by Benjamin Bradley
The 2018 Worker Cooperative National Conference brought together over 450 attendees from all over the United States and beyond. ACBA board members Annelies Lottmann and Benjamin Bradley were in attendance, sharing news of members coops in Austin, and networking with regional groups from other cities. Several enthusiastic cooperators took home Cooperative Principles Posters, which will now also be found among the collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Conference keynotes explored the future of work in a rapidly shifting world, and inspired action towards economic and racial justice. Workshops included a range of topics of interest to worker cooperatives both forming and established, including financial literacy, social skills and peer coaching, funding, and governance. Look for news of the next national conference in 2020 at https://conference.coop.