In a faster flatter world, if you want to go far, you must go with others. In that spirit, the theme of the 2018 UNSUMMIT is: Unlocking Radical Collaboration. Read the inspiration behind the theme.


An open source gathering of FearLess savants, rock stars, and badasses (yes that’s you and your fellow COMMONers) who know that saving the world has to be fun.

Sign Up. Show Up.

We’ll have a few program elements in place heading into the UNSUMMIT, but the spirit of the event is to embrace whoever shows up, and trust that they are the right people, with the right experience, and the right desire to contribute to a meaningful shared experience.

How Do You Create The Program And Schedule?

We co-create the program and schedule on day 1 of the UNSUMMIT. A few weeks before arriving in Boulder, we send out a survey to gauge people’s needs and interests.  That information is used to make suggestions and support the process of creating the roadmap for the event. Last year the process took 30 minutes. Crazy huh? But that’s what you get when you are working with a group of people who share the same values, goals, and purpose.

What’s The Point With The Format…Really?

We are a collaborative community. That is the point. The best moments are those that enable us to learn from each other and encourage each of us to contribute to the overall experience. We are interested in what you have to say, how you can help your fellow COMMONers become better entrepreneurs, and roles that you can fill so you walk away feeling connected, inspired, and like it was your UNSUMMIT rather than a thing  you attended.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is passionate about social entrepreneurship and willing to step outside of the familiar paradigms for convening. UNSUMMITs are the most powerful when there is a wide range of experiences and skill sets in the room. Visionaries, Builders, Makers, Planners, Project Managers, Investors, Advisors. And just in case it is not clear, Social Entrepreneurs.

Will There Be Guest Speakers & Panels?

Yes. We are extending invitations to a few thought leaders, but the majority of the program will be delivered by the UNSUMMIT participants.

Will The Founders Of COMMON Be There?

Yes. Alex and Ana Bogusky, Rob Schuham, and John Bielenberg will be at the UNSUMMIT. There will be a Founders panel so you can hear their thoughts on COMMON, and more.

Big Announcement.

Don’t miss the unveiling of the MVP of COMMON Cents; a digital currency for the COMMON community designed to unlock radical collaboration.

Closing Celebration.

Join us on the last night of the UNSUMMIT for dinner, conversation, and entertainment led by COMMON member Brian Rocheleau and his team at The Blind Cafe. (

May 23rd-25th, 2018.

Times: 9:00 am MT until 6:00 pm

Who Can Attend?

Anyone is welcome  as long as they are fun, dig social entrepreneurship, and believe in community.


Early Bird: $249.00 (USD) per person. (Ends March 22nd, 2018)

General Registration: $295.00 (USD) per person.

Tickets include a seat at our closing night celebration and dinner at The Blind Cafe on May 25th from 7:00 pm MT – 10:00 pm MT.

In UNSUMMIT fashion registration fees will be pooled and used to determine the location in Boulder and the scope of the overall experience. The more, the merrier, so spread the news.