Strengthening the New Economy
for the Common Good

New Economy Network Australia’s Annual Conference
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October, 2018 – Melbourne

Today’s global economy is built on a growth-fuelled industrial and financial system with immense productive capacity, but its extractive logic has created extreme wealth inequality, social injustice, and ecological devastation on an unprecedented scale. At the heart of the transition to a new economy lies the commons: the wealth we inherit and create together which includes the gifts of nature, civic infrastructure and knowledge in all its forms. Across Australia, people and communities are working to strengthen the commons through better food systems, co-operative enterprise and innovative legal models that protect the rights of nature and ensure a just transition for people and the planet now, and into the future.

NENA’s second annual conference “Strengthening the New Economy for the Common Good”, held in Melbourne, invites people to come together to share stories of success, address challenges and join the broader movement, to appreciate our shared purpose and create transformative approaches to a fairer and ecologically sustainable economy and society.

The 2018 New Economy Conference will:

  • Bring together hundreds of people and organisations interested in moving beyond the current unsustainable and unjust economic system that currently dominates Australian society;
  • Enable people to share, learn, listen, play, and work together to co-create a strong, vibrant economic system that’s fair for all Australians and cares for our precious natural environment; and
  • Launch powerful new collective strategies for creating positive social and economic change, to achieve long term, liveable economies that fit within the productive capacity of a healthy environment.

KEY DATES

  • Call for Conference Proposals opens 27th March
  • Registration opens 30th April
  • Call for Proposals closes 15th June
  • Program will be available by 1st July
  • Conference is hosted Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
  • Evening events will be held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October
  • Side events will be held in and around Melbourne on Monday 22nd October

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

See the Call for Proposals page for submission details.