The New Economies Conference will focus on how the City of Jackson can and will start building the city of the future today through the inclusion of cooperatives and other forms of wealth creation based on the principles of solidarity, participatory democracy, and economic and social equity. With visionary leadership and strong community support, not only can we diversify and grow the economy of Jackson, but we can make Jackson a model center of cooperative and business development in the country.
The New Economies Conference will start this development process by focusing on the following:
400+ inspired participants. Dozens – even hundreds – of worker cooperatives in all stages, from concept, to conversion, to growth. The U.S.'s leading lenders, funders, educators, and businesses supporting the cooperative economy. International guests bringing their wisdom and perspectives.
In the spirit of our ‘Strategies for a New Economy’ conference at Bard College in 2012, and our ‘ReRoute: Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy” convergence at New York University in 2013, we will be bringing together a diverse group of the New Economy’s most energetic thinkers, practitioners, and newcomers. We intend to share practices, tools, and stories; highlight achievements; and create an environment that propels existing work and powerful innovations forward.
The Monetary Reforms
The main focus of the conference will be for researchers to describe and make the case for the kind of monetary
reforms advocated, presenting both the logical and historical basis for them, and the mechanics of implementing them.
Extensive question and answer periods and panel discussions can air doubts or concerns regarding the desirability of
the reforms and suggest refinements. Included will be discussions of research and thinking methodology.
Achieving the Reforms – What we can do now