Post Carbon Co-ops – Future Co-ops 2017

Post carbon co-ops - Future Co-opsFuture Co-ops Conference 2017 – Post Carbon Co-ops

Friday, 3rd February & Saturday, 4th February 2017

Future Co-ops 2017 is THE conference to attend to examine topics of importance for the future of co-operatives and other progressive organisations 

Future Co-ops 2017 will address the Post Carbon landscape

Post Carbon challenges – co-operative solutions?

The current energy bonanza based on fossil fuels cannot go on forever. Climate change reasons apart, fossil fuels are not inexhaustible, even if new extraction methods such as fracking are used to eke out dwindling supplies.

This new landscape, whenever it comes along, will impact on all areas of everyone’s lives; access to food, transport, energy, manufacturing, etc. How can co-ops provide solutions?

Our Future Co-ops conferences have become a fixture in the co-operative movement calendar and 2017 is the 10th year the event has been held.

The purpose of the conference has always been to throw down a challenge to the co-operative movement and be provocative in its approach.

It is a unique event within the co-operative movement in that it brings together a wide range of co-operative activists from a variety of co-ops with activists from other progressive organisations, all keen to debate some of the key issues facing our future.

Our Speakers were:

Friday night speaker – Rob Hopkins – Co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network

Saturday morning speaker – Dr Mark Simmonds – Co-founder of Co-op Culture

Saturday workshops include:

EnergyCarbon Co-op

HousingCommunity Land Trust

FoodThe Kindling Trust

TransportSail Boat Project CIC

Click here to see the full programme.

Open a copy of the Post Carbon Co-op Programme here as a pdf file.

Who should attend?

Post Carbon Co-ops - Future Co-ops Conference

• Social change campaigners
• Renewable energy activists
• Members of co-operatives
• Co-operative development workers
• Worker co-op members
• New co-operators
• Transition town activists
• Those with a concern for the environment and future economy
• Academics.

Our Venue

Jurys Inn Cheltenham is the venue for Co-op FuturesCo-op Futures 2017Jurys Inn Cheltenham provides fully equipped meeting rooms, creating an ideal setting for Future Co-ops 2017.

All Future Co-ops delegates have access to free Wi-Fi and those staying overnight at the hotel will have access to the hotel’s health and leisure facilities, featuring steam room and sauna, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, and fully equipped gym.

Be a part of the debate and book your place at Post Carbon Co-ops!

Please note: Prices quoted are per person. Please let us know if you are sharing or if you need accessible accommodation.

  1. Friday night, Saturday night and Saturday day – Single room £350, Shared room £265.
  2. Friday night and Saturday day – Single room £230, Shared room £185.
  3. Saturday day and Saturday night – Single room £230, Shared room £185.
  4. Saturday day only – £90.

Optional dinner on Friday or Saturday night (for non-residents) is £20 per meal.

All delegate room rates include Dinner, Saturday lunch and Bed & Breakfast.

Saturday day options include conference attendance, lunch, teas and coffee.

 Any questions?

If you have any questions about the conference, require an accessible room or for more details, please get in touch on 01452 543030 or complete our contact form below.


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