FITC Toronto 2017

2017-04-23 00:00:00 2017-04-26 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2017 FITC Toronto 2017 is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


The sharing economy is a way of accessing the things you do not need to own. Ownership, in the case of many of our physical products, is a burden, for one must buy, store, maintain, and secure those things, and then get rid of them at the end of their life-cycle. Usually someone just needs to put a hole in a wall, or paint a room. The same concept of tool libraries can extend to other things. Lawrence will demonstrate how the success of the Tool Library, and now the Sharing Depot, are but examples of a larger culture shift towards experiences, as opposed to things.


To provide attendees with a framework for understanding the larger impact of resource use, and how sharing what we have already created makes sense for our shared future.

Target Audience

Attendees who are curious about the sharing economy, and the circular economy, and seek an alternate perspective on impact and opportunity of wise resource use.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What the sharing economy is
  2. The models that already exist for sharing products
  3. The precedent for collaborative consumption through recent history
  4. Statistics and data on the direct impact of collaborative consumption
  5. How the current cycles of resource use create a future incompatible with our collective human goals