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2017 ACE Institute

 

Monday, July 17

Youth Cohort will meet at West Hall at Regis University 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 – Welcome 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: Past, Present & Future
Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow The Democracy Collaborative
2:15  – 3:15 p.m.
Food Projects: First Nations Development Institute
Lead: Jackie Francke, First Nations Development Institute
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.   Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Panel

Innovating Education for Youth
Lead: Jonathan Rodríguez Burgos, Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico

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, Colorado

Claver Hall, Room 306

Workshop

Looking at Power in Our Cooperative’s Processes
Lead: Charlotte Root, Vermont

 


11:45 -12:30 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
Lead: Richard A. “Rick” Petty, Logan County Electric Cooperative, Ohio

Claver Hall, Room 306

Workshop

Cooperatives and Cooperation at the University
Lead: Ali Aslam, Holyoke College, Massachusetts
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break – Mountain View Room

2:30- 3:10 p.m.

Mountain View Room

Presentation/Poster

  • CENet: Cooperative Education Platform, Josh Davis, Grassroots Economic Organizing, Missoula, Montana
  • Higher Education in Cooperatives Canada, Josée Charbonneau, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec
 

 

Claver Hall, Room 306

Poster/Presentation

  • Models for Cooperation among Cooperatives, Thomas W. Gray, USDA, Rural Business-Cooperative Business, Washington, D.C.
  • Exploring the Role of Worker Cooperative Education Projects, Minsun Ji, University of Denver, Colorado
3:10- 5:00 p.m.

Mountain View Room

Workshops

Colorado Co-ops Study Circle
Lead: Caroline Savery, Colorado
Co-op Mentorship and Leadership Development Models
Presenters: 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, CoBank; Sarah Spivey, FCC Services; Jessica Kueffer, MFA Incorporated
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.     Break
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.   CoBank’s History and Future
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Namasté Solar – Creating a Cooperative Ecosystem
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. Register your friends and family to join you for this fantastic day.

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. Youth Cohort
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Conversions, (TBC)
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Co-op Equity and Governance, Rod Kelsay, Mid America Cooperative Council, Indiana
11:30- Noon – Wrap Up Discussion. Facilitated by William Nelson

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

Register for the ACE Institute if you haven’t already!