Calling all campaigners, experts, and passionate citizens — join us for Public Ownership 2.0: There is such a thing as society.
10th of November, 10am-4pm, Oasis Waterloo
The place to be if you care about building public services that work for YOU, your family, your friends, and your community (not the shareholders).
Together with YOU, we’re putting public ownership on the political agenda.
This time around, public ownership has to be better than ever before! More successful. More resilient.
It's got to be democratic and accountable
It's got to be high quality and affordable
It's got to be efficient, innovative and green
and it's got to be owned by all of us.  
Let's make public ownership so wildly successful that it can never be dismantled!
With a line-up of incredible speakers, and a chance to quiz politicians on their public ownership policies, Public Ownership 2.0 will be a conference to remember.
It's a chance to make connections with like-minded people from around the country, working and campaigning on everything from the NHS to libraries, buses to the National Grid. 
10:00: Opening plenary - with 
Cat Hobbs (We Own It), Matt Dykes (Trades Union Congress), Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation and Change in Practice)
10:30: Workshops session I
  • Let's reinstate our NHS - with Caroline Molloy (OurNHS), Prof. Allyson Pollock (NHS campaigner and part of the Judicial Review 4 NHS team) and Tony O’Sullivan (Keep Our NHS Public), chaired by Deborah Harrington (Public Matters)
  • A People's Plan for Water - with Satoko Kishimoto (The Transnational Institute), Richard Whittell (Corporate Watch) and Professor David Hall (Public Services International Research Institute)
11:30: Tea break
12:00: Workshops session II
  • Take control of your energy - with James Angel 
  • The future of public transport - with Ellie Harrison (Bring Back British Rail, Get Glasgae Moving), Lyn Sloman (Transport for Quality of Life) and Ian Taylor (Transport Policy Adviser, Office of Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport)
13:00: Lunch
14:00: Politicians Q+A with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, ex-leader of the Green Party Natalie Bennett, and Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts - ask them your public ownership questions!
15:30: Closing plenary: What next?
16:00: END
(More speakers and details TBC - watch this page for updates!)
Trust us, you want to be in this room. We can't wait to get stuck into these discussions and build the future of public ownership with you. Because there is such a thing as society.
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