Our 2018 Annual Co-operative Education and Research Conference will take place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd May at Federation House, Manchester.

'Skills for Co-operators in the 21st Century - Learning to do, learning to be' will explore what learning looks like in contemporary times.

Programme

There are two main strands: The Co-operative University and Learning for new co-operative times. We'll have presenters from across the globe including India, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, and Rwanda.

The programme covers many aspects of international co-operation, as well as current work in the social and solidarity economy and technology for co-operative knowledge production.

***see the full programme here***

Member Discount

Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off full price tickets for this event. Just enter the code at checkout. Not an individual or organisational member? Join from as little as £4 per month. Read more about our membership offer here.

Speakers

You can see all the confirmed speakers for our prestigious event below.

Andy Burnham

We extremely excited to have Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham speaking at our conference this year.

Andy Burnham portrait

Emer Coleman

We're delighted to confirm that Emer Coleman, Technology Engagement Lead at Co-op Digital, will also be speaking at our conference.

Emer Coleman portrait

Kevin Rowan

We're delighted to confirm that Kevin Rowan, Head of the Organisation and Services Department at the TUC, will be speaking at our conference

Kevin Rowan speaking

Kevin was appointed Head of the Organisation and Services Department of the TUC in April 2013 and Director of unionlearn from January 2017. He leads on issues including public services, trade union renewal, health and wellbeing, learning, skills and trade union education, regional policy and devolution and plays a key role in the TUC’s broader campaign work. You can read more about Kevin and his background here.

Bruno Roelants

We're also very excited to have secured Bruno Roelants, new Director General of the International Co-operative Alliance, as a speaker for our conference

Bruno Roelants portrait

Ariel Guarco

We're also thrilled to confirm that Ariel Guarco, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, will be speaking at our conference.

Ariel Guarco portrait

Bursaries

Here at the College we welcome bursary applications for a range of our events  - please find details here.

Student and under 25's

We're committed to developing the next generation of co-operators, which is why we subsidise a limited number of student places at a number of our events. If you're aged over 25 but in full time education, you just need to bring along a copy of your ID.

Member Discount

Don't forget, both Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off full price tickets for this event. Just enter the code at checkout. Not an individual or organisational member? Join from as little as £4 per month. Read more about our membership offer here.

Booking for this event has now closed.