October 20th & 21st, 2017
Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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.
Local Futures founder and director Helena Norberg-Hodge will be presented the Arthur E. Morgan Award, an annual award “to honor those who are passionate about—and committed to—the virtues about which Morgan wrote so comprehensively: “Community, Democracy, Entrepreneurship, and Individual Character.”
There are many options for overnight stay in town including B&Bs, a small hotel, a large local hotel, and homestays with AMICS members.
Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and four children. http://charleseisenstein.net
Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. The author of Local Dollars, Local Sense, he leads community-based economic development efforts across the country. https://bealocalist.org/michael-schuman
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the new economy movement and is the recipient of both the Right Livelihood Award and the Goi Peace Prize. She is the founder and director of Local Futures (formerly ISEC) and the International Alliance for Localization. She produced and co-directed the award-winning film The Economics of Happiness, and is the author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures. Helena is also a founding member of the International Forum on Globalization, the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and the Global Ecovillage Network.
Other confirmed speakers are:
Anthony Flaccavento, director of SCALE—Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies
Tish O’Dell from the Ohio Community Rights Network.