Money and Society Summit – 12th of December 2016, Ubud (Bali, Indonesia)

Monday 12 December 2016, 09:00 – 17:30 WITA
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Calling all social currency innovators, advocates and researchers in South East Asia and Australasia to a one day gathering for generating new paths to massive scaling.

“The Money and Society Summit: Building the Credit Commons” is a free unconference to learn and plan together. Participants from South East Asia and Australasia will develop ideas for future activities that maximise the positive societal impacts of complementary currency innovation.

The event is facilitated by Professor Jem Bendell with expert contributions from complementary currency experts Matthew Slater (Community Forge), Stephen DeMeulenaere (Coin Academy) and Sybille Saint Girons (Les Valereux).

Why Bali? In the last 5 years the island has attracted a lot of “digital nomads” who think and work creatively at the forefront of technological and social trends. That is reflected in the notoriety of Bitcoin in the town of Ubud. These nomads will provide the summit with a basis of an international and technologically aware participant group. Bali is also extremely well connected in the region, with budget flights to major cities. The backdrop of tropical nature can help stimulate a different type of conversation than in corporate settings.

This event is an entirely non commercial voluntary activity. No fees for participants or payments to the convenors. You are responsible for your own travel, accommodation, sustenance, health, visas, insurance and logistics. Please take note that none of the convenors will aid with any of those matters prior or during the event. The venue is the stunning Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa (info below).

Most participants will be Alumnus of the Money and SocietyMOOC (see here). If you have not completed the MOOC we ask you to study Lesson 1 before attending on the 12th December, by watching this video.

The Provisional Agenda follows below.

TO BOOK WITH THE VENUE SEE or email and mention the December 12th summit by Professor Bendell.

If you would like to organise further activities for delegates to attend on December 13th please email Matthew on

If you would like to receive more training than the MOOC then consider the Sustainable Exchange Certificate in London next year.

If you are unable to attend but would like to attend a similar event in your country please email Matthew Slater on

If you have difficulties on the day please message Vremita on either or +6285729281172


Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia

Ph: 62(361) 974013   Fax : 62(361) 974012


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9 a.m. – Registration

Arrive in time for a nice juice and not to miss the start (there is traffic in Ubud)

9.30 a.m. – Welcome: Professor Jem Bendell and Stephen De Meulenaere

Your hosts outline the intention and agenda for the day and highlight who is participating

9.45 a.m. – Key Complementary Currency Trends: Stephen De Meulenaere, Matthew Slater and Sybille Saint Girons. 

Three expert practitioners answer questions from participants on what is most interesting in this field, from an interest in either education, economy, or values.

10.30 a.m. – Introduction to Open Space Method: Jem Bendell

As participants, you can bring the issues you want to host discussions on and the process is described here.

10.45 a.m. – Break

Don’t go far, and take time to clarify what you will say if you are going to invite a discussion

11 a.m. – Presentation of Topics for Open Space

Each participant who wants to host a discussion will present in this time, with strict limits to ensure we hear from everyone who want to propose a topic.

11.30 a.m. – Open Space Session 1

Join a discussion of your choice. Move on to another if you want. Some topics may need to be schedule in session 2.

12.30 – Lunch

Self-pay. Lots of options nearby but don’t go far, as there is an amazing game coming up

1.30 p.m. – The Trading Floor Game: Matthew Slater and Jem Bendell

A game that helps us understand how money influences us. Invented by Matthew and Sybille, now delivered around the world.

2.30 p.m. – Open Space Session 2

Re-join a discussion, or choose another one.

3.30 p.m. – Break

Don’t go far, and if you hosted a session, take time to clarify the insights you want to tell the group

3.45 p.m. – Building the Credit Commons – Matthew Slater

Hear the latest on a proposal for a protocol, API, blockchain and system of governance that could change the world and make Bitcoin look like child’s play.

4.15 p.m. – Feedback from Open Space Facilitators

If you hosted a discussion you can share quick insights.

4.45 p.m. – Plenary, including Offers and Wants

Please don’t leave without sharing your ideas and anything you can offer or would like support on, so all participants can hear from you.

5.15 p.m. – Close

Some will continue the conversation in local cafes. You might even reconvene the following day somewhere in Ubud to continue the conversations.

Key questions that could be explored using the Open Space Technology format on the 12th:

– Technological opportunities and challenges for scaling complementary currencies

– Governance practices to enable scaling

– Resilience of complementary currencies to shocks from politics, economics or climate

– Gaining support from policy makers and donors

– Pros, cons and best practices in relationships with private enterprise and venture capital

– Promoting the Credit Commons as both idea and infrastructure

– Your own project

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Bali Spirit Hotel, Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud (Bali, 80571 – Indonesia)