9:15 - 9:55 | REGISTRATION
Registration takes place in Hub LA lobby.


LEARN. keynote speeches & open mic


9:55 - 10:00 | WELCOME -- Lance Weiler
Lance Weiler, Learn Do Share co-founder welcomes participants and gives an overview of the day.

10:10 - 10:30 | 140+ YEARS IN LA -- Arianne Edmonds
Through family stories and personal lessons learned, LA native Arianne Edmonds, will be exploring the power of following your instincts and connecting the dots of your life. She’ll unpack over 140 years of her Angeleno family history with a special focus on an unexpected teacher and life guide, her great- great-grandfather, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds. From slavery to revered community leader and business owner, JL’s legacy is that of inspiration, collaboration and hope. Watch as Arianne and JL story’s intersect and unfold in a cross generation epic tale of personal discovery infused with a deep love for the city of LA.

10:30 - 10:40 | OPEN MIC
What are you working on? This is the moment when attendees have the chance to do a 60 second presentation between the keynotes. Share projects you’re working on and what you might need from fellow attendees, rather than giving a company sales pitch. Places are allocated on a first-come-first served basis – simply sign up at the registration desk.

10:40 - 11:00 | BUILDING THE BUKE -- the BUKE team
The BUKE youth-design team joins forces with Jimmy Lizama, James Bledsoe and the Bicycle Kitchen to re-imagine the future of bike culture in Los Angeles.

The BUKE – a people powered bike bus as imagined by an 18 year-old former high school dropout – is at the heart of a youth-driven movement in Boyle Heights. This movement aims to connect people to alternative and economical transportation, while also delivering fresh produce to elementary schools and promoting healthier living throughout the community.

Join the Buke team at this year’s Learn Do Share event, as they turn the HubLA parking lot into an open-design and prototyping space. Using recycled materials and creative ingenuity, the BUKE team invites the community-at-large to help build a full-scale prototype of the BUKE — which will set the foundation for the first ridable BUKE bike bus.

11:00 - 11:10 | OPEN MIC
What are you working on? This is the moment when attendees have the chance to do a 60 second presentation between the keynotes. Share projects you’re working on and what you might need from fellow attendees, rather than giving a company sales pitch. Places are allocated on a first-come-first served basis – simply sign up at the registration desk.
Join Lance as he shares how communities are making impact and changing urban landscapes to reflect the needs of citizens by embracing creativity and collaborative problem solving. Examples will highlight work that Learn Do Share has been doing globally in cities like London, Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles. 

11:30 - 11:40 | OPEN MIC
What are you working on? This is the moment when attendees have the chance to do a 60 second presentation between the keynotes. Share projects you’re working on and what you might need from fellow attendees, rather than giving a company sales pitch. Places are allocated on a first-come-first served basis – simply sign up at the registration desk.
11:40 - 12:00 | SMART CITY BIG DATA - THE EMERGING FUTURES OF LA -- Richard France
The story of Los Angeles is one of hope. At the same time, it’s a story of unequal and uneven access, of opportunities denied and dreams deferred. The region’s persistent disparities in education outcomes, job creation, and housing development have conspired to create a region where who you are and where you live largely dictate how you experience Los Angeles. But, for all its failings, Los Angeles continues to be a place where entrepreneurship thrives, where a diverse arts and cultural community continues to grow, and where improvements in environmental quality place the region at the forefront of sustainable innovation. We’ll look at where Los Angeles stands today, where we’re going, and what the future may hold for our diverse, divergent, and ultimately hopeful region.

12:00 - 1:00 | LUNCH
Mix with other participants (lunch not provided).


DO. Workshops, hacks, labs, experiences


1:00 - 5:00 | 2114 (EXPERIENCE)
2114 is an immersive play experience designed by a 13 year-old game designer that looks at the future of LA. In the spirit of Learn Do Share and Reboot Stories, Steve Peters, award-winning Experience Designer, is serving as a mentor throughout this experience.

1:00 - 5:00 | PLAYTEST THE FUTURE (EXPERIENCE) -- Jeff Watson & Stuart Candy
In this special session with Jeff Watson and Stuart Candy participants step into a future design space. The Thing From The Future is an imagination game that challenges players to collaboratively and competitively describe objects from a range of alternative futures..

What will @LA2050 be like? A few FutureCoast volunteers will be visiting Learn Do Share LA – look for a person holding a chronofact (you’ll know it when you see it). The volunteers can help you listen to the future voicemails and then guide you to the FutureBooth where you can leave your own voicemail.

1:00 - 5:00 | BUILDING THE BUKE (EXPERIENCE) -- Jimmy Lizama & James Bledsoe of the Bicycle Kitchen
Description coming soon


SESSION ONE 1:00 to 2:30


How do our emotions validate the conclusions coming out of the Big Data and Quantified Self movements? Does what we feel corroborate with what we think and do? By cataloguing cross-sections of our actions, emotions, and thoughts, how can we better understand our behaviors? Particularly, how can we better understand our community environments?

Sarah Henry, a systems designer & researcher, and Kristina Drury of TYTHEdesign, have combined their respective expertise in emotional data and design thinking for community engagement in helping to answer these questions. In this interactive workshop we will identify low-cost and creative opportunities to prototype emotional data collection that tells a compelling story about a community environment. We will build a user journey, assess needs, and generate ideas to identify the possibilities and challenges of collecting and using this kind of data. Participants will walk away with methodologies they can apply to their own professional contexts.

Join LA2050 for a special open design session with past and present grantees. An opportunity to find connections, collaborations and ways to amplify social innovation and impact in LA. This session will utilize a number of design thinking and collaborative methodologies in an attempt to cross-pollinate resources, ideas and communities.
In this open ideation session participants will explore Requests for Solutions (RFS) that have been shaped through a collaborative design process. Teams, projects, solutions and ideas are welcome. The goal of the session is harness the collective intelligence of the room to improve the RFS.


SESSION TWO 2:30 to 4:00


Los Angeles faces rapid and dramatic gentrification with a future that effaces local history. In this workshop we want to offer the genre of the 360° Docu-Narratives as a form of intervention to prevent the erasure of neighborhoods. 360° Docu-Narratives are immersive stories that incorporate various media in a public installation (including video, audio, social media, and performance) to engage an audience in community issues, encouraging a critical and empathetic response and directed action. The workshop will offer possibilities on designing a space that facilitates a response from the communities affected by development, while also documenting and preserving history and micro-cultures. In addition to mapping out effective media tools our session will cover the importance of contextual research, the development of community stakeholders, and strategies for on and off-line integration. Through 360° Docu-Narratives our hope is to create a future that honors and remembers the past.
In this session participants will approach the RFS through a tech lens examining the output of Explore solutions Part 1. Teams consider tech solutions, gaps and opportunities.
2:30 - 4:00 | IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM: Using gaming platforms for news and nonfiction (WORKSHOP) - Nonny de la Pena

Nonny de la Peña will talk about using gaming platforms to create news and nonfiction. By taking advantage of feelings of presence that comes with wearing virtual reality goggles, experiencing real time graphics and hearing evocative audio, audiences can “enter” a fully immersive recreation of a news, documentary or non-fiction story. By putting participants on scene as the story unfolds, life-sized around them, it allows unprecedented access to the sights and sounds, as well as the feelings and emotions, which accompany witnessing powerful events. She will also talk about her latest projects including the World Economic Forum commissioned Project Syria which puts the audience on a street in Aleppo when a mortar shell hits, as a witness to the a homicide of a migrant by border patrol, which was funded by Tribeca Film Foundation, the Associated Press and Google, and Formula 1, funded by Standard Chartered Bank.


SESSION THREE 4:00 to 5:30


4:00 - 5:00 | WHERE STORIES CONNECT COMMUNITIES - Monica Curca & Maegan Ortiz
The hack/lab will focus on developing transmedia digital storytelling of select neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles that explores the ethnographic and civic history and current struggles of ethnic enclaves including food justice and transportation issues as the city undergoes demographic shifts. Through the story of one little boy’s quest to complete his mother’s grocery shopping as he travels through the city looking for a basic staple that is enjoyed by many communities in Los Angeles, pickled chicken feet. As he goes from one bodega, market, or store to the other looking for it, he soon finds himself in a labyrinth of history, culture, gentrification and mystery. This project seeks to not tell but show how demographic shifts, lack of public transportation options and food deserts affect the community in even the most minor ways. Participants will, research history of Los Angeles, learn to map neighborhoods and create digital stories. Participants will: learn digital mapping skills; intermingle story with ethnographic history, civic engagement, community, social activism and current issues; collaboratively create an open source hub from which the story is told; tell an engaging and relevant story that leads to better understanding of Los Angeles ethnographic and civic challenges as it grows and changes.
4:00 - 5:30 | LYKA’S MYSTERY BOX (WORKSHOP) -- Lance Weiler
Meet Lyka a little robot scientist with a big heart who is trying to reboot education. Step into a collaborative design session that explores the potential of discovery-based learning and the value of experience design within the classroom.
4:00 - 5:30 | CIVIC INNOVATION LAB - HACK THE ACCELERATOR (WORKSHOP) -- Kat Karimi & Elizabeth Stewart
We’re going to take a look at various models of startup incubators and accelerators that are popping up all over Los Angeles, and turn them on their head. Our goal is to Hack the Accelerator model for civic innovation and brainstorm ideas around how the traditional models may be tweaked to address social impact and civic themes such as transportation, sustainability, public health, and education. Our ultimate goal is to augment the design of Phase Three of Civic Innovation Lab – the Civic Accelerator – using some of the hacks that come out of this collaborative workshop.


SHARE. skills and knowledge exchange


5:30 - 6:00 | CLOSING SESSION
The day closes with a special session

6:00 - 7:00 | SOCIAL MIXER
Join us for drinks and food