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2021 - Webinars & Workshops

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2021 - Past Webinars

Arts & Culture in the Interregnum: Imagining a different future

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm AEST

Location: Online (Zoom)

Arts in the Interregnum

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?

For more information, and to book your ticket, visit the Eventbrite page here.

What is ‘Extractivism’?

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Online (Zoom)

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

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

Designing Policies to Build a Wellbeing Economy

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 11am

Location: Online (Zoom)

NENA and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) ran this workshop on how to design policies for a wellbeing economy.

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

Post-Eurocentric Visions of Quality of Life

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 6pm-7:30pm AEST

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

Time: 5pm-6:30pm AEST

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

Time: 12-1:30pm AEST

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.

  • Antony McMullen - Co-operative Bonds
  • Anthony Taylor - Business Council of Cooperatives & Mutuals (BCCM)
  • Eleanor Coffey - Redgum Cleaning Co-operative (Earthworker)

For more information, click here to watch the recording on NENA's YouTube channel.

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

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 11am AEST

Location: Online (Zoom)

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

Time: 11:30am - 1pm AEST

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”

NENA Youth Hub: Purpose Lab

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Time: 4pm - 5pm AEST

Location: Online (via Zoom)

The NENA Youth Hub is hosted its very first event for everyone who teaches, works with, mentors, supports, or is, 13-21 years old.

Purpose Labs empower young people to find their purpose, uncover their potential and explore new possibilities. They can reduce anxiety by helping people gain clarity of purpose and experiment with new projects.

Fore more information, read the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.

2020 - Webinars

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

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 8pm (AEDT)

Location: Online


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

We will 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.

Australia’s First Large-Scale Solar Garden

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm (AEST)

Location: Online

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Join NENA's Energy Hub, for 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

Time: 18:00 AEST

Location: Online

22 Oct Citizens Assemblies

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

Protecting and Nurturing our Affected Commons

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time: 6pm (AEST)

Location: Online


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


  • Dr. Jose Ramos


  • Dr. Julian Waters-Lynch
  • Laurel Freeland
  • Dr. Bernhard Resch

New Economy Builders #7 – Galactic Cooperative

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020

Time: 11.30am Perth time (1.30pm AEST)

Location: Online


More democratic organisations such as cooperatives are important building blocks for the new economy movement.

In our next NE Builders session we'll hear from Kate Biondo from Galactic® Co-operative - a WA-based, socially responsible, worker-owned technology business which provides advanced technical expertise across multiple industries.

Hosted by the NENA Perth Hub

A Commons Response to the Pandemic

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Time: 6pm (AEST)

Location: Online


Join us for an important discussion about how supporting the commons can strengthen community responses to the pandemic.

Arts & Culture in the New Economy

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Time: 6pm (AEST)

Location: Online


It's time for a new vision and narrative for Arts & Culture in Australia - and NENA can play a part in building this new narrative, and strengthening the arts sector for the benefit of our society and all creatives.



The New Economy Network of Australia”s Arts & Culture Hub is an opportunity for arts and cultural workers to support each other in growing new models of cultural work in cross discipline, intercultural innovative enterprises. Join us and share your experience, vision and skills.

Communicating about the New Economy

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Narratives workshop

NENA Narrative Hub co-convenors, Chris Riedy and Michelle Maloney, will facilitate a discussion about how we can most effectively communicate about the new economy in Australia.

Localisation – international lessons for Australia


Guest speaker:

Helena Norberg Hodge, Local Futures/Economics of Happiness, in conversation with Dr Michelle Maloney, Co-Founder of NENA

2019 Webinars

Post-extractivism: how do we move beyond mining?

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time: 6 - 8pm (AEST)

Location: Online (via Zoom)

“Green New Deal” and its relevance in Australia

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: 6 - 8pm (AEST)

Location: Online (via Zoom)


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


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

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time: 6 - 8pm (AEST)

Location: Online (via Zoom)


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


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An update from the International Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WeALL)

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 6 - 7pm (AEST)

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.

2018 Webinars