ILSR Co-Founder Speaking at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power Conference

Date: 14 Sep 2016 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Neil SeldmanOn Monday, September 26th, Institute for Local Self-Reliance co-founder Neil Seldman will present at Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power Conference in Washington D.C. His presentation: “Community Business is Revolutionary” will be at 11:10AM at Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Tickets for one-day passes are only $10 and can be purchased through TicketMaster. Here is the description of the event from the organizers of the Breaking Through Power Conference:

The Breaking Though Power gathering commemorates the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed, a book that unleashed fresh civic energies and sparked the creation of numerous advocacy organizations that led to major consumer, environmental and worker safety protections.

Conference speakers will present innovative ideas and strategies focusing on the ways we can break through power to secure long-overdue democratic solutions to our nation’s problems.

The themes for the four-day conference in Washington, DC are:

Building Civic Skills, Breaking Through Apathy, September 26, 2016 (Carnegie Institution of Washington) will feature presentations by our nation’s leading citizen advocates and scholars to discuss successful strategies and techniques that can strengthen our civic culture and democracy.

Controlling What We Own, Shifting Power, September 27, 2016 (Carnegie Institution of Washington) brings together leaders from business, corporate governance, organized labor, and academia, to discuss initiatives that will make corporations accountable to shareholders and stakeholders.

Citizen Action and D.C. Statehood, September 28, 2016 (DAR Constitution Hall) will showcase national leaders who have pioneered sustainable advocacy models, grassroots citizen activists, and elected officials who are championing the drive for D.C. Statehood.

Celebrating Tort Law and Civil Justice, September 29, 2016 (DAR Constitution Hall) will convene leading practitioners and scholars from around the country who will provide unique insights and practical advice on protecting and expanding Tort Law.

Scholarships are available for anyone who would like to attend the conference. Information on obtaining scholarships can be found on

Please visit for a complete list of speakers, a detailed agenda, and registration information.

Make sure to visit for a recording of Neil’s presentation in the weeks following. In the meantime follow the Institute for Local Self-Reliant on Twitter or on Facebook and get real-time updates about our work.

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Nick Stumo-Langer was Communications Manager at ILSR working for all five initiatives. He ran ILSR's Facebook and Twitter profiles and builds relationships with reporters. He is an alumnus of St. Olaf College and animated by the concerns of monopoly power across our economy.