Register: Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29 – 31


Join us for our Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29th – July 31st 2016 in Austin, Texas!

400+ inspired participants, building a new economy based on shared ownership and real democracy. Dozens – even hundreds – of worker cooperatives in all stages, from concept, to conversion, to growth. The U.S.’s leading lenders, funders, educators and businesses supporting the cooperative economy. International guests bringing their wisdom and perspectives. And you.

We need opportunities to share the ideas, tools and inspirations that will create the 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 form relationships that build the power and reach of the worker cooperative sector.

Registration opens in March 2016. In the meantime, take a look at our conference website for lots of information!

This year the conference will draw a wide range of attendees and speakers, providing you a diverse audience to interact with your table, materials and personnel. This is a real opportunity for you to have access to a truly diverse 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 designed to meet your needs and budget. 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 and get your name in front of hundreds of attendees.


Registration will open mid-February on our conference website. We will offer scholarships, work-trade, and youth/community rates.

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, its hidden histories and cooperative economies. Tour info will be available on our conference website as it becomes available.

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