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2011 North American Basic Income Conference

Call for papers:
Tenth Annual North American Basic Income Congress
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
New York, NY, February 25 – 27, 2011

Deadline for proposals: October 31, 2010.

The Tenth Annual North American Basic Income Conference: Models for Social Transformation will take place in New York City on Friday, February 25 through Sunday February 27, 2011. This conference will be a joint event of the USBIG Network, and BI/AU Canada. It will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA). Attendees at the USBIG conference are welcome to attend any of the EEA’s events.

The North American Basic Income Conference was originally 'the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network Conference,' and was organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network. It expanded in 2010 to become a joint event of the USBIG Network and the Basic Income / Allocation Universelle Canada (BI/AU Canada). Since then, it has been a North American Conference held on alternate years in the United States and Canada.

Scholars, activists, and others are invited to propose papers, and organize panel discussions on BIG or topics related to poverty and the distribution of property. All points of view are welcome. Proposals from any discipline are welcomed. Anyone interested in making a presentation or organizing a panel should submit a proposal to the chair of the organizing committee: Karl Widerquist: Karl{at}

Please include the following information with your proposal:

  1. Name (of all participants)
  2. Affiliation
  3. Address
  4. City, State/Province, Zip Code/Postal Code, and Country
  5. Telephone, FAX
  6. Email Address
  7. Paper or Presentation Title
  8. Abstract (short summary) of 50-150 words

More information and the call for papers will be released and up on the USBIG Website ( soon.