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Past Events

FtC @ Edge Esmeralda

Leveraging the rich site-specific tradition of integrating relations of land stewardship & social movement in Sonoma County, Funding the Commons joins forces with Ryan Rising of Permaculture Action Network to host a series of workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and field trips to explore how permacultural principles and practices can inspire our own frameworks for building public goods and open source infrastructure.

San Francisco 2024

For this special event, Funding the Commons partnered with Earth Commons. Funding the Commons focused on two areas of rapid innovation underpinning fundamental infrastructure for navigating the digital-physical commons: AI and the Open Web. Earth Commons focused on building bridges between climate entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, funders, NGOs, and international public institutions to explore the funding and governance of nature’s commons.

Taipei 2023

Funding the Commons made its Asia debut in Taipei from 9-10 December 2023. In partnership with da0, the web3 branch under g0v, Funding the Commons created a unique experience focused on public goods discussions.

Istanbul 2023

Funding the Commons joined forces with Zuzalu, d:pact, and Schelling Point during Protocol Labs' LabWeek23. View the event page and schedule for more info.

Berlin 2023

DeSci.Berlin and Funding the Commons joined forces during Berlin Blockchain Week, set to in the city's vibrant tech landscape. This combined event ignited the development of new partnerships, projects, and initiatives with each day providing a distinct platform to engage with the wider blockchain and decentralized science communities.

Paris 2023

Funding the Commons, Paris was unique in its incorporation of open space technology and other unconference-style programming, in addition to engaging keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. This format enabled even more connection amongst participants, and led to the formation of new collaborations and projects.

Lisbon 2022

Funding the Commons, Lisbon featured engaging keynote sessions, collaborative workshops and opportunities to network and build relationships with other members of the community who were driven to find solutions to public goods funding.

Bogota 2022

This event focused on driving group engagement and action towards the broader Funding the Commons mission of building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment.

New York 2022

Funding the Commons moved to an in-person event in New York in June 2022! The 2-day summit on June 24th and 25th was for individuals and organizations building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment in open source networks.

March 2022

The second installment of Funding the Commons was a virtual 2-day summit for individuals and organizations building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment in open source networks.

November 2021

Listen as Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Karl Floersch (Optimism), and other thought leaders discuss novel experiments and future directions for funding our collective commons in the first Funding the Commons event.


24-25 July Tokyo

Funding the Commons x Desci Tokyo


Funding the Commons @ Edge Crecimiento

8-9 November Bangkok

Funding the Commons x APAC DAO

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