I'm glad to say that the nagging paid off, because in the last few years we have been forging an exciting relationship with a major new force in the USA - the New Economics Institute, our sister organisation.
The Institute isn't really new. It is based on the highly successful E.F. Schumacher Society, which has developed the insights and innovations of Bob Swann, Susan Witt and others since 1980....
The Strategies for a New Economy conference will ask what an economy built on principles of fairness and sustainability will look like? How do we model it? Where is it emerging? How do we collectively strategise to implement it?
It will take place from June 8-10 at Bard College on the Hudson River in New York State. It will gather together what are often diverse and scattered efforts to reshape our economic system, place them under one tent, and raise the flag to announce that transitioning to a new economy will mean engaging politicians, researchers, media, educators, citizen activists, business leaders, financial experts, scientists, union workers, cultural leaders, advocates for the disenfranchised, and youth - all working together to achieve a common goal.
The three-day conference will include over 60 workshops, plenary gatherings, and participatory strategising sessions. It will highlight best research and best practice under each theme and demonstrate that a decentralised, sustainable, co-operative economy is already taking shape, offering a strategy for action.Read it at the New Economics Foundation
Taking the new economics global - Step 1
￼by Stewart Wallis | Executive Director