:00 Social cooking party at Bauhaus Cafe! @Inge
DAY 2: June 25

venue: ISET

10:00-10:30 Welcome word @Nadia
10:30-11:15 Leadership, Sharing and Bureaucracy @Vinay Gupta
11:30-13:00 The Future Now part I (parallel sessions)

Future welfare: teaching basic economic literacy, case of Georgia

Future fundraising: building trust and meaning

Future Economy: carpooling in Armenia and all over the world.

Tamara Kurdadze


Anna Meliksetyan

14:30-16:00 The Future Now part II (parallel sessions)

Future activism: monuments in Armenia

Future cities: urban planning for citizenry (online soon)


Elene Margvelashvili & @Hazem

16:00-17:00 Spot the Future research: preliminary findings from  ethnographic and network analysis @Inga & @Alberto
19:00-21:00 Georgian dinner at Tiflis Hotel in the Old Centre  @Khatuna
DAY 3: June 26

venue: ISET

10:00-11:00 Market Activism @Grupo Cooperativo de las Indias
11:00-11:45 Taking the streets: community mobilization techniques (not online yet) Nick & @Inge
12:00- 13:00 Share your stories visually, connect with people and projects you’d love @Alessandro Mambelli
14:30-17:30 Building shared responses (parallel sessions)

MakerFox: your moneyless marketspace

Social technology for social change: the Oasis Game

We spotted the Future: now what?

Spot the Future research: Focus group discussion



@gazbee sorour


18:30 - Freestyle activities at Vake Park  Nick

MakerFox demo

@Matthias just realised your session escaped my mind! have a look and let me know where you see it could fit in…?

session on Future economy: Carpooling

Title:  "Carpooling in Armenia and all over the world"
Format: Presentation, video, discussion
Description: During the session we will speak about the concept of carpooling, compare carpooling in Armenia and other countries, as well as have a small debate on co-s and pro-s of the idea. We will have also video watching about the establishment of Carpool in Amrneia. 
with @Anna Meliksetyan