It’s finally happening—registration for CommonBound 2018 is open!
We announced in November that NEC is partnering with Solidarity Economy St. Louis for our bi-annual convening, taking place in St. Louis, MO, June 22 - 24 to answer one question: How do we build a new economy?
Past CommonBound’s have focused on questions like what is the new economy and why do we need one. But if the political climate of the last year has shown us anything, it’s that alternatives are not just necessary, they’re imminent. It’s up to us to come together to create, resist, and transform ourselves to shape a different world.
Will you join 700+ new economy leaders, activists, and visionaries to help build what comes next?
Workshop tracks will take on some of the most pressing issues facing us today, and present paths toward a fair and more democratic society. Here are just a few of the topics they’ll cover:
- Cultural organizing and building a new economy for and by artists
- Community organizing through the lens of energy democracy
- Community-led tools for fundraising and investing to scale new economy institutions
- ...and many more!
Workshops will range from hands-on trainings, to panels of leading community innovators, academics and researchers, and dispatches from the leading edge of change.
Networks Gatherings include a mix of open and closed all-day sessions organized by volunteers who want to bring a group of 20-60 people together to increase the capacity of our movements.
CommonBound will also include plenaries, open spaces, and site visits. You can register, and learn about gatherings, site visits, travel, and housing on Eventbrite. A limited number of scholarships are available.
See you in St. Louis in June!