The latest draft of the conference program is here,
to be read with the panel presenters’ details here.
Maps for venues in program schedule here.

Our great set of keynote speakers and panels spans some black humour from the inimitable Rod Quantock at our vegetarian conference dinner to a panel on the School Strike for Climate (SS4C) movement, with student protesters  Harriet O’Shae Carre and Kaity Thompson, led by climate campaigner David Spratt.

Joshua Farley, a professor at the University of Vermont (Burlington, US) will speak on the future of ecological economics. Renowned in ecological economics circles, Farley teaches in Economics for the Anthropocene graduate training and research program, a North American university partnership that uses ecological economics to create real-world environmental solutions.

The panel on Indigenous issues has Yorta Yorta strategist and campaigner Karrina Nolan talking on the environmental activities of Original Power and Emeritus Professor Jon Altman on a hybrid economy model.  Jon was Australian National University Foundation Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Libby Porter, whose work at RMIT University in the Centre for Urban Research focuses on dispossession and displacement will be MC.

Environmental scientist Ian Lowe AO (Emeritus Professor at Griffith University) will expand on population issues in Australia and join RMIT University Emeritus Professor Mike Berry discussing urban challenges.

Plus, we have 20 special sessions with around 60 speakers from around Australia and beyond. Program sessions, typically with three speakers per panel and 30mins of Q&A involving all conference registrants, range over the following topics — ethics and steady-state economies; sustainable regional and rural futures; energy, carbon emissions and climate change; just transitions, enterprises and regions; macro-economics for the 21st century; energy, appropriate technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution; the ‘blue economy’, turtles and limits to over-fishing; health, resilience and systems thinking ; First Nations and Indigenous economies; practitioners; radical futures and ecological economics; deep ethics and commons; lessons on limits; the future of ecological economics; communicating ecological economics; water; ‘development’ and decarbonisation; learning ecological economics; economics for the Anthropocene; money; and governance for the 21st century.

Registrations are inexpensive and places are limited so please register now.