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2022 - Webinars & Workshops

Care Together: how Co-operatives and Mutuals can help solve problems in social care

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Coops Week-4 Oct WEB

Join us for an important presentation and workshop by Gillian McFee (Gillian McFee & Associates), Antony McMullen (Co-operatives Bonds) and Pete Cohen (Collaborate and Deliver).

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Responding to the climate and energy crisis with cooperation

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Coops Week-5 Oct-1(4) WEB

Join us for an important conversation about Australia's energy crisis and how creating cooperative responses is our most promising way forward.

In this webinar, Godfrey Moase and Colin Long will discuss the current energy crisis, the transformation of the energy system to respond to the decarbonisation imperative, and how CoPower and other co-operatives are building a co-operative ecosystem response to put energy back in public and social control.

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NENA Housing Week 2022

Start date: Monday, November 7, 2022
End date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)
2022 NENA Housing Wk

Join NENA and Co-Housing Australia for our NENA Housing Week in November!

Save the dates: Monday 7 - Friday 11th of November 2022.


Past 2022 events

Democratic enterprise in the social economy: co-operatives and unions today

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Brisbane Workers Community Centre, 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Join us for a fantastic Friday evening of drinks, nibblies and discussions about co-operatives and unions today.

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Green extractivism and the Australian energy transition

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

Join us for an important discussion about Australia’s Rush for Energy Transition Minerals & Metals.

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The role of cooperatives in building strong economically resilient communities

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

Speakers

  • Adam Kempton
  • Dr Tony Webb
  • Linda Seaborn

ONLINE EVENT - 6PM AEDT/MELBOURNE TIME

In association with 888 Co-operative Causeway and the Fabian Society (Vic.)

with Natalie Lowrey and Liz Downes

What could Australia’s society and economy look like, if we transition away from an extractive economy?

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THIS EVENT IS BEING CO-HOSTED WITH FUTURE DREAMING

Future Dreaming is a not-for-profit organisation working to share ecological knowledge across cultures, to build a better future for all of us. For more information - www.futuredreaming.org.au

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Economics for the Earth: Can a Wellbeing Economy Protect the Environment?

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Katherine Trebeck, Mike Salvaris & Gareth Hughes

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Economics for the Earth: Degrowth and the Australian Economy

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Anitra Nelson & Terry Leahy

What exactly is 'degrowth' and why are people advocating for it to be adopted by governments around the world? Join us for an important discussion about the 'degrowth' movement: how it started, what it calls for and what it would mean for the Australian economy if 'degrowth' was adopted as a policy and strategy.

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Economics for the Earth: What would it take to build an Earth-centred economy?

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Richard Denniss

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Economics for the Earth: Population, Consumption and Climate Change

Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)

with Ian Lowe, Jane O'Sullivan and Haydn Washington

There is no possibility of achieving our stated goal of sustainable development if we don’t stabilise the human population and reduce our resource demands”
Professor Ian Lowe
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2021 - Webinars & Workshops

Feminising New Economies and Post-Covid Futures

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)

In this webinar, NENA's Women in the New Economy Hub will address the role that women and feminised knowledges and wisdoms can play in shaping post-covid futures dedicated to well-being and embedding economies that are life enhancing, not death-making.

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Arts & Culture in the Interregnum: Imagining a different future

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)

The role of arts, culture and creativity is critically important to our vision of a ‘wellbeing economy’ and society. But given the challenges the arts sector has traditionally faced – and which have been exacerbated by COVID lockdowns and restrictions – what is the future of the arts sector and artists in Australia?

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What is ‘Extractivism’?

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)

Co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, this important webinar is an introduction to extractivism and its impacts.

This important webinar was co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, discussing extractivism and its impacts.

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Designing Policies to Build a Wellbeing Economy

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)

This is a workshop run by NENA and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (International) on how to design policies for a wellbeing economy.

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Post-Eurocentric Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 6 - Post-Eurocentric Visions of Quality of Life

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Milena Büchs - "From the growth-welfare nexus to sustainable welfare within planetary boundaries"
  • Nûjîn Derya - “Liberating life. On women's knowledge, social organising and our common struggle. Learnings from the Kurdish women's liberation movement.”
  • Ajahn Brahmali - “The Buddhist Idea of a Good Life”

Post-Capitalist Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)

Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 5 - Post-Capitalist Visions of Quality of Life

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Nick Rose - "From commodity to commons; healing ourselves, healing nature"
  • Loriana Luccioni - “Post-Capitalism and Universal, Unconditional Basic Income. Change the language to shift the values”
  • Prof. Devan Pillay - “Marx meets Buddha:  Ecosocialism, wellbeing and the pursuit of happiness”

Co-op Curious? NENA’s Cooperatives Clinic

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)

This workshop included three presentations providing important updates about cooperative governance in Australia, a panel discussion with the guest speakers, a Q&A session and an opportunity for people to ask advice about setting up and managing their own cooperative.

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Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'

'Post-capitalist Visions of Quality of Life': Part of Social Sciences Week, Australia

Hear from three distinguished guest speakers, hosted by NENA and the University of Newcastle.

Guest speakers:

  • Prof. Noam Chomsky - "Imagining the Future – if there is one!"
  • A./Prof. Ariel Salleh - “Some Ecological Feminist Thoughts on Wellbeing”
  • Prof. Gar Alperovitz - “Democratizing the Economy: Practical Advances and Long Term Strategy”

Pluriversal Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'

Webinar 3 - 'Pluriversal Visions of Quality of Life'

Guest speakers:

  • Adjunct Professor Victoria-Grieve Williams - "Everywhen: Autonomy, Altruism and Living Well"
  • A/Prof. Sara Motta - “Democracy (M)otherwise: Enfleshments from the Margins of Modernity”
  • Prof . Ashish Kothari - “Ecoswaraj: a Radical Ecological Democracy Towards Justice and Sustainability”

Earlier Webinars

New Economy Builders #13 – Michelle Maloney, NENA

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

New Economy Builders #12 – Anthony James, The Regen Narration

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

What is the State of the Arts in the New Economy?

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Location: Online

Join NENA's Arts & Culture Hub for a panel discussion with creative entrepreneurs who discuss their cutting edge cross-disciplinary projects connecting business, local, state government & non-government organisations & schools.

We explore how artists are now working to de-silo Arts & Culture with whole systems sensory critical thinking processes for creating solutions to our ecological, economic and cultural crises.

For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.

New Economy Builders #10 – Louise Edmonds, Carbon Sync

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

NENA's Energy Hub held an exciting discussion about Australia’s first large scale Solar Garden.

For more information about this webinar, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Citizens Assemblies in the New Economy

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Location: Online

For more information about this webinar, visit the facebook event page

New Economy Builders #9 – Adam Jorlen, Enkel Collective

Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by NENA Perth Hub

New Economy Builders #8 – Eugenie Stockmann, Co-operation Housing

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)

Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

Protecting and Nurturing our Affected Commons

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online

Join us for a discussion about the 'invisible commons', created by the processes of people working together.

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Post-extractivism: how do we move beyond mining?

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Online (via Zoom)

“Green New Deal” and its relevance in Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers:

Tim Hollo, Green Institute and Prof. Bronwen Morgan, UNSW.

** WATCH THE WEBINAR ZOOM RECORDING

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how can we get involved?

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Speakers:

  • Joel Orchard, CSA Australia New Zealand and Future Farmers
  • Randal Breen, Farmer/Owner, Echo Valley Farm, Goomburra Valley QLD

** WATCH THE WEBINAR ZOOM RECORDING

Visit NENA's Food Hub

Speakers: Katherine Trebeck will give an introduction to the origins of WeALL, its current activities and its vision for a socially just economic future.  Katherine and Michelle Maloney (NENA Director) will then discuss ways that NENA members can get involved in WeALL.