Reach an audience of 1,000+ people! Submit your IMPACT Conference session or panel by March 25


Cooperators—you have two weeks left to submit your proposals to the 2021 Cooperative IMPACT Conference! Thursday, March 25 is the deadline for this singular opportunity to share your ideas with an audience of over 1,000 developers, researchers, government officials, co-op executives and personnel from dozens of associations and foundations. IMPACT is the place where the cooperative community can discuss our innovations and share best practices in governance, communication, community involvement, education and cooperation among cooperatives.

Our theme for 2021 is “Embracing Our Cooperative Identity,” and submissions should reflect that theme. IMPACT 2021 will challenge cooperators everywhere to commit to a deeper understanding of what makes cooperative enterprise unique. Make your ideas part of this important conversation!

Scheduled for October 4-8, IMPACT 2021 will bring together hundreds of cooperative leaders, developers, professionals, academics and policymakers—all with the overarching goal to advance the shared interests of the cooperative ecosystem. Currently, we are planning a virtual event, but there may be in-person opportunities for a few sessions 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, application, format and program balance. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by email no later than April 30, 2021.


Have a question about the submission process? Email Greg Irving at


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