PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Explore Agraria and Discuss its Future

Friday, October 20: 8:45am-10:00am, Agraria (19 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd)

Susan Jennings

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Linking Slow Money and Land Conservation

Friday, October 20: 10:30am-11:30am, Antioch Midwest Campus

Susan Jennings

WORKSHOP

Social Impact Investing

Friday, October 20: 3:00pm-5:00pm, Antioch Midwest Campus

Tony Wells and Patrick Westerlund, Tony Wells Foundation

Tony Wells and Patrick Westerlund, of the Tony Wells Foundation, will discuss the power of social impact investing for non-profits, creating effective social and environmental benefits for the community. Their approach to creating long-lasting value for the community is to develop stronger nonprofit leaders and invest in the next generation of social innovations. 

PLENARY SESSION

Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age

Saturday, October 21: 9:00am-10:30am, Antioch Midwest Campus

Michael Shuman

The local economy movement achieved many victories, and yet has huge strides to make to make localization the dominant paradigm in communities worldwide.  Author Michael Shuman argues we need to reboot our efforts to create local business networks, to rethink economic development, and to change state and national laws governing investment, banking, procurement, and antitrust.  And we need to fundamentally change our behavior in purchasing, investing, and working.

PANEL

Revitalizing Rural Communities

Saturday, October 21: 10:30am-12:00pm, Antioch Midwest Campus

Michael Shuman, Anthony Flaccavento, and Rachel Moriarty

Rachel, Anthony and Michael will share their experiences working with community-supported industries, Appalachian revitalization, and rural "pollinators" (self-financing economic development programs), respectively. They will focus on innovations revitalizing rural areas and regions through interdependence and self-reliance--creating flourishing economies.

 

WORKSHOP

Local Investing

Saturday, October 21: 2:00pm-3:30pm, Antioch Midwest Campus

Michael Shuman

Want to move your money from Wall Street to Main Street?  Michael Shuman reviews the latest tools available for investors who want to put their money into local business, for businesses who want to get financed by their customers and neighbors, and for financial professionals who want to start INCOMPLETE?!

WORKSHOP

Community Banking and Local Currencies

Saturday, October 21: 4:00pm-5:30pm, Antioch Midwest Campus

Brett Joseph and Rachel Moriarty

Rachel Moriarty will explore how regional currencies serve as a tool for community economic empowerment and encourage money to remain within the region, building a greater affinity between the local business community and its citizens. Dr. Brett Joseph will lead a conversation about policies and current grassroots initiatives to redirect strategic investment towards equitable community revitalization through public banking, community land trusts, and cooperatives that meet the basic human needs of nutrition, housing, education, healthcare, and safe, toxic-free environments.

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Tree Identification Workshop, Followed by a Cataloging of Agraria Trees

Sunday, October 21: 9:00am-12:00pm, Agraria (19 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd)

Gabby Amrhein