Mission Statement

The Austin Time Exchange Network (ATEN) provides a complementary currency that enables members to build community through the exchange of services.

Board Members

The Austin Time Exchange Network Board members work to keep ATEN’s mission focused. You can build groups or make exchanges for a variety of purposes, but if you feel you need any support, please feel free to reach out to one of us, or email the entire board at info@austintimeexchange.org.

Past Contributors

Karen Gifford graduated in 2001 with a BA from the Friends World Program of Long Island University after studying the cohesiveness within Permaculture communities in Argentina and Cuba for her senior thesis project. She has devoted her time since college to endeavors focused on sustainable development, cultural preservation, and community economics and moved to Austin in her home state of Texas with the intention of founding the Austin Time Exchange in 2006. To learn more about the start of ATEN, please view this footage from this 2006 newscast with Austin's NBC affiliate on KXAN.