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Students are the future. It makes sense that the only way we’re going to change the status quo is with young people. The world needs new models, yet we continue to use the old ones—systems that are killing us. We must build new systems with people who aren’t entrenched in the old. Students have a chance to take hold of something powerful and new, and direct it for their own futures.

—Amy Pearl, Executive Director of Hatch Innovation and Founder of ComCap

What kind of future do you want? Concerned about climate change? Concerned about social equity? About the economic future? About where you want to live? Join us.

ComCap17 partnered with renowned Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Professor Kent Glenzer, Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, to engage students in real world learning. Knowledge of community capital will be incorporated into new courses at MIIS—get ready!

Help Grow the New Economy—the ComCap17 Conference is in your backyard! Learn from community capital advocates from across the country, and help shape the kind of community you want. We want students to look at these innovators and think “I can do that.”

Three ways for students to be involved:

#1 VOLUNTEER

In exchange for volunteering 1-2 shifts, or a minimum of 3-5 hours, you receive complimentary registration to attend the conference (outside of your scheduled shifts). Volunteers must be 17 years of age or older.  Please note that registration includes 3 full days of workshops, sessions and panels, but does not include meals, transportation or lodging. Sign up to volunteer!

#2 FREE STUDENT PASSES TO HEAR WOODY TASCH TALK LOCAL MONEY AND LOCAL FOOD

Do you care about the future of food, sustainable farming and local food, farms and fisheries? Of course you do. Headliner Woody Tasch, founder of the revolutionary Slow Food Institute, is giving an exclusive evening talk at stunning Golden State Theatre on Monday, September 11th at 7pm. Tickets are now open to the public for $35 each, and students with valid ID get in for free! Just show yours at the door for entry.

#3 LIMITED: $100 STUDENT TICKETS, WITH FULL CONFERENCE ACCESS

Registration open below! Grab one while still available!

Eventbrite - ComCap17 National Conference

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead


The third annual ComCap conference is presented by Hatch Innovation, and co-hosted by the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3), the City of Monterey and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS).