The Economics of Happiness Conference

The Eliot Center Portland, OR
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Register at Use discount code TRANSITION10 for 10% off any ticket price!

There is an alternative. In fact, there are many!

All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. Now we need to connect the dots, get together, translate understanding into action, and build a global to local movement!

Join us at the Economics of Happiness conference to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future. Get involved in a new project. Find out how to make your work more effective. Link up with local initiatives. Debate the details. Explore new policies. Deconstruct the old. See the connections. Articulate solutions. Get engaged in creating new economy – one that works for people and the planet.

The program will include plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. The wide range of inter-connected topics will include: local food, public policy, democracy, local business, the commons, cooperatives, local finance, spirituality, connecting to nature, economic indicators, health, education, bridging the North-South divide, the new economy movement, climate justice, cultural diversity, biodiversity, environmental justice, income inequality, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being.

*Look for a workshop by Transition US Co-Director Maggie Fleming, or stop by the Transition US table!

Visit our website for a full list of speakers:

To Register:

Early bird (a limited number available until December 31): $85

Regular (until February 1): $150

Last minute: $250

Student/low income: $50

Scholarships available upon application. Please email to apply.

*Look for this workshop co-led by Maggie Fleming, Transition US Co-Director, & Mark Juedeman of Transition Houston:

Strengthen your Neighborhood with Transition Streets: Transition Streets is a behavior-change project where neighbors come together with neighbors to implement simple no-cost and low-cost actions. These actions cut household energy use, reduce water and waste, change how we eat and transport ourselves, and strengthen our neighborhoods at the same time. Transition Streets, which will be rolled out across the U.S. in May, is one way for individuals to plug into the international Transition movement. Join us in this workshop to learn about Transition Streets and the movement to rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.


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