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Please join the Green Chamber at the Progressive Opportunities Conference on Saturday February 26, 2012 The East Bay Express invites all concerned citizens, activists, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business owners, workers, civic leaders, investors, and change makers! The Bay Area has tons of people and organizations working on our most pressing economic problems. What makes us so special is that our [...]




 

 

Please join the Green Chamber at the Progressive Opportunities Conference on Saturday February 26, 2012

The East Bay Express invites all concerned citizens, activists, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business owners, workers, civic leaders, investors, and change makers!

The Bay Area has tons of people and organizations working on our most pressing economic problems. What makes us so special is that our solutions focus on empowering people, protecting the planet, and increasing community wealth, while respecting justice, diversity, and equality.

Progressive Opportunities will showcase the best work of nonprofits, companies, unions, activists, and government leaders; shed light on some of our most pressing economic issues; create an opportunity to network and exchange ideas; and arm you with new tools to make positive change.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2012

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Tickets: $25-$35

REGISTER TODAY!

Conference Sessions Include:

Alternative banking models – public banks, worker cooperative banks, and progressive banking practices

Marc Armstrong, Public Banking Institute; Mike Leung, The Worker Coop Credit Union; Esther Park, RSF Social Finance

Alternative workplace models – saving money, energy, and promoting creativity and collaboration

Matthew Bauer, BetterWorld Telecom

B Corporation – a better way to do business

Andy Fyfe, B-Lab; Matthew Bauer, BetterWorld Telecom; Timothy Yee, Green Retirement Plans; Jonathan Storper, HansonBridgett; Mike Hannigan, Give Something Back Office Supplies

Bikenomics – how biking will save the planet, our pocketbooks, and our local economy

Renee Rivera, East Bay Bicycle Coalition

Campaign finance reform – the single most important campaign

Mark McLeod, Sustainable Business Alliance of Oakland/Berkeley; State Senator Loni Hancock

Complementary and alternative currencies to the US dollar

Guillaume Lebleu, Bernal Bucks; Jessica Nowlan, Oakland Grown Gift Card; Charlie Rebich, Oakland Acorn; Mira Luna, BACE Time Bank

Crowdfunding for Local (Food) Economies (Part I and II)

Arno Hesse, Slow Money Northern California; Elizabeth Ü, Finance for Food; Jenny Kassan, Cutting Edge Capital; Mary Rick, The Hoop Fund

Economic development for our communities – the potential of decentralized energy systems

Al Weinrub, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Financing your small business

Jose Corona, Inner City Advisors; Kelly Lovlien, Working Solutions

How can we build a more resilient society?

Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute

Laughter Against the Machine: a documentary film preview and discussion

Comedy Troupe: W. Kamau Bell and Nato Green

Localization movement – the economic argument for keeping it local

Linda Currie, Transition Berkeley; Susan Silber, Buy Local Berkeley; Carolina Miranda, Sustainable Business Alliance; Erin Kilmer-Neel, Oakland Grown; Hut Landon, SF Locally Owned Merchants Association

New community-building tech innovation presentation by LocalOn

Shahbano Imran, LocalOn; David Tolioupov, LocalOn; Shari Godinez, Koreatown Northgate Community Benefits District; Darlene Drapkin, Urban Transformation and Temescal Telegraph BID

The new sustainable theory of investing

Jay Youngdahl, East Bay Express and Harvard Fellow at the Institute for Responsible Investment; Leslie Christian, Portfolio 21 Investments

The non-profit industrial complex, cooperatives, and how to include your friends in the (food) revolution

Yoni Landau, Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED)

State and national small business policy and opportunities discussion

Scott Hauge, Small Business California; David Bowdin, ASBC – American Sustainable Business Council

Unions and the new economy

Jay Youngdahl, East Bay Express; Carl Hall, Pacific Media Workers Guild; John Logan, SF State Management School

Visualizing a sharing economy – a cartoon guide to the policies and practices that are paving or blocking the way

Janelle Orsi, Author of The Sharing Solution and Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center and Law Offices of Janelle Orsi

When the economy’s rotten, sell compost: transforming ecological crisis into community opportunities

Kirsten Schwind, Bay Localize; David Kant Wofford, Bay Localize

Why Occupy changes everything and how to join with Occupy to build powerful coalitions for change

Sara Mizner, Occupy Oakland; Phoebe Sorgen, Occupy Berkeley; Maria Gastelumendi, Rising Loafer Cafe & Bakery

Worker cooperatives – sustainable economic development

Kasper Koczab, Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC); Dave Karoly, Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC); Jenny Kassan, Cutting Edge Capital

* Subject to change at any time.

Take a free tour of the HUB from 11am – 2pm while you’re at the David Brower Center. The Hub is a community of people with ideas to build a better world. It offers a shared workspace that inspires collaboration, programming that accelerates progress, and events that gather ideas and thought leaders. This is where change goes to work.


 

 

 
 
 

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