Celebrate the social impact of sharing
The world is being transformed by sharing. And there's no better time to
discover just how much of impact it has than Global Sharing Week. Add
your sharing event to the GSW map and help us shift the focus away from
what’s wrong with the world, to what’s right with it. No event is too small,
no act of sharing too insignificant. From individuals to corporations, our
annual mass engagement campaign is the largest because it celebrates all
the wonders of the sharing economy.
This year's theme? Social impact.
The sharing economy is the Future of Life. As it transforms the very fabric of
society, this year we're highlighting all the good in the world brought about by
sharing. Taking place between June 3rd to 10th Global Sharing Week events
happen all over the world. You can find and register events on our global map.
Where You Come In
Did you know there are over £3.5 trillion worth of idle human and physical
resources in the world – and that unlocking access to these could solve major
global challenges? So get your Global Sharing Week event on the map to give the
sharing economy movement that extra bit of momentum.
Examples of events can include: clothes swaps, food shares, disco soups, picnics,
skills swaps, grub clubs, give and get markets, potluck dinners, bake shares, co-
working hackathons, maker fairs, reuse / recycling events – you name it. Check
our 7 awesome ways to get involved.
Who can join?
Anyone can register an event. As long as it unlocks access to skills, knowledge,
time, goods, food etc, it’s definitely Global Sharing Week material. So register
your event, and join the ranks of sharers putting the Sharing Economy on the
Last year, Global Sharing Week 2017 saw over 354 events take place in 113
cities, across 34 countries on every continent! It was a tremendous success and
we reached over 5.5 million Twitter accounts. We’re confident, this year we can
Can large-scale regeneration sites effectively deliver and nurture innovation through their development phases while ensuring lasting benefits to their surrounding communities? The ULI Infrastructure & Regeneration Council and Tech Forum will be visiting Here East the former broadcast centre for the London Olympics, to explore how innovation plays a key role in the regeneration of this site and how the related organisations are creating a new London district with academic institutions, technology firms, an innovative incubator and a growing business community.
Please find the agenda and registration details below:
Site Tour: Delivering innovation in large scale regeneration – Here East
Kindly hosted by Plexal, 14 E15 2GW, E Bay Lane, London E15 2GW
2:30 Welcome and Introduction to Here East – Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East
Site Tour of Here East buildings and a visit to innovative and real estate organisations:
- UCL Bartlett Real Estate Institute, Prof Peter Bishop
- Hobbs Studio, Kadine James
- Plexal, Innovation Centre, Tony Markovski
Panel and Audience Debate that will explore the regeneration phases, investment, innovation and community development aspects of Here East.
- Peter Bishop, UCL
- Claire Cockerton, CEO-Founder, Plexal
- Gavin Poole, COE, Here East
- Hackney Council (invited)
- Audience Q&A
This forum is open to both members and professionals from across the urban innovation and wider urban environment fields.
- ULI Members £35.00
- Non-Members: £85.00
Come and join us for our Monday evening meetup at our new home in Islington!
• Free Code Camp (https://www.freecodecamp.com/) projects
• Solving and creating Codewars (https://www.codewars.com/) katas
• Founders & Coders prerequisites (https://foundersandcoders.com/apply/prerequisites/)
• You are also welcome to work on anything else you'd like!
This meetup is for everyone who wants to learn to code. Beginners are very welcome.
Please bring a laptop.
Founders & Coders is a non-profit that runs tuition-free, full-time coding academies in Finsbury Park, Nazareth and Gaza. We are running these sessions to raise awareness of our programme. https://foundersandcoders.com/
Please follow the Founders & Coders Code of Conduct (https://github.com/codingforeveryone/code-of-conduct):
Our community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form.
This event is run by Founders & Coders, sponsored by Islington Council and hosted at Space4 in Finsbury Park, a space dedicated to bringing together like-minded organisations in their aim to harness technology for social good and social change. It is supported by Outlandish, a non-hierarchical worker cooperative that builds data-driven web applications and re-invests its profit democratically in positive social change, and by the CoTech Network, a network of digital worker co-ops building a tech industry that's better for its workers and customers through co-operation, democracy and worker ownership.
Mark your calendars for this unique event addressing the latest trends in the IoT domain! The IoT Week gathers the community of stakeholders engaged in developing new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions. During the IoT Week 2018, the Euskalduna Conference Centre will host prominent IoT experts, researchers, IoT focused companies, research centres, European research projects, start-ups and international organizations to meet, discuss and identify emerging trends and technologies that will impact the future. The event is co-organized by the IoT Forum and IK4-TEKNIKER.
For more information: https://iotweek.org/
SB’18 Vancouver kicks off a global showcase of brands who are embodying the spirit of balance and simplicity by redesigning product and service offerings toward new societal aspirations of The Good Life. Dive into a thoughtfully curated list of exemplary case studies, discover innovation frameworks and practical tools, and find new partners to deliver on your goals.
For more information: https://events.sustainablebrands.com/sb18vancouver/
ICF, together with NextGen, is looking forward to welcoming mayors, civic leaders, CIOs and industry representatives from around the world to an iconic city for this unique event. The annual theme is ‘Humanising Data’, which will tackle various topics related to the big data, open data and their contributions to the humanity.
Three full days of inspiring speeches and presentations of practical case studies will be provided in addition to the following key events:
Urban and Rural Master Classes teaching development strategies based on information and communications technology
Economic Development Matchmaking for public and private-sector organizations seeking new opportunities.
Top7 Intelligent Communities Reception, honoring the finalists for the Intelligent Community Awards
Top7 Conversations with the mayors and administrative leaders of our finalists
Intelligent Community Awards Dinner, where one of the Top7 is named Intelligent Community of the Year
Join EUROCITIES to debate over the impact of big data and open data on Humanity.
For more information: https://www.intelligentcommunity.org/
Picnic in the heart of Prague organised by social network Hearth.net.
Bring the food you like and share it with the others.
Everyone's gift is unique. You might share whatever you want with the others.
We're going to meetup in the city park Stromovka: https://mapy.cz/s/2DPdV
- nice food
- great company
TUESDAY TALKS - Ramadan special
Topic: Rekindling the spirit of FORGIVENESS
On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, we have talks that focus on personal & professional challenges and provide viable and practical solutions to them. These talks are facilitated by subject matter experts who have also been practicing Meditation for years, and hence are able to share practical jewels of wisdom drawn from real life situations.
Across the globe, there have been seismic shifts in politics, gig-economics, society, demographics and the impact of AI, robotics and other technologies. With these changes we are seeing transformations across all sectors of real estate with innovators, disruptors and makers forcing the built environment to become more flexible.
So as the real estate industry finds itself on the cusp of change, we need admit that this is no longer a phenomenon and is now a fundamental part of the market. So we need to understand how to incorporate more flexibility yet ensure that real estate remains fit for purpose.
The technology disrupters can no longer be ignored and already we are experiencing a blurring of boundaries within our industry. The 2018 ULI UK Annual Conference will look at this distortion of property industry. The blurring between professional and personal lives and its resultant shift in customer expectations, the interplay between real estate and infrastructure and the morphing of tech companies into real estate providers. Join us to hear the latest trends, share best practice and future proof your business.
09:00 Welcome and Introductions
ULI UK Chairman: Chris Choa, Vice President, AECOM & Chairman, ULI UK
Conference moderator: Andrea Carpenter, Co-Director, Women Talk Real Estate
09:15 The Business Environment – Economic, Geopolitical and Social Outlook
Economy: Arend Kapteyn, Global Economist, UBS Investment Bank
Geopolitics: Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum
Social Change – David Goodhart, Author of ‘The Road to Somewhere’ & Head of the Demography Unit, Policy Exchange
Moderator: Tony Travers, Director, LSE-London School of Economics
10:15 Infoburst: ULI Affordable Housing Game
Elizabeth Rapoport, Content Director, ULI Europe
10:30 Coffee Break
11.00 Shifting Strategies #1: New Occupier Models
Adapting to change and the blurring of lines. New occupier models and strategies.
Despina Katsikakis, International Partner & Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield
Henrie Koetter, Chief Investment Officer, ECE
Antony Slumbers, CEO, Estate Today and ‘Innovation Evangelist’
Moderator: Clare Thomas, Partner, CMS
12:00 Infoburst: Role of Art in Urban Regeneration and the Challenges to Overcome
Shain Shapiro, Founder & CEO, Sound Diplomacy
13:30 Capital Markets – Where’s the Smart Money Going?
Anne Kavanagh, Chief Investment Officer, Patrizia Real Estate
Audrey Klein, Managing Director & Head of International Institutional Clients, Corestate Capital Partners UK
John Lien, Managing Director, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners
Douglas Crawshaw, Senior Investment Consultant – Head of EMEA Real Estate Manager Research, Willis Towers Watson
Moderator: Richard Johnson, Global Head of Business Development for Real Estate and Private Markets, UBS
14:30 Infoburst: Impacting Investing – Supporting Smart Urban Growth
14:45 Coffee Break
15:15 Shifting Strategies #2: Connectivity and Reciprocity
Driving value through reciprocal relationships
Anne Mellano, Co-Founder, Best Mile
Oscar Brooks, Acquisitions Director, Moda Living
Moderator: Chris Choa, Chairman, ULI UK & Vice President, AECOM
16:15 Infoburst: ULI UK Housing with Care Guide
Stephanie McMahon, Head of Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate
16:30 Keynote Speaker: ‘On the Cusp of Change’ – The Impact of Tech
The impact of technology, and in particular AI, augmented and VR and the Internet of Things, on society and business
Laetitia Cailleteau, Managing Director, UKI Emerging Tech Lead, Global Lead for Virtual Agent, Accenture
17:30 Conference close
17:30-18:30 Networking Drinks Reception
Arend Kapteyn, Global Economist, UBS Investment Bank
David Goodhart, Author of ‘The Road to Somewhere’ & Head of the Demography Unit, Policy Exchange
Henrie Koetter, Chief Investment Officer, ECE
Antony Slumbers, Founder and ‘Innovation Evangelist’
ULI UK Product Council Day
The ULI UK Product Council Day will take place the day before the Annual Conference on the 4 June.
Product Councils are sector focused, closed door forums for candid exchange of best practice. Membership to the ULI UK Product Council’s is at the discretion of the Council Chair, to ensure an appropriate mix of participants, and limited to 40 people per council. ULI UK has three product councils as follows:
Council day programmes TBC.
Prices exclude VAT ULI Private Sector Member £490 (exclusive of VAT) Private Sector Non Member £749 ULI Public Sector Member £240 Public Sector Non Member £375 ULI Young Leader Member * £240 Young Leader Non Member * £375 Student £50
* Young Leaders applicable to individuals under the age of 35 years.
** A limited number of student registrations, at this subsidised rate, are available on a first come first served basis.
Hello! Meet local people who like to do a range of things that you like too, in and around Sunbury and the surrounding areas. We generally have a couple of events on each week. If you have any suggestions for events, just let us know.
Our member general age range is 40's/50's+ although any age can join.
We like to laugh a lot, dance a lot (if you can call it dancing . . . ), eat a lot(!), quiz a lot, play sports a bit and generally have a go at anything that's a bit of fun. We try to keep it local but happy to go further afield for the right event. It costs £1 to RSVP for an event and that's just to cover the running costs. Just bring it with you to the event. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BADMINTON IS PLAYED SOCIALLY, USING SMUGs RULES, NOT SEMI-PROFESSIONALLY.)
We've been going since October 2011, events are generated by our members and its been a real laugh so far . . . Come and join us!
1. SMUGs hope you will enjoy participating in any events it organises and that you will understand your own obligations in terms of health & safety whilst doing so.
Members should ensure that they are physically capable of taking part in activities, and where appropriate have taken medical advice before participating.
Members also consent to their photograph, images and any videos being used on the web-site or in any related publicity material.
By applying and subsequently being accepted as a member, you agree to these terms and conditions, including waiving legal rights, and do so by your own free will.
2. If members do not access the site for six months, they will automatically be deleted. Ex-members are welcome to rejoin at any time.
Language Exchange - Hong Kong is a local and international community of language learners of all levels that come together to improve their language skills and make great friends.
In this community, people from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds will have the opportunity to sharpen their language skills, while helping others to do the same. Currently we do weekly language exchanges with English, Cantonese and Mandarin and select special events in other languages. Its lots of fun and it's free!
Language Exchange usually starts with a fun ice breaker that gets people talking, then moves to a quick vocabulary lesson. After this, the bulk of the time is spent on actual conversation with each other. At the end of the exchange you will be a better speaker and have a bunch of new friends!
We have fun games and activities that utilize our knowledge of English or Cantonese to learn new grammar points and practice our conversation skills through various weekly topics that are applicable to use in your everyday speaking life.
Try “Speed Swap” - Use the grammar points learnt in class to practice in one on one conversations with a wide variety of people!
This is a chance to have quick conversations with people, without feeling the pressure to hold a conversation!
Try “Group Chat” - Make friends both international and Chinese as you practice points learnt in class in group discussions!
This is a relaxed way to chat openly in the language of your choice and lean new things about your friends!
Who can you meet at Language Exchange?
- At Language Exchange we have people from all over the world!
Meet people from countries like America, Australia, the UK, Europe, Canada and some funny countries you have never even heard of! These people are studying or working in Hong Kong as teachers and business people, bringing a wide variety of skill and background to Language Exchange Hong Kong!
- It’s also a chance to meet Chinese, who may be studying to enhance their English skill like you, or are looking to exchange their native language for yours! Whoever you meet at Language Exchange Hong Kong, you are sure to learn new and exciting things as well as make friends for life!
Do I need to have any previous English/Cantonese/Mandarin skill?
- No, you don’t need any previous language skill, Language Exchange Hong Kong is bilingual so you won’t have any problems understanding! Just come with the confidence to learn something new!
Do I have to speak in a foreign language?
- No, Language Exchange Hong Kong is a relaxed and friendly environment, we encourage people to speak and learn something new, but there are no requirements to speak if you are uncomfortable.
Do I need to bring any English or Cantonese textbook?
- Language Exchange Hong Kong, is based on conversation skill and grammar points, sometimes we will teach from textbooks, but it is not necessary to bring your own.
Can Language Exchange Hong Kong help me with my upcoming english exam?
- Yes, we focus primarily on speaking, however this can aid you in your examinations and give you the boost you need. We also focus on grammar points based used in TOEIC .
Does Language Exchange Hong Kong have age limits?
- No, there are no age limits, young and old Language Exchange Hong Kong is for everyone!
Who runs Language Exchange Hong Kong?
- We are run by international volunteers living in Hong Kong. Anyone can volunteer, including you. Email us if you are interested to volunteer.
Why is Language Exchange Hong Kong free?
The venue, equipment, and resources are all provided to Language Exchange Hong Kong by Lifehouse International Church (http://mylifehouse.com/hongkong). This is provided as a service to the local community with minimal cost.
For more information you can contact us at email@example.com
Or check out our website http://lexhongkong.com/
Language Exchange Hong Kong on social media:
Instagram: @lexhkg (http://instagram.com/lexhkg)
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