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18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress
June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019Free
Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and SSSW Associate Professor Michael A. Lewis, this year’s Congress will bring together researchers, activists, policymakers and students from around North America and the world who focus on universal basic income guarantee (BIG) on the policy agenda.
This year marks fifty years since a basic income guarantee was first introduced in the U.S. Congress. Basic income is once again on the policy agenda in North America. Pilot programs, controlled trials, documentaries, and debates are bringing basic income into mainstream policy conversations. The 2019 NABIG Congress will discuss ways to implement and finance basic income policy in the U.S. and Canada, alternative and complementary policies such as conditional cash transfers, a federal job guarantee, as well as the politics of getting basic income on the agenda of political parties, social movements, and legislatures.