The Twelfth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will be held on May 9-11, 2013 in conjunction with the Eastern Economic Association’s Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City. Almaz Zelleke, of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, will organize the Congress.
The NABIG Congress is a joint project of Basic Income Canada Network / BIEN Canada and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network. The conference takes place annually, alternating between the two countries. The congress brings together academics, students, activists, policy analysts, government officials, low-income people, and others interested in exploring the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), a government-ensured guarantee that all citizens unconditionally receive an income sufficient to meet their basic needs.
View the Congress program (final) here.
Registration is now open.
Please save the dates of the Congress: May 9-11, 2013
For more information about the Congress, see the USBIG website: www.usbig.net or email: Almaz Zelleke (email@example.com).
The deadline for
proposals for the 11th NA-BIG Congress has passed, but it is not to late to
register to attend. The Congress will be held from Thursday, May 03, 2012 to
Saturday, May 05, 2012 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The conference will include more than 60 presentations. Featured speakers include, Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better; Charles Karelis, author of The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can't Help the Poor; Erik Olin Wright, author of American Society: How it Actually Works; Armine Yalnizyan, of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; John Rook, of the National Council of Welfare (Canada); Evelyn Forget, of the University of Manitoba; Trish Hennessey, of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; and Dan Meades, of, Vibrant Communities Calgary.
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New York, NY, February 25 – 27, 2011
The Tenth Annual North American Basic Income Conference: Models for Social Transformation will take place in New York City on Friday, February 25 through Sunday February 27, 2011. This conference will be a joint event of the USBIG Network, and BI/RG Canada. It will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA). Attendees at the USBIG conference are welcome to attend any of the EEA’s events.
Featured speakers include Stanley Aronowitz, of the City University of New York, and Charles Murray, of the American Enterprise institute. Stanley Aronowitz is the author of several books including, The Jobless Future. Murray is also the author of several books including, In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State. The two will address each other in session entitled, “Left and Right on Basic Income.”
The North American Basic Income Conference was originally “the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network Conference,” and was organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network. It expanded in 2010 to become a joint event of the USBIG Network and the Basic Income / Revenu Garanti Canada (BI/RG Canada). Since then, it has been a North American Conference held on alternate years in the United States and Canada.
Scholars, activists, and others are invited to propose papers, and organize panel discussions on BIG or topics related to poverty and the distribution of property. All points of view are welcome. Proposals from any discipline are welcomed. Anyone interested in making a presentation or organizing a panel should submit a proposal to the chair of the organizing committee: Karl Widerquist: Karl@Widerquist.com.
9th Basic Income Conference in Montréal, 15-16 April 2010, organized by CRÉUM Montréal, BIEN Canada and USBIG
February 27 – March 1, 2009
Sheraton New York Hotel
811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street., New York, NY
Conference Program (pdf format) (html format) (doc format)
Registration Form (pdf format) (doc format)(html format)
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA, March 7-9, 2008
Philippe Van Parijs, Eduardo Suplicy, Guy Standing,
Yannick Vanderborght, Jurgen De Wispelaere, Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds
New York, NY, February 23-25, 2007
New York City, 21-23 February 2003.
The USBIG Network held a seriers of seminars from January 2000 to July 2001.