The conference was a great opportunity and meeting ground for exchange of ideas, and best practice. I spoke about cooperative marketing in the digital age. The talk was well received including discussion with audience asking about specific strategies.
I was also involved with a bit of strategy to get CWCF membership to register early, which was a great collaborative experience with CWCF team.
I had a great time reconnecting with old friends from the worker coop world, and meeting new friends such as Dario Farcy and José Hernán Orbaiceta Zubeldia with Argentinian Worker Cooperative Federations, Eoin McGinnis of Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op (Toronto), and Seth Leon from Alberta Community & Co-operative Association. One of the very important things I learnt was membership engagement strategies (within worker co-ops) from award winning Careforce Personalized Home Health Care Worker Co-op.
Overall this was a great opportunity for learning, connection, and solidarity.
Looking forward to 2015 conference in Montreal!