Funding the Commons is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area on April 13-14 at David Brower Center in Berkeley. We will iterate on our signature format, bringing together builders, funders, and academics leading innovation in the public goods space. This time, our focus is on two areas of rapid innovation underpinning infrastructure for navigating the digital-physical commons: AI and the Open Web. The FtC experience design team is thrilled to be joined by an amazing lineup of partners and sponsors including UC Berkeley Center for Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence, Blockchain at Berkeley, OS Observer, Gray Area, Drips Network, Edge Network, Artizen Fund, NEAR, Protocol Labs, Filecoin Foundation, and Octant in curating an interdisciplinary program of discourse, participatory engagement, and experimentation. Stay tuned, as we'll be announcing speakers and the schedule as soon as we have more information to share!

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Recent Events
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.
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.
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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.

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
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