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BAY2K is an independent organization formed in August 1998 to develop resilient and sustainable community responses to the challenges of the Year 2000 computer problem by providing information, contacts, and dialogue. Regular meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Presidio Alliance, Building 563, just inside of the Lombard Street gate to the Presidio.
Bay Area Year 2000 Community Forum
T: 415-931-2593 / F: 415-931-0948
Y2K AROUND THE BAY
A Bay Area Regional Gathering
A coalition of concerned local organizations and residents invites you to:
- learn about Y2K's impact on the world, the Bay Area, and you
- create initiatives for Y2K preparedness
Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, 1999
Masonic Memorial Temple, 3903 Broadway, Oakland, CA
8 am registration, $30 Pre-registration donation,
$35 at the door (scholarships available)
Y2K offers us a stick and a carrot. If we do nothing, Y2K may produce social dislocation, and, according to some scenarios, no power, food, and water without adequate response systems. That is the stick. On the other hand, coordinated Bay Area communities can prepare for Y2K in ways that lead toward becoming a more sustainable region - one that fosters social equity, ecological responsibility, and economic prosperity. That is the carrot.
Join your Bay Area neighbors in these activities for inner and outer preparedness:
Saturday: Rising as a Community to the Y2K Challenge
- Explore the global and Bay Area impact of Y2K
- Examine exemplary models of Y2K preparedness in other cities
- Self-organize affinity groups with others from your town or city
Sunday: Collaborating on a Bay Area Y2K Plan
Assess the Bay Area infrastructure's Y2K preparedness
- Collaborate in beginning to draft a Bay Area-wide Y2K Plan
- Share information on creating sustainable communities
Y2K: The Upside Potential Abounds
- Greater diffusion of sustainable technologies & renewable resources
- Catalyze community spirit and self-sufficiency
State Senator John Vasconcellos.
"If life is a process of discovering who we are, Y2K is when we find out."
-- Tom Atlee, President, Co-Intelligence Institute, Oakland, CA (www.co-intelligence.org)
Go to SVN web site at: www.svn.org/HTML/Y2K/registration.html
For more information: (415) 561-6501 ext. 17
Become a sponsor! Partial list of sponsoring organizations include Social Venture Network, BAY2K, SFY2KCAN, Oakland 2001, MarinY2K, Wise2k.com, Progressive Asset Management, Inc.
-- Bill (email@example.com), January 27, 1999
Why would I want to spend $35.00 going to something that I can learn on the internet, in my own home, for free! I don't need to go to a seminar to find out "who I am."
-- ~~ (~~@~~.com), January 27, 1999.
Thanks for the news, I'll go just to meet the "locals."
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 27, 1999.
Diane-------thanks for going to this conference, will look forward for report. As for me, I'm staying invisible, and if someone asks me about Y2K I answer "What is that?". Just trying to stay alive.
-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), January 27, 1999.
Just a reminder that this is going on this weekend. Signed up to attend.
Still sorting through the 4" inch stack of Y2K stuff amassed from last weekends Seattle Year 2000 Expo. Will report in dribbles and drips.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), February 05, 1999.