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BIEN CONGRESS 2014 now sold out! REGISTRATION CLOSED!

Final conference program is now available!

The 15th International Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress will take place on 27-29 June 2014 in Montreal. The Congress brings together academics, activists, policy makers, political representatives, NGOs, and interested members of the general public to discuss and debate how introducing a universal and unconditional basic income relates to the theme of “Re-democratizing the Economy

BIEN Congress 2014 will be preceded by a pre-conference day on 26th June 2014 for the 13th North America Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, a joint meeting of the Basic Income Canada Network and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network. The NABIG Day will focus on strategies to activate and implement a basic income policy in Canadian and United States jurisdictions.
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Features

Keynote Speakers

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Alicia Bárcena Ibarra

Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
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Roberto Gargarella

Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina and Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at University College London
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Renana Jhabvala

President of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), Bharat, India
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Stanislas Jourdan

Co-founder of the French Movement for Basic Income and Coordinator for Unconditional Basic Income Europe
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Anna Reid

Past-President of the Canadian Medical Association (2013-2014)
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Enno Schmidt

Co-founder of the Initiative Basic Income in Switzerland and president of the Cultural Impulse Switzerland Foundation
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Joe Soss

Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Guy Standing

Professor in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and Co-President, Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)