Starting Date: 11-03-2006
Ann Arbor, Michigan
481-03Connecting the Threads of Cooperative Experience
November 3-5, 2006
There are many stories of cooperation, many different cultural histories of people living and working together, and many narratives of collective action that are still in the process of creation. At this year’s NASCO Institute, entitled "Our Story: Connecting the Threads of Cooperative Experience" we will explore various traditions of collective living and cooperative action, including those that are often omitted from mainstream understandings of ‘the cooperative movement.’ We will use storytelling as a powerful tool for claiming our diverse pasts, shaping our own narratives, and imagining a just and sustainable future.
A Cooperative Education & Training Conference
Each November, over 400 participants from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond converge in Ann Arbor, Michigan to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. NASCO’s Cooperative Education & Training Institute, which has been providing cooperative training and education annually since 1977, is widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to cooperative members, directors, staff and managers.
The annual NASCO Institute is always a one of a kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building the inclusiveness and efficacy of the modern cooperative movement. This year’s Institute promises to be especially compelling as we connect the many diverse narratives of community cooperation.
Geographical Scope: National