The past few years have made it clearer than ever that our world is in need of new economic systems and ways of reimagining work. These times call for collaboration and leaders in all sectors are looking for on the ground wisdom about how to make collaboration work while deepening everyday democracy in the workplace. The USFWC is excited to connect the voices of the worker coop field to the spaces where they can make the most difference.
Members of the USFWC’s Speaker’s Bureau have years of hands-on experience living these models out in the field of worker cooperatives. They are ready to share their insights in engaging and relatable ways to a variety of audiences. Whether you are looking for an introduction to solidarity economics and worker co-ops or running a conference for seasoned worker-owners who want to delve deeper into a particular topic, the USFWC Speaker’s Bureau speaks to your needs.
Our disclaimer: Members of our Speakers Bureau are not employed by the USFWC and their statements do not represent any official positions of the USFWC.
How it Works
- Browse our list of Speaker's Bureau members below and find the right speaker for your group.
- Fill out the "Request a Speaker" form with your preferences and the selected speakers will be contacted.
- They will respond within 48 hours and, if accepting the invitation, will work out any logistics directly.
- Once the engagement is completed, you will be asked to complete a very short survey letting us know how it went.
USFWC respects the need of any individual (speaker or hosts) to take appropriate precautions during the pandemic. Speakers indicate if they are open to virtual, in person, or both types of engagement and hosts can search this field. In cases of in-person engagements, on-site precautions will be worked out between speaker and host.
As an organization the USFWC puts a high value on supporting respectful, sustainable and equitable workplaces. Time and energy are some of our most precious resources and speakers put real work into preparing for and sharing their experience and wisdom. So while agreements around honorarium, travel & material expenses will be made with individual speakers on a case by basis, we ask that you carry the values of labor solidarity and fair compensation into your interactions with all speakers (within the Federation and outside of it!) Offering an honorarium will make it much more likely that we are able to match you with a speaker.
As an organization committed to accessibility and intersectional liberation, the USFWC encourages all host sites to consider language justice, disability justice, and accessibility needs when planning for all your events. Please communicate your plans around this with speakers.
Need a hand thinking through this? Check out this Language Justice & Accessibility Guide curated by the USFWC.