The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) is fast approaching and its timing could not be better! This year’s conference will be held on June 9-11 in New York City in partnership with NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYCNoWC). We are thrilled to announce that REGISTRATION IS LIVE!
What To Expect
We will have workshops, tours, parties, and special intensive sessions. We will build skills and share knowledge to strengthen our worker cooperatives. We will develop strategy and collaborate to build our movement. We will get to know other worker-owners, make plans with coop developers, and make common cause with community allies. Learn, teach, grow, brainstorm, scheme, laugh, dance, and leave inspired!
We want to make ECWD as accessible as possible, therefore registration is on a sliding scale from $90 – $550. We ask that you honestly evaluate what is within your means for attending the conference this year. The true per-person cost of the conference is $280, so we encourage you to pay that amount or even above that amount if you can. This reflects what it takes for us to cover conference space, programming, childcare, translation/interpretation, food, and other costs. Register online here.
NYC NOWC Members register for free!
Worker-Owners members of NYC NOWC will receive free registration to the conference, minus meals. If your cooperative’s membership is current and you would like to request the NYC NOWC discount code please fill out the form bellow.
Scholarships are available for non-NYC NOWC members! The deadline for applying for a scholarship is April 17. If your application is approved, staff will send you an email with a code to register. Once the scholarships have been approved, those who receive them must register by May 8th at the latest. Please apply through the scholarship form.
Support Our Work
Now more than ever, worker cooperatives must be highlighted as an important path towards economic transformation. We hope you’ll join us by sponsoring this year’s ECWD Conference. Not only is this a chance to demonstrate your commitment to economic justice, it’s also great exposure for your business or organization. We’d like to thank the many businesses and organizations that have supported us year after year, and we challenge you to bump up your support to the next sponsorship level. Please visit the website to send payment.