Registration is Open for New Work New Culture Conference


Registration is Open for New Work New Culture Conference

Contacts: Tawana Petty: 313.433.9882 or;

Frank Joyce: 313.510.8941



Registration for the New Work New Culture Conference is available via the website The October event in Detroit will convene thinker and doers from all over the world who are building an earth friendly economy for all.

From October 18th – 20th, several hundred activists, organizers, theorists, farmers, culture creators, builders, inventors and entrepreneurs will meet to exchange ideas and experiences.

A vendor and exhibitor area will feature new technology and new ways to use it. It will also include displays on global communication and community based production of food, energy, transportation, education, recreation, art and durable goods.

Featured presenters, facilitators and dialogue leaders include, but are not limited to, Frithjof Bergmann, Blair Evans, Silvia Federici, Emmanuel Pratt, James Godsil, Rebecca Solnit, Gar Alperovitz, Grace Lee Boggs, Kathi Weeks, Sarah van Gelder, Peter Baldwin, Makani Themba, Tawana“Honeycomb” Petty, Mischa Schaub, Frank Joyce, Kim Sherobbi, Michael Hardt, Judith Snow, Adrienne Marie Brown, Yusef Shakur, Halima Cassells and more. Food will be provided by local New Work farmers, caterers and restaurants.

Practitioners and theorists will come together in “WORTHshops” to discuss education, energy production, food production and distribution, recreation, sports and entertainment, additive manufacturing using fabricators, composting toilets, community land trusts, living off the grid, worker cooperatives and other topics. Also, several cultural events will be part of the program.

The gathering will open on Saturday, October 18th at Wayne State University, following the conclusion of the 2014 North American Labor History Conference. The Saturday program will include a healing space exercise, discussion on Why New Culture, and a cultural event featuring local and national talent. It will wrap up with interactive dinner activities.

On Sunday and Monday, the conference will move to the Samaritan Center located at 5555 Conner on the eastside of Detroit.

These two days will emphasize on Why New Work and Community Production. Please visit for additional program information. The registration fee of $200 includes several meals and access to WORTHshops and events. For those needing financial assistance, scholarships at a rate of only $25 are available. Accommodation options are listed under the Lodging and Community Housing tabs on the website.

If you cannot attend and want to contribute to this historic event, you may donate via the New Work New Culture website or go to, click the donate button and designate for NWNC2014. Also, please use the hashtag #NWNC2014 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Select vendors are currently being accepted for this conference. Thank you!