Events

 
Local events, webinars, national conferences - below is a compiled list of worker cooperative related events happening across the country.  To publicize an event, please send details to info [at] usworker [dot] coop with the subject line: "worker coop event" or use this submission form.

Upcoming Worker Coop Events (and events with worker ownership focus)   

Annual ACE Institute
Hosted by the Association of Cooperative Educators
July 13 - 16, 2014
Austin, TX

17th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation
Hosted by IAFEP
July 16 - 18, 2014
Montevideo, Uruguay

NCBA Annual Meeting & Cooperatives Conference
Sept 9 - 11, 2014
St. Paul, Minnesota

2nd Annual International Cooperatives Summit
October 6 - 9, 2014
Quebec City, Canada 

 

Past Events

Austin Coop Summit
Hosted by the Austin Coop Business Association
April 4 - 5
Austin, TX

California Cooperative Conference 2014
Hosted by the California Center for Cooperative Development
April 11-13
Berkeley, CA

Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference - Promoting Cooperative Enterprises
May 2, 2013
Jackson, MS

2014 National Worker Cooperative Conference 
Hosted by the USFWC
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Chicago, IL

CommonBound Conference
Hosted by the New Economy Coalition
June 6 - 8, 2014
Boston, MA

12th Annual BALLE Conference
Hosted by BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
June 11 - 13
Oakland, CA

1st Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference
Hosted by the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, held at CUNY Law School
June 21
New York City, NY

**SPECIAL OFFER** Tour Spain & Mondragon Cooperatives
Co-Sponsored by the USFWC & Human Agenda
June 29 - July 5, 2014 **Reserve your spot by APRIL 15**
Spain

Worker Cooperatives: Jobs for New York City's Future
Panel discussions on the current status and future of worker cooperatives in NYC
Hosted by Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, co-sponsored by NYC Nework of Worker Cooperatives and CUNY Law's Community & Economic Development Center
Jan 30, 3014 - 8:30am to 1pm
New York City, NY

'SHIFT CHANGE' screening & panel with EcoMundo Cleaning worker-owners
'SHIFT CHANGE', a documenary about worker cooperatives, will be the first screening at the inaugural film in the Projections series, Word Up Community Bookshop's winter film series with local filmmakers and neighborhood collaborators. Co-host EcoMundo is a USFWC member. 
Jan 25, 3014 - 6pm
New York City, NY

Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation Annual Conference
USFWC Board President, Rebecca Kemble, will be speaking
November 7 - 9, 2013
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) Global Conference & General Assembly
November 1 - 5, 2013
Cape Town, South Africa

NCBA Annual Cooperatives Conference
November 12 - 14, 2013
Washington, DC

Financing Cooperatives
Hosted by Chicago Community Loan Fund, Center for Workplace Democracy, and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
October 28, 2013
Chicago, IL

Solidarity Across Borders: Mexico’s Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT)
Hosted by: USFWC members WORC'N & Coop Fund of New England, and Jobs with Justice
October 21, 6-8pm
Boston, MA

Training Session - The Steps to Start a New Cooperative Business
Hosted by: Cooperation Works!
October 21 - 25, 2013
Madison, WI
(CW! offers additional sessions in 2014, visit here)

Co-op Carnival
Hosted by USFWC member Toolbox for Education & Social Action and Food for Thought Books
October 19, 2013
Amherst, MA

1st Annual Coop Fair
Hosted by Fiddleheads Food Coop, with USFWC member Artisan Beverage Cooperative in attendance
October 19, 2013
New London, CT

Reflections on the State of Portland Co-ops
Hosted by Portland Project for Cooperative Innovation (pdxPCI)
Part of 'New Economy Week' being organized by the New Economics Institute
October 15, 2013
Portland, OR

Co-ops Democratizing the Economy: Perspectives from Vermont & Mexico
Hosted by Cooperative Vermont & Webskillet Coop
Part of 'New Economy Week' being organized by the New Economics Institute
October 15, 2013
Burlington, VT

Cooperatives: Happy Hour Panel & Discussion
Hosted by Seattle Good Business Network's Community Capital: Seattle Series
October 15, 2013
Seattle, WA

Worker Owned Coops Create Jobs (film screening & discussion)
Hosted by Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance 
October 12, 2013
Greenbelt, MD

Rainbow Grocery's National Coop Month Thursday Workshops
October 10th 6-9pm, Worker Coop Fair
October 17th, 5-6pm, Non-toxic house cleaning workshop
October 24th, 7-8pm, Applying Principals of Permaculture in your Fall Garden
All events at 1769 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Baltimore Coop Bazaar ('Shift Change' film screening & networking event)
Hosted by The University of Maryland Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), the NAACP and Films For Action Baltimore.
October 9, 2013
Baltimore, MD

Coop Connection 2013
Hosted by Summit Credit Union, with USFWC members in attendance: Union Cab, Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing, Interpreters Cooperative of Madison, and Mad WorC
October 5, 2013
Madison, WI

CoopEcon 2013 
Hosted by Southern Grassroots Economies Project
October 4 - 6, 2013
Epes, Alabama

New York Cooperatives Summit
September 28, 2013
Syracuse, NY

Training Session - Financial Analysis for Cooperative Startups
Hosted by: Cooperation Works!
September 20 - 27, 2013 
Online Webinars
(CW! offers additional sessions in 2014, visit here)

Legal Issues and Alternative Equity Strategies (free online webinar)
Hosted by: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives & USDA
September 11, 2013
Online Webinar

Community Wealth-Building: Conference on Creating the New Economy
September 7, 2013
Denver, Colorado

Western Worker Cooperative Conference
September 2-5, 2013
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon

Co-Cycle Finish Line Party
Aug 26, 2013
Boston, MA
(Learn more about Co-Cycle, a cross country coop tour by bike! www.co-cycle.coop)

Incubating Sustainable Worker Cooperatives (online webinar)
August 14, 2013 - 10am pst / 1pm est
Hosted by WAGES Cooperatives

Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) Institute
August 4 - 7, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
July 26 - 28, 2013
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
**annual USFWC Member Meeting held July 27, 2013**

4th Annual Gathering of the Workers' Economy
July 9 - 12, 2013
Joao Pessoa, Brazil