The Worker Co-op Conference is the only national event where worker-owners from across the United States gather to learn and build power together.

Since 2004, this conference has inspired new businesses and collaborations, influenced the strategy of cooperative developers, and connected workers from cooperatives around the country. We have come together as worker owners, cooperative developers, policymakers, funders, and other allies, to make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing to improve the lives of workers and their families.

We were pleased to host the 2022 Worker Co-op Conference in Philadelphia this September 9th and 10th.

The first day included informal convenings, an outdoor table fair with a political rally, and our fall member meeting. Daylong workshops took up most of the second day, and the conference ended with an outdoor party, featuring our Worker Co-op Awards ceremony.


Thank you to our conference sponsors

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Schedule Overview

Friday, September 9th

Meet up with friends new and old, make connections, and feel the energy of the movement at our political rally, table fair, and Member Meeting. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for the entire day's events. 

10 AM registration opens - indoors

11 AM Member meetups - outdoors

1-3PM table fair and rally with local co-ops and allied organizations - indoor/outdoor

3:30-5:30 PM - USFWC Fall Member Meeting** - indoor/virtual access 

** This event is only open to USFWC members

Saturday, September 10th 

Learn and connect through a day-long workshop, then party and celebrate this year’s Worker Co-op Awards winners!

9:00 - 10:00 AM track organizers set up tracks, participants arrive to check in

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daylong tracks in session - indoors

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch break, lunch provided - outdoors 

7:00 - 11:00 PM Worker Co-op Awards ceremony and party - outdoors 


Day-Long Track Information

This year, each participant can sign up for one day-long track to allow for deeper strategic discussion focused on one topic. These day-long tracks center participatory learning and discovery and encourage small cohort gatherings to minimize COVID exposure & build relationships for a stronger worker co-op movement. Learn about the inspiring content in each track below! Please note that all these tracks will be presented in English except for the final three tracks marked (ES) which will be presented in Spanish only. 

2022 Worker Co-op Advocacy Rally - Philadelphia, PA

The Worker Co-op Conference is produced by Democracy at Work Institute and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

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