Auditorium Activities

October 11

Book launch: From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (in English)

Tom Webb, President, Global Co-operation and Adjunct Professor, Sobey School of Business

“A book not to miss. Provocative, radical, incisive Tom Webb never fails to nail the issues.” — Dame Pauline Green, Past President of the International Co-operative Alliance, former CEO Co-operatives UK, and former Member of the European Parliament

“Tom Webb is a passionate visionary and he is surely right in the core claim of this important book, that the world needs co-operation now more than ever.”  — Edward Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK and former Chief Executive of the British National Consumer Council (NCC) and CEO of the NCC’s successor, Consumer Focus

“The journey this book offers asks the reader to pack two items: A belief that we can build a healthier and more equitable world, and a willingness to be of open mind and heart to drive the innovation and creativity that diverse thinking creates.” — Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of the Co-operators, Top 25 Canadian Women of Influence 2014, Member of the Board of the International Co-operative Alliance and past Chair of the International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation. Read more quotes.

October 11

Presentation of the “Innovation Priorities and Practices in Cooperatives” study

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (in French)

Eric BRAT, Associate Researcher, Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives, HEC, Canada

This study has been conducted by the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives. As part of the Institute’s expertise and knowledge transfer activities, this research deals with the priorities and practices that cooperatives place upon innovation. Based on an online survey sent to cooperatives around the world and on interviews conducted with financial cooperatives and mutuals, the study has two objectives: firstly, to rank the innovation priorities within cooperatives in general and compare them to financial cooperatives and non-cooperatives; secondly, to map the key innovative measures undertaken by financial cooperatives and mutuals.

 

October 11

Cooperatives Gateway Demonstration 

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (in English)

The Cooperatives Gateway is a collaborative initiative that aims to create an international network for the digitization and access to knowledge relating to cooperatives. It comprises cooperatives, libraries, research centers, researchers, publishers, representative bodies of cooperatives and international organizations. Initiated by the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives and the HEC Montréal Library, in collaboration with Bibliomondo, a world-class technology partner, the Gateway already has thirty content partners. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate the relevance of this initiative, to make known the current achievements and potential of the Gateway and to encourage the collaboration of all stakeholders in order to accelerate its development.

This presentation will also take place on

  • October 12, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in English)
  • October 12, 15:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (in French)
  • October 13, 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (in Spanish)

October 11

Presentation of the book "The Cooperative Society"

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (in English)

Emile (E.G.) Nadeau, Cooperative Development Consultant and Author

This rendez-vous aims to have a brief presentation summarizing the main points of a new book entitled The Cooperative Society and for approximately 50 participants to provide feedback on the presentation. The long-term goal is to contribute to the expansion of the role of cooperatives in the broader society, and to help to shift economic, social, and political relationships in the direction of greater cooperation and democracy.

 

 

 

October 12

Magazine Launch: Coopoint 

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (in French)

Coopoint magazine is described as the annual review of the Quebec cooperative movement. Through a series of articles, features and interviews, the reader is thrust into the reality of cooperatives around the world and exposed to the innovative approaches developed by some of them. For its sixteenth edition, as is suggested by its title “Cooperatives 3.0”, Coopoint explores all facets of innovation as well as new trends within the cooperative world.

Panelists:

André Bélanger, President, Hyperliens conseils, Stephanie Guico, Cooperative management consultant and Julien Lamarche, President, La Fabrique coop.

October 12

Cooperatives Gateway Demonstration

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in English)

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (in French)

The Cooperatives Gateway is a collaborative initiative that aims to create an international network for the digitization and access to knowledge relating to cooperatives. It comprises cooperatives, libraries, research centers, researchers, publishers, representative bodies of cooperatives and international organizations. Initiated by the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives and the HEC Montréal Library, in collaboration with Bibliomondo, a world-class technology partner, the Gateway already has thirty content partners. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate the relevance of this initiative, to make known the current achievements and potential of the Gateway and to encourage the collaboration of all stakeholders in order to accelerate its development.

October 12

Presentation of “The Coop Image Barometer”

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (in French)

The Coop Image Barometer is a new measurement tool developed by Canadian and French scientists that is intended to compare how the population views cooperatives. Based on an international quantitative study, it provides a matrix to help appreciate the evolution of the image of cooperatives throughout the world and orient individual positioning of cooperative businesses within their environment.

Michel Séguin, professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

William Sabadie, professor, Université Jean Moulin Lyon3

Sonia Capelli, professor, Université Jean Moulin Lyon3

October 13

Cooperatives Gateway Demonstration

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (in Spanish)

The Cooperatives Gateway is a collaborative initiative that aims to create an international network for the digitization and access to knowledge relating to cooperatives. It comprises cooperatives, libraries, research centers, researchers, publishers, representative bodies of cooperatives and international organizations. Initiated by the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives and the HEC Montréal Library, in collaboration with Bibliomondo, a world-class technology partner, the Gateway already has thirty content partners. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate the relevance of this initiative, to make known the current achievements and potential of the Gateway and to encourage the collaboration of all stakeholders in order to accelerate its development.