Rosie von Lila is a mission-driven business founder, ecosystem builder and storyteller. Over her nearly 20 years experiential research on building participatory communities around the world, she authored a framework for building social and business ecosystems. Through this work, she has been invited to be a guest at The Pentagon several times, a guest lecturer at the U.S. National Defense University and the University of California Berkeley Blum Center for Developing Economies, she attended the United Nations Informal Stakeholder Hearing on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, was a featured speaker on participatory cities at SXSW Interactive 2015, and was recently invited by Notre Dame University's Mendoza School of Business to participate in an international task force on rethinking the world's governing and financial systems. Currently, she is a founder and Director, Communications of Lumera, which is building a national pan-partisan conversation for solving the U.S. infrastructure funding conundrum.



Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

What does it take to build a participatory city? How can young people shape Waco's culture and economic landscape? And is it possible for older citizens to connect with younger generations to share knowledge and experience, and benefit Waco together?

In this presentation, Rosie will share insightful lessons and wisdom from notable mentors, and incredible stories of inspiration on how to make Waco the city you want it to be.