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*The New Economy Summit at UBC: Redefining Prosperity/Rethinking Our Economy

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*The New Economy Summit at UBC: Redefining Prosperity/Rethinking Our Economy

Time: April 4, 2013 at 6pm to April 6, 2013 at 8pm
Location: UBC
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: ubc, new economy, conference, economics
Organized By: New Economics Institute, UBC AMS Sustainability, Extraenvironmentalist, Village Vancouver, One Earth, and others
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2013

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Village is partnering with several others to bring you this gathering with an array of top notch presenters, including Herb Barbolet, Michael Barkusky, Paula Barrios, Morris Berman, Jordan Bober, Randy Chatterjee, Michelle Colussi, Matt Dickson, Darren Fleet, Derek Gent, Tom Green, Andrea Harris, John Helliwell, George Hoberg, Barbara Joughin, David Korten, Michael Lewis, Michael Linton, Donnie MacLurcan, Tara Moreau, Ross Moster, Ann Pacey, Ellie Perkins, William Rees, John Restakis, Benjamin Richardson, Conrad Schmidt, Juliet Schor (skype), Christie Stephenson, Kate Storey, James Tansey, Vanessa Timmer, Elizabeth Ü, and Bob Williams.

As climate change accelerates, inequality increases and the imperatives of global finance are driving speculative bubbles, we want to formulate a new approach to economic thinking.

Because our political system hasn’t addressed an economic structural change, can Canada’s universities jump start transition to a new economy? This will be a gathering of people who understand there’s something fundamentally wrong with the current economic system and pioneers who are already building a new economy. We invite students from universities across the region, citizens and organizations who are interested in building momentum for a new economy movement.

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Thur, April 4th - 6:00 - 8:00pm David Korten: Shaping our Universities for a New Economy Movement

Fri, April 5th - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parallel Sessions: Building a Local Food Economy, Meme Wars: An Alternative Economics Textbook and Open Money and Community Currencies at UBC

Plenary Session: Stagnation or Sustainability? Japan as a Post-Capitalist Model

Parallel Sessions: Growing Questions of Growth: Steady-State Economics, Ecological Economics and Degrowth, Co-operative Enterprise and Sustainable University Endowments and Divestment 

Plenary Session: Building a New Economy by Redefining Value  

Sat, April 6th - 9:30am - 6:00pm

Parallel Sessions: Local Business Case Development, Expanding Economics Education and Social Impact Investing & Capital Markets

Plenary Session: Economic Democracy for a New Economy

Parallel Sessions: Financing the Local Food Economy, Why Start a Not-for-Profit Company?, Transition Town Models and Open Sessions for Anyone to Present

Plenary Session: Framing the New Economy: Ideas for Prosperity in a Post-Growth Economy

Sessions indicated in bold include at least one presention by a VV community member. A number of sessions will also be moderated by VV members.


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