ParTecK is a space to explore. People sometimes (or often!) ask what ParTeck is and what we are trying to accomplish. We’ve now run our annual event 4 years in a row, and each year has brought it’s own special mix of intelligent speakers, connecting time, reflection, elements of the sacred, of the earth, and of looking through different perspectives – given the range of perspectives often present. Our intention has always bring to bridge consciousness folks and tech folks towards a more ethical tech world. This year is no different.
And there are a few additions. Over a 6-week period (Sept 28-Nov 2, 2021), we will be gathering weekly on two tracks. The first is our ParTecK community track, with explorations on safety and trust in our tech world (and hey, in our world generally!), as well as topics of interest to community members, and for the first time, a communal granting process (yes! more on that later). The second track is hosted with our Seattle-based partner Future Arts, and will be focused on VR+Empathy, exploring weekly the impacts of VR on our senses and our sensemaking. Speakers will VR artists who will be sharing about their work, culminating in a panel at the end. There will also be a regular beer night for locals to Vancouver to come together and hash things out.
Participants will walk away from our 6-week long adventure with:
Our collective space is on Hylo – search ParTecK! More information coming about how to register.
One of the intentions of ParTecK is to inspire innovative collaborations. The following are some of the pilot projects developed by ParTecK participants: