November 16-18, 2018, University of Alberta

Collapse: Neoliberalism in Crisis

November 17-19, 2017

Parkland Institute’s 2017 annual conference examined the current state of neoliberalism, which has been the dominant economic, governmental, and societal ideology of our time.

The conference explored neoliberalism’s profound impact on people and the planet, and symptomatic responses to its current crisis, including the rise of extreme right-wing movements.

Seventy years after the Mont Pelerin Society launched the global neoliberal movement, is neoliberalism dead or merely morphing into something even more perilous? What do events such as Brexit, the ascendancy of Donald Trump, and the global (re)emergence of nationalist populism tell us about neoliberalism’s collapse? What are the progressive alternatives? And what does it mean for Alberta, Canada, and the world?

View the conference program

Video of all conference sessions will be posted to our YouTube channel early in the new year.