Check out the conference schedule

Get ready to immerse yourself in WCC24! Explore our dynamic lineup of insightful sessions, engaging workshops, and opportunities to foster relationships. Join us as we celebrate the flourishing momentum of worker ownership and the resurgence of workers’ rights organizing in the United States.

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Book Hotel Room for WCC24

Ready to lock in your accommodation for the conference? We’ve got you covered!  To ensure your comfort and convenience during your stay in Chicago, here’s everything you need to know to secure your spot:   Accommodation Options: We have partnered with Freehand Chicago to offer you a range of options to suit your preferences and […]

Propose a session for the Worker Co-op Conference

Session applications are due by April 15, 2024We will confirm selection of sessions as soon as possible. If you are submitting a session, please record the following deadlines.June 14th – Submit all session information for the program – session agenda and description, presenter biographies and headshotsAugust 9th – Submit materials (handouts, presentations, printed guides, surveys […]

Meet the Chicago Host Committee

Meet the Chicago host committee! The host committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the conference is highly informed by and engaged with Chicago-based USFWC members and other co-ops. WCC24 will attract attendees from across the country, and we want the conference to reflect the amazing organizing in Chicago, as well as the national movement. […]

Sponsor WCC24

2024 Sponsorship Packet Are you excited to be part of the biggest Worker Co-op Conference to date? Presented by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute, the 2024 Worker Co-op Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the USFWC, and continue to build […]

Announcing 2023 Event Scholarships for USFWC Members

Are you a worker owner looking to build up your skills, or network with cooperators? As we continue to support local events this year, the USFWC is proud to share a new program to invest in worker co-op leadership: the Principle 5 Scholarship Program. Co-op Principle 5 underscores the need for education, training, and sharing […]

Update on the USFWC support of Regional Events in 2023

Lea este anuncio en español aquí  This year the USFWC is exploring new ways to support regional worker co-op ecosystems while our team takes some rest between organizing national conferences. By spotlighting  a few grassroots partners, we hope that members and champions in the field can deepen connections for co-op development, training, technical assistance, cross […]

The 2022 Worker Co-op Conference is in the books!

Para leer esta entrada en español haga clic aquí The 2022 Worker Co-op Conference created some much-needed space for our movement to gather, connect, and learn alongside each other. Our USFWC and DAWI teams hosted about 500 people from across the U.S. and around the world on September 9-10, bringing together worker owners, co-op developers, […]

Keynote: Day 2 with Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party

Existing inequalities are exacerbated during crises. This fact has been well-documented over the past few months as the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities. Relief efforts have been equally damaging, failing to help many business owners of color retain jobs and keep the doors open. As protests continue across the country calling for […]

Watch the Day 1 Keynote Session

  If you missed Thursday’s keynote, we got you. Watch the session to see our keynote discussion with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, as well as comments from Representative Rashida Tlaib, NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, and Senator Bernie Sanders!