CommonBound / New Economy conference — July 8-10, 2016 — Buffalo, New York

CommonBound will bring together people with powerful visions for the future: a cross-section of community leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from around the world, including the New Economy Coalition’s 140-plus member organizations.

Participants will share strategies and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first.

Few places tell the story of the New Economy better than Buffalo, a city faced with the same disinvestment that has torn through countless towns and cities along America’s Rust Belt, and is now charting its path toward sustainable, community-led development. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring over 700 people there in July, to learn skills and solutions from the leading edge of the New Economy around the world.

Toward this end, it’s the movement itself that will be driving CommonBound’s programming. NEC member organizations and allies are putting together 16 workshop tracks on some of today’s most pressing issues, including:

  • Democratizing energy systems in the face of accelerating climate change;
  • Racial justice, and building an economy where black lives and liberation matter;
  • Worker ownership and community enterprise as vehicles for economic democracy;
  • …and much more!

Volunteer teams are also organizing 13 network gatherings, happening the first day of the conference (Friday, July 8). Network gatherings are day-long sessions to build our shared capacity with new tools and big ideas. You can sign up to attend a network gathering by registering for CommonBound.

Although we encourage you to sign up for the entire conference, there is a discounted registration option just for network gatherings.

Ticketing for CommonBound is on a sliding scale (starting at $90) with a limited number of scholarships available. To make this conference as accessible and affordable as possible, we ask that you pay an amount that reflects your needs and income.

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
WHERE: SUNY Buffalo State – 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

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