New Economy Network Australia

Friday, 4 October 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, 7 October 2019 - 12:00pm
University of Western Australia, 100 Havelock St, Perth
Western Australia

New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and the Enkel Collective are pleased to announce their collaboration to bring NENA 2019, the 4th Annual NENA conference, to Perth, Western Australia.

Conference Themes
The overarching focus for the 2019 New Economy Conference is “Beyond Paradigms,” which considers that meeting the unique and urgent challenges facing humanity in the 21st century calls for new approaches, an openness to exploring worldviews other than our own, clarity in our communications, collaboration, and practical ways to navigate the ever-increasing complexity of our times.

“Our focus at Enkel is future-positive,” says Adam Jorlen, founder of the Enkel Collective. “We gather people who are doing extraordinary work across various fields, cross-pollinating the innovative approaches that will help us transition to a new and better world. NENA shares this orientation with us, with the New Economy as the framework for change. We’re absolutely delighted to be collaborating with them to auspice this conference in Western Australia. Together, we are looking forward to inspiring, connecting and supporting the changemaking community this October.”

The conference’s major themes include Brilliant Cities, Positive Futures, Converging Technologies, and Full-Spectrum Wellbeing; the event format is designed to be highly engaging, conversational and interactive. Youth perspectives and the local impact of our global interconnectedness will be featured.

Michelle Maloney, Co-Founder & Director of NENA, says, “We’re excited to work with Enkel to bring the NENA Annual Conference to Perth, and we look forward to reconnecting with our existing NENA members and NENA community, and learning about new initiatives and networks in Western Australia.”

“This event is designed as a peer-level conference for innovators and changemakers,” says JP Parker, co-producer of Beyond Paradigms. “At previous NENA conferences, we noticed that most of the attendees could just as well have been onstage presenting, there was just so much expertise and leadership in the room! That is why this conference is going to focus on engagement and connections, moving us beyond the realm of sharing ideas and into inspired action and collaboration.”

Early supporters and partners for NENA 2019 in Perth also include the Perth Convention Bureau and Maar Koodjal.
“Maar Koodjal welcomes the opportunity to bring the voice of First Nations people to the movement for a new economy in Australia,” says Dennis Simmons, CEO of the Aboriginal organisation. “We must work together to make urgent progress towards a participative economy that provides a fair go for all people and for our precious Nyoongar Boodjar.”

About the co-hosts
The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is a network of individuals and organisations working to transform Australia’s economic system so that achieving ecological health and social justice are the foundational principles and primary objectives of the economic system.
Contact: Dr Michelle Maloney

The Enkel Collective is a co-operative that actively explores the frontiers of the future. Enkel’s work fosters development of innovative entrepreneurial and social ecosystems that accelerate the positive transformation of people and society. “Enkel” is the Swedish word for “simple.”
Contact: Adam Jorlen

The Centre for Social Impact is a catalyst for positive social change. CSI works with people, communities and organisations to grow their capabilities through research, education, and leadership development.
Contact: Paul Flatau

Maar Koodjal (Two-Hands) is an Aboriginal-owned and -operated consultancy specialising in cultural awareness, experiential education, cultural immersion and mentoring.
Contact: Dennis Simmons

The Perth Convention Bureau is funded by the West Australian Government through Tourism WA and by the City of Perth; it drives the business events sector in Perth and Western Australia by securing large, high-yield NFP conference events and marketing the City and State as a premium business events destination.
Contact: Mitchel McCuish
For inquiries about NENA 2019, contact

Call for facilitation and participation
The Call for Facilitation and Participation for the NENA 2019 Annual Conference is now open.

For all conference inquiries, please email Ms JP Parker -

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