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Lawrence is the President of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy, and co-founder of the Toronto Tool Library. Lawrence is an energetic speaker, delivering talks on 3D printing, education, and the sharing economy. Growing up in Zimbabwe, he has lived in Botswana, Canada, South Africa and Argentina. His passion lies in exploring human relationships and our shared experience, and finding the connections between us.
Ryan is the Executive Director of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy, and co-founder of the Toronto Tool Library. He has a Bachelor of Commerce with an Honors in Accounting from McGill University. Wanting to make more of a direct contribution to society, Ryan left finance and founded IRBE. He has travelled extensively to +60 countries and is active in many community groups focusing on connecting economic and environmental issues.
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We hold up the economy or the monetary system as these unchangeable veins that give life to our society but that thinking is really an illusion. — Lawrence Alvarez and Ryan Dyment
The economy is just a set of rules that you use to interact with the resources. It is not fixed, and our current model is unfixable. — Lawrence Alvarez and Ryan Dyment