Events

Below is a list of selected upcoming and past events with Marjorie Kelly.

Upcoming Events

Money Talk – Financial Literacy Conference

October 15, 2016, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Marjorie Kelly joins John Barros (Director of Economic Development for Boston), Melvin Miller (Publisher Bay State Banner), and other experts to discuss building community wealth. Specifically, the panel will focus on concrete strategies for Black families to build wealth in Massachusetts.

Vermont Employee Ownership 2017 Conference

June 2, 2017, Burlington, VT

Marjorie Kelly will keynote the annual conference held by the Vermont Employee Ownership Center. Check back soon for more details.

Selected Past Events

Intermountain West Funder Network 2016 Convening

April 27-29, 2016, Ft. Collins, CO

Marjorie Kelly gave the keynote address at this convening hosted by the New Belguim Family Foundation and the Gates Family Foundation. The convening provided a “place-based” platform for funders engaged in the community wealth building field to take part in strategic conversation about where philanthropic resources can have the greatest impact.

Workers to Owners 1-Day Seminar

April 11, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

Marjorie Kelly gave the concluding remarks at this one-day event hosted by Workers to Owners “to move the needle forward on an exciting trend in sustainable economic development: converting existing businesses to worker ownership.”

Cities Building Community Wealth

January 29, 2016, CUNY School of Law, New York, NY

Marjorie Kelly gave the opening remarks at this event, co-hosted by The Democracy Collaborative and CUNY Law’s Community and Economic Development Clinic and supported by the Surdna Foundation, which brought together mayors and heads of city economic development departments together with key allies and community advocates for a discussion of the emerging policy frameworks for creating more inclusive cities.

Panel: Can Inclusive Economic Development Build Better Jobs and a Stronger Regional Economy?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Kelly represented The Democracy Collaborative on a panel alongside the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Dwight C. Jones, and Sociologist and Fellow at The Worker Institute at Cornell, Sanjay Pinto. The discussion, part of The Aspen Institute’s Working in America series, was moderated by MSNBC’s Dorian T. Warren, a Roosevelt Institute Fellow.

Taking Back What We Already Own: A Forum on Social Ownership

September 25, 2015, Boston, MA

Marjorie Kelly will be speaking at Encuentro 5 with Nancy Goldner of Hub Public Bank and Julie Matthaei of the Boston Area Solidarity Economy Network (BASEN) at an event sponsored by Hub Public Banking, BASEN, Boston Chapter, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Democracy Collaborative.

Community Foundation Roundtable

January 14, 2015, Worcester, MA

Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly spoke at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation presenting: A New Anchor Mission for a New Century, Community foundations deploying all resources to build community wealth as part of the Associated Grant Makers’ Community Foundation Roundtable series.

Creating a Bold New Economy: An Idea Incubator for Franklin County’s Future

November 15, 2014, Greenfield, MA

Marjorie Kelly gave a keynote address at the Greenfield Community College for the all-day Creating a Bold New Economy event, sponsored by Greening Greenfield.

Vermont New Economy Week

October 16, 2014, Burlington, Vermont

Marjorie Kelly delivered the keynote address at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility addressing “Integrating Mission into Ownership,” sponsored by VBSR, in collaboration with Clean Yield Asset Management and the Donella Meadows Institute.

Vermont New Economy Week

October 16, 2014, Vermont

Marjorie Kelly delivered the keynote address at the Vermont New Economy Week, addressing “Who Owns Vermont?”, sponsored by Vermonters for a New Economy.

2014 FFI Global Conference: Family Enterprise

October 8-11, 2014, Washington, DC

Marjorie Kelly participated in a panel discussion with Stacy Feiner titled The Two Keys to Preserving Family Legacy: Managing Talent, Designing Ownership and Governance at the 2014 FFI Global Conference, sponsored by The Family Firm Institute (FFI).

Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints: Investing in a Sustainable Future

April 26, 2014, Cambridge, MA

Marjorie Kelly participated in a panel discussion at the Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints: Investing in a Sustainable Future conference, co-sponsored by the MIT student chapter of the New Economy Coalition and the Center for Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE). Kelly spoke on the importance of ownership structures for determining the direction of the new economy.

2014 Policy Conference – Shared Prosperity Agenda

April 6, 2014, Worcester, MA

Marjorie Kelly participated in a panel session at the 2014 Policy Conference, hosted by Progressive Massachusetts. The conference will focus around the Shared Prosperity Agenda, emphasizing greater commitment to employee ownership, benefit corporations, cooperatives and other elements of generative ownership.

SRI Conference

October 28-30, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO

Marjorie Kelly chaired a plenary panel at the SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies), the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to make money and direct the flow of investment capital toward a truly sustainable future.

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

May 28, 2013, Boston, MA

Marjorie Kelly discussed her book on the emerging ownership revolution at the CHAT & CHOWDA Author Series event at the Downtown Harvard Club, hosted by WorldBoston.

Slow Money National Gathering 2013

April 29-30, 2013, Boulder, CO

Marjorie Kelly gave a special address at the Slow Money conference.

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

April 18, 2013, Parkway Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Marjorie Kelly discussed the emerging revolution of community owned businesses internationally and locally with an eye on alternatives to the modern economy of fragility and inequality in this event hosted by CoMinnesota.

Aspen BSP Salon 

March 18, 2013, New York, NY

Collaborators & Cocktails:  A conversation with Marjorie Kelly and Judith Samuelson of the Aspen Institute, explored the tensions between business and societal values.

Building the Generative Economy

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March 6, 2013, Boston, MA

Marjorie Kelly spoke on a panel at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA) Building Energy 13 conference.

From English Major to Ownership Design Consultant: How I found my way from Hemingway to narrative nonfiction to business consulting, and made a living (and had a blast) along the way.

February 14, 2013, Kirksville, MO

Marjorie Kelly was on campus at Truman State University for Career Day.

Building an Economy That Works For All

October 11, 2012, Seattle, WA

Marjorie Kelly and David Korten, leading thinkers in today’s New Economy movement, spoke at the Common Good Cafe.

From the 99% Problem to an Economy That Works For All: A Conversation With Marjorie Kelly & Chuck Collins

October 9, 2012, Boston, MA

An evening of conversation with Marjorie Kelly and Chuck Collins, leading thinkers in today’s New Economy movement, whose research, insights and activism are providing us with the tools we need to reverse our country’s slide into inequality and lopsided deference to the corporate sector.

Co-hosting Boston Screening of the David Brancaccio film, “Fixing the Future”

July 18, 2012, Boston, MA

Based on David Brancaccio’s previous PBS series on the New Economy, the film features David Korten, author of the Foreword to Marjorie’s new book Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution.

New Economics Institute Conference

June 8-10, 2012, Bard College, NY

“Creating an Ownership Shift: Strategies for Large-Scale Change.”

Slow Living Summit

May 30 – June 1, 2012, Brattleboro, VT

Three workshops: “Why Slow Living Is Not Only Individual But Collective”; “Building to Last: Ownership and Governance for Sustainability”; and “Media for Change.”.

BALLE

May 17, 2012, Grand Rapids, MI

Marjorie Kelly delivered the opening keynote speech and participated in panels at the 10th annual conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

BALLE

May 22, 2010, Charleston, SC

David Korten and Kelly shared the stage to deliver the opening keynote, “Lighting the Path to a New Economy,” at the annual conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

Aspen Institute

June 9 – 11, 2010, Aspen,CO

Kelly helped lead dialogue at a small gathering on “Design for Mission,” looking at solutions to short-termism in areas such as governance, capital and ownership design, and culture.

Upcoming events

Money Talk - Financial Literacy Conference

October 15, 2016, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Marjorie Kelly joins John Barros (Director of Economic Development for Boston), Melvin Miller (Publisher Bay State Banner), and other experts to discuss building community wealth. Specifically, the panel will focus on concrete strategies for Black families to build wealth in Massachusetts.

Vermont Employee Ownership 2017 Conference

June 2, 2017, Burlington, VT

Marjorie Kelly will keynote the annual conference held by the Vermont Employee Ownership Center. Check back soon for more details.

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