Community Workshops

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How can we design meaningful and impactful communities? In order to share what we have learned in our work with the Community Canvas and to continue learning from fellow community builders across the globe, we are hosting a series of interactive workshops. 

During the workshop we will dive deeper into the underlying ideas of the Canvas and look at the following questions:

  • What is a community and what isn't?

  • What makes communities powerful?

  • How can we design such communities?

Who is this for? The workshops are designed for practitioners who are building communities in their daily life and to provide a space for an interactive conversation to meet peers and learn from each other. The workshops can also be valuable for people who are considering building communities and want to better understand the basics.

Upcoming Workshops

Don't see a workshop? Message us if you would like to bring us to your city and host a community workshop there:


Houston, March 16, 2019 at Holy Family

March 16, 2019, 9am - 3pm

Building Trust and Belonging: A Community Canvas Workshop

The Annex HTX
2007 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

Holy Family

Upcoming Workshops 2019

Workshop & Coaching

Workshop & Coaching




Fabian Pfortmüller is an entrepreneur and community builder based in New York. He runs Together, an advisory firm that helps organizations build meaningful communities and co-authored He co-founded Sandbox, a global community for entrepreneurial people in their twenties. Most recently Fabian co-founded the lifestyle brand Holstee, known for its monthly subscription.

Sascha Mombartz is a user experience designer and co-creator of Previously he worked at the New York Times and at Google's Creative Lab, co-founded a retail and public opinion startups. He currently runs the Office for Visual Affairs in New York – a business and product design studio where he works with early stage companies.

More about us and the people who created the Community Canvas on our About Page.

About the Community Canvas

The Community Canvas is an open source framework to help you build meaningful communities. Explore the Canvas and its 17 themes here.

Past Workshops

June 13, 2018 in Berlin at Les Enfants Terribles

May 17, 2018 in New York at the Assemblage

New York, August 26th for Legal Hackers


New York, August 9th at Prime Produce

August 9th, 6-9pm

In August we'll be hosted by Jerone Hsu at the amazing Prime Produce Coop space in Hell's Kitchen.

Prime Produce
424 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019


Pay as much as you like. Proceeds go to Prime Produce.

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New York, July 9th at SYPartners

July 9th, 6-9pm

We're excited to be hosted by our friends at SYP for an interactive community workshop at their beautiful Tribeca space - join us!

395 Hudson St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10014

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San Francisco, July 16th at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Join us for an intimate and interactive conversation with other community practitioners in SF -we will be hosted at the amazing YBCA space.

July 16th, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Singapore, July 25, Fireside Chat at Found

Fireside Chat with Fabian Pfortmüller & Gwendolyn Regina

July 25th, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Found. Cuppage

29A Cuppage Road

Singapore, 229456