Friday 7th February & Saturday 8th February 2020, Bournville, Birmingham
What’s happened in the co-op movement?
What’s going to happen in the next 20 years?
What’s going to happen to internationalism and co-operation 20 years after Brexit?
And more to the point, what do co-operators in their 20s want to happen?
Welcome to 20/20 Vision. Join us to leave the past behind and explore the future.
We’re kicking off this year’s conference by celebrating the last 20 years of co-op successes before jumping feet first into planning our co-operative futures.
This year we’re putting co-operators in their twenties in the driving seat (electric vehicles only!) so that they can share their hopes and dreams for the future. Then they’ll challenge us to lay the foundations for their future co-op success. Together we will spend the day devising co-operative solutions for the big changes ahead; food, housing, climate crisis, technology, population growth.
As a veteran co-operator or someone brand new to the sector and keen to find out more, this conference is for you! At Future Co-ops you can be sure of a warm welcome, great networking, and stimulating ideas, shared with others who are passionate about the co-op solution to all things.
To find out more see the programme here
Who should attend?
20/20 Vision is for everyone who works in or supports co-ops, mutuals and community enterprises; if you’re a supporter, member, board member or executive of co-ops of any form (eg retail, worker, producer), Community Benefit Societies of every stripe (eg energy, retail, sports club, charitable), mutuals, Community Land Trusts, and community and social enterprises of every type. It’s also for you if you’re from the Co-operative Party, or a supportive Local Authority, or a co-op development organisation, or if you’re a funder or a grant maker, or just someone who wants to see more co-ops and mutuals in the world.
Find out what people have said about previous Future Co-ops conferences
Our Venue – The Beeches, Bournville, Birmingham
The Beeches was built in the early 1900s by the Cadbury family, The Beeches is a beautiful, historic property, surrounded by 5 acres of landscaped grounds.
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Bournville, it’s easy to forget that The Beeches is just a few minutes from Central Birmingham and its excellent transport links.
With Bournville train station and the M5, M6 & M42 all only a short distance away, it makes The Beeches a perfect base for conferences, meetings or relaxing overnight stay.
All 56 bedrooms are en-suite and provide tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and trouser press as well as free Wi-Fi access in certain areas of the venue.
Thanks to our sponsors