Western Worker Cooperative Conference
October 12-14, 2007
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
The Western Worker Co-op Conference is moving on from its old idyllic woodland location, to the hustle and bustle of an urban college campus. After much consideration, the planning board decided that the conference has outgrown Breitenbush Hot Springs. It is with mixed feelings that we end this phase of our history, but we hope that moving to a more accessible location will also make the event itself more accessible, allowing us to reach a much broader segment of the population than we did before.
Many details remain to be determined, but here’s what we know so far: The conference will run from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, with three sessions of concurrent workshops, focusing on four topical tracks. The conference fee is a sliding scale, $250-400. For an idea of the topics we will cover, please consult the conference schedule. Over the spring and summer, we will be updating this site, to provide more information as it becomes available. We expect to have most of the conference workshops confirmed by July, when we will send out registration materials. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list
And if you are going to be on the East Coast this July, please check out the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy , which will take place in Asheville, North Carolina. For more information about the WWCC’s history and its relationship with the Federation and other cooperative organizations, please visit the brief history of the conference planning board and roles of board members.
Brief History of the Conference Planning Board
page. For further information on worker cooperatives, please check out the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives, which will host a conference of its own in 2008.
The conference is planned by a volunteer board, and we will be electing several new members this October. If you are interested in organizing the 2009 conference, please read the board job description in the link above on history and role of the board. Then come to the conferenceprepared to tell participants a little about your background and why you are interested in serving. It is a great opportunity to support the coop movement, and a relatively painless campaign and election.