The current draft programme. Please note that this is subject to change.

Thursday April 4:

Pre-conference social event at The Eighth Day. More info


Friday April 5:

9.00 am: Registration and refreshments

9.45 am: Workshop Session 1 – a choice of four opening workshops:

  • Community-led Housing
  • Sociocracy
  • New Municipalism
  • Building Cooperative Success by understanding our failures

10.40 am: Morning plenary. Keynote speakers:

  • Molly Scott-Cato – Green Party MEP
  • Shaun Fensom – The Digital Infrastructure Co-operative
  • Claire McCarthy – General Secretary, Co-operative Party

12.10 pm: Refreshment break

12.25 pm: Workshop Session 2

  • Co-operatives, race and class
  • Secondary co-operatives
  • The Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission
  • Co-operatives Unleashed

1.20 pm: Lunch

2.20 pm: Workshop Session 3

  • Co-operatives as vehicles of social transformation
  • Financing the new economy
  • Open Space session
  • A New Lucas Plan

3.15 pm: Refreshment break

3.30 pm: Afternoon Plenary : panel session and closing keynote

  • A panel session pulling together the threads from the day and setting out a roadmap for the next stage.