NENA News and Events - September 2019

Hi everyone!

We hope you're well! Here at the NENA Coordinating Hub we're getting very excited about the 2019 NENA Annual Conference, which kicks off NEXT WEEK, Friday 4th October, in Perth.  JP Parker and Karun Cowper and their colleagues at Enkel have put together an amazing line up of speakers - please scroll down for more details and we look forward to seeing many of you in Perth next weekend.

Just a few other reminders:
  • The NENA AGM is being held Monday 7th October, 11am-12noon AWST/PERTH TIME, so please check the corresponding time in your timezone, as daylight saving starts for some Eastern and Central States on the 6th October. If you'd like to attend the AGM in person, or via zoom, please email us to let us know: - the zoom link for the AGM will be emailed to all registrants next week
  • NENA's first Annual Report is now available on our website, for members and friends, and will be presented by the NENA Board of Directors at our first AGM on 7th October
  • NENA Elections at the AGM - to read about the fabulous NENA Members who have volunteered for the NENA Board of Directors, please click here.  As we received 6 nominations, for 6 available positions, our election process will be straightforward at the AGM, and we look forward to welcoming our new Directors.
  • Strategic Directions Group - our call for nominations for the Strategic Directions Group has brought some fantastic NENA Members together. We had fewer nominations than positions available, so no formal, 'competitive' election processes were required.  We're delighted to welcome Steve Liaros, Mark Bremner, Jose Ramos, Darren Sharp and Michelle Maloney to the SDG for 2019-2020.  (Please note that the NENA Constitution requires the NENA Board to create the first SDG before the AGM, so the group can lead strategy discussions into the 2019-2020 year)
And just a reminder that NENA is co-hosting the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference this year in Melbourne, from 24-26 November - so please register soon and join us for this important event.

Please scroll down for an update about upcoming NENA Events, the NENA Journal, and some reports about recent events NENA folks have spoken at, participated in and/or organised!

And as always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please email us anytime:

All the best -
NENA Coordinating Hub
27 September 2019

Hello, NENA friends! Yes, the rumours are true:  we are pleased to share the late additions to the programme of two of our most inspiring changemakers from across the sea — Arthur Brock, creator/founder of Holochain and The Metacurrency Project, who will be with us live and in person in Perth, and Daniel Schmachtenberger, civilisation designer and profound emergent systems thinker, who will join us from New York via Zoom. We're fostering a new kind of conversation during these wild times of ours, a cross-pollinating conversationthat invites us to move Beyond Paradigms. 
It's going to be amazing. 
You are all most warmly invited to join us in Perth, in just a week's time; NENA members may use the code NENACON to keep the ticket price at its current rate, all the way until we open the doors.
Register at
(Crypto registration available, just ask.)
(This is a 100% community- and volunteer-supported event.)
(Tell friends!)

Best wishes,
JP Parker
2019 NENA Annual Conference Organising Team



Hi everyone!  You may have noticed the New Economy Journal did not publish in September. We are very pleased to announce that this is because we’ve been preparing our first ever issue in print, to coincide with the 2019 NENA Conference! We will, of course, be releasing online as usual, but if you’d like to pick up a copy of the first-ever print edition they’ll be available at the Conference in Perth, or you can order one for delivery. Details regarding how to order will be released in early October, but if you’d like to ensure you don’t miss out on the limited print release you can reserve a copy by emailing

Duncan Wallace and Jacob Debets
Managing Editors
New Economy Journal

Member Update - NENA at Transition Australia Convergence
As the weather in Melbourne was warming up, so too was the atmosphere in Storey Hall at RMIT, where the Transition Australia’s ‘Networks to Action’ Victorian Convergence was held on Sunday 15th September. Kicking off the day with some light-hearted mingling, the Transition Australia team set the tone for an inspiring and motivating day.

Around a hundred people attended the event, many representing at least one or more organisations, who are working towards environmental or social causes. Recognising the need for collaboration and support between organisations, the day featured multiple opportunities to engage with each other and work together on ideas and actions to solve the complex challenges around climate change. Three key areas of political, technical and human aspects flowed through workshops and discussions. As a supporter of the convergence, NENA was represented by Duncan Wallace, who presented in the human aspect stream. Duncan shared good news policy stories from around the world underpinned by new economy thinking, the work NENA is up to, how people and organisations can get involved, and inspiration for amplifying each other’s efforts.

It was terrific to see quite a number of NENA members attended and many also ran break-out sessions on working towards new economy ideas and goals. We NENA-ites were pleased to expand NENA’s connections, and we received positive comments about our work. NENA’s role in creating the future together was recognised by those around the country ‘Zooming-in’, who mentioned NENA and also mentioned our online Directory that facilitates connections. I'm looking forward to attending more events in Melbourne, and around Australia, that will connect NENA with other important movements and organisations.
Mark Bremner
Volunteer Outreach and Membership Officer

Don't miss our next NENA Webinar:
Wed 30th October @ 6pm AEST/7pm AEDT

"An update from the international network
WEAll, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance"

Speakers: Katherine Trebeck will give an introduction to the origins of WEAll, its current activities and its vision for a socially just and sustainable economic future.  Katherine and Michelle Maloney (NENA Director) will then discuss ways that NENA members can get involved in WeALL, and provide an overview of collaborative activities and working groups in 2020.


** Our final NENA webinar for 2019 is on Tuesday 6th November, with Professor Chris Riedy from UTS "Futures thinking for a sustainable economic future"

Visit our NENA Webinar webpage for all the details of this year's and last year's webinars.  The 2020 program is coming soon!

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