New Economy Week 2015 is a public conversation, hosted by the New Economy Coalition, about ideas that can transform society and build an economy where people and the planet matter.
By hosting an event for New Economy Week you can help grow the movement for systemic change, build community, and advance the New Economy where you live.
Event submissions will be promptly reviewed for compliance with our posting guidelines by New Economy Coalition staff will appear on the New Economy Week map once they are approved. We are excited to help promote and showcase your organizing efforts. Check out our 2015 Event Toolkit for some ideas to start the conversation in your community.
We’re looking for...
Events That Show Off Game-Changing Community Projects
Are you involved with a project to build a more just and sustainable economy in your area like a worker co-operative, community land trust, or a tool library? Are you part of a campaign to rewrite the economic rules to put people and planet first?
New Economy Week is a great excuse to hold an open house, tour, potluck, barbecue, press conference, or any other kind of event that helps share your great work with a larger audience. You can also work other projects in your area to organize a New Economy Tour.
Public Conversations On Transformative Ideas
There’s already widespread awareness that this system doesn’t work, especially for those on the margins of society. What’s less clear is what we can do about it. Why not host a conversation on some of the big ideas and concrete examples of real solutions that can expand what’s politically possible? It can be as simple as a potluck dinner and a conversation on one of the 5 themes of the day or as involved as a panel discussion with local experts. Check out out 2015 Event Toolkit for videos, articles, and other resources to start the conversation.
An easy way to spark a conversation in your community is to organize a film screening. There are many captivating documentaries about the emerging new economy movement. Check out our 2015 Event Toolkit for information about some of our favorite New Economy films!
Events you’re already working on.
If you’re already working on an event that takes place between November 9-15, 2015 and lines up with the mission of New Economy Week let us know. In most cases we’ll be happy to add your event to the map and provide any support we can.
We Can Help With...
Advice and Introductions - We’re happy to help you refine ideas for your event, identify potential speakers, and connect with other organizations and leaders in your area.
Promotional Support - In addition to the putting your event on a map that’s being shared all over the place, we can help promote your event through email and social media to thousands of activists across the continent.
Earned Media Support - We can provide you with a template press release and tips for reaching out to local media outlets.
Co-Branding - Organizers of any event listed on the New Economy Week map are welcome to use our logo and list NEC as an official supporter of the event.