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The 18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

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Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

2180 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10035

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2019 marks 50 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.

Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the 18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress this June will bring together researchers, activists, policymakers, and students from around North America and around the world who focus on universal basic income policy questions. This year’s NABIG Congress will discuss ways to implement and finance basic income policy in the U.S. and Canada, as well as alternative and complementary policies, such as conditional cash transfers and a federal jobs guarantee. Discussions will also address the politics of getting basic income on the agenda of political parties, social movements, and legislatures.

Building upon its success two years ago as the first American school of social work to host a NABIG Congress, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City will once again host this significant international conference.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andrew Yang, author, The War on Normal People (via teleconference)
  • Jessie Golem, photographer, “Humans of Basic Income”
  • Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Sukhi Samra, Stockton Basic Income Demonstration Project
  • James Janeiro, Senior Policy Advisor to former Ontario Premier
  • Michael A. Lewis, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • Michael Howard, University of Maine, USBIG
  • Almaz Zelleke, New York University Shanghai
  • Sheila Regehr, Basic Income Canadian Network
  • Peter Frase, author, Four Futures: Life after Capitalism




Conference Schedule

The NABIG 2019 conference schedule is now available. You may access the schedule by clicking the link below

Conference Program

Please note, this informational schedule is not an official conference program. Official programs will be provided at check-in on Saturday, June 15th.




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