Do you represent a U.S. cooperative? Are you attending the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City, Quebec, from October 11 – 13? If so, Register by Friday, September 30 to attend the Summit Rendez-vous with your fellow attendees from the United States. Organized by NCBA CLUSA, which represents U.S. cooperatives to the International Co-operative Alliance, this participatory working session will meet on Monday, October 10, from 1 – 4 p.m at the Quebec City Convention Center, Room 301AB. Registration is free for this event.
Designed to explore and build upon the U.S. cooperative impact for good, this Summit Rendez-vous will address the potential of the cooperative business model to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Judy Ziewacz will speak on the U.S. cooperative impact for good, update attendees on NCBA CLUSA’s 100th Anniversary Campaign and its ongoing advocacy efforts, and address trends within the U.S. cooperative movement, including the growth of worker co-ops the inaugural home care cooperative conference. Afterward, NCBA CLUSA COO for International Development Amy Coughenour Bentacourt, will frame the SDGs in a cooperative context.
Following these remarks, attendees will break into small groups facilitated by NCBA CLUSA board members and discuss which three of the 17 SDGs the U.S. cooperative sector will commit to engaging with in the coming decade.
This event is an opportunity to help shape a new vision for the U.S. cooperative movement—as individuals, cooperative businesses and organizations and as the national association tasked with leading and serving the U.S. cooperative sector.