Collaboration Lab Camp Amsterdam 2014

Collaboration Lab Camp Amsterdam 2014

Saturday, 4 October, 2014 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 8 October, 2014 - 17:00

From October 4th until October 8th a special event will take place to celebrate sharing cities. It is a potential for all cities, politicians, policymakers, entrepreneurs and citizens alike to unite in taking on responsibility for a shared future. We invite everyone to share this experience. The event will be held in Amsterdam which is becoming Europe’s first sharing city.

Participation in the event will be free! So create your unique chance to gain new experience, work on new tools and to connect.

There will be two main spaces in the event. An ‘Idea Creation Space’ & a ‘Tool Creation Lab’.

In the ‘Idea Creation Space’, questions about collaborating and sharing will be developed into collaborative solutions. We will do this together with organizations, and public institutions that are ready to explore collaboration and sharing as tools for their future.

In a ‘Tool Creation Lab’, new work processes, apps, infographics or strategic tools will be developed spot on by our technical crew.

This is a unique collaboration of CollabCamp, OuiShare Labs, De Nieuwe Overheid, World Peace Now, Knowmads Business School, Make Sense, Freewheelers, Kendra Initiative, Federated Social Web, V2RF.

Event description

Collaboration is key in sharing cities. Amsterdam is becoming the first sharing city in Europe after Sharing Spring started as an initiative of Shareable Magazine. Aim is to create cities that are serving the people living in them. Creating liveable environments where people can share responsibility for each other, their direct environment and the communities they participate in.

Sharing cities are supporting a more collaborative economy where sharing is promoted. As well as the commons where sharing responsibility in a broader sense is key for creating an infrastructure for a sustainable and social future: global, local and glocal.

General aims
Creating an environment of sharing responsibility in cities between non-profits, governments, entrepreneurs and citizens by collaboration between different stakeholders.
Gaining momentum for collaboration, commons and sharing.
Gaining momentum for social entrepreneurship.
Bringing people together for networking
Bridging different environments.
Brainstorming together.
Finding solutions.
Promoting social innovations.
We will create a well prepared ‘hackathon’ event that integrates visionaries and makers. And we will use prepared hackathon methodology, and several online tools to manage a web presence.

What will be achieved?
Social and collaborative entrepreneurs will be able to bring in their services and platforms for the creation of social and sustainable solutions. New collaboration tools will be developed. I.e. Method Kit like tools will be able to be shared by our participating stakeholders.

We will for example create infographics for new work processes. Offering another outlook and perspective on local partnerships, collaborative governance and social solutions.

Consciousness will be gained for collaboration as a new way of policymaking, entrepreneurship and citizen participation. With a focus on:

The emergence of new and the acceleration of existing projects.
The emergence of cooperation.
Learning about interesting projects and initiatives.
After the event groups are able to continue to work on the progress achieved in the conference. There will be tools ready and available for the people of Amsterdam and other cities involved to use for a sharing economy.

Together we will create and make happen a collaborative event that brings together visionaries, politicians and policymakers, business people and makers/hackers/doers to spread the vision of collaboration and the benefits of the collaborative economy. We will enable business, government, and NGO’s to open a dialogue with the collaborative community.

The event will be a great way to discover a new mode of running an event in a much more collaborative way as well—blurring the line between participant and organiser.

Contact information
For information, questions and participation please contact:

Amanda Jansen, connector OuiShare Netherlands: 06–41465798 or

Or send an email to Collaboration Lab Camp:

Open Call

Open Call for project-proposals
Are you an entrepreneur, company, government body, research institute or non-profit organization with urgent or current questions about things that effect sharing responsibility, collaborating and creating a better world and society? You are most welcome to ask your question or make a project proposal for our event. We will select different themes and combine questions together to work on.

Deliverables are important in your proposal. What should we develop with you? What needs do we need to respond to? Please try to define how we can help you best.

Open Call for participation
Do you want to help program, code, build apps or graphically design new material? Please get involved.

We are looking for parties to sponsor the event in different ways.

  1. Become a supportive sponsor
    Connect the name of your company or institute to this event as being supportive in promotion and living after the outcomes of the event to collaborate on a more sharing society.

  2. Become a natural sponsor
    Do you want to support by offering sleeping places for our guests or food?

Are you good at organizing our space for maximum working, deep networking and deliver results and letting our community members taking maximum ownership of their desires by self organizing? Please contact us, we do need your help.

You are most welcome to get into contact with us. Can you offer some supportive activity like a massage, speedcoaching or relaxation excercises, you are most welcome at our event to come and support to make everyone feel comfortable.

  1. Become a financial sponsor
    Of course also in this events costs are being made. For example the electricity bill of Knowmads Business School will be a bit higher while plugging in more laptops than usual. Also special arrangements are being made to provide enough wifi. Think of all hackers traveling towards Amsterdam and staying there. Think of the people providing food and beverages, child care and the people receiving the guests as well as promoting, connecting and enabling this event. Do you want to support this event financially? Please contact us.

Call to action
For information, questions and participation please contact:

Amanda Jansen, connector OuiShare Netherlands: 06–41465798 or

Or send an email to Collaboration Lab Camp:

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