Basic Income Calgary: MAKE IT B.I.G. Network Conference

Basic Income Calgary: MAKE IT B.I.G. Network Conference

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Central Public Library

800 3 St SE

Calagry, AB T2G 0E7


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MAKE IT B.I.G. Two-Day Conference

Does everyone have enough income to live?

Come and learn about a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG).

Learn about past basic income pilots in Canada.

Meet people and groups who are looking into basic income.

Explore the possibility of a basic income in Alberta.

Agenda (more details to come)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Pre-Conference: The Alex Community Food Centre

Kick off Make it BIG with a lunch and world café at the Alex Community Food Centre, a dignified space where people grow, cook, share and advocate for good food. Seats to this event are limited to 70 people, so register early to avoid disappointment.

11:30 a.m. | Registration for Pre-Conference Event at the Alex Community Food Centre ( Registration is at the Library)

12:00 p.m. | Transfer to The Alex Community Food Centre (transportation to be provided. Will be departing promptly so please arrive on time if transportation required).

1:00 p.m. | Program, Lunch and Networking

4:00 p.m. | Transfer to Library

5:00 p.m. | Networking

Public Forum

5:30 p.m. | Registration for Public Forum

6:00 p.m. | Welcome Remarks

6:15 p.m. | Program & Panel Discussion

8:00 p.m. | Book Signing & Networking


Dr. Evelyn Forget, PhD, economist; professor; author; and one of Canada’s leading researchers on basic income and Manitoba’s Mincome Basic Income Experiment

Dr. Lynn McIntyre, MD, past associate scientific director, O’Brien Institute for Public Health; Canadian pioneer in household food insecurity research

Mary Salvani, member of Disability Action Hall; long-time community advocate

Friday, May 31, 2019

9:15 a.m. | Registration

9:45 a.m. | Welcome Remarks

10:00 a.m. | Program – Meet Basic Income Calgary & Keynote Presentation by Sheila Regehr, founding member and chairperson of the Basic Income Canada Network

11:40 a.m. | Lunch

12:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions & Workshops

1:45 p.m. | Break

2:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions & Workshops

3:10 p.m. | Break

3:30 p.m. | Closing Session

This event has been made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors:

The O’Brien Institute for Public Health

Enough For All

The Calgary Public Library

Alberta College of Social Workers

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

Calgary Foundation

Human Elements

The Alex Community Food Centre

EndPoverty Edmonton

MRU Institute for Community Prosperity