Vernon interviews John Torres, VP of Communication and Public Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International. Vernon and John discuss the 2019 Cooperative IMPACT Conference, and other initiatives being sponsored by NCBA CLUSA. The conference will be held on October 2-4, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, in Arlington, Virginia.
John currently serves as the Vice President of Communication and Public Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA). The organization serves as the primary voice in the U.S. for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. It provides cross-sector education, support, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive, with an international development portfolio of over $48 million in active programs in 20 countries.
NCBA CLUSA’s 2019 Co-op IMPACT Conference program provides an opportunity for attendees to be part of the conversation at this year’s only national, cross-sector event for cooperatives and the people and communities that make them possible. Under the theme, “Power in Purpose: Building the Next Economy,” IMPACT 2019 will amplify how cooperatives-as principled, purpose-driven businesses-are building a stable, sustainable economy.
From the Roosevelt Institute’s Felicia Wong, to District of Columbia Councilmember Anita Bonds, NCBA CLUSA has pulled together a robust docket of speakers representing foundations, governments, financiers and developers.
The tracks this year include: Co-ops in Communities, Co-ops in Business, Co-ops in Development and Purchasing Co-ops. On Friday, October 4, the international content has been expanded to include a full day of programming with three tracks to choose from: Sustainability and Self Reliance, Stability and Innovations in Co-op Development.
To register, or learn more about the conference visit NCBA CLUSA’s website at NCBACLUSA.coop/impact-conference.