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Presenters wanted for North American Basic Income Congress to be held in Winnipeg in May

The 15th Congress of the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) and the United States Basic Income Guarantee Network happens in Winnipeg, Manitoba, next year, the heart of Canada and the North American continent.

Next year people interested in basic income from across Canada and the United States will be coming together in Winnipeg to discuss how to achieve this policy goal.  The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will be held at the University of Manitoba on May 12–15, 2016.  If you are interested in proposing a presentation at the congress or in learning more about it, click here. This year’s conference is entitled Basic Income: A Meeting Place for Equality, Rights, and Justice.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on Treaty One territory. The Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and the city of Winnipeg that formed around the Forks, have been the meeting place of Indigenous peoples, European traders and settlers, and waves of newcomers from all corners of the world.

The congress invites proposals for presentations and papers, themed panels, interactive roundtables, and posters that address the themes above. Community activists as well as academic researchers and policy specialists are invited to submit proposals.

The congress is open to any disciplinary or theoretical approach or political perspective, including those who express a constructive skepticism towards the basic income option or advocate for variants.

Options for participation:

  1. Individual oral presentations (including written academic papers)
  2. Panels of up to three papers or presentations
  3. Roundtables involving a small number of participants (3 – 4)
  4. Poster display

Proposals must be submitted no later than November 20, 2015. For more details email [email protected]

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