Posted by: VPSN | October 7, 2013

Win tickets to Mark Lakeman (Portland City Repair) at the LNE Conference

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Interested in participating in a bit of awesome public space action next Tuesday, October 15?

The 2nd Annual Living the New Economy conference is taking place in Vancouver between Tuesday, October 15 and Sunday, October 20. It’s six jam-packed days of workshops, film, discussions and more… all on the subject of how we might build an economy as if people and the planet mattered.

Nested within the conference are events related to place-making, indigenous economics, community currencies, the ‘open-source’ commons, shared spaces and physical incubators (think ‘the Hive’ or Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation).

The whole event is going to be awesome… but one speaker has got us particularly excited – Mark Lakeman from Portland City Repair. Lakeman will be giving an afternoon workshop and an evening keynote.

Thanks to the generosity of the Living the New Economy organizing team, we have four pairs of tickets to give away to the keynote event. For public spacers out there, this will be exciting news – Portland City Repair is one of the most dynamic place-making organizations operating in North America! Lakeman and his crew have been instrumental in designing vibrant public spaces and places across the US and beyond.

The keynote takes place next Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00pm at Granville Island (Performance Works).

For your chance to win tickets simply send an email to and tell us the name of the Vancouverite filmmaker who will be sharing the stage with Lakeman during the keynote. Be sure to include your name, phone number and email in the body of the message.

(Hint: this is the same filmmaker who will be screening a film at Living the New Economy on Wednesday, October 16).

(Double Hint: The answer to our super-tough skill testing question can be found on the Living the New Economy event page

Deadline for entries is Thursday, October 10 at 5:00pm (PST). We’ll be randomly drawing four names on Friday morning.


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