Following on the success of the 2015 Economics of Happiness Conference in Jeonju, Local Futures organized the 9th International Economics of Happiness Conference on October 13th – 15th, 2016 in Jeonju, South Korea in collaboration with the Jeonju city government and an association of 50 mayors.
This three-day public conference is part of our ongoing series of International Economics of Happiness conferences, which have so far been hosted in Australia, India, South Korea and the USA. These conferences are not only inspiring and an antidote to anger and despair, but provide practical and strategic tools for action.
This 2nd conference in Jeonju is part of the city council’s long-term commitment to a global to local shift and the strengthening of place-based economies. The event featured a broad range of voices from South Korea, as well as international keynote speakers.
The conference was an opportunity to join with others from the growing global-to-local movement and to learn more about the strategies required to move away from a destructive corporate-driven economy and towards diverse local economies in service of people and planet.
The main aims of the conference were to deepen an informed debate about the global economy, to introduce key strategies for systemic change, and to explore and inspire positive action on a local level.
Video of the Economics of Happiness Conference, Jeonju, 2016: