Bay Area Conference for Young Georgists

A conference for young Georgists and others concerned about growing economic and social inequality in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008 will take place this Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Omni Oakland Commons.

The event, “The Recession Generation: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times” aims to help millennials and others navigate the uncertainties of economic life through skills sharing and other useful sessions that will introduce them to a wide array of professions that not only promise a modicum of economic stability, but also afford the opportunity to get involved in an ongoing movement designed to correct the nation’s structural economic and social inequality problem.

Speakers include:

Yoram Bauman – PhD environmental and “stand-up economist.” Bauman is the founder of the revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal (I-732) that will be on the ballot in Washington State in November 2016. 

Christine Peterson – Co-founder and past president of the Foresight Institute, a leading nanotechnology public interest group. Peterson’s work is motivated by the desire to help the Earth’s environment and traditional human communities avoid harm and benefit from dramatic advances in technology.

Chuck Marohn – Founder and president of Strong Towns, a national media organization that supports the development of resilient cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Robin Hanson –  Associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He is known as an expert on idea futures and markets

Eden Bernardy – Founder of Stanley Street, a company that collaborates in the development of film and television roles with actors, writers and directors. Her clients range from Academy Award winning actors to new media developers. In 2015 she launched the remarkable, “”House Sessions”” a program designed to fortify both established and emerging artists.

Kim-Mai Cutler – Technology reporter and columnist for TechCrunch, best known for her work on the intersection of technology and culture in the Bay Area.  Previously, Cutler worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat, and the Wall Street Journal.  

Expert Panels will address a wide range of topics including: “How to Build a Better Local Economy;” “Optimal Taxation;” “Surviving (and Fixing) the Housing Crisis;” “Impactful Careers,” and more.

The Recession Generation is sponsored by BIL Conference, EarthSharing.org, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, The Henry George School of Social Science, and Cohousing California.

Learn more about the conference and register here.

Recession Generation Event Flyer

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