Rules Change: The DC Gathering: “Time Out on the Playing Field for Corporations, People and Democracy”
“Rules Change: The DC Gathering” is a two-day summit – presentations, circle-round discussions and workshops — to learn about fundamental change in our economic system, how it affects corporations, people, markets and democracy, and what is being done about it. It’s for executives, public officials, scholars, researchers, policy activists, students and engaged citizens.
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