Insight: Special Conference Announcement

Special Announcement
Registration Now Open for 2 Conferences on Co-operation

Business Succession and Employee Ownership Oct 11-13, 2011: experts share their experiences with co-operatives as a solution to the growing challenge of business succession.
North American Worker Co-op Conference Oct 13-15, 2011: an historic occasion to discuss best practices with worker co-operators from Canada, the U.S., Spain, France, Italy, and Argentina.
These bilingual events take place back to back at the Clarion Hotel, Québec City. For program information and to register for one or both events. Register by Sept. 12 for early-bird rates.

The conferences have been organized by the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation and le Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec.

For more about worker co-ops, read Esteban Magnani’s The Measure of Success in the pages of i4. In ten years fraught with economic crisis, over 200 worker co-ops have stepped up to nurse bankrupt businesses back to life in Argentina. With a survival rate of 90%, these co-ops are not a “stopgap” – they are a viable alternative.

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