November 7th, 2020
10am – 2pm PT (1pm – 5pm ET)




What will it take?

Why do we create crises and then discourage the cooperation that could have prevented them? Why do we only cooperate and help each other after a catastrophe has happened? Cooperation and volunteering for group work isn’t a valued part of our society, especially when it comes to our commons resources.

Now is the time to focus on activities that will benefit everyone. Carrying capacity has become more urgent as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how fragile our economy is. We’ve already seen supply chain disruptions, shortages of natural resources and loss of biodiversity. Can your region support the needs of your community? This conference will give you a deeper understanding of carrying capacity as it relates to vital resources like food, water and energy.

Join our keynote speakers and our team chairs as they talk about how their work on carrying capacity can lead to greater group cooperation and sustainability. This is your opportunity to ask the experts how we can, and must do better.


Keynote speakers

Jean Russell, is a founder of the Thrivability movement. She curated: Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch in 2010. As an author, she published: Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World That Works (2013) and Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations (2016) with Triarchy Press. Her work on thrivability, innovation, philanthropy and cultural shifts has been highlighted in The Economist, Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. As a seasoned operations executive for social technology startups, Jean acted as project lead for the *Holo* ICO. Jean was a co-organizer of the *Co-creative Innovation and Impact Institute (CI2I)* from 2011 to 2016. The Post Growth Institute gave Jean an honorable mention on the Enrich List as one of the top 200 people enriching our path to a sustainable future.

Clare Politano is a technologist and regenerative strategist dedicated to channeling resources to heal our communities and our planet. As a Core Steward of Terran Collective, she focuses on bioregional organizing and building technology for a regenerative future. Clare contributes communications, software engineering, and product management to Hylo, the coordination platform for a thriving planet. Her wide-ranging skills come from years building nonprofits, tech companies, and sustainable and regenerative businesses, including Regen Network, Social Tables, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the International Rescue Committee.

Speakers From EDARegister Here

James Quilligan
Managing Director

Roar Bjonnes

Dave Cunningham
Research Chair

Jacelyn Eckman
Advocacy Chair

Chloe Brown
Education Co-Chair

DeeDee Brown
Education Co-Chair