Groundwork to Co-Host EconCon21: “This gathering could not come at a more urgent time.”

October 4, 2021

Groundwork Collaborative, the nonprofit think tank at the forefront of the fight for a more inclusive and equitable economy, is once again co-hosting EconCon, a virtual conference, on October 6-7, 2021. The two-day event comes amid a critical inflection point for workers, families, and the economy as a whole.

“The inequities in our economy had been growing for decades, but the pandemic made them undeniable,” said Lindsay Owens, executive director of Groundwork. “Without smart ideas, transformative policies, and sustained action, millions of people will fall further behind. This gathering of experts, advocates, and policymakers could not come at a more urgent time.”

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Register for the two-day virtual event HERE

WHO: EconCon 2021 has an impressive line-up of speakers and moderators, including:

…and more!

WHAT: Experts, advocates, and organizers will come together on the verge of an historic legislative moment for a two-day virtual event to discuss strategies for building an economy that works for all of us.  The two-day event is free and open to the public and includes plenary sessions such as:

…and more!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 6; 12pm – 5pm ET; Thursday, October 7; 12pm – 5pm ET

WHERE: The all-virtual conference will be hosted on the platform, Hopin, with breakout rooms, mainstage speakers, and networking opportunities.

WHY: The past few years have underscored how fragile and unequal our economy has been for decades, especially for historically marginalized communities. At this critical inflection point for our country, we need innovative ideas and structural changes to repair our economy.


About EconCon

EconCon is co-hosted by Center for American Progress, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Change, Dēmos, Economic Policy Institute, Economic Security Project, Groundwork Collaborative, Omidyar Network, Roosevelt Institute, and Washington Center for Equitable Growth. For more information about EconCon visit and register for the convening here and follow us on Twitter at #EconCon.