2017 AMI Monetary Reform Conference

The American Monetary Institute
proudly announces its 13th Annual
AMI Monetary Reform Conference,
September 14 – 17, 2017

! Click here to see the speakers for 2017 !

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute,

We proudly announce our 13th annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, and bring together some of the world’s most serious advocates of real and achievable monetary reforms.

The banking disaster, created and facilitated by false economic and monetary ideas, used by some very bad people, actually poses a real danger to the survival of the species. We must transform the ongoing disaster into an opportunity to achieve real and lasting monetary reforms for mankind. These are the reforms indicated as necessary by decades of study and centuries of experience.

Regular working people understand that a moral approach is needed to lead to a future worthy of humanity.  Around the world they are way ahead of their leadership, which ignores moral considerations, seeming to rely on media dominance to hold onto undeserved privileges for a tiny minority of the population. But clearly, in order for the financial crisis to have occurred, thousands of financiers had to break our nation’s very serious laws; and yet not a single one of them has been charged for those crimes!

The main cause of the problem is using debt in place of money when the banks make loans, as our present system does. That single error, allowing banks to control our money system, promoted by those really trying to block monetary reform, and by some economics professors trying to keep their salary checks coming, is all it takes to wreck any monetary system, and begin the insane concentration of wealth, into exactly the wrong hands, as we now see in our society! The conference shows why money must be created by our government and spent into circulation on infrastructure, healthcare, and education. The conference highlights recent important moves in that direction by key people, and institutions, around the world.

We have a once in several generations opportunity to fix an obviously flawed money system that is causing so much pain and hardship among a growing section of our people. It is clearly time to fix our monetary and banking system! Come and find out how, and the role you can play in that process. In addition to top notch “real monetary reform” speakers, we’ll focus on some important themes:

The Student Debt Crisis. This tragedy has the potential to wreck the lives of an entire generation of young people that would wreck our nation. We are not going to let that happen – we are going to look at adjusting Kucinich’s N.E.E.D. Act ever so slightly so that it will forgive all student debt. The Act as written already pays for education – a small one or two sentence adjustment will also make that retroactive. Sounds unbelievable? This conference will look at that question in complete detail. Remember how Students demonstrated against the Viet Nam War? They didn’t want to be drafted and killed. The student debt question can have a similar effect. We can imagine an army of young people (and their parents!) who will promote monetary reform, and force Congress to end their student debt.

We are making a special effort to bring students and teachers into the conference by offering student scholarships for  $79 and  teachers $175 to attend the whole conference. Several are already doing this, and we are looking forward to helping get them started on monetary reform. They are able to stay at the HI Youth Hostel across the street from University Center, at $33 a night, after arriving in Chicago inexpensively on Megabus! Please help finance this by donating to the American Monetary Institute. Believe me if students (and their parents) are in serious debt and not seriously employed, their outlook is bleak. This debt write off  can occur without raising taxes or borrowing!

And Teachers Are in Trouble Too Not only in Chicago, but around the country Teachers are under attack, because they are still making a living wage (barely!), and that’s no longer allowed, and their earned pensions are also threatened. Remember the Chicago Teacher’s Union supports Kucinich’s N.E.E.D. Act. We are making a special effort to bring in teachers to this conference. If telling people about monetary reform is an educational task, who better to help us do that than the professional educators? Please help spread the word among teachers.

And What About You? We’d like you to consider attending this conference. There is very little time left to make all the arrangements. And the advance registration fee has been kept low at $195 till March 16th, $250  until July 18th, but will then begin its rise to the full $350 level. SO Think, and Act NOW! If you can’t come, consider making a donation to help us offer those student and teacher scholarships! Click a donate button at our homepage www.monetary.org.

And one more thing!  The sequester and austerity gang are really trying to do damage to our people and others around the world. They are operating under cover of pretending they don’t understand how destructive and evil their actions are – pretending to be trying to do good for the country. Folks – Don’t buy that “cover story” for a minute. They know exactly the damage they are doing! The less money we all have, the more power their billions will have! That is obvious! If finances are making it hard for you to attend our Conference, let me know (by phone or email) and we’ll work it out together. We won’t be stopped by such disgusting maneuvers! Do not be afraid – and remember “Action dispels fear.”

Warm regards,
Bob Poteat
Director, AMI



You can reserve your spot now at our 13th Annual Conference for the “early bird special” for $195 till March 15th; then until July 18th, for a discounted registration amount of $250 instead of the full price of $350. This includes conference materials and aids, daily coffee breaks, a “Get Acquainted Reception”and celebration dinner. Hotel costs are separate at group discounts – see Travelodge costs below.

Affluent attendees who want to help out with larger donations are encouraged to do so, as it enables us to extend attendance scholarships to deserving students. Yes there are deserving students!

The Conference (and Reception and Dinner) are at University Center at 525 S. State Street in downtown Chicago. The University’s facilities seat attendees in comfortable classroom type seating, using narrow tables.

Thursday Sept. 14th … Registration from 9 AM

1 PM to 6 PM Presentations; refreshment break.

7 PM Conference Reception, with punch, delicious warm treats, cheeses, etc.

Friday Sept. 15th … 9 AM to 6 PM Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks.

Saturday Sept. 16th … 9 AM to 6 PM Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks.

7 PM Dinner Party, with keynote presentation.

Sunday Sept. 17th … 9 AM to 12 PM Presentations & discussion.

Conference adjourns until 2018.

Each day begins with coffee, tea, and muffins served half an hour before the talks start.

Click here to see the speakers for 2017!

Lodging Information:

The Travelodge Hotel downtown on Harrison Street, will again offer rooms to 2017 conference participants at good rates. Call Eric Simon or Darren Andrews at the hotel group reservations on 312-376-1486 (Direct Line) or 312-427-8000, and mention the AMI Conference.  Room types and rates are as follows (Please register early!):

  • 2 Full-size beds, bathroom, kitchenette: $172.00
  • 2 Full-size beds, bathroom: $155.00
  • 1 Full-size bed, bathroom: $135.00
  • 1 King-size bed, bathroom: $155.00
  • (17.4% tax not included)


The HI Chicago Youth Hostel at 24 E Congress Parkway, offers modern, clean, secure, dorm style accommodations (8 to a room, with lockable lockers, bring your own lock) that are only $33 per night. Call 312-360-0300 for reservations and mention the AMI Conference.

Chicago’s Essex Inn at 800 S. Michigan Ave, features a large indoor/outdoor pool, and health club which opens onto a tree landscaped terrace with seating overlooking Chicago’s Grant Park and Lake Michigan. A reasonably priced hotel for this area (approximately $190-$210 per double occupancy room per night).

For those who can afford it, the original Hilton Hotel is a block away.


Register through PayPal

Register by phone at 224-805-2200

Register by e-mail at ami@taconic.net

Mail registrations to The American Monetary Institute
P.O. Box 601,  Valatie, NY 12184

Enclosed is my $______ registration donation for the 2017 AMI Monetary Reform Conference in Chicago September 14th to 17th.  Minimum donation $250 per person (if done by July 18th). After July 18, 2017, the minimum donation rises to $350 per person.

(An 80% refund is available until March 16th, and will afterward be pro-rated downward to a 20% refund after September 1st)
All participants must pre-register. There are no “at the door” registrations!

I am a bona-fide student at _______________________. Enclosed is my $79 registration.

I am a certified teacher at_______________________.  Enclosed is my $ 175 registration.

CALL (224)-805-2200 if you prefer for us to process your registration over the phone or have questions.

For excellent pre-conference reading get a copy of The Lost Science of Money book at our homepage  (click  HERE )

___ Please send me the 2016 Conference videos on a 500 GB external storage drive ($165 postpaid).

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*The American Monetary Institute as part of its responsibility in sponsoring the Conference reserves the right at its sole discretion and without public or private explanation, to restrict attendance at this Conference to persons it considers will enhance the purposes of the meeting, as detailed above. Participants should understand and be in agreement that the conference will stay focused on monetary system questions.

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