Early-Bird Registration Now Open for Inaugural Co-op IMPACT Conference!


Early-bird registration is now open for NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op IMPACT Conference, scheduled for October 4 – 6, 2017, at the Hilton-Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. 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 around the world.

Register now and lock in the early-bird rate of $550 for NCBA CLUSA members and $750 for non-members. The Early-Bird Full Registration package includes access to all plenary and break-out sessions, two receptions, our October 5 advocacy fly-in on Capitol Hill, and registration in the 2017 Co-op 5K.

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 a unique opportunity to advance the shared interests of the cooperative movement.

Reserve your space now!

NCBA CLUSA is offering three tracks during this year’s conference: IMPACT, Purchasing and Co-op Professionals. Our IMPACT Track will examine how co-ops can and already are answering some of society’s most important questions around ownership and opportunity, covering topics such as co-ops and the inclusive economy, owning work, financing co-ops and funding co-op development.

The Purchasing Track includes breakout sessions that will be familiar for attendees of NCBA CLUSA’s previous National Purchasing Cooperatives Conference: Best Practices, Reverse Best Practices and Master Classes covering topics like growing revenue and succession planning. Similarly, the Co-op Professionals track will offer dedicated content and the accompanying Continuing Legal Education/Continuing Professional Education credits for attorneys and accountants who work in the co-op space.

In addition, conference registrants attending the Purchasing or Co-op Professionals breakout tracks will also have access to all conference plenary sessions. These are opportunities to plug into the wider co-op economy, make valuable connections with potential partners and customers and engage with co-op members, supporters, policymakers and other stakeholders.

We hope you’ll join us in October for this incredible learning event, as well as our Co-op Festival on the National Mall September 31 – October 1! Subscribe to Co-op Weekly today to get the latest announcements on IMPACT 2017 and the Co-op Festival delivered straight to your inbox.

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