Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis

A festival of cutting-edge ideas and inspiration

20-22 March, 2020 – Byron Bay, NSW

Presented by The Economics of Happiness / Local Futures and New Economy Network Australia (NENA)


How can we work together to create a fundamentally different economic system and a more beautiful world?

Today, as we face a seemingly endless series of crises, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But seeing how our problems--from climate change to our personal wellbeing--are fundamentally linked to our economic system can be deeply empowering. Decades of failure by governments to adopt a big picture approach to the future have led to down-stream solutions, self-blame and epidemics of depression and anxiety. However, in recent years, many individuals and organizations involved in separate campaigns have begun to collaborate and embrace a holistic approach that moves beyond single issues. A big picture,broad analysis is beginning to build a broad, united movement for fundamental change. We owe it to ourselves and our children to join this movement for systemic change.


Program available soon!

Please join us for three days of discussions, discovery and collaboration.

Days 1 and 2 will focus on learning and sharing experiences, with presentations, workshops, yarning circles, site visits and more.

Day 3 will enable the development of collaborative projects, through facilitated sessions, experiments, labs and other processes.


More Information

More details will be available soon, including a call for proposals.

For more information, please contact: events@neweconomy.org.au