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ACE Institute Detailed Program

Agenda para Instituto ACE 2017

Agenda at a glance

Monday, July 17

  • The Youth Cohort (CHS Foundation scholarship recipients and other students) are invited to meet at West Hall at Regis University at 7:00 p.m.
  • Other participants are invited to an informal get together at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Westminster (8773 Yates Drive) at 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, July 18

Regis University, Claver Hall
9: 00 – 10:30 a.m.
Registration, Information Tables open
Outside Mountain View Room
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mountain View Room
ACE Annual Meeting – All are welcome
Noon to 1 p.m.

Official Opening of the 2017 ACE Institute – La Coop fédérée Luncheon in the Mountain View Room

12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Community Wealth Building and Cooperation
Presenters: Bill Stevenson, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative Development Center, Denver; and Yessica Holguin, Community Wealth Building Network of Metro Denver

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.         Break
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Keynote
Community Wealth Building: Path to a Democratic Economy
Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow The Democracy Collaborative
2:15  – 3:15 p.m.
Opportunities through Cooperation and Collaboration in Native American Communities

Jackie Francke, First Nations Development Institute and Elwood Pahi, Nahata Dziil 14R Ranch Corporation Board of Directors President

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.   Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Panel

Innovating Education for Youth

Jonathan Rodríguez Burgos, Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico; Gladys Bezares, MediCoop; Oscar Colón Rivera,  Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples, and Lucas N. Avilés-Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez

5:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional Outing: Coors Field
Purchase tickets through Registration

Wednesday, July 19

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Mountain View Room

Keynote

Democratic Design for the Online Economy
Nathan Schneider, University of Colorado Boulder

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops (choose one)
Mountain View Room

Workshop

Platform Coops: A Model Business Structure

Jason Wiener, attorney and co-op developer, Boulder, Colorado

Claver Hall, Room 306

Workshop

Looking at Power in Our Cooperatives’ Processes

Rebecca Fisher-McGinty and Charlotte Root, Round Sky Solutions

 


11:45 -1:00 p.m.
Lunch in the Mountain View Room
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Sound Off – Open Mic opportunity

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Mountain View Room

Workshop

Generating a Co-op Conscience … Next Generation
Richard A. “Rick” Petty, Logan County Electric Cooperative, Ohio

Claver Hall, Room 306

Workshop

Cooperatives and Cooperation at the University
Ali Aslam, Azulina Green and Savannah Harriman-Pote, Holyoke College, Massachusetts
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break – Mountain View Room

2:30- 3:10 p.m.

Mountain View Room

Poster

Models for Cooperation among Cooperatives

Thomas W. Gray, USDA, Rural Business-Cooperative Business, Washington, D.C.

Claver Hall, Room 306

Presentation/Poster

CENet: Cooperative Education Platform

Josh Davis, Grassroots Economic Organizing, Missoula, Montana

Needs Assessment for Co-op Specific Education and Training

Josée Charbonneau, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec

3:10- 5:00 p.m.

Mountain View Room

Workshops

Colorado Co-ops Study Circle: Co-learning by and for Cooperators
Caroline Savery, Denver
Co-op Mentorship and Leadership Development Models
Paul Bindel, Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, Colorado; and Amy Lynn Herman, Full Stack Events
Claver Hall, Room 306

Workshop

The Importance of Writing Practice in Cooperatives

Avery Edenfield, Utah State University

 

Mountain View Room
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

ACE Awards Banquet

All are welcome. Registration is required.


Thursday, July 20

8:00 a.m. (NOTE THAT THIS DAY STARTS AT THE DOUBLETREE DENVER-WESTMINSTER AND WILL NOT BE AT CLAVER HALL, REGIS UNIVERSITY). THOSE WHO ARE STAYING AT THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE PICKED UP AT 7:45 A.M. AND RETURNED TO THE UNIVERSITY AT 4:30 AFTER THE TOURS.

CoBank Breakfast

Participants are invited to breakfast at the DoubleTree Denver-Westminster, 8773 Yates Dr.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Panel Discussion
Methods & Challenges for Engaging Millennials in our Cooperative Culture
Moderator: Rod Kelsay, Treasurer, ACE Board of Directors
Panelists: Dan Terrill, Corporate Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank, ACB; Sarah Spivey, FCC Services; and Jessica Kueffer, MFA Incorporated
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.     Break
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.   CoBank’s History and Future

Dan Terrill, Vice President/Relationship Manager in Corporate Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank, ACB

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Namasté Solar – Creating a Cooperative Ecosystem

Blake Jones, Co-founder

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Board Bus for Mobile Learning Session (Study Tour)
Note: Those staying on Regis Campus will be picked up and transported to the hotel at 7:45 a.m. Others are invited to meet at the hotel (free parking) at 8 a.m.
Mobile Learning Session (Study Tour)
Learn more about Mobile Learning Sessions.
Tour will return by 4:30 p.m. to Regis University and the DoubleTree hotel. Lunch is included.

Friday, July 21

All Sessions will be held in Regis University’s Claver Hall Room 315


Next Generation Thinking
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Keynote
The Future of Members-Becoming-Directors

William J. Nelson, Independent Scholar, Minnesota

9:30 –  10:15 a.m. Interactive Session
Passing Along Passion for Education in Co-ops

Youth Cohort

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presentation
User, Owner, Co-op: Mapping the Learning Journey for Tech Startups Converting into Platform Cooperatives
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Co-op Equity and Governance

Rod Kelsay, Mid America Cooperative Council, Indiana

11:30- Noon
What’s Next

Wrap Up Discussion. Facilitated by William Nelson


Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Adjournment