**POSTPONED** Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis presented by Local Futures & New Economy Network Australia

March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – March 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis presented by Local Futures & the New Economy Network Australia at Byron Community Centre


“For reasons you will understand, we have decided to POSTPONE our Going Local conference.

Postpone, not cancel; we plan to RESCHEDULE the event once the threat of COVID-19 has passed.

It has been a painful decision, not least because the need to commit ourselves to stronger community and more localised economies has never been greater. For this reason, we will be organising a LIVE WEBINAR on the weekend of March 21st-22nd, and sending an online resource package to all ticket holders which we hope you will find valuable.

In addition, we are very pleased that Russell Brand has agreed to join Helena and Damon Gameau for a web-based presentation, which will be made available in the near future.

We will be sending details about all of the above, as well as information about a TICKET REIMBURSMENT PLAN, very soon.

We really appreciate your understanding and patience, and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Keep safe!”

Helena and the Local Futures team
and Michelle and the New Economy Network Australia team



Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis

The goal of this 3-day ideas festival is to explore and explain how we can shift direction—from a single globalized market towards economies that support renewal, resilience and greater human and planetary wellbeing. This gathering will emphasize the systemic root cause of our many interconnected ecological, social and economic crises, and identify key strategic shifts towards economic localization that can solve them.

From food, land, water and human settlements, to businesses, knowledge systems, innovation, production and consumption, this festival focuses on translating understanding into action.

Within this context, the 2020 Conference has three key themes:

Understanding the dominant economic system and global market and its impact on democracy and local economies.
Showcasing and amplifying strategies for reclaiming local economies for the benefit of people and planet.
Stories of success – challenging corporate domination of national, regional and local economies.

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