• 4th Annual New Economy Network

    Australia (NENA) Conference

    Auspiced by the Enkel Collective

    These are extraordinary times for humanity — as a global society, and as a species. Civilisation 2.0 is calling us forward, ever more insistently. The whisper is becoming a roar: New economy, new ecology, new ways of being in the world.


    NENA and the enkel collective welcome you, our peers in innovation and positive changemaking from across the New Economy spectrum: please join us for the 4th annual NENA conference, Beyond Paradigms, happening this October 4-7 in beautiful Perth, Western Australia.

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    May, 2019:


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


    Previous NENA conferences have been held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The Perth Conference is being hosted from Friday night 4th October until lunchtime Monday 7th October.


    The event is being auspiced by Enkel and will be held at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia, on campus at the UWA Business School.


    The overarching focus for the 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.


    The conference’s major themes include Brilliant Cities, Positive Futures, Emerging/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, NENA


    We’re excited to work with Enkel to bring the NENA Annual Conference to Perth, and we look forward to reconnecting with existing NENA members and learning about new initiatives and networks in Western Australia.

    Professor Paul Flatau

    Director, Centre for SociaI Impact at UWA


    We at the Centre for Social Impact are very happy to be co-hosting the New Economy Network Australia Conference with Enkel Collective at UWA. Social justice has to be front and centre of our economic system, and we need to create more jobs for those missing out in our present economy.

    Dennis Simmons

    CEO Maar Koodjal


    Maar Koodjal welcomes the opportunity to bring the voice of First Nations people to the movement for a new economy in Australia. We must together make urgent progress towards a participative economy that provides a fair go for all people and for our precious Nyoongar Boodjar.

    Adam Jorlen

    Founder, enkel Collective


    Our focus at Enkel is future-positive. 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.

    JP Parker

    Member, enkel Collective

    Founder, Infinite Solutions Institute

    Co-producer of Beyond Paradigms


    This event is designed as a peer-level conference for innovators and changemakers; our focus is on engagement and connections, moving us beyond the realm of sharing ideas and into inspired action and collaboration.

    Karun Cowper

    Member, enkel Collective

    Co-Founder, Globalactive

    Co-producer of Beyond Paradigms


    These are extraordinary times we live in. Humanity is being called upon for an extraordinary response. To the extent we can embody our ideal selves... To the extent we can expand our vision to creative solutions... To the extent we can be responsive to the needs of our fellow living beings... To the extent people who have the privilege to participate in a conference such as this make real progress in these endeavours... this is the extent we will have capacity to transcend our existing paradigms and build a new economy that will fulfil not just the basic needs of everyone but a quality of life and happiness which we can only now begin to conceptualise.

    Early supporters and partners for NENA 2019 in Perth also include the Perth Convention Bureau, Maar Koodjal and lnfinite Solutions.

    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.
    Michelle Maloney <nena[at]neweconomy.org.au>


    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.”


    Adam Jorlen <adam.jorlen[at]enkel.co>

    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.


    Paul Flatau <paul.flatau[at]uwa.edu.au>

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


    Dennis Simmons <dennis.simmons[at]maarkoodjal.org.au>

    The Infinite Solutions Institute is a

    strategic and systemic partnering initiative, whose mission is to integrate, activate and accelerate real-world solutions, locally and globally, cultivating a world that works harmoniously for all life.


    JP Parker

    <jp [at] infinitesolutions.org>

    For inquiries about NENA 2019: Beyond Paradigms, contact conference[at]enkel.co