Today's mainstream economy We depend on a global financial industrial system with immense productive capacity, but we're 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?
JOIN US TO EXPLORE THE NEW ECONOMY. We'll be joined by experts and practitioners from Bristol, the UK and beyond for two days of learning, participating and connecting.
The event is designed for anyone interested in how we move towards a fair economy bounded by the reality of a finite planet.
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.
Tickets include refreshments and light lunch on both days.
*This price is intended for people on no wage, or a low wage without savings. As a guideline, the UK Living Wage is currently £7.85/hour.
**Funding a ticket for somebody else to attend: Choosing this option enables you to donate a ticket for for a person who is unable to afford the cost of a ticket. This is NOT for purchasing tickets for people that you know, where you wish to purchase a ticket on their behalf as part or your party (in this case, simply increase the quantity of Standard or Concession tickets in your order). When you fund a ticket for somebody you don't know to attend, we add this fee to our available costs covering access for those applying for funded places at the conference, and will ensure that your purchase means that 1 additional person may attend the event, upon their successful application to the fund.
This event is part of Healthy City Week 10th-18th October – Wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth
When & Where
The Bristol Pound is the UK’s first city wide local currency, the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution, and the first that can be used to pay some local taxes.
The Bristol Pound the is run as a not-for-profit partnership between the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union.