August 6th – 16th
Through a combination of online interviews and presentations, plus live webinars, hear from and interact with more than 60 of the most significant on-the-ground leaders, activists, practitioners, authors and elders who are at the front lines of the local food movement—all for free. This will be an unprecedented historical event. Speakers include Local Futures’ Executive Director Helena Norberg-Hodge; Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg; author of Your Money or Your Life Vicki Robin; and many more.
Join us in catalyzing a revolutionary acceleration and expansion of the local food movement’s impact, effectiveness, and scale!
Economics of Happiness Conference: Jeonju, South Korea
September 20th – 22nd, 2017
We are happy to announce our third annual conference in Jeonju, part of the Jeonju government’s ongoing commitment to the global-to-local shift. In addition to voices from South Korea, the conference will include several international speakers, including Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Anja Lyngbaek and Simon Richardson.
Economics of Happiness Conference: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
October 12th – 14th, 2017
This three-day event will feature a number of prominent thinkers and activists, including:
Winona LaDuke, Charles Eisenstein, Judy Wicks, and more.
The schedule will include plenary sessions, panel discussions, and workshops, on themes related to the economy, spirituality, political action, and more, with ample opportunities to enjoy meditation, music, dance, art and local food.
Economics of Happiness Conference: Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
October 20th – 21st, 2017
This conference, in collaboration with Community Solutions, will focus on localization initiatives, indigenous cultures, and community rights, and will include plenaries, workshops, keynotes, and a Saturday evening performance by the World House Choir.
Confirmed speakers include Charles Eisenstein, Michael Shuman, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and more.
Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like: South Royalton, Vermont, USA
October 21st – 22nd, 2017
Co-organized by Local Futures, BALE (Building A Local Economy), and the New Economy Law Foundation, this two-day conference will feature keynote addresses from:
- Frances Moore Lappé, founder of Small Planet Institute,
- Jonathan Rosenthal, Executive Director, New Economy Coalition,
- Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director, Land Peace Foundation
- Helena Norberg-Hodge, Director, Local Futures.
Economics of Happiness Conference: Port Townsend, Washington, USA
October 27th – 29th, 2017
This conference, jointly organized by Local Futures, the Living Economies Forum, and The Happiness Project, will be held at Fort Worden, a beautiful State Park on Puget Sound in Port Townsend.
Confirmed speakers include Richard Heinberg, John de Graaf, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Judy Wicks, David Korten, and more.
Economics of Happiness World Forum: Tokyo, Japan
November 11th – 12th, 2017
This event is focused on strengthening existing movements and forging alliances for a fundamental shift in society towards human and ecological wellbeing. It will provide a big-picture framework that unites those concerned with the outer/political and those focused on the inner/spiritual.
Local Futures is collaborating with a large number of Japanese organizations for this event. The Coordinator is our close colleague and IAL member, Professor Keibo Oiwa, who has the support of his University, Meiji Gakuin.
See our Events Calendar for Economics of Happiness screening and workshops.
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