PBI National Conference East / National Conference West

PBI National Conference East / National Conference West
The public banking movement is spreading like wildfire!  From San Francisco to Santa Fe, from Colorado to Wisconsin, from Detroit to Philadelphia, from Washington DC to Vermont, the grassroots support of public banks grows daily as people recognize the power they have to revitalize local economies. To empower the movement nationwide, PBI is hosting two regional events this fall as our national conference. We are calling them PBI National Conference West (Santa Fe), and PBI National Conference East (Philadelphia).

Come and learn more about how public banking is moving forward and making news all over the country! Join us in Santa Fe on September 27th and in Philadelphia on October 18th to experience the on-the-ground efforts being made to establish public banks at the local and regional levels. For those interested in the process of establishing public banks at the state level, Vermont will be the site of our national conference next spring – stay tuned for more details.

The lessons from Pennsylvania and New Mexico are important and inspiring for all of us – come and learn more as we work to reclaim our money and banking system.

The convention center in Santa Fe will be the site of a Symposium calledBanking on New Mexico: Funding Sustainable, Local Economies.
The Santa Fe Symposium, titled Banking on New Mexico, will be featuring Richard Wolff and Ellen Brown as speakers. The PBI Board of Directors and staff will also be on hand to offer several workshops on everything from the ABCs of Public Banking, the advantages for the business community, to mobilizing public support. See the story below for the news about the mayor of Santa Fe exploring the feasibility of establishing a public bank for the city. Their findings may well be available in time for the conference – stay tuned for more news. Click here to register. Go to these web sites for more information: www.wearepeoplehere.org & bankingonnewmexico.org

The Philadelphia conference and workshop, Public Banks for Public Works: Banking on the Common Wealth, will take place Saturday, October 18th in the historic Friends Center in Philadelphia. Harold Meyerson, columnist from the Washington Post and Editor at Large, the American Prospect will be the keynote speaker. The conference will focus on the missions and public purposes that public banks can enable, and present a workshop on actions that advocates can take in their communities to make public banks a reality. The forum will be preceded by a Friday evening gathering for political, business, and community leaders from the region. There will be a post conference banquet on Saturday evening to honor Ellen Brown, founder of the public banking movement and Chairman Emeritus of the Public Banking Institute. For more information, www.publicbankingpa.org 

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