North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress 2018


Come join us at the 2018 North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, titled Basic Income: Bold Ideas, Practical Solutions for discussion of the idea of Basic Income! Learn about the most recent thinking in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe on this important issue.

The 2018 NABIG Congress will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, from Thursday May 24, 6:30pm, run all day on Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26 (with optional evening activities), and end at about mid-day on Sunday May 27 (with brief Basic Income Canada Network and US Basic Income Guarantee Network organizational meetings to follow, for those interested).

The major themes for the 2018 NABIG Congress are:

  1. The converging paths leading to basic income (e.g., health, human rights, automation, sustainability, democracy, etc.)
  2. Making basic income a reality, through pilots, policy, and public support.

Program details are under development but already we are very excited about excellent plenary speakers to include:

  • from Canada, Evelyn Forget (pilot studies), Yv Bonnier Viger (public health), Josephine Grey (human rights), Jim Mulvale (environment), Chandra Pasma (design and costing), and Kwame McKenzie (social causes of mental illness) 
  • from the US, activist Kate McFarland (pilots globally) and filmmaker Conrad Shaw (media)
  • from Mexico, ECLAC research coordinator Pablo Yanes (constitutional issues) and former legislator Julio Boltvinik (future of human labour)
  • from Portugal, Sarah Bizarro (poverty, human freedom)
  • from Chile via Finland, Jurgen De Wispelaere (political analysis)

To register for the 2018 NABIG Congress and for other key logistical details: 

You can also download and share the 2018 NABIG Congress poster. There are three poster versions to select from:

The annual NABIG Congress is organized by the Basic Income Canada Network and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network. The 2018 Congress is organized in collaboration with McMaster University, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty ReductionLow Income Families Together (in Toronto), and other partners. 

We hope to see you in Hamilton May 24-27, 2018!

May 24, 2018 at 6:30pm - May 27, 2018
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
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Rob Rainer ·

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