Previous Events
San Francisco Bay 2024
For this special event, Funding the Commons partnered with Earth Commons. Funding the Commons focused on two areas of rapid innovation underpinning fundamental infrastructure for navigating the digital-physical commons: AI and the Open Web. Earth Commons focused on building bridges between climate entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, funders, NGOs, and international public institutions to explore the funding and governance of nature’s commons.
Taipei 2023
Funding the Commons made its Asia debut in Taipei from 9-10 December 2023. In partnership with da0, the web3 branch under g0v, Funding the Commons created a unique experience focused on public goods discussions.
Istanbul 2023
Funding the Commons joined forces with Zuzalu, d:pact, and Schelling Point during Protocol Labs' LabWeek23. View the event page and schedule for more info.
Berlin 2023
DeSci.Berlin and Funding the Commons joined forces during Berlin Blockchain Week, set to in the city's vibrant tech landscape. This combined event ignited the development of new partnerships, projects, and initiatives with each day providing a distinct platform to engage with the wider blockchain and decentralized science communities.
Builder Residency 2023
Funding the Commons hosted its first-ever builder residency - a transformative, month-long, immersive experience which took place in Berlin from 1-30 September 2023.
Join the first-ever Funding the Commons Builder Residency—a transformative, month-long, immersive experience taking place in Berlin from 1-30 September 2023. Experience the power of collaboration and innovation as builders and hackers com together to focus on the advancement of public goods funding infrastructure, impact evaluators, impact certification systems, and other elements of the public goods funding stack in both Web2 and Web3 applications. We value open-source and expect the outputs of the residency to be accessible and usable by the wider community, and we invite highly collaboration-minded individuals to apply for the residency program.
Public Goods Hackathon 2023
Funding the Commons, Paris was unique in its incorporation of open space technology and other unconference-style programming, in addition to engaging keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. This format enabled even more connection amongst participants, and led to the formation of new collaborations and projects.
Paris 2023
Funding the Commons, Paris was unique in its incorporation of open space technology and other unconference-style programming, in addition to engaging keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. This format enabled even more connection amongst participants, and led to the formation of new collaborations and projects.
Lisbon 2022
Funding the Commons, Lisbon featured engaging keynote sessions, collaborative workshops and opportunities to network and build relationships with other members of the community who were driven to find solutions to public goods funding.
Bogota 2022
This event focused on driving group engagement and action towards the broader Funding the Commons mission of building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment.
New York 2022
Funding the Commons moved to an in-person event in New York in June 2022! The 2-day summit on June 24th and 25th was for individuals and organizations building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment in open source networks.
March 2022
The second installment of Funding the Commons was a virtual 2-day summit for individuals and organizations building new models of sustainable public goods funding and value alignment in open source networks.
November 2021
Listen as Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Karl Floersch (Optimism), and other thought leaders discuss novel experiments and future directions for funding our collective commons in the first Funding the Commons event.

Previous Speakers

Previous speakers included public goods thought leaders such as Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Juan Benet (Protocol Labs), Kevin Owocki (Gitcoin), Karl Floersch (Optimism), Jaan Tallinn (Future of Life Institute & CSER), Tom Kalil (Schmidt Ventures), and many more.
Funding public goods — algorithms and mechanisms | November 12, 2021
Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum
Fireside Chat | March 3, 2022
Jaan Tallinn, Future of Life Institute & CSER & Juan Benet, Protocol Labs
Decentralized investment structures for public goods and commons | June 24, 2022
Juan Benet, Protocol Labs
Previous Partners

Tokyo 2024

Join us for our 10th Funding the Commons conference in Tokyo Summer 2024! In a program curated by our partners from DeSci Tokyo and Plurality Tokyo, we’ll explore organizations and research projects revitalizing communities and civic infrastructures by defining new forms of support for public goods. In the midst of complex interdependent global challenges, and regional issues like declining population, defining needs, mechanisms, and coordination pathways around shared common resources can provide hope and tangible solutions. Amidst Japan's environmental and demographic shifts, this conference emerges as a crucial platform for inspiring new strategies in public goods support and presenting a regenerative vision from the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo. Over two days, engage, share, and collaborate to forge paths toward effectively funding and sustaining public goods in our dynamic world. Funding the Commons Tokyo 2024 brings together presentations, panel discussions, and collaborative sessions, welcoming both in-person and virtual participants. It's a chance for builders, protocol developers, academics, and funders to talk, create, and share new ways to fund public goods. Whether you're looking to add your knowledge, learn from the experts, or meet others in the field, this event is where you can help shape the future of public goods funding. Register now to secure your spot at Funding the Commons Tokyo 2024!
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Edge City Esmeralda, California 2024

Join us for our 10th Funding the Commons conference in Tokyo Summer 2024! In a program curated by our partners from DeSci Tokyo and Plurality Tokyo, we’ll explore organizations and research projects revitalizing communities and civic infrastructures by defining new forms of support for public goods. In the midst of complex interdependent global challenges, and regional issues like declining population, defining needs, mechanisms, and coordination pathways around shared common resources can provide hope and tangible solutions. Amidst Japan's environmental and demographic shifts, this conference emerges as a crucial platform for inspiring new strategies in public goods support and presenting a regenerative vision from the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo. Over two days, engage, share, and collaborate to forge paths toward effectively funding and sustaining public goods in our dynamic world. Funding the Commons Tokyo 2024 brings together presentations, panel discussions, and collaborative sessions, welcoming both in-person and virtual participants. It's a chance for builders, protocol developers, academics, and funders to talk, create, and share new ways to fund public goods. Whether you're looking to add your knowledge, learn from the experts, or meet others in the field, this event is where you can help shape the future of public goods funding. Register now to secure your spot at Funding the Commons Tokyo 2024!
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