The Public Banking Conference in Philly is being WEBCAST today and Tomorrow , Public Banking is about reclaiming the commons and relocalization. A bit wonky but fascinating and important!
The Maryland Public Banking Bill did not pass this session. We must try again in Jan 2013. But the Lend Local Bill did pass. It had good bipartisan support and is a step in this direction. (See facebook page for Lend Local Act - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryland-Business-All-business-is-lo... and article about it - http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2012/02/21/maryland-lawma... )
See info on event here - http://www.ecolocity.org/events/invitation/new?eventId=2143556%3AEv...
See webcast here - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/publicbanking
This is the agenda. For info on presenters and panelist download full agenda from http://cloud.snappages.com/8b4c3506d1b4d4ec3a752345750368b42852dd73...
Conference Schedule • Friday, April 27th
9:30 - 9:35 am WELCOMING -Ellen H. Brown, Chair, President and Founder, PBI
9:35 - 10:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Is there an America Beyond Corporate Dominated Capitalism? - Gar Alperovitz, Political Economist, Activist and Author
10:30 - 11:15 am - The Bank of North Dakota: Political Struggle and Economic Realities
11:30 am - 12:15 pm - From Austerity to Prosperity with Publicly Owned Banks
12:15 - 1:45 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:45 - 2:30 - Towards a Resilient Financial System: Working the “Edges” Between the Public and Private Sectors -
2:45 - 3:30 pm- The Bank of Canada: The People’s Bank?
3:45 - 4:30 pm - Foreclosures, Eminent Domain and Publich Banking
4:45 - 5:30 pm PANEL ONE: The Promise of Public Banking
5:30 - 6:15 pm PANEL TWO: State Legislative Update
Conference Schedule • Saturday, April 28th • Cherry Street Room
9:00 - 9:30 am - Bankrolling the Green Transition
9:30 - 9:35 am INSPIRATIONAL REMARKS ON THE COMMONS - Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary
9:35 - 10:15 am - Beyond Left and Right: Dropping Ideology and Doing What Works
10:30 – 11:45 am - University Central Banking: Financing the Great American Renaissance
11:20 am - 12:15 pm - A New Paradigm in Change and Finance: The End of Financial Crisis, Trade Wars, and Economic Exploitation -
12:15 - 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30 - 2:15 pm - Redesigning America’s Money Systems -What Can We Learn from the Environmental Sciences?
2:30 - 3:15 pm -The Surest Way to Overturn the Existing Basis of Society
3:30 - 4:15 pm - Public Banking: The Foundation for Free and Fair Markets -
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Defending Monetary Reform
5:15 – 6:00 pm - Interest-Free Loans for Spreading the Real Economy to Every Person in Society
6:00 – 6:15 pm CLOSING COMMENTS: Public Banking Institute Board