Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 10th through 12th, 2017 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide.
Since 1977, NASCO's Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of group-equity cooperatives.
The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement.
This year's conference theme focuses on the integral role of cooperatives in building grassroots democracy. We will explore the ways that individual co-op members develop skills through practicing and experimenting with direct democracy, how co-ops as organizations can leverage their assets (people, space, funds) to support allied movements for justice, innovative projects where co-ops are building regional power through inter-cooperation, and visions of a future where co-op power puts meaningful political control into the hands of the people.
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