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•  REGISTRATION IS OPEN - EDA 2019 Conference
•  ANNOUNCEMENT - Meet Patti Ellis, Acting Chief of Staff
•  FUNDRAISING SUCCESS - Thank You to Our Donors
Dear <<First Name>>,

We have exciting news! Registration is open for EDA's third annual conference. Join us for RESOURCE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION in Oakland, CA, October 4-6, where we will introduce EDA to the public, highlighting our original research into resource sustainability and inaugurating our advocacy training program on these issues. More good news is that we're offering Student Scholarships to the conference. Please read below for both registration and scholarship links. 

We're also delighted to announce that Patti Ellis has accepted the position of Acting Chief of Staff. With her broad experience and networking capacities, Patti is particularly suited for this position. Read more about Patti below. 

Our Spring Fund Drive was a success and we have more to share about this at the end of this newsletter.

And lastly, we are saddened by the passing of Ted Elness in April. He was a longtime student of economics and a dedicated supporter of EDA. With his gentle bearing and wry sense of humor, Ted had an impact on so many of us. He will be fondly remembered.

The EDA Team
Registration is Open!

We're excited to announce that registration is now open for our third annual conference, RESOURCE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION, in Oakland, California, Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

FRIDAY EVENING, October 4 we’ll introduce EDA to the general public for the first time, offering a snapshot of our first three years and a preview of where we are heading.

SATURDAY, October 5 will be a day-long dive into our new advocacy training program. We will:

  • examine where the United States is politically, economically and culturally to learn how we arrived at this current impasse
  • see what’s blocking us from realizing economic democracy and ecological resilience
  • explore EDA’s primary research into resource sustainability (focused on the San Francisco Bay Delta Region)
  • find out how this research can be applied – along with other tools – to impact the legislation of local elected officials for systemic change
SUNDAY, October 6 will be a series of short, targeted presentations on how we plan to expand our reach by growing our organization and creating partnerships with like-minded groups and organizations, in particular, co-working groups of various kinds. Most importantly, we will hear from our Next Generation team as they share their vision and roadmap with us.

Throughout the weekend, we will check in to understand your concerns about the present and your dreams for the future. Together we'll be charting our course for tomorrow. 


Early-bird price of $325 until July 15
Regular registration of $375 from July 16 - August 31
Late registration of $425 from September 1 to October 1
We Need Your Voices!

Student Scholarships are available for the conference. These are being offered to students with a current school ID who would like to learn more about how we can move toward a commons-based economic system that ensures social equality and ecological sustainability. The application can be found here on the EDA website.

Meet Patti Ellis
The Managing Director and the Board are happy to announce that Patti Ellis has accepted our invitation to serve as EDA’s Acting Chief of Staff. Patti has been with EDA since its inception and has always provided a special combination of thoughtful analysis and effective action. Her primary responsibilities will be to ensure that the various members and teams of the organization are communicating clearly with one another and building a coherent, coordinated set of initiatives. Patti is already engaged in many of these tasks through her work on EDA's Finance, Research and Conference teams, so this appointment is largely a formal acknowledgment of her ongoing contributions to EDA.
Our Donors Come Through

Thank you for making our Spring Fund Drive a success! Including one-time and recurring donations, we raised over $5,000. These contributions will help us cover our expenses as we continue to work on major gifts. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

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