engagement model

We like to think of our events, workshops, and listening groups as a way to bring what you think of into a place that expands your thoughts and potentially connects you with others while providing a way to bring those old and new ideas back together to focus and bring more power to your vision.

If you want to work on purpose-driven projects in Oakland but don't know where to start...

you can bring your thoughts and: 

  • join one of our events to learn more
  • gain insight into Smart City projects
  • write us a note with your interests
  • offer to speak at an event
  • attend a listening session
  • conduct a listening session with us
  • consider joining a project team
  • introduce us to your resource network
  • introduce us to your idea for projects
  • give to our crowd funding campaigns
  • become a Champion for our fundraising
  • become a SmartOakland member
  • tell people about SmartOakland
  • introduce us to people we should know

when you join us your ideas will be met with:

  • project reports on Smart City activities
  • responses to your idea from our group
  • connections to our networks
  • action-oriented brainstorming session
  • potential resources for your ideas
  • potential opportunities for projects
  • potential collaborations
  • like minded thinkers, makers & doers
  • untapped resources
  • opportunities to meet new Oaklanders
  • insight into developing projects
  • strategies for acquiring funding
  • opportunities to identify mentors
  • opportunities to join a team

we can turn shared interest and purpose into to focused resources and projects in Oakland.