The new economy

Today’s mainstream economy has immense productive capacity, but we're hitting the physical limits of the earth’s systems – climate change looms, allocation of resources is very unequal, and dissent is growing. So what are the alternatives?

What could the future look like for money, business, ownership, and cities, in an economy fit for people and planet?

The Bristol New Economy Summit is a joining of economics experts and practitioners from Bristol, the UK, and beyond.

They will meet for two days of learning, participation, and networking to look at how the world should move forward for a fair economy bounded by the reality of a finite planet. 

The summit, through a series of panel discussions and interractive sessions, will ask, "What could the future look like for money, business, ownership, and cities, in an economy fit for people and planet?"

"Bristol Wildlife" by Susan Taylor

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 Economics,  Molly Scott Cato - b, John Thackara - Doors of Perception, Sarah Toy - Bristol City Council, Liz Zeidler - Happy City.

A number of organisations are already addressing the issue, such as Bristol's own currency, the Bristol Pound, who are hosting the summit. 

These organisations are exploring ways of living and organising which offer possible alternatives for the future.

Bristol-based Happy City, for example – whose co-founder, Liz Zeidler, will be speaking in some of the summit's discussions and workshops  is redefining prosperity by assessing happiness, rather than wealth or status, as a measure of success. 

Other organisations attending include Positive Money, Cooperatives UK, and Share Action.

The event will be held on 12 and 13 October at At-Bristol. 

If you are interested in attenting, you can see more details and book tickets here.