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Wisdom 2.0 Conference and more: funding campaign

Thank you for reading up on this campaign, and participating in any way. Looking forward to hearing your suggestions, too, on how to make the very most of this opportunity. Call me any time -- 248 787-4917 -- or email or find me on Twitter at @CDEgger. Thanks!

What kind of world do we want to live in?

What's the highest potential for
using internet technologies to create that world?

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference embraces both of these questions with equal amounts of passion and attention, and approaches them through exploring topics that overlap significantly with my interests in:

- Microphilanthropy
- Systems and network theories
- The complexity sciences
- Reiki and other mindfulness practices
- The concept of development or betterment

In a word, I would love to will(!) be there to:

- Actively engage with those at the conference (see link in comment below for more info), in building a better understanding how internet technologies can encourage wisdom and mindfulness, and to find ways to build toward that potential
- Lead a session on Gentle Action building on the webinar described here, either during the conference if possible or as a follow-up event on Sunday
- Bring more people into the conversation by building discussions on Twitter throughout the conference
- Host two BlogTalkRadio sessions after the conference (one on implications for Social Actions, and a second on Network Weaving)

And then there are all the bonuses that would will(!) come with being in the Bay Area – opportunities to:

- Represent Social Actions on a panel discussion at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit
- Co-create a Network Weaving meetup/workshop with a number of colleagues
- Meet with Social Actions partners in the area (there are dozens! perhaps a gathering at the Hub?)

*** The tipping point has been reached: everything outlined above WILL be happening -- hooray!!! ***

This ChipIn widget provides a place to collect funds. The original budget of $859 reflected estimates of $309 registration, $350 airfare, and $200 for being-out-of-town costs (food, transportation, miscellaneous costs that come with being away from home).

3/7/10 update: Got a better price than expected on the registration, and will adjust the fundraising goal after seeing what the plane ticket comes to.

3/19/10 update: Beth Kanter just made my day with a Random Act of Frequent Flier Mile Kindness. A no-cost round-trip ticket is in hand!!

*** Huge amounts of gratitude to this growing list of contributors ***

Jean Russell
Beth Kanter
Peter Deitz
JD Lasica
Mike Lewkewitz
Britt Bravo
Valdis Krebs
June Holley
Pamela Miles
Edward Harran
Joe Solomon
Shawn and Christine Egger
Cesar Castro
Jill Finlayson
Ingrid Vercruysson

*** Watch for more updates as planning around all that this support is making possible continues ***

The ChipIn widget above will remain in play as an easy way to collect funds for anything we dream up that may have additional costs attached. Thank you for contributing or getting in touch if you’d like to build something around this event together. Don't hesitate to ask any questions about this campaign, or propose more activities and take-aways too. Find me here, at, 248 787-4917, or @CDEgger, or let me know where to find you and I'll meet you there. :)

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Comment by Christine Egger on March 3, 2010 at 9:15am
An update: In addition to the ideas proposed above, I'm also really interested in exploring the potential to attend Wisdom 2.0 as a network weaver, intentionally practicing that craft as its described by June Holley and others who've been drawing attention to it for some time now (see June's blog here; see Beth Kanter's posts here). It's an idea that's way too big for a blog post comment, and is making it's way into a Google doc as we speak :)

p.s. The early bird registration prices and deadlines shift around a bit. At the moment, a $249 + $7.22 offer expires on March 7th. Suffice it to say that purchasing a ticket sooner than later is advised :)
Comment by Peter Deitz on March 15, 2010 at 12:02pm
Hi Christine, Just chipped in a few dollars to help get you to California for the Wisdom 2.0 Conference. All the best, Peter
Comment by Christine Egger on March 15, 2010 at 1:11pm
Peter, you rock, right along with everyone who's been lifting this project from 'potential' to 'implementable.' :)

Some updates:

* The network weaving component -- thanks to uber-collaboration with June Holley, Jean Russell, Deborah Drysdale, Patti Anklam, and Bruce Waltuck -- is increasingly coming into focus. Watch for an open Skype call next week (perhaps should propose a BlogTalkRadio session) to hone it further.

* The Gentle Action presentation is out-of-the-box ready, and the unconference part of Wisdom 2.0 is coming together with support from Google, so that's just a matter of adding it to the day's agenda. Eddie Harran, Jan Stewart, and Suzie Graham have been sharing info around related unconference sessions, too. More in the coming weeks about how those might come together.

* Soren Gordhamer (@SorenG on twitter) shared a link to the list of conference attendees, so I've been able to start reviewing backgrounds and interests of those who'll be there: (blog entry) and on (dynamic list as more people register).

So the plans are clearly coming together, and thanks to Peter's donation this morning there's just $259 to go in the funds-collection department. Continued thanks to everyone who's watching and contributing to this fantastic experiment!

Comment by Christine Egger on April 27, 2010 at 9:28am
April 27th update: I'm here! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who made that possible. Starting in on a tremendous week. My heads a bit too full to list all of the plans here, but will return here regularly to share updates. For now, preparing for a day of conversations with Celine Takatsuno, an amazing group gathering for lunch (, and Jill Finlayson of Social Edge (important partner to the Equally full days right through to the Wisdom 2 Conference, and lots planned there including the network weaving component and Gentle Action unconference discussions described below.

More as we go along... now, time for that all-important first cup of coffee... :)


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