Funding the


March 30-31 2023
Image credit: Interior of Casa Llotja de Mar by Press Cambrabcn
The purpose of Funding the Commons is to develop revolutionary coordination systems that build new models of sustainable public goods funding and develop value alignment in open source networks.
March 30-31 2023In-person Event
Funding the Commons is coming to Barcelona for our first-ever Build edition.

Funding the Commons: Build is a series that focuses on the ideation, generation and conceptualization of projects that improve the way we coordinate.

We look forward to a main track of engaging, collaborative workshops with opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships with peers, open working sessions, plenty of time to network, and a host of high value keynotes from thought leaders in the web3 community.
Image credit: Aleksandar Pasaric, city overview - Barcelona, Spainc
Funding the Commons, Lisbon featured engaging keynote sessions, collaborative workshops and opportunities to network and build relationships with other members of the community who are driven to find solutions to public goods funding.

Upcoming Speakers

Speaker Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin
Founder, Ethereum
Speaker Juan<br>Benet
Protocol Labs
Speaker Sara<br>Horowitz
Freelancers Union
Speaker Tim<br>Roughgarden
Speaker Tom Kalil
Tom Kalil
CIO, Schmidt Futures
Speaker Ela<br>Madej
Fifty Years
Speaker Katrin<br>Tinn
McGill University
Speaker Kevin Owocki
Kevin Owocki
Founder, Gitcoin
Speaker Karl Floersch
Karl Floersch
CTO, Optimism
Speaker Jaan Tallinn
Jaan Tallinn
Founder, Future of Life
Institute & CSER
Speaker Juan<br>Benet
Protocol Labs
Coming soon
March 30-31 2023 - Coming soon
October 10, 202210:20 EST / 16:20 UTC
Introduction to Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
  • Evan Miyazono, Protocol Labs
Watch session
October 10, 202210:35 EST / 16:35 UTC
Radicle Drips: The Latest Mechanism Design
Overview of the history and importance of public goods funding, and why new apporaches are critical to pushing technologlical process forward
  • Andrew Dickson, Radicle
Watch session
October 10, 202211:00 EST / 17:00 UTC
Rewarding Impact with
Rewarding impact with hosted by Holke Brammer & Kevin Owocki
  • Holke Brammer, Network Goods
  • Kevin Owocki, Gitcoin
Watch session
October 10, 202211:25 EST / 17:25 UTC
FiatConnect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootstrap Public Goods
Fiat Connect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootsrap Public Goods with Marek Olszewski
  • Marek Olszewski, cLabs & Velora
Watch session
Coming soon


Events will take place at Casa Llotja de Mar
in Barcelona, Spain.
Casa Llotja de Mar
Edifici Llotja, Pg. d'Isabel II, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
All venue Covid safety and vaccination requirements, where in place, are set by local authorities and cannot be altered by Protocol Labs. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!
Edifici Llotja, Pg. d'Isabel II, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
Venue Access
Coming Soon

Previous Talks

Funding the Commons is an ongoing series. Previous speakers have included Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Karl Floersch (Optimism), Jaan Taalin (Future of Life Institute & CSER), Tom Kalil (Schmidt Ventures) and many others.
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A special Funding the Commons event that was hosted in Lisbon during Protocol Labs’ LabWeek in 2022.
Bogota Schelling Point Event
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Pop-up community focused event on novel funding entities and mechanisms.
June 24 - 25 2022 Event
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This two-day in person summit featured tracks by partner organizations Gitcoin (Unconference track), Fifty Years (Impact Capitalism), and Workshops (Tephra Labs).
Past partners of FTC include