2019 California Co-op Conference

The California Co-op Conference is a multi-sector cooperative conference designed to offer unique opportunities to explore how this democratic business model promotes local sustainability, economic development, equality, and economic alternatives to “business as usual.” Register and use the below discount codes!

Sustainable Economies Law Center is providing multiple workshops at the conference, including:

  • Think Outside the Boss: Intro to Worker Co-op Legalities 101 CLE (Worker) provides an intro level training for worker owners, developers, and legal professionals on the legal fundamentals of starting and operating a worker cooperative, including how to protect your personal from your business assets, common legal entity options for democratically governed worker owned businesses, how employment law impacts worker cooperatives, common governance structures, and how to build participatory management practices from the start (Sunday, Session 3).

  • Co-op Directors Roles and Responsibilities CLE (ALL) is a fundamental cooperative board training that covers the governance obligations and fiduciary duties under the California Co-op Law (Sunday, Session 1).

  • Starting a Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (Housing) will share information about the development process for the newly formed East Bay PREC. Learn about this platform for taking properties off the speculative market for good by building a system of permanently affordable land and housing for the community. We’ll discuss cooperative organizing, financing, and stewarding land to create a future of Land without Landlords.


We will gather in California’s State Capital: Sacramento – the City of Trees! Together we’ll explore the most effective ways to strengthen and expand the cooperative movement.

Register early and use the below discount codes!

Early Registration Discount Codes!

DISCOVER how cooperatives revitalize and fortify local economies by creating jobs, housing, and locally owned businesses

LEARN how to strengthen you own cooperative and start new cooperatives

ENGAGE with other cooperators and share ideas, experiences, and strategies


RSVP TODAY!Keynote Address

KEYNOTE Nathan Schneider is a journalist and assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His most recent book is Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy. His two previous books, God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, were both published in 2013 by University of California Press.

"I suppose what I’m after is the chronicling of ideas, of perfect worlds, of ordinary imaginations in practice. My method is speculative reportage. Every word is hypothesis—while recognizing fearfully that with even the most casual remark we are building ourselves and our world irrevocably." - Nathan Schneider

April 28, 2019 at 8:30am - April 29, 2019 PDT
Sacramento Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H St
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States
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