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.
Economics of Happiness International Forum
Mekiji Gakuin University
November 8th – 10th, 2019
We’re pleased to announce our third Economics of Happiness event in Japan. These gatherings are becoming an annual tradition, serving as a focal point for the localization movement in Japan. Local Futures is collaborating with a number of local organizations for this event. The Coordinator is our close colleague and IAL member, Professor Keibo Oiwa, who has the support of Meiji Gakuin University, where the event will be held.
Defend the Sacred:
Conference for Global Change Makers
Hosted by Tamera
August 16th – 19th, 2019
Local Futures’ founder Helena Norberg-Hodge will be part of a 3-day conference on resistance and regenerating the community of life. The conference will work with different formats such as panels, plenaries and sharing spaces for everyone.
Living the New Story, Series 3
Online Learning Journey
Hosted by Findhorn
Helena Norberg-Hodge to speak on Thursday November 14th, 2019
Local Futures founder Helena Norberg-Hodge will be one of several guest speakers participating in this eight-month online learning journey, comprising one two-hour session per month from September 2019 until April 2020. Helena will speak at the November 2019 session, on the topic of ‘The Big Picture: From Globalization to Localization’.
Hope in a Time of Crisis
Byron Bay, Australia
Hosted by New Economy Network Australia & Local Futures
March 20th – 22d, 2020
In cooperation with New Economy Network Australia, Local Futures will host this inspiring 3-day event with a focus on learning, sharing experiences, and developing collaborative projects to transform the economy for the better.
In recent years, many individuals and organizations involved in separate campaigns (on economic, environmental, and social issues) have begun to collaborate and embrace a holistic approach that moves beyond single issues. A big-picture, broad analysis is beginning to build a united movement for fundamental change, and we hope these three days will help water those seeds.