CWCF Conference 2020

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Postponed to November 2021 in Vancouver (dates to be determined)

CWCF is pleased to announce Nathan Schneider as the keynote speaker for our 2020 conference November 12-14 in Vancouver, BC. 

Photo by Eleanor Williamson

Nathan has extensive experience covering the worker co-op sector, including his recent book Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, in which he explored how co-ops can form the foundation of a democratic economy.

Nathan is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. He is the author God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, both published by University of California Press. His articles have appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and others, along with regular columns for America, a national Catholic weekly. He has lectured at universities including Columbia, Fordham, Harvard, MIT, NYU, the University of Bologna, and Yale. In 2015, he co-organized “Platform Cooperativism,” a pioneering conference on democratic online platforms at The New School, and co-edited the subsequent book, Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet. He is currently working on a policy paper on connecting next-generation co-op policy with the Green New Deal strategy. Follow his work on social media at @ntnsndr or at his website, nathanschneider.info.

Nathan’s address is sure to be a highlight of our annual conference in downtown Vancouver, but there are plenty more of other reasons to attend. We hope you’ll join us for the thought-provoking workshops, engaging forums, great networking opportunities, and more, all located in a beautiful setting. In the meantime, mark your calendars for November 12-14, 2020 and stay tuned for more details in the coming months.