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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM to Saturday, May 25, 2019 — 8:00 PM EDT

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The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) conference Engaging Economies of Change hosted in Waterloo, Canada, brings together real-world solutions from across multiple disciplines of academia, business, the public sector, and civil society to focus on pathways towards a better tomorrow. The conference will feature over 120 presentations, practical workshops, roundtables and keynote panels, as well as three public events free to all.

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This year’s Engaging Economies of Change Conference will focus on the evolving topic of sustainability as it relates to finance, policy, ethics, science and business, providing scholars, educators, industry experts and policy makers.

Featured keynote discussions include: 

  • A public lecture on Economics for a Burning Planet: Challenging the Logic of the Growth Economy with Leah Temper (McGill University), Peter Victor (Author 'Managing without Growth'), Deborah McGregor (York U), and Indigenous Climate Action’s Eriel Deranger, presenting their perspectives on sustainable and equitable economies 
  • The much-anticipated debate on Degrowth vs. Ecomodernism with Giorgos Kallis and Ted Nordhaus; 
  • Feminist and Indigenous Ecological Economics; Financing a Transition; Wicked Tensions of Transition; Caring for the Commons; and, 
  • Local participants Joe Mancini of Kitchener’s The Working Centre and David Mayberry, Mayor of South-West Oxford 

Engaging Economies of Change marks the 12th edition of this biennial event, and as the first student-run conference, an introduction to a number of novel features.

This includes: 

  • Live-streaming of all eight keynote panel discussions on the David Suzuki Foundation website 
  • Free evening lecture open to the public on Thursday May 23 
  • Family-friendly Makers event in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library on Saturday May 25 
  • Community mural painting in the Waterloo Public Square in partnership with RISE Waterloo Region on Saturday

See a full program of events.

Location 
Centre of international governance and innovation

67 Erb St W

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
Canada

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