Local Events Across the Globe

Across the globe, commons scholars and practitioners organize local events promoting discussion and inquiry on a wide range variety of commons themes. 

These events vary widely in topic and purpose, and are driven by individual organizer interests and contexts. They can range from simple, small gatherings led by a scholar on commons research or practice, to multi-day events like a commons-related workshop. In WCW 2018, 35 local events were held around the world. In 2019, 55 such local events were organised. 

In 2020, we hope to expand even more, and we encourage our IASC community to consider organising their own local WCW events. Given the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, we suggest that these events be organised and delivered online via online meeting platforms like Zoom. Consider organising something that is relevant to you and your community!

To propose an idea for your own local event, email Charlie Schweik at WCW@umass.edu with “WCW 2020 Local Event” in the subject line. 

Note: given that WCW is an official event of the IASC, we respectfully request that all local event organizers become IASC members. See here for more information on IASC memberships.  

Our Local Events Across the Globe