American Monetary Institute

2018 AMI Monetary Reform Conference

The American Monetary Institute proudly announces its
14th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference

October 25 - 28, 2018

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute,

We proudly announce our 14th 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 affordable accommodation. Please help finance this by donating to the American Monetary Institute. Believe us, 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 our 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. SO Think, and Act NOW! If you can’t come, consider making a donation to help us offer those student and teacher scholarships!
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And one more thing!  The 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 us know (by phone or email) and we’ll work it out together. Do not be afraid – and remember: “Action dispels fear.”

Warm regards,
Jamie Walton
Interim Director

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Our 14th Annual Conference registration is $79 for student discount, $175 for teacher discount, $350 for full registration. This includes conference materials and aids, daily coffee breaks, a “Get Acquainted Reception” and Gala Dinner. Hotel costs are separate at group discounts – to be advised.

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) venue is University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA.

Thursday Oct. 25 … Registration from 9 AM

1 PM to 6 PM Presentations; refreshment break.

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

Friday Oct. 26 … 9 AM to 6 PM Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks.

Saturday Oct 27 … 9 AM to 6 PM Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks.

7 PM Dinner Party, with keynote presentation.

Sunday Oct. 28 … 9 AM to 12 PM Presentations & discussion.

Conference adjourns until 2019.

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

Click here to see the speakers for 2018!

Lodging Information:

Travelodge Hotel Downtown

65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60605

Contact: Eric Simon, Direct Phone: 312-376-1480 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 312-427-8261

Rates quoted are net non-commissionable; Oct 24-27, 2018:

$135 rate per night, economy room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.

$155 rate per night standard room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.

$172 rate per night deluxe room. 2 beds, single-quad occupancy.

All rates are subject to the prevailing tax, currently 17.4%. Porterage optional. Breakfast $12 per person per day if needed 

Alternative Lodging Information

HI Chicago

24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

Call: 1 (312) 360-0300

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Register by phone at: 224-805-2200

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

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Enclosed is my $______ registration donation for the 2018 AMI Monetary Reform Conference in Chicago October 25th to 28th.

After July 27th, 2018, the minimum donation rises to $350 per person.*

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

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 featured at our home page (click HERE).

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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.