Mark you calendars now! NCBA CLUSA’s 5th Annual Cooperative IMPACT Conference will be held October 5-6, 2022. We are currently planning a hybrid event with virtual programming and live, in-person sessions at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.*
Under the theme “Forward, Together,” IMPACT 2022 will challenge the cooperative community to come together and capture a generational opportunity: applying the lessons we’ve learned from the past two exceptional years to our work as we move forward.
Navigating a global pandemic has not only forced us to reconsider our relationships and workplaces, but also confront deeper, societal problems around inequality, systemic racism and climate change. The past two years have provided space for us to reevaluate our priorities and begin reckoning with our past. We leaned into the cooperative principles and values that make our business model unique. We adapted; we innovated. We survived.
At IMPACT 2022, we move forward, together. How do cooperatives, guided by our shared identity, thrive in this time of change? As businesses face inflation and supply chain challenges, cooperatives can provide stability and opportunity. As employees question their role in the economy, cooperatives can create dignified jobs. As communities tire of rhetoric, cooperatives can act to create meaningful diversity and equity. Together, we can meet the challenges of the past two exceptional years and build a more resilient and inclusive economy. Together, we can thrive.
We invite you to join us in October, whether in-person or virtually, and encourage you to start planning now to be part of the only national, cross-sector cooperative event elevating the conversation around a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities.
Alongside our IMPACT Track, we will once again offer an IMPACT International Track, made possible by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and sponsored by our strategic partner, the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and its members. This track is available to international development practitioners free of charge.