Press Release- First LCC Conference
The first virtual conference between local currency systems, their developers, and supporters, will be held online using webcameras, telephones, and Skype.
Eugene, Oregon, February 20th, 2010 -- The Local Currency Council, will host their online conference on March 6th, 2010 from 12-3pm (Pacific Standard Time). Participants from around the world are facilitating discussions intended to establish and strengthen the bonds between various community-based currency systems.
To further the communication, cooperation, and fellowship of the various currencies, the Local Currency Conference is being held to assist in bringing these community voices into a common platform from which we can stand strong and help other communities, as well as our own, to further embrace and flourish in their own self-worth and commerce. We will share information and resources, successes and failures, and visions and our plans to achieve them.
Participants from several countries, representing different local community currencies will be holding conversations on a wide range of relevant topics, including in part:
Communicating between currencies: Various exchange systems underway, The Basic Rights & Needs: Currencies, who's money is it anyhow? Mundialization- The U.N. Plan for Peace: How local currency can take responsibility for contributing to the common good, Private & Public currency systems: How local currencies interact with governing structures. and Local Participation: Getting the word out and the community involved.
Local currencies help to ensure a community's survival economically and socially. Often created in the face of financial crisis, these currencies have served as a lifeline to their communities. In our current global financial climate, success of a local currency system may mean the difference between strife and survival.
There has been a tremendous surge in the use of local currencies over the past two decades. Today there are over 2,500 different local currency systems operating in countries throughout the world. Since 2002 there has been an upsurge in local currency experiments. Such currencies aim to raise the resilience of local economies by encouraging re-localisation of buying and food production. The drive for this change has arisen from a range of community-based initiatives and social movements.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release contact Kevin Kerber or visit localcurrencycouncil.org.
About The Local Currency Council:
The LCC is a Private Member Association which serves as an advocacy group dedicated to preserving the fundamentals rights of self-governing local-economic systems. The LCC provides a communication platform for developers and supporters of local currency systems.
Exchange is one of mankind's most basic and demonstrated rights. LCC believes local currencies are an established basic right and basic need, preceding state, federal, and global controls. In a balanced scenario a local currency would interact with national and global currencies, but also stand on it's own, weathering the changing conditions outside it's local sphere. The LCC has been established as a private member association, a peer-to-peer private-contract forum to serve the needs of its members.
Kevin Kerber, Director
Local Currency Council