Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29 – July 31, 2016 in Austin, Texas

400+ inspired participants building a new economy based on shared democratic ownership. Hundreds of democratic workplaces in all stages from concept, to conversion, to growth. Join the U.S.’s leading lenders, funders, educators and advocacy organizations supporting the cooperative economy. Plus international guests bringing their wisdom and perspectives.  And you.

We all need more opportunities to share ideas, tools and inspirations that will lead to creating a new economy. This biennial conference is just the place to re-energize our friendships, our collective work, and our mission to transform our communities. Most important, it brings us together to strengthen the relationships that will build the power and reach of the worker cooperative movement.

Registration opens in mid-February. In the meantime, take a look at our conference website for lots of information!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  This year the conference will draw a wide range of attendees and speakers, providing  a diverse audience to interact with your table, materials and personnel.  This is an opportunity to have access to a wide cross-section of the worker-ownership and cooperative community. Our sponsors will be showered with dazzling smiles and effusive thanks, in print, in person, online, and through our new conference app!

We have many sponsorship packages. Contact Roodline Volcy at rvolcy [at] institute [dot] coop to discuss how you can be front and center as a key supporter of our growing community.

Registration will open mid-February on our conference website.

We will open a call for workshop proposals in mid-February.

We will offer Spanish-English simultaneous interpretation.

We will provide childcare on-site for all conference events. Please request childcare in advance when you register. If you are interested in volunteering for our childcare rooms, please let us know.

We are busy planning tours of Austin, it’s hidden histories and cooperative economies. Tour info will be available on our conference website as it becomes available.






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