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

Thursday April 4th

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

Friday April 5th

9.00 am: Registration and refreshments

9.45 am: First workshop sessions:

  • Coo-operative & Community-Led Housing – Kevin Wan (North West Housing Services), Sarah Hughes (red Coop), Jo Bird (Co-operative Business Consultants) and David Alcock (Anthony Collins Solicitors)
  • Sociocracy & Governance – Abbie Kempson (Unicorn Grocery)
  • The Challenges of the New Municipalism and Co-op Development – Gareth Nash (Preston Co-op Development Network and Co-operative & Mutual Solutions), Cllr Martin Judd (Oldham Council and Co-operative Councils Innovation Network)
  • The New Lucas Plan & Co-operativising a Green New Deal – Ian Hewitt & Dave King (New Lucas Plan) and Matt Fawcett (Carbon Co-op)

10.40 am: Morning plenary. Keynote speakers:

  • Molly Scott-Cato – Green Party MEP
  • Shaun Fensom – The Digital Infrastructure Co-operative

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 tools of liberation
  • 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 way forward.