The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is proud to announce the inaugural Co-op Impact Conference, coming in October 2017. This pivotal cooperative event will, for the first time, bring together a broad spectrum of cooperative sectors to build on and amplify the economic impact co-ops have in the U.S. and internationally.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to collaborate and engage with co-op members, supporters, policymakers and other stakeholders. Impact 2017 will replace the sector-specific conferences NCBA CLUSA has traditionally hosted. As the first and only national cooperative conference of its kind, Impact 2017 will be the premier networking and learning event for co-op members, practitioners and advocates in 2017, as well as an unmissable opportunity to advance the shared interests of the cooperative movement.
Scheduled for October 4 – 6, 2017, at the Hilton-Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia, this annual conference will focus on the significant role that cooperatives play in the national and international economy, as well as how the cooperative business model values and benefits individuals, businesses and communities. Beyond plenary sessions that will highlight thought leaders in the field, the 2017 Co-op Impact Conference will feature breakout sessions to dive more deeply into emerging issues and best-in-class learning for purchasing co-ops, international cooperative development professionals, co-op economists and emerging cooperative leaders.
At its core, this conference will examine how co-ops can and already are answering some of society’s most important questions around ownership and opportunity. Registration is now open!