Our Centenary Conference Top Five There are lots of reasons why you should join us this November in Rochdale, the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement, but we thought we'd narrow it down to the top five and highlight what's in it for you! From our biggest ever conference programme, to a glittering Gala Dinner and a chance to network with some of the most influential figures in co-operative education, we've set out some of the reasons why you don't want to miss out below. 1. Inspirational speakers We've pulled together a stellar line-up of speakers right across the three days, covering a whole range of issues across both a global and local level. See just some of the speakers who'll be joining us over on our conference speakers page. 2. Packed programme Five plenary sessions, nine keynote addresses and 14 workshops are what makes this event our biggest and best yet! Covering a whole range of different topics including co-ops and their role in bringing about peace, the future world of work and social activism for a new generation, there really is something for everyone. Take a look at the programme so far over on our conference programme page. 3. Glittering gala dinner We're rolling out the red carpet and putting on our gladrags for what promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating just some of the remarkable results achieved through co-operative education. Don't miss your chance to network with some of the most high profile people from across the co-operative movement and build relationships that will benefit you and your organisation for years to come. Attendance at our Gala Dinner is included in our £100 special ticket offer, with more details available in our dedicated ticketing area. 4. The impact of co-operative education Our projects transform communities and change lives, with our Centenary Conference the perfect opportunity for us to share with you the power of co-operative education as a driver for change. Join us this November and you'll leave empowered with the skills and knowledge to truly make a difference. 5. The birthplace of the modern co-operative movement If you didn't know already, Rochdale is the birthplace of modern co-operative movement and the home of co-operation. It was inside 31 Toad Lane, now known as the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, that the original pioneers created a shop driven by co-operative values, as well as conducting education programmes in the library. Fast forward to the present day and we'll be offering tours of the museum during our Centenary Conference, bringing the magic of how the movement began to a whole new audience.