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Banking on Colorado: Bringing Our Money Home Conference Videos

Supported by a grant from the Denver FoundationBe the Change — USA, along with the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center and the Public Banking Institute, hosted a conference in Denver on Saturday, January 31, 2015, Banking on Colorado: Bringing Our Money HomeWe present here videos from the entire event.

Introductory Address – Nomi Prins: Wall Street and the Concentration of Wealth in the Big Six Banks

Panel 1: Digging Deeper into Public Banking

Moderator: Michael O’Neill, Chief Compliance Officer, Colorado National Bank

Ellen Brown, Founder of Public Banking Institute, and Author

Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute, and Author

Mike Krauss, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project

 

Panel 2: The Challenge: The Need for Local Funding

Moderator: Dennis Gallagher, Auditor for the City of Denver

Student Loans: Roshan Bliss, Student and Youth Organizer

Renewable Energy: Amanda Bybee, Director, Strategic Planning & Initiatives, Namaste Solar

Family Farms: August Miller, Owner, Foodshed Products

Community Banking: Michael O’Neill, Chief Compliance Officer, Colorado National Bank

 

Panel 3: The Response: Public Banking

Moderator: Dennis Gallagher, Auditor for the City of Denver

Karl Beitel, Director of the Public Banking Project, San Francisco, and Author

Ellen Brown, Founder of Public Banking Institute, and Author

Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute

Mike Krauss, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project

Earl Staelin, Board Member, Be the Change

 

Keynote Address – Nomi Prins: Financial Autonomy: From Greece to North Dakota to Colorado

Call to Action Keynote Address – Ellen Brown: Banking on Colorado: Why the State Needs Its Own Bank

Call to Action – Mike Krauss


Thanks go to Jason Bosch, ArgusFest, for producing these videos, aided by Dave Gardner on the second camera. Jason’s videos can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/argusfest/playlists


Seattle Forum on Public Banking — December 10, 2014

The city council of the City of Seattle recently held a public meeting, Public Forum: The Possibility for a Public Bank in Seattle to discuss, with experts in the field, the possibility of establishing a public bank in Seattle. Of particular interest is a “Public Banking 101” presentation by Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute and one of the invited speakers at our Banking on Colorado: Bring Our Money Home to be held on Saturday, January 31. 2015. Information about the Conference, including a link to the registration page are in the column to the right.

The video is set to start at the beginning of Gwen Hallsmith’s presentation. The start times of other speakers at this forum are given below the video.

At t = 15:04 — Karl Beidel, Director, The Public Bank Project

At t = 27:22 — Thomas Keidel, Director, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)

A 40 minute session of public participation begins at t = 1:04:43.