What do you do, after a rush? You breathe. You’ll probably have a good look around you and reflect on what you were in a rush for.
Who were with you? Who are coming in now after the rush? And what natives where already at your destination?
During this years' OuiShare Fest we are able for the first time to look back thoroughly on the rush we’ve been in. We now know more about social impacts, economic impacts and knowledge on environmental impacts. Just like after the gold rush we need to get settled in a sustainable way. We need to figure out how we can use what we know already to enable a society where people rush for a different kind of gold. We need to figure out what knowledge is still lacking. We need to define what policies and types of organizations are needed for co-creating a new golden standard.
Being both a researcher and an entrepreneur I have noticed the large gap between the academic world and 'the rest' of the world. Each time I'm working with academics I notice how greatly they can benefit from gathering experiences in 'the field.' Then again, people in 'the field' are often very interested in high quality research.
The goal of this workshop, is to combine both worlds and to learn from one another, and inspire one another. We will create a joint playing ground where together we can go after the important question: What's the gold, after the gold rush?