Past Conferences

2016
Cooperative Resilience
Keynote: Ed Whitfield, Changing the World in a World that is Changing

2015
Common Interest: Co-ops Investing in Community Wealth
Keynote: Steve Dubb, Building Community Wealth: Connecting Our Co-ops to the Movement for Social and Economic Justice

2014
Co-ops for Life: Owning our Future
Keynote: Nikki Marín Baena, Owning our Neighborhoods: Our mission, should we choose to accept it

2013
A Fire in Our Bellies: Food Justice & Cooperatives
Keynote: Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Building Co-ops to Foster Community Self-determination

2012
Cooperating to Survive and Thrive Beyond Capitalism: Building a Solidarity Economy
Keynote: Andrew Cornell, Building Up and Winning Back Our World: The Role Cooperatives Might Play in Creating a Solidarity Economy and a Participatory Society

2011
CREATIVE INTERSECTIONS: Education, Media, and Cooperatives
Keynote: Adrienne Maree Brown, We are in the Future

2010
Cooperative Cartography: Where People, Places, and Movements Intersect
Keynote: Liz Mason-Deese, Tim Stallman, and Daniel Tucker, Counter-Mapping for a Co-op World

2009
In our Backyards
Keynote: Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperative Business Incubator: A Case Study

2008
Grassroots Run Deep
Keynote: Wendy Wolford

2007
Cooperative Tools for Economic Justice
Keynote: Andrea Smith, Women of Color Organizing Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex

2006
Our Story: Connecting the Threads of Cooperative Experience
Keynote: Grace Lee Boggs

2005
Hands on Democracy: Grassroots Change Through Cooperation
Keynote: Morgan Cousins and Paula X. Rojas (Sista II Sista Collective)

2004
Beyond the Co-op Wall: Connecting with Local Communities
Keynote: Pete Crear (Credit Union National Association)

2003
Facing Ourselves: Examining Power and Privilege in Our Co-ops
Keynote: Tim Wise

2002
Imagining a Cooperative Revolution
Keynote: Deborah James (Global Exchange)

2001
Growing from our Roots, Sowing the Seeds of Tomorrow
Keynote: Francie Ferguson

2000
The Many Faces of Cooperation
Keynote: Michael Rotkin (former Mayor, Santa Cruz, CA)

1999
Economic Democracy: Working Together for Change

1998
Co-op History