The 2021 Cooperative IMPACT Conference is less than two weeks away! We’re putting the finishing touches on more than 50 hours of programming that will challenge cooperators around the world to embrace their shared identity.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join hundreds of co-op developers, financers, community and city leaders, innovators, economists, policymakers and international development practitioners—all committed to advancing cooperative enterprise. Register now to be part of the only national, cross-sector event elevating the national conversation around a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities. This annual event is an unparalleled platform to reenergize the cooperative movement and galvanize its champions around building a more inclusive economy.
With five days of programming, 40 sessions and close to 100 speakers, IMPACT 2021 will explore how our cooperative identity finds expression.
With five days of programming, 40 sessions and close to 100 speakers, IMPACT 2021 will explore how our cooperative identity finds expression. Whether working to dismantle racism, build resilience in the face of climate change or preserve small businesses during a pandemic, last year reminded us that cooperatives have the greatest impact when cooperators live up to their identity.
Please note that sessions marked “LIVE at the National Press Club” on October 7 and 8 are in-person and available at an additional fee to help cover venue and food costs. If you plan to attend one or both days of our in-person programming at the National Press Club, please add “Thursday In-Person” and/or “Friday In-Person” under “Additional Items” during registration.
Your safety is important to us. Please review the National Press Club’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines prior to registering for our live, in-person programming.
Under the theme, “Embracing Our Co-op Identity,” the 2021 Cooperative IMPACT Conference will challenge cooperators everywhere to deepen their understanding of the values and principles that truly make cooperative enterprise unique.
This year’s programming echoes that challenge. We’ll explore the cooperative difference in home care, learn how worker cooperatives can pave the way to a just and equitable recovery, reimagine cooperative Appalachia, hear how the Colorado solar energy industry is providing a powerful approach to expanding the cooperative economy, and much more! Our dedicated international programming—available to development practitioners free of charge—will cover entrepreneurship, climate change and co-op principles in practice. Made possible by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these sessions are sponsored by the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and its members.