2009 SONOMA CONFERENCE - WORKSHOPS and BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
John Bloom, C.J. Callen and Pilar Gonzalez, A Conversation on Money, Race, and Class
Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics - Author of The Ascent of Humanity, professor at Penn State's Department of Science, and was a Chinese translator in Taiwan for several years.
Bob Graham, The Next Step After Putting Microentrepreneurs into Business: Making Them Successful
- A former CPA turned businessman turned activist/philanthropist, he
has founded several microcredit organizations in Central America with
more than 250,000 borrowers.
Hazel Henderson, The Future of Money (DVD and Discussion)
Sam Keen, Money and Myth: How we became Homo Economicus - Author of Faces of the Enemy (also a PBS documentary) and the best-selling, Fire in the Belly. He was a professor of philosophy and religion and a contributing editor at Psychology Today magazine.
Osprey Orielle Lake, Fostering Respect for the Global Commons
- Conference Artist-in-Residence, Osprey is an artist and sculptor and
founder of the International Cheemah and Mari Monument Projects.
Mikel Lezamiz & Fred Freundlich from the Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain - Explore the inner workings of the world's largest and most successful consortium of worker-owner businesses. (See bios on Presenters page.)
Richard Logie, Unite, Trust and Exchange - Founder of Global Exchange Trading Systems (GETS) and past Chairman of UC (Universal Currency) and a director of IRTA (the International Reciprocal Exchange Association).
Julianne Maurseth, Ph.D., Purpose and Outcomes for conference participants - Green MBA professor at Dominican University.
Terry Mollner, Common Good Investing: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Socially Responsible Investing - Founder and member of Calvert Social Investment Funds and board member of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Daniel Pinchbeck, Why We Launched Evolver: A Social Network for Conscious Collaboration - Author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, co-creator of the animation project PostModern Times, and is host in the upcoming documentary, 2012: Time for Change.
Kelley Rajala & Derek Huntington, Accelerating the Sustainability Movement in your Community - Kelley is the Founder of Livability Project and Executive Director of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative (local BALLE chapter). Derek is Founder of Sustaining Technologies and President of Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative.
David Ransom, Taking a Leap: A Marxist Look at Social Change in an Epoch of Economic Revolution - A labor journalist who left academia to write for national labor publications (SEIU, NEA and Carpenters Unions). He has led political book groups and study circles for many years.
Don Shaffer, Redefining Social Value - President and CEO of RSF Social Finance.
Norman Solomon, Organizing for a Green New Deal: Barriers and Opportunities - Co-Chair of Green New Deal for the North Bay (focused on Marin and Sonoma Counties). He is the author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death and Wizards of Media Oz.
Woody Tasch, Slow Money - Author of Slow Money and President of Slow Money, a non-profit that directs the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and sustainable agriculture. He is Chair of the Investors' Circle.
John Wilson, Ph.D., Economics and Social Justice: Building a New Model - Former Asst. Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity and facultry member at Yale, the Haas School of Business, and UC Berkeley.
Details and other workshops will be added. Please visit these pages again soon!