Past Events

2015

SEPT 30-OCT 2 – VANCOUVER – EXCERLATE CONFERENCERegister & Details

PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the key barriers that women entrepreneurs and business owners face in gaining access to ready and sufficient financing? Of course, it takes money to start, grow and expand a business. This session explores the plethora of possibilities — from traditional banks to government banks to crowd funding and angel investors focused on women.

OCT 3 – VANCOUVER – TAMERA TALK & FORUMFull details

For the first time in Vancouver, I’ll be offering a talk about my time at Tamera Peace village in Portugal and sharing about my film Healing of Love. We will also practice The Forum, a community model for building trust and transparency among groups.

OCT 9-11 – OAKLAND – LOVE SCHOOLFull details

For the first time in North America, the Tamera Peace Village is holding a groundbreaking Love School. With Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn, founders of the Global Love School and leaders of Tamera Healing Biotope, Portugal, & Magalie Bonneau, founder of Shaping New Culture.

OCT 16-18 – SF – BIONEERS CONFERENCERegister and details

Join leaders and community activists for emerging conversations about restorative justice, climate mitigation, indigenous knowledge and more.

NOV 6 – VANCOUVER – MAGSWEST 2015Register & Details

WORKSHOP: Kickstarter Or Bust – Taught by filmmaker and media activist IAN MACKENZIE (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), Kickstarter or Bust is for anyone who wants to make their idea a reality through crowdfunding.​ ​Ian has successfully helped raise over one million dollars through over 40 crowdfunding projects.​; in this workshop ​​he demystifies the world of crowdfunding and shares the strategies behind some of the most successful campaigns that will help you ​jumpstart your​ potential magazine, blog, innovative idea or campaign.​

2013

JANUARY 2013

JAN 28 – VANCOUVER – Social Media for Good – panel discussion

FEBRUARY

FEB 22-24 – POWELL RIVER – Powell River Film Festival – Introducing OCCUPY LOVE and post-screening Q&A – More info

MARCH

MARCH 2-3 – SALT SPRING ISLAND – Salt Spring Film Festival – Introducing OCCUPY LOVE and post-screening Q&A – More info

APRIL

APRIL 11 – BOULDER – Crowdfunding 101 – FB EVENT + REGISTER

APRIL 19 – VICTORIA – Creatively United for the Planet – Occupy Love Screening – Details

MAY

MAY 1 – TORONTO – Crowdfunding For Creative Social Change – FB EVENT + REGISTER

MAY 3-12 – OCCUPY LOVE US TOUR – New York, LA, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle – Tour Details

JUNE

JUNE 14-15 – NANAIMO – Connect VI Evening Keynote – Details

JULY 2013

JULY 29 – BURNABY – OCCUPY LOVE SCREENING + DISCUSSION – More Info + FB Event

AUGUST

AUG 22 – VANCOUVER – REACTOR SCREENING + DISCUSSION – FB EventBuy Tickets – The Vancouver premiere of my new short film ‘Reactor’ about post-Fukushima Japan.

SEPTEMBER

SEPT 6 – TORONTO – REACTOR SCREENING + DISCUSSION – FB EventBuy Tickets – The Toronto premiere of my new short film ‘Reactor’ about post-Fukushima Japan.

SEPT 8 – TORONTO – THE ART OF CROWDFUNDING – New 4 hour workshop focusing on the narrative aspects of crowdfunding. Limited to 40 participants. FB RSVPBuy Tickets

OCTOBER

OCT 11 & 12 – TRANSBAY FEST – SAN FRANCISCO – Will be speaking about Occupy Love and the iPhone app Found Love. Details

OCT 15 – VANCOUVER – LIVING THE NEW ECONOMY CONFERENCE – Opening keynote and screening of Reactor. FB RSVP + Tickets

OCT 18 – CROWDFUNDING 101 – PHILADELPHIA – Intro to crowdfunding workshop. FB RSVPBuy Tickets

OCT 20 – UTOPIA FILM FESTIVAL – GREENBELT, MARYLAND – Tickets & More Info

NOVEMBER

NOV 6-7 – VANCOUVER – MERGING MEDIA CONFERENCE – Panel discussions on emerging distribution + alternative financing, and a screening of OCCUPY LOVE.

NOV 9 – VANCOUVER – THE ART OF CROWDFUNDING, TYEE MASTERCLASS – An extended all-day workshop in partnership with the Tyee. Details + Register

NOV 29 – DEC 5 / VICTORIA / LIVING THE NEW ECONOMY – A week of workshops, speakers, events and more. I’m the resident storyteller, and will be facilitating the opening night exploration into the new paradigm. Get the full details here.

2012

SEPTEMBER

Sept 12 – Crowdfunding 101 Workshop – Victoria, BC

Sept 30 – Word on the Street Festival – Vancouver – I’m on the panel “Five Takes on Genesis: How Ideas Become Non-Fiction Stories” – full details here

OCTOBER

Oct 2 – Net Tuesdays – Panel on Crowdfunding – More Details

Oct 3 – Media Democracy Days – Vancouver – FB Event – Film Screening: ‘The Evolution is Love’ with presentation by filmmakers Ian MacKenzie & Velcrow Ripper (www.occupylove.com)

Oct 4 – Occupy Love – Canadian Premiere at VIFFFB Event – Repeat showings on Oct 6 and 10th.

Oct 7 – Rebel Voices – Politics, Spirituality & The Arts – FB Event

Oct 9 – #YYJChat – Discussing the changing culture of communication in Greater Victoria and beyond. Get the details

Oct 15 – Creative Commons Salon – Vancouver – The second in a series of salons across the country to raise awareness of the potentials of the Creative Commons Get the details

NOVEMBER

NOV 1 – Vancouver – Occupy Love Appreciation Screening – 7pm at W2 – FB Event

Nov 4 – San Francisco – Creating Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video – Buy Tickets

Nov 5 – San Francisco – Crowdfunding Strategy 101: Plan, Launch & Manage A Successful Campaign – Buy Tickets

NOV 10-11 – Occupy Love in Montreal (RIDM) – FB EventBuy Tickets

Nov 24 – Vancouver – Creating Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video – VIVO Media Arts – Early bird $95 ($125 regular). Buy Tickets Now

Nov 19-25 – Vancouver – New Economy Conference, Vancouver BC – FB Event – I’ll be on a number of panels and will be screening “Sacred Economics.” – Full Website

DECEMBER

DEC 2 – Vancouver – Lessons from Fukushima: Waking up Body, Mind and Culture with Michael Stone – FB EventBuy Tickets

DEC 4 – Victoria – Shooting the Pitch: How to Produce Expert Crowdfunding Videos – FB EventBuy Tickets

DEC 5 – Victoria – Occupy Love – FB Event