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This marks the year when two important megatrends – sustainability and digitalization – converge: Digital technologies change the ways in which people can be networked to get involved economically, and it also opens up completely new ways of producing and using products and services. This includes new forms of mobility and joint energy production as well as connecting producers and consumers in open value-added partnerships.

The aim of the event is to bring together entrepreneurial and civil society people of different generations, origins and professions in a relaxed atmosphere. This results  in interactive dialogues, workshops and lectures on ecological, economic and technological alternatives and perspectives from the digital economy as well as active examination of the  effects on politics, culture and society. New ideas and business models are developed,  experience is exchanged and enhanced, barriers  in regards to facilitating transparency are removed and common solutions and networks  are created. More information on BarCamp 2017 The elobau foundation is a partner of BarCamp 2017, which takes place on 20 May 2017 at the Karlshochschule in Karlsruhe.