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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Economic Democracy Conference is Coming to Madison

Economic Democracy Conference Schedule Madison College – Madison WI, October 11 – 14, 2012 Thursday, October 11 3:00-5:00pm Registration; Getting Acquainted; Gathering with Refreshments 7:00-9:00pm Opening Ceremony History of Economic Democracy and where we are now Welcome: Nada Khader, Director of WESPAC Foundation, Board member of United for a Fair Economy Keynote: John Nichols, Washington correspondent of The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times Friday, October 12 8:30am-12:30pm Economic Democracy: Theoretical Underpinnings Keynote: Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism Panel: Presenting various aspects of Economic Democracy featuring Madison’s local initiative Stephanie Rearick , Director and founder, Dane County Timebank, Build for the World Laura Dresser, Associate Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy Frank Emspak, Workers Independent News, UW School for Workers, Professor Emeritus Alex Jackimovicz, master electrician, Maine People’s Alliance Joel Magnuson, author of Mindful Economics and Approaching the Great Transformation Rashad Barber, Occupy activist, community organizer Jason Schreiner, Instructor of Environmental studies, U. of Oregon, President, Prout Institute 12:30-2pm Lunch time caucuses around important issues of Economic Democracy 2:00-3:15pm Workshops-session #1 3:30-4:45pm Workshops-session #2 To find the workshops offered during these sessions – search here. 7:00-9:00pm Policy and Political Initiatives Keynote Addresses: Ellen Brown, Public Banking Institute David Cobb, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, Move To Amend Saturday, October 13 9:00-10:45am Models and Grass Roots Initiatives Keynote Address: David Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of three books and coauthor of one, his latest being After Capitalism (2002). Panel: Orland Bishop, founder and director of the ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation Suzanne Bowles, Alliance to Develop Power (Springfield MA) Anne Reynolds-University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, associate director 11:15-12:30pm Workhops-session #3 12:30-2:00pm Lunch time caucuses around issues of Economic Democracy 2:00-3:15pm Workshops-session #4 3:30-4:45pm Workshops-session #5 To find the workshops offered during these sessions – search here. 5:00-7:00pm Dinner, Networking, and Coalition Building 7:00-9:00pm Evening of Songs and Stories Raging Grannies, Forward Marching Band, Stephanie Rearick, and much more Sunday, October 14 Action Summit 9:00am Opening address: Dada Maheshvarananda, author, After Capitalism: Economic Democracy, Director PROUT Intitute of Venezuala 9:30am Facilitated group processes arising from the various discussions in the workshops and caucuses and from participant responses to evaluations. Details will follow soon. 11:30am Brunch 1:00-2:30pm Continued group processes and closing. Back to Top Donations Your tax-deductible donation supports our efforts to organize a conference in which participants can begin to forge a partnership to build a sustainable, just and equitable society. This conference is organized entirely by volunteers AND we have strived to keep the registation fees very affordable.

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