NCBA CLUSA is seeking proposals for conference sessions and panels through Friday, April 1 for the 2022 Cooperative IMPACT Conference. This is your opportunity to share innovations and best practices with hundreds of co-op developers, financers, community and city leaders, innovators, policymakers and international development practitioners.
Our theme for 2022 is “Forward, Together,” and submissions should reflect how the cooperative community is coming together to capture a generational opportunity.
As we enter 2022, people, communities and businesses continue to face uncertainty. 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 reevaluated 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 move 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 years and build a more resilient and inclusive economy. Together, we can thrive.
Together, we can meet the challenges of the past two years and build a more resilient and inclusive economy. Together, we can thrive.
Please carefully read our full Request for Proposals before submitting your session or panel! All proposals for IMPACT 2022 must be submitted electronically via the form on this page.
Scheduled for October 5-6, IMPACT 2022 will be a hybrid conference with virtual programming and live, in-person sessions at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.*
To ensure full and fair consideration, proposals will be evaluated and selected by NCBA CLUSA based on criteria that include relevance, clarity, innovation, practical application, format and program balance. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by email by Friday, May 13.