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Join us from 10th-17th October for our first ever online conference

With a range of exciting keynote speakers, panel debates, workshops and more, we're excited to bring you Owning the Future – our first ever online conference.

We'll be bringing together co-operators from all over the world to show how we can emerge from this turbulent year with a new normal, where you can own your workplace, own your community and own the future.

Register now to secure your place and ensure you receive the official announcement of our full programme before anyone else.

Register for conference

Register now to secure your place at our Owning the Future Conference, and you'll get the official announcement of our exciting speaker list and programme before anyone else.

Registration is free, and will ensure that closer to the event, your receive the programme, conference pack and instructions on how to digitally join in and make the most of the event!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a member of the Co-operative Party to attend the Owning the Future conference?

No! The main days of the Owning the Future conference are welcome to all, and you do not need to be a member to take part.

The only exception is our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17th October, which is open only to Co-operative Party members.

How much does it cost to attend?

Our online conference is free for everyone! However if you would like to make a donation to the costs of running our online conference, you can do so here.

When will Owning the Future be taking place?

The conference will be taking place from Saturday 10th - Saturday 17th October. It will be made up of a full programme of events on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11th October, lunchtime and evening events from Monday 12th to Friday 16th October, and finishing with our AGM on Saturday 17th October.

Please note, our full programme, including event titles, speaker details and more, will be published online and sent to participants close to the event. We cannot wait to unveil what we've got planned! 

Here's a taste of what we've got planned...

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October, each day we will be running a programme of events including exciting keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive policy debates were you can contribute to our Party policy.

On Saturday afternoon, we will host our Conference Quiz and Achievement Awards. You can either take part by yourself at home or get together in a group with some local fellow minded co-operators (following social distancing guidelines). This is a great way to connect with members across the UK and prizes will be awarded to the most well informed co-operators!

From Monday 12th to Friday 16th October, we will be running lunchtime and evening workshops and fringes featuring speakers from across our movement. Many of these will be hosted by our diversity networks, including our BAME, (Dis)ability, Women, LGBTQ+ and Youth networks.

On the morning of Saturday 17th, we'll be holding our official Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Co-operative Party is, you've guessed it, a co-op! And that means our members need to meet to vote on crucial business for the year ahead. Like the rest of conference, our AGM will be held online, but for legal reasons it will be open to members only.

Closer to the event, we will contact all Co-operative Party members who have registered to take part in the conference and provide you with a specific ID that you will need to take part in the AGM.

Then, we'll be capping off conference in the afternoon with a virtual trip to the pub with our LGBTQ+ network!

How do I attend the conference? Where is it?

Owning The Future will be taking place online so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. Register your interest in attending by completing the form above, and we will send you the links and instructions on how to attend closer to the event.

Will Owning the Future be accessible?

The conference will be live-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants. If you have any other accessibility needs, please contact events@party.coop and we will do our best to accommodate.

Promoted by Joe Fortune on behalf of the Co-operative Party, both at Unit 13, 83 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3BQ, United Kingdom.
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