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Annual ParTecK Gathering

ParTecK was born in 2017 out of a desire for spaces for meaningfully sharing about the current landscape of tech among social innovators, tech-innovators, and thought leaders. Highly diverse participants coupled with thought-provoking presentations, culture building and opportunities for unique collaborations makes for a highly engaging event. ParTecK themes vary from year to year and comes with a pre-backgrounder as well as an event summary. At this time, ParTecK is an invite-only gathering. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

ParTecK2022 - Web3~Web of Life

We explored the intersection of web3 and the web of life as a conversation, bringing in thoughtful concepts as well as applications. We met online as well as in person this year, grew our connections through our mycelium networks, and hatched collaborations. See our invitation and learn more about the presenters here: https://humandatacommons.org/parteck2022/

ParTecK2021 – Evolve Together

What is the reality we want to create together? This is a call for our times, to go beyond the trajectories in front of us of tech power, control and economies, to imagine and explore another possibility. If not now, when? This is the work of minds and hearts, of shared spaces of intention and action, of co-sensing, co-creating, and transcending of the old towards the emergence of the new.

Given it seems big chunks of the world order, like glaciers in Antarctica, are collapsing into the sea of history, it’s a rare opportunity we have now to surf the waves of collapse, and surf them well, with style even. Within these waves are the smaller arcs of a new world emerging. . . what a froth!

We're in the storm, and sense of unknown is great. So, what do people do in a time of collapse? Amidst the tensions, the discomfort of change, it’s more precious than ever to ride the currents of grace and joy together when they come - to gather, to dance, sing, to express the life we are, and in this we learn together. 

Many cultures have kept this spark of human capacity to not just weather, but strengthen in times of upheaval and constraint. Now is our time to not just paddle hard, or drift, but also to surf this infinite, unstoppable moment. Learn more

ParTecK 2020 – Coming Together in the Eye of the Storm

As certainty in our pre-2020 narratives dissipates under lock-down and racial protests, there are glimpses we’ve caught of a stillness beyond the noise and pressure of the old day-to-day plague of being super busy. This is a gap in our story that we’ve touched into and trained for at past ParTecks, dropping in to a kind of potent stillness, suspending our usual knowns and ways of knowing. The pause at an entryway to a radically rich territory of not-yet-knowing, from which generative creativity may arise.

ParTecK 20 invites us to meet again in this greater potent pause, to come together so that collective intelligence may arise and be revealed through us. Collective intelligence is, after all, not something we can do by ourselves!

The theme this year is around locating and nourishing ourselves in the arc of transformation, harvesting the fruits of inspiration planted last year, drinking from the well of our group mojo, and learning opportunity for being with the drastic shifts due to pandemic and the deeper unveiling of systemic racism. A chance to fall in the disillusionment and to rise to the challenges this poses to our self-construct, paradoxically dissolving and growing us at the same time.

ParTecK 2019 – Culture, Power and Thriveability in our Tech-Infused Future

With the pace and reach of technology amplifying issues of equity, power and wealth differentials, cultural and identity disorientation, navigating who we are and
where this will all end up has never been more exciting, or more fraught for human-kind. It makes the average person wonder: are humans ready, willing and able to create a thriveable digital future in today’s potent yet nerve-wracking reality of culture wars, shot through with deep inequity, and infused with a strong whiff of our often troubled relationship with great power and wealth?

At ParTecK 19, you are invited to engage this predicament with your mind, heart and whole being, invited to be part of exploring and pioneering the kinds of resilient mindsets and deep culture that a not just viable, but genuinely thriveable way forward demands of humanity now, perhaps more than at any other point in our history.

ParTecK 2018 – Big Data, Governance and Ethics

At the 2nd annual ParTecK gathering, we explored ways to nudge culture towards a future where it will be easier to be a genuinely “good” tech company who is “making the world a better place” more than making it a dystopic one. The bleeding edge of big data and breakneck pace of tech puts evolutionary pressure on us to figure out how to ride this wave, not least through how we co-ordinate humanity’s growth through governance. We explored ways to nudge away from a culture that creates disempowerment, poverty and excessive wealth, towards a culture that calls forth a more true and beautiful life-world that humans can create.

Visit our YouTube Channel to view full presentations.

ParTecK 2017 – Tech, Consciousness and Proactivity

Tech and Consciousness are co-creating one another at a rate approaching a kind of event horizon. Technology increasingly allows for an almost unimaginable capacity to know, influence or outright manipulate human thought, moods, psyches, behaviour and choices. In other words, our consciousness. What are the implications of this – ethically, socially economically and practically? How might we proactively bake right use into the fabric of our innovative new products and services? ParTecK17 is a gathering of pioneers in this emerging field, an opportunity to be enriched by one another’s ingenuity and challenges, and also to dive deeper into proactively shaping the good with humane best practices.