UPDATE - This event has been postponed and will take place March 14 and 15, 2014.
Business, policy and public interest groups, and civic-minded individuals will be working together next week to figure out how they could change for the better the U.S. economic system regarding corporate governance and regulations and how those changes would affect consumers, communities, markets and the planet.
The two-day event is called “Rules Change: The DC Gathering — Rethinking the Playing Field for Corporations, People and Democracy” and is scheduled to coincide with the end of New Economy Week, an initiative of the New Economics Institute.
The School of Public Policy at George Mason University and the Media Stewards Project are hosting the summit with assistance from the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program and the New Economics Institute.
To find out how you can participate and get more
details, visit www.ruleschange.org.
“Whether they are worried about the power of government, the power of corporations or diminished public participation in civic affairs, Americans are starting to think the rules of the game need to be reinforced or changed,” Mark Rozell, acting dean of the GMU School of Public Policy, said in a statement. “This gathering aims to bring together silos of thought in a reflective, collaborative, national timeout for corporations, citizens and democracy.”
At the event, the groups will release the Civic Stewardship Mapping Project, “a navigational tool for concerned citizens to find out where and how they can do something,” said Marcy Murninghan, mapping-project coordinator.