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On this evening the Living Economy Salon will host a panel discussion on new web based economic tools and exchange mechanisms. As our economy transforms, the internet is providing a platform for new innovative ways to exchange! We welcome Autumn Rooney from the Echo Park Time bank, Micki Krimmel from Neighborgoods, and Jared Krause of tradeya. As usual, the event is free and we will have some time for networking before and after with snacks.
Autumn Rooney is a Los Angeles based activist and community builder. She is co-director of the Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks operating within twelve Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks is a collective whose purpose is to facilitate the cooperative exchange of goods and services among its members in a pay-it-forward system of trade. Based on the fundamental principle that every human being has something to contribute, Time Banking is a worldwide movement in more than 40 North American states and 32 countries internationally. Autumn is also developing the California Federation of Time Banks, a regional information hub and network for Time Banks in California.
Autumn’s background includes, coordinating a recurring community-funded micro-grant for emerging artists called, “Artist Bailout”, a grassroots model for funding small creative projects through public meals. She has also organized several Time Bank projects including, classes on conflict resolution, emergency preparedness and food swaps. Autumn is dedicated to developing community assets in order to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable city.
Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks
California Federation of Time Banks
Micki Krimmel is the founder of NeighborGoods.net, a community that helps neighbors help each other by sharing goods and services. She is also the co-founder of a shared workspace located in the Arts District in downtown LA called The Idyllic Nerd Commune and the co-founder of LA Startup Club.
Micki has been building online communities for a decade. In addition to working for multiple startups, she created Participant Media’s first online community and led the social media efforts for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time.
In her spare time, Micki plays roller derby with LA Derby Dolls’ all star team.
Jared Krause is the CEO of TradeYa.com, an online marketplace that allows you to get what you want with what you’ve got, unlock your value and free yourself from money.
Jared is a serial media and technology entrepreneur whose last company, Goodlife.com, was the largest wellness/sustainability portal on the web. When he’s not obsessing about frictionless, non-monetary transactions he’s thinking about the singularity, the implications of exponential technological progress on human wellbeing and how to spend more time at the beach.