A must-see program this Sunday, October 7

.news > ul{ padding-left:0; } .news > ul li{ left:40px; padding-right: 40px; position:relative; } To stimulate discussion and debate at Imagine 2012: The International Conference on Co-operative Economics,...

To stimulate discussion and debate at Imagine 2012: The International Conference on Co-operative Economics, eight conferences will be presented:

  • 8:45 a.m. – Economics Unmasked: Can we develop more meaningful economics? from Manfred Max-Neef, Professor and speaker, Right Livelihood Award also referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” in 1983, Chile
  • 10:30 a.m. – What Is the New Economy and Why Do We Need It? from Neva Goodwin, Co-director, Global Development And Environment Institute, Tufts University, United States
    • Commentary: Charles Gould, Director General, International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Switzerland
  • 11:15 a.m. – What Is Progress and How Do We Measure It? from Ronald Colman, Founder and Executive Director, GPI Atlantic, Canada
    • Commentary: Joy Cousminer, CEO, Bethex Federal Credit Union, United States
  • 12:00 p.m. – How Bad Is Income Inequality and Why Does It Matter? from Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham Medical School, and Honorary Professor, University College London, United Kingdom
    • Commentary: Bill Cheney, President and CEO, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), United States
  • 2:00 p.m. – Are Prosperity and Sustainability Compatible? from William Rees, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Commentary: Ed Mayo, President and CEO, Co-operatives UK, United Kingdom
  • 2:45 p.m. – Are there Limits to Growth? from Peter Victor, first President, Canadian Society for Ecological Economics, Canada
    • Commentary: Dr U. S. Awasthi, President and CEO, IFFCO, India
  • 4:00 p.m. – Complexity: What Drives Innovation, Adaptation and Resilience? from Thomas Homer-Dixon, Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada
  • 6:30 p.m. – Do co-ops need a different type of employees and organizational design than conventional firms? Lessons from behavioral economics from Avner Ben-Ner, Professor, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, and Affiliated Professor, Law School, University of Minnesota, United States
    • Commentary: Tracy Redies, President and CEO, Coast Capital Savings, Canada

Registration from 8:00 a.m.

Come and learn about the new economic thinking emerging around the world and how it fits with co-operatives. Come to Imagine 2012.

Good conference to all participants!

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