The 2018 Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress has extended the deadline for submitting proposals for papers, themed panels or roundtables that cover any aspect of the justification, design, implementation, or politics of universal basic income. Send us your proposals (including a title, a short abstract of up to 250 words, and personal information) by the END OF FEBRUARY via our online submission. The new date is February 28th, 2018.

The 18th BIEN World Congress will take place on 23 – 26 August 2018 at the University of Tampere (Finland). The theme of the Congress is “Basic Income and the New Universalism: Rethinking the Welfare State in the 21st Century”. The international BIEN Congress takes place on 23-26 August. The first day will be a Nordic UBI Day on 23 August 2018.

Confirmed plenary speakers at the 2018 BIEN Congress include:

* Phillip Alston (USA)
* Jamie Cooke (Scotland)
* Evelyn Forget (Canada)
* Loek Groot (Netherlands)
* Louise Haagh (UK)
* Renana Jhabvala (India)
* Olli Kangas (Finland)
* Lena Lavinas (Brazil)

More info is available at our congress website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For questions, email us at