Over 400 participants will converge in Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 7th-9th to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement. The theme of this year's Institute is Co-ops for Life: Owning our Future.
There are 5 in-depth tracks at this year's Institute:
- Tools for Running Your Co-op
- Developing New Co-ops
- Living in Community, Working for Justice
- Large Solutions for Large Co-ops
- We’re All In This Together - Connecting to the Cooperative Movement
For more information about Institute, visit http://nasco.coop/institute.
Scholarships from MCC will be for either $90 or $140 towards registration costs (reimbursed after you register). MCC will also pay for most of the cost of transportation; this is separate from the scholarship amount. Car-pools will be arranged and gas will be reimbursed. Housing at local co-ops is available for free if you register early enough.
Apply for a scholarship from MCC by Wednesday, October 8 at 11:59 pm to receive prioritized consideration.
Paper applications will be available at all of the MCC houses and at the MCC office. These should be completed and mailed or delivered to the MCC Office at 1202 Williamson St, Suite 106, Madison, WI 53703 by the Oct. 8 deadline to receive priority consideration.
You can also complete and application online:
The early-bird registration fee for NASCO members is $205, if you register by Friday, October 10th. This means that members will need to pay the remaining $65-115 in registration costs, plus any food (the conference includes Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch.) The cost of registration goes up after the early registration deadline so be sure to register early!
When you register, you can choose to pay by paypal, by check, or at the door when you arrive at the conference. If you choose to pay at the door, MCC will reimburse NASCO directly for the portion of registration fees covered by the scholarship.
Priority will go towards ensuring that a broad segment of MCC members are able to attend. This includes members from different houses, members involved in MCC governance, members involved at the house level, newer members, and longer term members.
NASCO has scholarships available for low-income people. MCC members have been awarded these scholarships in the past. More information and the application can be found at http://www.nasco.coop/institute/scholarship.
The deadline for NASCO Scholarships is September 26th; this is a firm deadline.
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