Momentum is Growing Towards the 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy

May 7, 2010

With only a few weeks left before the 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy, momentum is building towards this landmark event. 

In addition to best-selling author Raj Patel, Michael Peck from Mondragon International and Ken Delaney from the United Steelworkers, the list of confirmed speakers now includes David Berge, Senior Vice-President of Community Investment at Vancity Credit Union, Susan Tanner, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Network and others. An updated summary of the Summit Program can be found in the Summit Program Overview.  

Register now! The deadline for on-line registrations is May 21st

Telelearning sessions on Summit issue papers are now underway. These FREE 1-hour sessionson the Summit themes present leading researchers and practitioner organizations.  For the full schedule of sessions and speakers, see the Summit engagement web page. ( To register, phone 250-472-4976 or email , with your name, location, and work or volunteer position.  

Did you know you could post suggested comments and changes to the 2010 National Summit issue papers? Please do so by visiting the wiki: The revised papers will be presented at the National Summit from which a common declaration and action plan will be developed. In order to be included prior to the summit, changes must be posted to the Wiki by May 15.  

If you have not yet made accommodation reservations in Ottawa, do so quickly. The weekend prior to the Summit is Ottawa Race weekend, so finding accommodations may be more difficult than usual. Space is still available at a great price on campus at Carleton University, and on-line bookings can be made until May 17.    Are you interested in having a booth at the Summit Tradeshow, or would you like to be an official Summit sponsor? Check out the Exhibitor and Partnership Brochure or contact Matthew Thompson directly at 416-760-2578, or by email at .  

We hope to see you at the Summit!