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Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

Inaugural Conference
October 2-3, 2015
Denison University, Granville, Ohio


Sustainable Full Employment and Transformational Technologies

At the Binzagr Institute, our name crystalizes our mission: sustainable prosperity. But “sustainability” has become an overused and under-theorized term, which has had the unintentional impact of constraining policy at every stage of the process, from goal envisioning to implementation.

Our holistic view of sustainable economic provisioning means, first and foremost, employment generation as well as environmental conservation and rehabilitation. Both job creation and ecological sustainability imply technological transformations, but one must be cautious; technology possesses both creative and destructive potentials. Technological unemployment, genetic modification, and nuclear arms are just a few of the direct, harmful effects of technological and organizational innovations. Yet technology, after all, is knowledge, and so it also contains the seeds of liberatory possibilities.

Our inaugural conference gathers together scholars and policy makers from diverse backgrounds, fields, and disciplines to engage one another in examining the crux of the employment and environmental debate, and the many technological linkages therein.

Conference themes include:

  • renewable energy
  • job guarantee and information technologies
  • financing sustainable development
  • appropriate roles for government in guiding development
  • sustainable agriculture and food policies

Topics dealing with these and other aspects of employment, sustainability and functional finance will be discussed.

Conference Speakers

Aqdas AfzalBinzagr Institute & University of Missouri – Kansas City
Saeid BinzagrBinzagr Institute
Ellen BrownBinzagr Institute & Public Banking Institute
Elsadig Elsheikh Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Mathew ForstaterBinzagr Institute & University of Missouri – Kansas City
Scott FullwilerBinzagr Institute & Wartburg College
Rohan Grey, Binzagr Institute & Modern Money Network
R. Paul Herman, Founder and CEO, HIP Investor
Robert C. HockettBinzagr Institute & Cornell Law School
Fadhel KaboubBinzagr Institute & Denison University
Robert W. ParenteauBinzagr Institute & MacroStrategy Edge
Ahmed SolimanBinzagr Institute & Denison University
Pavlina TchernevaBinzagr Institute & Bard College
Marco VangelistiBinzagr Institute & Essential Knowledge for Transition
L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri – Kansas City & Levy Economics Institute

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

The Binzagr Institute conference is made possible by the generous financial support of the Binzagr family. We are also grateful for financial and logistical contributions from Denison University’s President’s Office, the Economics Department, and Information Technology Services.

Conference Registration Form

The conference is free and open to the public. However, registration is required in order to provide an adequate amount of meals, refreshments and conference materials. Please click here to register for the conference.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (lower level) at Denison University, 100 W. College Street, Granville, OH 43023.

Directions, Parking, and Campus Map

For directions to the Denison campus, parking information, and campus map, please visit this page.

Livestreaming from Denison

With the help of the ITS team at Denison University, you’ll be able to watch the entire conference live online. We will post a link to the video livestream on our website and social media.

Book your hotel room online

The conference guests will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark, Ohio (15-minute drive from Denison University). We have arranged for a special conference rate for our guest ($109+tax per night). To make your reservation online, click here. You may also call 740-322-6455 (Be sure to mention that you’re attending the Binzagr Institute Conference at Denison University. Group code: BIC).

For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Ohio, you can visit their website here.

Hotel Address: 50 N 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
Hotel Phone Number: 740-322-6455