CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

This three day conference in Los Angeles, California will make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing, for worker-owners and allied leaders who work to improve the lives of workers and their families. Read session descriptions here.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (Pre-Conference)                                            

8:00am - 5:00pm        Registration

9:00am - 1:00pm        South East LA Tour

9:00am - 4:00pm        Weaving the Vision for Immigrants in Cooperatives 

10:00am - 3:00pm      Tech Co-ops Gathering

10:00am - 4:00pm      Intensive Training for Cleaning Cooperatives

12:00pm -1:00pm       Lunch (Not Provided)

1:00pm - 5:00pm        East LA Tour

1:00pm - 5:00pm        Union Co-ops Gathering 

1:00pm - 4:00pm        Democratically Managed Food Cooperatives Gathering

5:30pm - 6:30pm        Main Street Employee Ownership Act Forum

6:30pm - 8:00pm        Welcome Reception

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (Day 1)    

7:30am - 5:00pm         Registration

7:30am - 8:45am         Breakfast

8:45am - 9:10am         Welcome

9:10am - 10:10am       Plenary: Stories and Organizing

10:10am - 10:40am     Homeroom: Team Meeting

10:45am - 12:15pm     Workshop Block 1

12:15pm - 12:45pm      Lunch/Coop Clinic

12:45pm - 2:45pm        USFWC Member Meeting

2:45pm - 3:00pm         Coffee Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm         Plenary: Shaping the Future of Work

4:05pm - 5:30pm         Workshop Block 2  

6:00pm - 7:00pm         Happy Hour

7:00pm - 10:00pm       Community Party

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (Day 2)                                                        

8:30am - 4:00pm          Information Center Open

8:30am - 9:15am          Breakfast

9:15am - 9:30am          Announcements

9:30am - 10:30am        Plenary: Cooperative Connections to Movements

10:30am - 11:00am      Homeroom: Team Meeting

11:00am - 11:15am      Coffee Break

11:15am - 1:00pm        Workshop Block 3

1:00pm - 2:00pm          Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm          Workshop Block 4

3:30pm - 4:00pm          Closing Reflections

 

 

Workshop Block 1

Challenges, Opportunities and Tools for Membership

Cooperative Startup Roadmap

Developing Purchasing Cooperatives, Franchises, and Others for Scale

Facilitation In Motion: Using Movement, Visuals, and Games to Facilitate

Sanctuary Workplaces: Creating Safe Spaces and Movement Building

Solidarity Los Angeles: Countermapping the Solidarity Economy

This is How We Do It: Project Management for Co-op Success

Using Financial Data: The Coop Care of Wisconsin Story

 

Workshop Block 2

Capitalizing the Co-op Renaissance

Current Research: State of the Sector and the 2017 Member Census

Growing the Future of Food with Cooperatives

La Protección de Activos para Empresarios Inmigrantes

Planning is Best Done in Advance

Union Co-op Curious: Exploring the Power and Potential for Scaling

What We Can Learn from Tech Startups About Developing Coop Products

 

Workshop Block 3

Are You Ready For This? Preparing To Ask For A Loan

Robust Human Resources for Human-Centered Workplaces

El Coaching y el Cooperativismo

The Cooperative/ESOP Hybrid: the Best of Both!

The New Tax Law and What It Means for Worker Co-ops

Times Up! Approaches to Addressing Sexual Harassment

 

Workshop Block 4

Asian American Solidarity Economies: Intersections and Possibilities

Become a Conversions Guide: How to Help Small Business Owners Explore Converting to Cooperative Structures

Board Basics: What They Do, How They Run, and Why

Engaging your Worker Cooperative in Financial Decisions

Innovating Pay Structures in Our Workplaces

Resolución de Conflictos