This conference will cut across cooperative sectors and provide an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. The conference will have four primary tracks including Accounting and Finance, Communication (& organizational culture), Governance, and Marketing.
We are bringing together community members, cooperatives, local business owners and policymakers to:
- Strengthen economic systems by developing cooperative business skills to support successful ventures
- Create strategic alliances and strengthen relationships between cooperatives
- Raise awareness about the importance of access to local foods and the role that all co-ops play in developing local and regional food systems
- Celebrate successful examples and learn from other cooperatives
What amazing project you working on now? How have you or your co-op achieved success? What lessons have you learned along the way? What was the greatest thing that your co-op did? The biggest mistake? What is the most practical advice you would give someone who is thinking of starting a cooperative? These are the things we want to know!
There are 25+ workshops and sessions including our Poster Session on Saturday, February 6th from 5-7pm. The poster session includes a catered reception and Silent Auction. We encourage you to create a poster or short film to show during this fun event!! Don’t worry you get to enjoy the festivities too, we only ask that you are by your poster from 5:30-6:30.
Posters will be up all day on Saturday and we ask that you are near your poster to answer questions from 5:30pm-6:30pm during the middle of the Poster Session Reception. Posters should be 24″ x 36″. While technically it will be a poster session we are also inviting short (3-5minute) videos. We will provide stands for you to hang/post your posters. If you are showing a short film please bring your computer and other necessary equipment (cables, speakers if needed, cords, etc.). We will accept poster abstract submissions until January 22nd!
Submit Your Idea Today!!