Disrupting the Future -- Cooperative Food in the Next Generation
June 9 – 11, 2016 - Western Massachusetts
The International Co-operative Alliance’s Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade has provided a powerful vision in which co-ops become the acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability, the model preferred by people around the world, and the fastest growing form of enterprise by 2020. The opportunity for food co-ops to contribute to this vision and to thrive in the future will require a fundamental shift in our thinking and our ability to engage and empower people from a diversity of backgrounds and generations.
Our Planning Committee has worked diligently and collaboratively with the staff of NCBA CLUSA to identify the Theme and Content for what we believe will be an exciting, engaging and educational conference that will support the success of our food co-ops in the context a rapidly changing marketplace and our relevance to the social and economic challenges and opportunities of our time.
Theme: Disrupting the Future – Cooperative Food in the Next Generation
Content: Six Tracks
- 1. Inspirational Strategies for Outdistancing the Competition
- 2. Succession Planning & Leadership Development for the Entire Team
- 3. 2020 and Beyond: New Approaches to Cooperation
- 4. Participatory Governance for Success
- 5. Financing the Co-op Future
- 6. Social, Economic, and Racial Diversity
We invite you to consider what skills, experience and perspectives you and/or your co-op or organization might contribute to this national dialog.
Please also forward this Call for Presentations to others you believe may be interested in offering a submission.
Deadline for submission: Midnight, Wednesday, January 15, 2016.