2020 Co-op IMPACT Conference

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2020 Cooperative

IMPACT Conference

October 7-9, 2020

*NCBA CLUSA is closely monitoring the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, planning for this conference continues as scheduled. Any change in status will be quickly shared with our members and stakeholders.

This year’s conference will amplify how cooperatives are addressing their obligation to create diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces and boards, and how co-ops can better meet the needs of communities that have been excluded from participation and economic advancement.

Help shape this year’s conference; our 2020 Co-op IMPACT Conference Request for Proposals has been extended through April 3, 2020.

Submit a session or panel


“Nowhere but NCBA and IMPACT conference do you get to make those cross-sectoral connections with people about how to live out that P6 cooperation among cooperatives principle, and work together to make this co-op economy really grow and thrive and get to scale.” –Camille Kerr, principle at Upside Down Consulting 



“We’ve got cooperative professionals here thinking about innovative legal models to support international platforms. We’ve got purchasing cooperatives here that have tremendous purchasing power, that have the ability to help scale up new enterprises and are really looking for the ways in which they can use technology to bring their businesses into a new generation. And then we have people who are working on international development, who are looking for ways that technology can help us address some of the most pressing challenges around the world. It’s really exciting!”–Nathan Schneider, professor at the University of Colorado


“In these divided times, it’s really important to think about how everybody who is participating in the economy can benefit from the economy and co-ops really are a great model to show the way.”–Maureen Conway, executive director of the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute