2020 NENA Annual Conference

Save the dates!
9am Friday 20th November to 5pm Sunday 22nd November, 2020




The theme of NENA’s 2020 Conference is “New Economy—Work in Progress” and the intention is to share the amazing work being done by individuals and organisations across Australia, to build a new economy, focused on ecological health & social and economic justice.

This year’s conference will bring together people from around Australia, to discuss topics as diverse as food, energy, housing, health, sustainability, local economies, commons, local currencies, cooperatives, social enterprises, universal basic income, creating systems change, degrowth and the steady state economy, participatory democracy, Modern Monetary Theory, alternatives to GDP and much more.

NENA’s Annual Conferences offer a space for NENA members and the wider community to meet up, share experiences, ideas, research and project updates, spark connections and collaborations and work together to progress our network and shared vision for a new economy.

COVID-19 and Virtual Conference

The dates for our 2020 conference were set in late 2019, before the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. If public health and safety requires us to NOT hold an in-person conference on 20 - 22 November 2020, we will create a virtual conference, to ensure our NENA community can meet via Zoom, without any health risks. So please be sure to lodge your proposal by 10 August and we’ll provide regular updates about our conference plans.

Key Conference Dates

Call for Proposals Opens: 1 April
Call for Proposals Closes: 10 August
Program: available in late August
Conference Dates: 20-22 November
NENA AGM: Sunday 22 November
Side Events and Site Tours: details available in August

Who Should Attend?

First Nations people, social justice
 advocates, social entrepreneurs, small businesses and cooperatives, community development workers, change makers, environmentalists, local government, academics and researchers, students &
 interested members of the community.

Conference Coordinators

New Economy Network Australia, 2020 Conference Working Group::
Michelle Maloney, Meaghan Burkett, Sidsel Grimstad, Ann Apps, Andrew Ward & Hamed Hosseini

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