The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy is pleased to announce the Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives (ADWC) pre-conference, which will focus on successful inter-cooperative approaches to self-financing and financing within the co-op movement. In Philadelphia July 26, 2013. Registration should be up soon on the ECWD website, with a tentative program.
The purpose is to focus on positive efforts, explore how can we bring these strategies to scale, increase awareness of these successes, and facilitate adoption and employment of them by other cooperatives. We will examine what the movement is doing to promote worker cooperatives and help worker co-ops thrive financially. The preconference will include presentations of a variety of strategies followed by break-out discussions and report backs. We especially encourage participants who are worker-owners and those engaged in worker co-op financing and development.