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Day 1: Mobility

Wednesday, October 20
5410 Spring Garden Road
19:00 to 21:00
Doors open at 18:00

Knowledge Black Market is like speed-dating with brains. “Knowledge dealers” such as artists, philosophers, economists, bureaucrats, experts, non-experts offer stories, ideas, theories under the broad umbrella of MOBILITY.

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Day 2: Enterprise

Thursday, October 21
Garrison Brewery
19:30 to 21:30

Doors open at 19:00

Bar philanthropy is a chance to not just talk about – but to actually invest in local ideas. Your ticket price turns into “local investment chips” at the door. In a reverse-dragons-den style, local social entrepreneurs whose ideas have been incubating at the HUB Halifax, will make their pitch to the audience. Where your investment goes is in your hands. $30 investment at the door.

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Day 3: Ideas for Government

Friday, October 22
2540 Agricola Sreet
19:30 to 21:30

Doors open at 19:00

PechaKucha Night 6 is where idea sharing meets PowerPoint meets a visual poetry slam. 20 images. Each shown for 20 seconds. 11 local presenters (gov’t staff, creatives, others). 11 ideas for government. 1 fun night. $6 at the door.

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Day 4: Public Space

Saturday, October 23
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
12:00 to 14:30

Join this idea-generating walking tour of downtown vacant spaces – or possibility spaces, as we call them – then workshops with local community designers and public artists. Let’s take an active role in public place-making for a Better City, Better Life in Halifax.

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This Event is for EVERYONE

No matter your history, walk-of-life, age, career, perspective .. 4 Days Better City LAB is an invitation to engage with other passionate folks in our city's community.

You will be invited to shred your complaints at the door. 4 Days Better City LAB is about generative conversations, developing ideas and sparking new relationships. By showing up you may find ways to take responsibility for your own ideas... perhaps even make them happen.

Door Prizes: Mayoral Feast of Strangers

The Mayor has offered a unique door prize for 4 Days. At each night we will draw a few participant's names from a hat. These folks will be invited to a FEAST of STRANGERS with the Mayor. He will cook the meal himself, invite a few staff and we will have a think-tank conversation about the future of the city.

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