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Bristol New Economy Summit 2015

Bristol New Economy Summit 2015

Join Bristol Pound on the 12th – 13th of October to explore the new economy. Meet and hear from experts and practitioners from Bristol, the UK and beyond for two days of learning, participating and connecting.

The event is for anyone interested in how we move towards a fair economy bounded by the reality of a finite planet.





DAY 1: Monday October 12th

9:00-9:30 Registration, tea/coffee
9:30-9:45 Welcome/Intro
9:45-10:15 Why Do We Need a New Economy? Green Shoots of a New Economy
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics – Facing Limits/Doughnut Economics
Jules Peck, Real Economy Lab – The Green Shoots of the New Economy
10:15-10:45 Q&A and discussion
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 The Future Economy – 3 short presentations + Q&A/feedback
Liz Zeidler, Happy City – Change the Measure, Change the Goal – Is Happiness a Cure for our Addiction to Growth?
Molly Scott Cato, MEP – Power Structures and the New Economy
Dan O’Neill, Leeds University – What is a Steady State Economy and How Do We Get There?
12:15-13:00 Interactive session – Practitioners showcase and networking
13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking – practitioners showcase and networking continues
14:30-15:30 The Future of Ownership – 3 short presentations + Q&A/feedback
Ed Mayo, Cooperatives UK – Transforming the Economy Through Shared Ownership
Catherine Howarth, ShareAction – ShareAction: Claim Your Power in the Investment System
Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation – Four Scenarios for the Collaborative Economy
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:00 Choice of 4 workshops:
Michel Bauwens, P2P Economy – Exploring the Collaborative Economy
Constance Laisné, Altgen Youth Coop – Young People in the New Economy
John Thackara, Doors of Perception – Thriving in the Future Economy
Liz Zeidler, Happy City – The Happiness Effect – A Systems Approach to Building Sustainable Cities
17:00-17:30 Feedback and Summary


DAY 2: Tuesday October 13th

9:00-9:15 Registration, tea/coffee
9:15-9:30 Welcome/Intro
9:30-10:00 Creating a Sustainable City Region
Sarah Toy, Bristol City Council – Bristol as a Resilient City
John Thackara, Doors of Perception – Resilient Cities and Bioregions, some International Context
10:00-10:30 Q&A and discussion
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 The Future of Business – 4 short presentations + Q&A/feedback
Tony Greenham, RSA – The Power of Small – Democratising entrepreneurship in the new economy.
Amanda Feldman, B Lab UK -Introducing B Corps
Jeremy Leggett, Solar Century – The Carbon Bubble and Shift to Low Carbon Economy
Diego de La Moneda, Economy for the Common Good – Economy for the Common Good: A New Paradigm for a New Economy
12:15-12:30 Explanation of final session
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:45 Submit topics/questions for final session
13:45-14:45 The Future of Money – 3 short presentations + Q&A/feedback
Fran Boait, Positive Money – Why Positive Money?
James Berry, Bristol Credit Union – Credit unions: Our place at the heart of the new economy
Ciaran Mundy, Bristol Pound/Guild of Independent Currencies – The Power of Alternative Currencies
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:00 Roundtable topic discussions as suggested by delegates on the theme of – How Do We Take This Forward?
16:00-16:45 Feedback from Roundtable session
16:45-17:15 Summary




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