Happiness in A Time of Crisis
5 Day / 4 Night Residential Course
The Gaunts House
July 11th – 15th, 2019
A highly participatory, first-of-its-kind residential event at Gaunts House, bringing together Helena Norberg-Hodge (founder of Local Futures), Satish Kumar and Mac Macartney – three highly sought-after, internationally-recognized and inspirational speakers – as well as distinguished guests, facilitators, thinkers and activists from around the world. This 5-day course gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people to discuss how we can transform the global economy and make a happier world.
Economics of Happiness Conference
Central Institute of Buddhist Studies
Leh, Ladakh, India
September 20th & 21st, 2019
We are pleased to announce that our 21st International Economics of Happiness Conference will take place in Ladakh, India. The program will include a mixture of activities: plenary talks, panels, workshops, world café-style and open-space discussions, creative spaces, music and celebration. The event is open to all. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket sales start on March 15th, 2019.
Every year Local Futures hosts a range of different events both large and small. Our biggest ongoing event series is the Economics of Happiness Conference series. During the conferences, we trigger debate about the negative impacts of economic globalization and explore alternatives towards a more sustainable community-based society.
To date, we have held 20 conferences in 7 different countries. Check back soon for a list of upcoming conferences in 2019.
In addition to our international conferences, we host a variety of other events – talks, workshops, seminars, courses – to raise awareness about the root causes of our global crises and explore systemic strategies for change. Check back soon about events coming up in 2019.
To find screenings of our films happening near you, and other smaller events organized by friends of Local Futures, see our regularly-updated events calendar.
Check out our Local Bites podcast, featuring inspiring conversations with thinkers and activists working to build local economies. New episodes released every 2-4 weeks!