Korean Traditional Culture Centre
Jeonju, South Korea
September 20th – 22nd, 2017
We are happy to announce that we will be collaborating with the Jeonju city government to host another Economics of Happiness conference in that city – our third in what has become an annual event. The conference, which signals the Jeonju government’s ongoing commitment to the global-to-local shift, also involves the participation of an association of 37 Korean mayors. In addition to voices from South Korea, the conference will include several international speakers.
Confirmed international speakers
|Gwendolyn Hallsmith is the founder and director of Global Community Initiatives, and an advisor to the Public Banking Institute. With Michael Shuman, she is the author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, which profiles 28 local investment tools for grassroots investors, businesses, finance professionals, and others – with examples of how these ideas are being realized today in Vermont, the state with the strongest local economy movement in the United States.|
|Anja Lyngbaek is an Associate Programs Director with Local Futures, and coordinator of the International Alliance for Localization. She currently lives in Mexico on a small-holding with her family. She co-founded Microcuenca del Rio Citlalapa – a local NGO in Veracruz, focused on sustainable community development, and a rural primary school with similar goals. Anja gives talks, holds workshops and teaches on a variety of subject related to food and farming, localization and eco-technologies.|
|Simon Richardson has previously been a publisher, and educator, and an activist. Today, he is the twice-elected mayor of Byron Shire, Australia, widely regarded as one of the country’s most progressive, “greenest” local authorities. Under Simon’s leadership, Byron council is actively promoting decentralised renewable energy, local food initiatives and affordable green housing. Byron Bay was the site of an Economics of Happiness conference in 2013.|More information including registration
details coming soon.
details coming soon.