David Eaves is a speaker and facilitator for the Creative Class Group as well as a regularly contributing blogger to the Creative Class Exchange. A fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, David writes, speaks, and consults on negotiating, collaborative and open source systems, government renewal, and public policy. He has helped develop negotiation and collaborative strategies with leading organizations in North America, Europe, and Africa in a range of industries such as financial services, health care, information technology, energy, and telecommunications, as well as with community groups, environmental NGOs, and government agencies. David is interested in how networks and open systems are transforming the way people, institutions, and cities organize themselves as well as how we will manage this transition. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, David completed a bachelor of arts in history at Queen’s University and a master’s of international relations at Oxford.