Autumn Gathering 2021

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The CoTech Autumn Gathering 2021 of CoTech

The Autumn Gathering 2021 of CoTech is set for Thursday 23rd and Friday 25th April 2021, 10am-5pm. This will take place in SPACE4 in Finsbury Park, London (owned and run by CoTech members!). It is totally free to attend. People who are not in CoTech coops are also welcome to attend, though they will not be invited to vote on any proposals.

For questions about the event, please contact polly@outlandish.com

Online access

We will be streaming some sessions via this BigBlueButton room:

If you have any issues with this please raise them on the Discourse thread.

Agenda

Thursday

(working groups)

Thursday

(discussions)

Friday

(working groups)

Friday

(discussions)

10-11 Intro session Intro session Intro session
11-12 Working on shared resource for co-operative company handbooks (following from previous gathering) Branding discussion Work Community of practice: healthy power (Lucy)
12-1 Work Agony Aunt Sessions / Strategy Group -

Learnings and Replication

Work How to collaborate with other coops /

How to get more collaborations happening

1-2 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2-3 Work Use cases for Shared Infrastructure Work Network Coordinator discussion?
3-4 Work An introduction DisCo with Irene Lopez Work
4-5 Work How can we refer work fairly through the network? Work CoTech mini fellowship / collaborative learning experience (Lucy)
5-6 Decision Making Decision Making Decision Making Decision Making
6-late Home and embracing sobriety for Friday Party Party

The opening intro session on Day 1 is to bring everyone up to date on where we are so far. At the end of each day there will be a session for work groups to update the wider group on what they've worked on, and where necessary this will include a sociocratic decision-making round with work groups running proposals.

Working groups

Working groups are to be confirmed. They usually include:

- Communications (copy, outreach, branding, positioning etc)

- Governance and Membership (on-boarding, decision-making etc)

- Website improvements (working through the issues)

In addition to the work groups there will also be discussions that participants can chose to run and also attend. People can attend these as they wish. Please fill in your discussion on the timetable above if you would like to host one, and/or post on the forum (see link below):

Venue

The gathering will be at SPACE4, 113-115 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3HH. It does not currently have disabled access. There are lots of food places in the immediate vicinity. Parking nearby is expensive, but it is only a few minutes walk from a tube and mainline station.

SPACE4 is an events and coworking space run by Outlandish, with input and support from a number of other CoTech coops. It is home to quite a few of the London-based coops, so it would be great to show everyone where we work.

Lunch

We will try to go for lunch / order in lunch in

WiFi

SSID:        SPACE4.2
Passphrase:  c00perative

Socialising and Networking

Friday 24th September Post-Gathering Party, we'll get some drinks in and some music and party in the space.

Accommodation

If you need a place to stay let people know on the forum and some London dwellers may have space. Otherwise there are loads of hotels locally.

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