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Crafting Our Collective Future: Accelerating Makers Town Hall [Session 2]

Feb 7, 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Your voice is the key to unlocking the full potential of the 'Accelerating Makers' project. Your insights, experiences, and feedback will shape our current initiatives and light the path forward.

Fundraising + developmentProgram delivery + managementPublic Good App House

About this event

Are you brimming with ideas about leveraging blockchain, cryptocurrencies, DAOs, and DWeb, but seeking direction to ground these technologies in real-world projects? If your vision for decentralized social change is clear, but the path to realization seems foggy, join Crafting Our Collective Future: Accelerating Makers Town Hall.

This event is not just a gathering; it's a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of innovation and community-driven change.

We are excited to get your feedback on your experience and discuss early thinking about new program features such as Maker Studios and Mentorships, which are designed to create new spaces and interactive features that catalyze our collective growth and impact.

Join us to learn how Maker Studio Sessions can help

  • Fast-track the development of your DApp or DWeb initiative.
  • Refine your DWeb use case and craft a compelling impact story that will attract funders.
  • Create new connections and awareness for your initiative (by being included in) our new database of DWeb Use Cases and examples.

Attend this info session for an opportunity to join our new Maker Studio Sessions.

What Else to Expect

  • Interaction: Dive into discussions that challenge and inspire, exploring the highs and lows of the maker journey. Share your story and learn from the mosaic of experiences within our community.
  • Feedback and Brainstorming: This is your platform to shape our initiatives. Your critiques, suggestions, and visions are the catalysts for our growth. How can tools like mentorship programs serve you better?
  • Networking and Collaboration: Forge connections that transcend the ordinary. This town hall is a nexus for creators, thinkers, and innovators to build lasting relationships and collaborative ventures.
  • Inspiration and Learning: Absorb the collective wisdom that permeates our community. Each narrative, each experience, is a wellspring of knowledge.

About Your Hosts

Joel M. Harrison - As a brand story, communications and experience designer to social enterprises and nonprofits, Joel is working with the Accelerating Makers team to bring new frameworks to advance public good tech projects. Joel has been a community builder, podcaster, entrepreneur, and recently served as Director of Marketing for a food rescue startup, helping them raise over $8 million in funding.

Billy Bicket - As Head of Accelerating Makers, Billy has brought the vision of this community to life. From holding executive roles in Meetup.com, MindfulSchools, TechSoup and others, he brings unmatched experience in community development, product design, and public good technology - all while prioritizing a human-centered approach.

This event is supported by an award from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web.

Public Good App House is a project of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup.


  • Joel Harrison

    Joel M Harrison Marketing

    Branding & Messaging Consultant



Wednesday, February 7, 2024
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM UTC


Welcome and Community Introductions
Maker Studio Program Overview
Showcase a Filled Use Case Worksheet
Wrap up and conclude!


  • Billy Bicket


    Head of Maker Labs