April 2, 2013 | Posted in Public Presentations | By

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At the Fourth National Slow Money Conference in Boulder, Colorado on April 29, 2013, I had the honor of giving a special address, titled Expanding our Vision: Beyond the Narrow Lens of Conventional Finance. You can watch the video of the presentation here (approx. 14 minutes)…

Marco came to the US as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. After a stint in the financial industry, Marco worked as visual artist on a full-time basis for 5 years and obtained a MFA focusing on the intersection between public art and ecology. He later worked for 6 years managing investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter. He is sharing his experience doing direct Slow Money investments with communities around the country to help them increase their capacity for local investing. Marco is currently developing Essential Knowledge for Transition – a curriculum for engaged citizens to understand the money and banking system, the economic system and the financial system and how we need to transform them.

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  1. Pamela Disque Hall
    June 21, 2013

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    Thank you for focusing your talents on a transition to a better world. That’s my path too. I’ve been a public banking advocate since I first heard about it in early 2012. I’m co-founder of Economic Liberty for Main Street in Nevada County, now an affiliate of the PBI. I’m running for county supervisor and expect to be able to generate support from many sectors of our county, and am also looking for additional funding to ensure a successful election. I’ve also applied for a scholarship to the Mondragon Study Tour in September 8-14 so I can study one of the most successful cooperative movements on our planet. In the event I don’t receive a scholarship, I’m looking for a philanthropic backer for that as well.

    • Marco Vangelisti
      June 21, 2013

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      Thank you Pamela. This movement needs to engage with the political process and you are showing the way forward by seeking public office. Community Wealth and Democracy at Work could be good resources for you.

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