July 8-10, 2016
Buffalo State University – Buffalo, NY
CommonBound will bring together a powerful cross-section of the New Economy movement to share practices and stories; highlight achievements; and create new and stronger relationships that can propel this work forward. We anticipate that CommonBound will be our biggest and most significant conference to date—and we hope you’ll be there to experience it with us.
CommonBound will feature New Economy leaders from all over the world, including representatives from NEC’s 130+ member organizations, and we couldn’t be happier about having the City of Buffalo as our host. In addition to being a beautiful place to be in July, Buffalo is an important piece of the New Economy story. It’s a place that has seen both the harsh realities of our failed economic paradigm and the power of visionary organizing and institution-building led by groups like PUSH Buffalo. We’re committed to working closely with local groups to make sure CommonBound both serves the needs of local organizers and gives visitors a real sense of the place they’re in.
Inspired by the model of the Allied Media Conference, we are currently soliciting proposals for network gatherings and workshop tracks. We are asking you, NEC members, along with many other organizations and community leaders throughout the US and Canada, to play a central role in co-creating this conference.
Network Gatherings are a day-long gatherings proposed and organized by volunteers who want to bring a group of 20-100 people together to increase the capacity of our movements. For more info or to propose a gathering click here.
Workshop Tracks will be central of the conference. Each workshop track will be curated by a volunteer planning committee and framed around a challenge or opportunity standing between us and a just, sustainable, and democratic economy. For more info or to propose a track click here.
Please note, we are not yet accepting proposals for individual workshops.
Registration will open this winter and we want you to be there. This July, join us in Buffalo as we continue to build this movement—together.