Conference 2011: Building the Good Society
BUILDING THE GOOD SOCIETY
Ideas, campaigns and coalitions needed to build the good society
Over 90 speakers including: Neal Lawson, Chair, Compass; Andrea Nahles MP, General Secretary, SPD; Jon Cruddas MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Chuka Umunna MP; Prof Richard Sennett; Baroness Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Prof Francesca Klug OBE; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian; Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman; John Harris, The Guardian; John Kampfner, Index on Censorship; Jonathan Rutherford, Soundings; Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper; Frances O'Grady, TUC; Paul Mason, BBC; Gavin Hayes, Compass; David Babbs, 38 Degrees; Peter Kellner, YouGov; Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP; Chris Bryant MP; Sunny Hundal, Liberal Conspiracy; Andrew Simms, nef; Prof Ken Spours; Heather Wakefield, UNISON; Pat Kane; Deborah Grayson, Climate Rush; Damon Gibbons, Centre for Responsible Credit; Kat Banyard, UK Feminista; Stella Creasy MP; Nick Couldry, Centre for the Study of Global Media; Dan Hind, author; Michael Calderbank, ERS; Thorben Albrecht, SPD; Henning Meyer, Social Europe; Karl-Heinz Spiegel, FES; Mark Ferguson, LabourList; Neil Coyle, Disability Alliance; Sue Marsh, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger; Kaliya Franklin, Broken of Britain; Richard Excell, TUC; Carol Roper TUC; Paul Maloney, Unions 21; Kevin Curran, Unite; Tom Powdrill, PIRC; Duncan Exley, One Society; Martin Kirk, Oxfam; Lord Maurice Glasman; Ben Shimshon; Cllr Sharon Taylor, Stevenage Council; Dave Hillman, Stamp Out Poverty; Max Lawson, Oxfam; Owen Tudor, TUC; Vidhya Alakeson, Resolution Foundation; Jack Dromey MP; Brian Fisher, SHA; Prof Victoria Chick, UCL; Lindsay Mackie, Post Bank Campaign; Mel Evans, PLATFORM; Tony Greenham, nef; Dave Tucker, War On Want; Anna Thomas, Action Aid; Prof Jane Martin; Prof Michael Fielding; Paul Everitt, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; Duncan Weldon, New Political Economy Network; Mark Perryman, Philosophy Football; Chris Evans MP; Martin Tiedemann, The Cooperative Party; Tim Horton, The Fabian Society; Rushanara Ali MP; Alison Garnham, CPAG; Kevin Courtney, NUT; Catherine Howarth, Fair Pensions; Andy Whitmore, London Mining Network; Emily Thornberry MP; Rebecca Hickman; Kitty Usher, Demos; Anna van Heeswijk, OBJECT; Rebecca Mott; Matt McCormack Evans, Anti Porn Men Project; Louise Bamfield, Barnardos; Dave Hill, The Guardian; Liam Burns, NUS; Adam Ramsey, UK Uncut; Shiv Malik, author; Tom Wood, Liberal Youth; Prof Huw Benyon, Cardiff University; Tina Mackay, Unite; Hugh Lanning, PCS; Clare Williams, UNISON; Andy Love MP; Paul Richards, author; Jamie Audsley, London Citizens; Laura Billings, Mindapples; Kevin Harris, blogger; Barry Navarro, Community Development Foundation; John Houghton, Shared Intelligence - who'll be joined by other leading figures from across the progressive community
Hosting over 40 sessions organised by the leading think tanks, pressure groups, NGOS and publications all at the one event including: Action Aid, Centre for Responsible Credit, Child Poverty Action Group; Compass Youth, CORE, The Co0perative Party, 38 Degrees, The Electoral Reform Society, The Equality Trust, The Fabian Society, Friends of the Earth, The Green Party, Greenpeace, Human City Institute Index on Censorship, Jubilee Debt Campaign, LabourList, Left Foot Forward, Liberal Conspiracy, New Political Economy Network, nef, NUT, NUS, One Society, Oxfam, Philosophy Football, Progress, Red Pepper, RSA, Searchlight, Shelter, Robin Hood Tax Campaign, Social Liberal Forum, Socialist Health Association, Soundings, UK Feminista, UK Uncut; Unlock Democracy, War On Want, World Development Movement
The biggest and most inspiring annual gathering of progressive activists!
FEWER THAN 300 PLACES AVAILABLE
Building the good society: the future for the centre-left
As the planet burns, the poor get poorer and politics fails to respond, Compass will build the ideas and a movement for the good society based around our core values of democracy, equality and sustainability.
We live in a world of cuts because for too long nobody has dreamed of one in which public need came before private greed or the planet before profit. Yes we have to fire fight against the cuts, but eventually we can only stop the cuts through a compelling vision of the good society.
The good society tells us what kind of political economy and what sort of reformed state will help us to get there and then sustain us. The good society helps tell us how we should do politics – what sorts of alliances we should build and the relationships between parties and people. The concept of the good society helps us build an enduring movement for change.
The crisis of capitalism has put the spot light on the Left. We have to raise our game in a way that doesn’t just resist the cuts but builds a popular and feasible social and economic alternative.
The aim of this conference will be to bring together progressive politicians of all parties, pressure groups, trade unions, think tanks, NGOs, academics, activists, thinkers and campaigners from across civil society. It will help us start to build a broad based and winning progressive coalition and a movement for the good society.
With well over 1000 people in attendance, this summer will see progressive forces come together to create a movement to build the good society! Be there.
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