Join us in Monterey, CA where national and local leaders come together to promote local impact investing, retain local capital and build resilient communities.
Refresh. Reconnect. Resilience. — Sept 10 – 13, 2017
Michael H. Shuman
Economist, Attorney, Author, and Entrepreneur
Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. Shuman is currently Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets and a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute. He’s also a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Shuman has authored or coauthored eight books. His most recent book, published by Chelsea Green, is Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.
Founder, Essential Knowledge for Transition
Marco came to the US as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry, where he managed investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments, and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter. Marco is currently developing Essential Knowledge for Transition—a curriculum for engaged citizens to understand the money and banking system, the economic system and the financial system and how we need to transform them.
Attorney, Co-Founder and Director of Sustainable Economies Law Center
Janelle Orsi is an attorney living and working in Oakland, California. Her law and mediation practice is focused on helping individuals and organizations share resources and create more sustainable communities. She works with social enterprises, non-profits, cooperatives, community gardens, cohousing communities, ecovillages, and others doing innovative work to change the world. Her primary areas of legal specialty are real estate, small business, nonprofit, and estate planning law. In addition to her private practice, Janelle is Co-Founder and Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center.