Bristol New Economy Summit 2015
JOIN US 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.
Bristol New Economy Summit 12th -13th October 2015 - Venue: At-Bristol
Today's mainstream economy: We depend on a global financial industrial system with immense productive capacity, but it is hitting the physical limits of the earth’s systems - climate change looms, allocation of resources is very unequal, dissent is growing.
The good news: Many people are already exploring alternative ways of living and organising which offer other possible futures. What could the future look like for money, business, ownership, cities, in an economy fit for people and planet?
The event is for anyone interested in how we move towards a fair economy bounded by the reality of a finite planet.
Confirmed speakers include: Michel Bauwens - P2P Foundation, James Berry - Bristol Credit Union, Fran Boait - Positive Money, Amanda Feldman - B Lab UK, Tony Greenham - RSA, Catherine Howarth - ShareAction, Diego de La Moneda - Economy for the Common Good, Constance Laisné - Altgen Youth Coop, Ed Mayo – Cooperatives UK, Ciaran Mundy - The Bristol Pound, Dan O’Neill - University of Leeds, Jules Peck - Real Economy Lab, Kate Raworth - Doughnut Eonomics, Molly Scott Cato - MEP, John Thackara - Doors of Perception, Sarah Toy - Bristol City Council, Liz Zeidler - Happy City.
AND...to digest the day’s proceedings come along to Roll for the Soul Bristol’s Community Bike Cafe, from 6pm until 9pm on Monday. It’s just a short walk from the Summit venue. The good folk of Flip Finance, a cool little project that’s trying to make social investment more relevant and accessible to social enterprises, are putting some money behind the bar to get the evening going. We’ll hear from the founder of Roll for the Soul (and the person serving the drinks), Rob, along with other Bristol based social entrepreneurs, about what it took to get things started. Food for thought and drinks for the belly! Sign up here for the evening drinks.