NEXT WEEK – Join us virtually and in-person at IMPACT 2021!


The 2021 Cooperative IMPACT Conference is less than a week away! That means time is running out to make plans to join us for this year’s hybrid conference from October 4-8.

With opportunities for virtual and in-person programming and networking, this year’s hybrid event offers something for everyone—whether you live in the Washington, DC Metro area, plan to travel here in October or prefer to attend our virtual programming from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Once again, we’re excited to bring the only national, cross-sector cooperative event to the widest possible audience with a robust lineup of accessible, affordable programming.

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Our exclusive rate of $50 for NCBA CLUSA members and $75 for non-members on all virtual programming is still in effect. Register by Thursday, September 30 before prices increase to $75 and $100, respectively.

If you plan to attend one or both days of our in-person programming live at the National Press Club, reserve your seat soon—space is limited!

If you plan to attend one or both days of our in-person programming live at the National Press Club, reserve your seat soon—space is limited! During registration, 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.

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.

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.


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