High School Essay Contest
The first High School UBI Essay Contest is live! $300 cash prize will be awarded virtually at this year's Congress. Deadline is Friday May 21, 2021. Open to all high school students in the U.S. and Canada!More Here
Basic Income: Knowledge, Activism, PolicyRegister
The North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress has been held every year since 2003 (with the exception of 2020), to promote networking and exchange of ideas among scholars, activists, and policy makers. The first eight Congresses were organized by the US BasicIncome Guarantee Network (USBIG) in conjunction with the Eastern Economic Association meetings. Beginning with the 2010 Montreal Congress, NABIG has been co-sponsored by USBIG and the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) and has alternated annually between Canada and the United States. Congresses have been supported by hosts such as the SilbermanSchool of Social Work at Hunter College, New York City, Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal, the University of Toronto, the University of Manitoba, and McMaster University, with financial support from foundations such as the Economic Security Project, and with the cooperation of other organizations including the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, Low Income Families Together, the Roosevelt House, and the Basic Income Earth Network.
With COVID, this year's Congress will be a virtual event. But virtual doesn't have to be boring. And it doesn't have to add to our Zoom burnout . See some of the dynamic solutions we are incorporating..
For our main sessions we will be using Crowdcast. This allows for streamlined access to all sessions, whether pre-registering, participating or re-watching.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for people from across the community to meet, catch up, and form new partnerships and opportunities.
Conference organizers are working closely with participants to help design sessions that allow for audience participation and interaction with the ideas being covered.
Our registration tiers reflect a sliding scale, with the goal of establishing economic justice. This scale is about recognizing the privileges and resources that make paid events disproportionately more accessible for groups with higher operating budgets and for individuals with greater wealth. Thank you to Point Source Youth for inspiring this ticketing approach.
Are a youth advocate and/or a young person experiencing poverty.
Are an unpaid community organizer.
Are currently experiencing housing instability, make less than a living wage salary, are experiencing financial hardship or are not always able to meet basic needs.
Are a paid community organizer.
Are a part of a smaller staffed organization with fewer than 25 staff members.
Can afford to do so.
Can afford to take time off.
Are a well paid community organizer.
Are part of a medium organization with 25-50 staff members.
Have access to adequate financial support and stable housing.