Drawing close to 500 cooperators together from around the world, NCBA CLUSA’s 2022 Cooperative IMPACT Conference provided an unparalleled platform to reenergize the cooperative movement and expand the conversation around co-op identity. That theme linked two tracks and more than 50 speakers across two days of programming that inspired learning and action.
Catch up on sessions you might have missed or want to rewatch through our new video archives page. The IMPACT 2022 video archive makes it easier for you to share your favorite sessions with all programming now available.
IMPACT 2022 explored the theme “Forward, Together,” challenging the cooperative community to come together and capture a generational opportunity: applying the lessons we’ve learned from the past two exceptional years to our work as we move forward.
Navigating a global pandemic has not only forced us to reconsider our relationships and workplaces, but also confront deeper, societal problems around inequality, systemic racism and climate change. The past two years have provided space for us to reevaluate our priorities and begin reckoning with our past. We leaned into the cooperative principles and values that make our business model unique. We adapted; we innovated. We survived.
At IMPACT 2022, we moved forward, together. How do cooperatives, guided by our shared identity, thrive in this time of change? As businesses face inflation and supply chain challenges, cooperatives can provide stability and opportunity. As employees question their role in the economy, cooperatives can create dignified jobs. As communities tire of rhetoric, cooperatives can act to create meaningful diversity and equity. Together, we can meet the challenges of the past two exceptional years and build a more resilient and inclusive economy. Together, we can thrive.
Our dedicated international programming covered how cooperatives around the world are moving forward—together—through locally-led development. Made possible by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these sessions were sponsored by the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and its members.