Social Tools Conference 2019: Symposium

When: Friday 27.9.2019 between 15:00-18.15
Where: Cultural Centre Caisa Auditorium, Helsinki
Entry: free of charge, but due to limited amount of seats sign-up is required. See for instructions.

While the 2018 Social Tools Conference gave a broad overview of issues regarding decentralised organising and its social implications, the 2019 edition will focus on 3 patterns that were discussed last year but needed a more extensive discussion: MONEY, POWER & CONFLICT.

We see that power imbalances can be found in most organisations moving from a hierarchical to a more decentralised working model. How can we talk about them and deal with them? How can we avoid “toxic” power but embrace “healthy” power? How do we track and compensate contributions in decentralised organisations? How do we balance paid, pro bono, and volunteer work? How do we acknowledge invisible work and care work? When trying to move towards a more decentralised way of working, conflict is almost inevitable. How can we deal with it? What patterns and tools are available for addressing conflict?
The conference will open with a symposium featuring international and local speakers. They will highlight some relevant ideas around POWER, MONEY & CONFLICT within decentralised organising. Speakers include Sophie Bustamante, Stacco Troncoso/Ann Marie Utratel (Guerilla Translation / P2P Foundation) and Owen Kelly (Pixelache/Cultural Democracy). 

These presentations will build a common framework towards more “hands-on” workshops in the following days. More info about the workshops can be found on Facebook or Pixelche page.
The conference is organised by Pixelache