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11th Annual Congress, May 3–5, 2012

11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress Toronto, May 3-5, 2012 Held at the University of Toronto, the conference included more than 60 presentations. Featured speakers included: 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 […]


10th Annual Congress, February 25–27, 2011

Models for Social Transformation New York City, February 25 – 27, 2011 This conference was a joint event of the USBIG Network, and BI/RG Canada. It was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA). Featured speakers included Stanley Aronowitz, of the City University of New York, and Charles Murray, of the […]


8th Annual Congress, February 27–March 1, 2009

8th Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network New York City, February 27 – March 1, 2009 Sheraton New York Hotel 811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street., New York, NY Speakers Opening Speakers Moderator: Michael Howard Senator Hugh Segal: The Infrastructure of Civility: Basic Income and Economic Recovery Steve Pressman, Justice and History: The Big […]


7th Annual Congress, March 7 – 9, 2008

What Next: Framing a BIG Discussion for the Next Election and Beyond March 7 – 9, 2008, Boston Featured Speakers: Philippe Van Parijs, Eduardo Suplicy, Guy Standing, Yannick Vanderborght, Jurgen De Wispelaere, Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds


6th Annual Congress, February 23 – 25, 2007

6th Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network New York City, February 23 – 25, 2007 OPENING SPEAKERS Michael Lewis, “Welcome and Introduction” Annie Miller, “Basic Income, necessary but not sufficient: some women’s issues” Dalton Conley, “From Guaranteed Income to Guaranteed Assets” Moderator: Michael Lewis THE ETHICS OF BIG Almaz Zelleke, “Is ‘The Plan’ a Basic Income? […]