The Economics of Happiness Conference was held on October 20th and 21st, 2017 at the Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This conference, organized in collaboration with Community Solutions, focused on localization initiatives, indigenous cultures and community rights, and included plenaries, workshops, keynotes, tours, a preview of Jim Merkel’s film Saving Walden’s World, and a Saturday evening performance by the World House Choir.
Topics included the economics of local food systems, promoting local investment, social impact investing, workers cooperatives, mutual aid networks, closed-loop local systems, local currencies, and more.
Local Futures founder and director Helena Norberg-Hodge was 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.”
For more information and full list of speakers: www.communitysolution.org
Shawndra Miller wrote two blogs after attending the Economics of Happiness Conference: