The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Network of Bay Area Cooperatives invite you to a day of skill-building and networking for worker co-ops and members of democratic workplaces in the Bay Area region of the U.S. We’ll be focused on nuts and bolts workshops to build leadership and the tools needed to grow the worker co-op movement.

Western Worker Cooperative Convening: San Francisco, California
July 20th, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street #8,
San Francisco, CA 94110



Registration is open

Full-price registration for the day-long convening is $125, and includes lunch.

Member Discounts

MEMBERS receive a $50 discount off the listed registration rate.

To access this discount, your cooperative or organization must be a dues-paying member of a national worker cooperative membership organization such as (for example) the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

To access the member discount promo Code: Email with 'Member Convening Discount Code Request' in the subject line and include the name of the national membership organization you're a member of. We will respond within 2 business days.

Not a member? Join the USFWC today! Email if you have any questions about membership.



Would you like to volunteer at the Western Worker Cooperative Convening in Olympia, or work for a small registration discount? Please fill out this form by July 03, 2019.

Session Proposals


Session proposal submissions are now open.

All proposals are due by Wednesday, June 19th.

Presenters will receive registration discounts. Registration for the convening will open on Wednesday, June 12th.

Final programming decisions will be made by the end of June. Our staff is happy to discuss your session proposal ideas - email to get in touch.

Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so get your proposal in early!



Housing: We are not organizing housing for the convening, however there are many nearby hotel options.

Food: Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Transportation: To get to the Women's Building, you can: take BART to the 16th Street Station; take Muni bus lines 14, 22, 26, 33, 49, or the J Church; or park using metered or non-metered street parking, in the Mission/Bartlett Garage (, or in the 16th St/Hoff Garage (

Childcare: Childcare will be provided; please indicate whether you need childcare when registering, and email with questions. You must request childcare by Wednesday, July 12th.

Interpretation: English/Spanish interpretation will be provided throughout the day for one workshop session at a time- as well as during lunch, and. Email email with questions.

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If you have any questions about the event, email Thanks!