Community Economist and Author Tom Greco Endorses IRTA Virtual Convention

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Thomas H. Greco, community economist and author of "The End of Money and the Future of Civilization" has enthusiastically endorsed IRTA's upcoming virtual convention by calling it a "Landmark Event." Tom's email recommendation posted below also includes all the critical links to access IRTA's virtual convention website and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

There is valuable programming for every member of a trade exchange, alternative currency organization or crypto/blockchain company. Check-out the full three-day program on the "Agenda" tab at:

We look forward to seeing you ALL on September 23rd, 24th & 25th! You can buy the affordable tickets for all three days - or just by the day.

Ron Whitnety
IRTA President & CEO

A Landmark Event in Exchange Alternatives

Sept. 3, 2020


This is a heads up to inform you of an important upcoming virtual event in which I will be a featured presenter. It is the annual convention of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), the premier organization for the commercial trade exchange industry and a leading force for monetary and financial innovation.

The theme of this year’s convention is Navigating the Future, something that is becoming increasingly problematic for businesses and individuals alike, especially in the wake of the massive economic disruptions of the past several months. But every crisis brings with it opportunities, both for good and for ill, and we will need to choose wisely.

The presenter lineup is the most diverse and interesting to date, and brings together knowledgeable experts representing all aspects of the exchange revolution, including commercial, grassroots, for-profit, non-profit, and technologies like crypto currencies and blockchain.

The convention will convene virtually over three days, September 23rd-25th, 2020, for four hours each day. You can see the entire list of presenters and the full program schedule at the convention website:

My interactive session, titled "Get Ready to Play in the Butterfly Economy," is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24th at 1:45 PM Eastern time (10:45 AM, Pacific and Arizona time).

Here are some convention highlights:

  • Michael Terpin, the “Godfather of Crypto & Blockchain” will be the Keynote Speaker!

Other presenters will include:

  • Giuseppe Literra, Founder of Sardex & Local Pay, Sardinia, Italy
  • Will Ruddick, social entrepreneur and founder of the Grassroots Economics Foundation
  • Dr. Lee Oi Kum, SME Visionary, Singapore & Malaysia
  • Caroline Macdonald, COO, BBX, Artamon. Australia
  • Dariusz Brzozowiec, Co-Author, University Research Paper on Economic Security of Regions During the Covid-19 Period in Poland.
  • And, of course, yours truly.

Because of the key role that the exchange of value plays in the lives of every person on Earth, and in light of the evident failures of existing systems of money, banking and finance, anyone can benefit from participation in this IRTA convention. Don’t miss it!

Ticket prices are extremely reasonable and are available via Eventbrite HERE.

Hoping to see you there,