It was over three years ago that we first participated in Hub & Spoke. Hosted by Hub Ottawa, the event enabled us to tell a group of local movers and shakers about what we did, what we were trying to achieve and how we wanted to get there. During the night we made important connections, without which we wouldn’t be where we are today. Both Hub Ottawa and Apt613 have come long way since then, but Hub & Spoke remains the place to showcase social and eco innovation and create meaningful connections between innovators and the community
This month’s Hub & Spoke will give you a chance to learn about a broad swath of events that are taking place this fall that are aiming to make a difference in this town. This includes:
Toronto open government advocate Richard Pietro is driving his motorcycle across the country promoting democratic engagement by way of technology, transparency and accountability. The intent of his tour is to “introduce Open Gov/Data to Canadians, hopefully acting as a spark that will help push the movements over the tipping point and change the perspective that this kind of stuff isn’t only relegated to the uber-civically engaged, politico, or super-techie.” Learn about his work and their keynote Ottawa even.
The folks behind the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict, speak of their upcoming project: Electrifying Spark Street – an upcoming showcase of electric vehicles in Ottawa
A celebration of the creation of Ottawa’s first Free Zone for Legal Art and annual event now in its 11 year (!) bringing Ottawa’s grassroots hip hop community together though music, dance, visual arts and poetry.
The Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX) is a creation of The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada. CKX was created to demonstrate and learn how individuals, organizations and communities can use, create and share data, research and stories to spark real social change. Its summit will be an iterative and open approach to building and sharing community knowledge hosted in Toronto.
A new group organizing walking seminars that help people think critically about the past, the present and the future. Some of the current themes of their walking tours: feminism, money, food and play. It’s got me curious.
Apt613’s Support Local Month
A month of local collaborative events featuring Ottawa artists, musicians, restaurants and businesses – bringing together creative folk to give Ottawans the chance to discover the new and exciting in this city.
Hub & Spoke takes place Thursday August 21st at 5:30 at Hub Ottawa. Tickets are available here.