In late 2015, Professor Bronwen Morgan (UNSW) and Dr Michelle Maloney (Australian Earth Laws Alliance) began planning a new economy conference for Sydney, in August 2016. Please click here to visit the 2016 Conference website, which was titled ‘Building the New Economy: Activism, Enterprise and Social Change’.
In the lead up to the conference, and in sessions on the second day of the conference, work was done to begin a conversation about creating a new economy coalition or network. At the conclusion of the 2016 Conference, the participants (around 130 people) agreed that they would continue the work started at the 2016 conference; create working groups around themes and issues relevant to the broader new economy movement and meet again in 2017, to launch a network or group that will strengthen and support the new economy.
Since October 2016, a range of working groups have been meeting and working ‘virtually’ across Australia, through skype, phone and Loomio, to build (i) sessions and activities for the 2017 New Economy Conference and (ii) a strong, interconnected group of people who can co-create the New Economy Network Australia
NENA is facilitated and auspiced by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA). Please click here to find out more about AELA’s awesome work