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, gotten startup cooperatives connected to the national movement, and built powerful relationships. This is a highly effective and visible event that impacts the employee ownership and cooperative sectors nationally.

In 2020 we moved the Worker Co-op Conference online, which was more accessible in some respects (we boasted almost 2,000 registrants that year from all over the world!), but did not allow for the depth of strategy, skill-building, and relational organizing that undergirds our network. Now we’re turning back to convening our first national in-person conference since 2018, and it is a pricey prospect! We know it's necessary, and we’re hoping your organization can help us make this possible. 

To safely gather, we have to raise our sponsorship levels to cover venues more conducive to some social distancing, cohorted workshop tracks, PPE and testing, to name just a few of the increased costs. On a positive note, interest in our programs, events and field has soared in recent years. Correspondingly, our sponsorship levels have increased to reflect the elevated visibility of this flagship event. We’re grateful for a loyal and supportive community spanning co-ops, employee ownership, labor and economic justice movements. Please consider sponsoring at one of the following levels to make the 2022 Worker Co-op Conference in Philadelphia a success!

Sponsorship Packages

Justice for All - $10,000 (one sponsorship available)

This sponsor will support our first day of programming. This day will feature a fair for local cooperative businesses and social justice organizations, a rally with elected officials and movement leaders and our annual member meeting.

  • Opportunity to address attendees at the kick-off rally 
  • Your logo featured prominently on the outdoor event banner*
  • Premier placement of your logo on the conference website
  • Your logo on all conference communications including emails to our mailing list of 7,000+ subscribers and on conference social media posts
  • Your logo on printed conference materials*
  • A table at the outdoor fair for co-ops and organizations
  • Verbal recognition during our kick-off and at our Annual Member meeting with representatives from over 350 USFWC members, which will be both in-person and broadcast virtually
  • Eight free registrations
  • Opportunity to send a 1x email to all the participants of the conference* 

 

Liberty - $10,000 (one sponsorship available)

This sponsor will support our party at the close of the conference, which will have live entertainment, beverages and snacks provided by local co-ops, and the presentation of our annual Worker Co-op Awards. 

  • Opportunity to address attendees during the closing night party
  • Your logo featured prominently on the outdoor event banner*
  • Verbal recognition at the open and close of our co-op awards ceremony
  • A table at the party
  • Premier placement of your logo on the conference website
  • Your logo on all conference communications
  • Your logo on printed conference materials*
  • Eight free registrations 

 

Independence - $5,000 (14 sponsorships available - one per track)

  • Your logo on all social media posts about your sponsored track
  • One dedicated social media post about your support of the conference
  • Your logo on the conference website
  • Your logo featured prominently in the online program for your track
  • Your logo on printed conference materials*
  • Your logo on all conference communications
  • A table at the outdoor fair for co-ops and organizations
  • Verbal recognition during the track programming
  • One free registration

 

Brotherly Love- $2,500

  • Your logo on all conference communications
  • Your logo on the conference website
  • Your logo on printed conference materials*
  • A table at the outdoor fair for co-ops and organizations
  • Verbal recognition as a sponsor
  • One free registration

 

General Sponsorship- $750 - $2,499

  • Your logo on the conference website
  • Your logo on printed conference materials*  

 

*To receive recognition on any printed materials, sponsor commitment must be received by August 1, 2022.

Please submit your information via the link here. If you have any questions, please email giving@usworker.coop. 

For more information about the program and track sponsorship opportunities, please email us at conference@usworker.coop.

Why are sponsors showing their support?

"As a mission-based cooperative lender and member of the Farm Credit System, CoBank is committed to serving as a good corporate citizen and supporting events such as the Worker Co-op Conference."
- CoBank

"Workplace cooperatives and workplace democracy are essential tools to cultivating economies based on solidarity, care and joy that we need to build from the ashes of the intersecting crises our communities face."
- The Sustainable Economies Law Center

"The Worker Co-op Conference is a crucial space for bringing together and moving forward a diverse network of worker co-ops. We are proud to support it!"
- Cooperative Fund of the Northeast

 

Thank you to our conference sponsors

LIBERTY

INDEPENDENCE

Brotherly Love

General Sponsorship

 

 

The Worker Co-op Conference is a co-production of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute

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