In any community, conflict is inevitable. It can be destructive or it can be an opportunity.
How a group, and the individuals in it, deal with conflict is often the difference between the kind of breakthroughs that make a community stronger or the kind of meltdowns that turn an endeavor into a “late great.” In this session we’ll explore how to cope with meltdowns to optimize opportunities and avoid self-destruction.
This Keynote will be held by John Coate, an original member of the Farm community (Wikipedia), the largest and most successful hippy commune ever (still in existence, and doing great, though it is now a cooperative rather than a collective). Because of his experience at community organising, he was recruited into the WELL, Stewart Brand’s and Larry Brilliant’s groundbreaking virtual community – and so became the world’s first professional online community manager. He then went on to found and direct SF Gate, the world’s first big city news website. Later still, he moved on, becoming Development Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and on again.
How you can register for this session
This session takes place at 9:15 AM on Friday, February 26th.
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See you at the workshop
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Date: 2016-02-26 09:15:00 - 2016-02-26 10:00:00, Europe/Brussels Time.