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Economics of Happiness - Santa Fe Reconnecting with our Local Future
James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM
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Economics of Happiness - Santa Fe Reconnecting with our Local Future
Economics of  Happiness
Reconnecting with Our Local Future
Program Agenda
Six Sessions - Inspiring Speakers, Cutting-Edge Thinkers, Thought Provoking Conversations

Session One  - Thursday, October 12, 2017

4:30  Registration Table Opens to Welcome Meet and Mingle

6:00pm            CeremonyArvol Lookinghorse Blessing Ceremony  outside James A. Little Theater NM School for the Deaf
Flute Raymond Te Korako Ruka, Maori, Waitaha Nation Blessing

7:00  7:20 Welcome Program Introduction

                       Sharing Economics of Happiness Shining  In Interfaith, Intercommunity
Sharing Curated by The Santa Fe Interfaith Leadership Alliance

7:20 8:05         KeynoteMichael Tellinger South African author and politician, proponent
of  Contributionism, Ubuntu Party
8:05  8:45      KeynoteCraig Childs, author who writes about relationship between
humans, animals, landscape and time.  His stories come from his own, visceral personal experience.

8:45 9:30Break and Zuni Olla Maidens

Session Two - Friday, October 13, 2017

12:00 Registration Table Opens to Welcome Meet and Mingle

1:00  - 1:45SharingInterfaith/Intercommunity Shining

Panel What Does It Mean to Be Local in a Globalized World?
Do We Change the Paradigm of Local?

Conversation Host:  Elaine Sullivan, We Are People Here


Helena Norberg-Hodge, Founder Local Futures
Alan Webber, Founder, One New Mexico
Luke Spangenburg, Director of Biofuels Centers for Excellence
Nick Mang, Community Organizer, Educator, Principle Consultant Regenesis Collaborative Development Group
Paul Gibson, Retake our Democracy
Emigdio Ballon, Tesuque Farms

1:45 2:30Keynote George Ferguson, First Elected Mayor of Bristol, Architect
Resurgence of the Local  A case study in city leadership  and
how giving priority to local goods and services makes for a
healthier, safer, and happier world.  Under his leadership,
as Bristols first elected mayor, the city became European Green
Capital in 2015 and a global role model for a thriving local
2:30 -2:50 Break

2:50 3:30Keynote           Larry Dossey, Best Selling Author, Physician, Alternative
           Medicine Advocate
           Spirituality as the Ultimate Factor in Healthcare

3:30 4:15PanelWhere Are We Now, Individually and Collectively, and How Do
We Get To Health and Wellbeing?

Conversation Host:Cecile Lipworth


Ann Filemyr, Academic Dean, Southwestern College
Camilla Bustamante, Dean School of Business and Education,
           Public Health Advocate
Beata Tsosie-Pena, Tewa Women United
Sarah Ghiorse, Program Director, NM
Dr. Matt Kelly, Santa Fe Physician

4:15 4:35Break

4:35  5:15Keynote Tshoki Zangmo  Senior Researcher at the Center  
                       for Bhutan Studies and Gross National Happiness

5:15  6:00Local StoryAnnelli Guttorm, Sami, Norway
History, Culture, Spirituality and Modernization
As it Affects Local Sami Life

6:00  7:00DinnerOn Your Own

Session Three - Friday Evening, October 13, 2017

7:00  7:45Keynote  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures
The Economics of Happiness

7:45  8:30KeynoteCharles Eisenstein
Everything Matters: Deglobalizing Climate

8:30  9:30Break andZuni Kallesewa Children Dancers  -Deer and Harvest Dances

Session Four -Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00amRegistration Table Opens to Welcome Meet and Mingle

9:00  9:30Flute Raymond Te Korako Ruka Maori Waitaha Nation

9:30  10:15Keynote Judy Wicks, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker
Building A Compassionate, Environmentally Sustainable and
Locally Based Economy  The Path of Business

10:15  11:15PanelBusiness as a Visionary Agent of Change and New Economy
What is the Vision?  Where does Government Fit? What Kind of Economy Delivers the Vision of Flourishing within Limits of a Finite Planet?  

Conversation Host:Vicki Pozzebon, Prospera Partners,
Localist Consultant  


Andrea Romero  Tall Foods
Katie Updike, Building Solutions LLC
Robin Dunlap, Keshi Foundation
Anna Hansen, Santa Fe County Commissioner
Angela Merkert, Public Banking
11:15  11:35Break

11:35  12:15Keynote Giorgio Sorial  Italian 5 Star
Public Policy as Advocate for Change

12:15  1:15LunchOn Your Own

Session Five  Saturday, October 14, 2017

1:15  2:00SharingInterfaith/ Intercommunity Shining

KeynoteWinona LaDuke, Environmentalist, Writer,
Water and  Food Advocate
Minobimaatisiiwinand the Anishinaabe Economics of Happiness
2:00 2:20ConnectionTyler VanGemert-Tslagi Movement That Connects Us

2:20 3:10PanelEffect of Globalizing Food  Why Localized, Diverse Food
Production is a Most Important Issue - The Social, Spiritual, Ecological, and Economic Benefits

Conversation Host:  Vicki Pozzebon, Principal, Prospera Partners,
Localist Consultant


Helena Norberg-Hodge
Winona LaDuke
Judy Wicks
Michael Brownlee

3:10- 3:30Break

3:30  5:00Panel Local Food and Water  The Wellspring - What is it going to take
to Make Food and Water a Top Priority for a Sustainable Future?

Conversation Host:  Vicki Pozzebon, Principal, Prospera Partners,
Localist Consultant

Water Song  Katrina Blair


Katrina Blair, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds
Mark Nelson, Biosphere
R. Charlie Shultz, Lead Faculty, Controlled Environment
Don Bustos, Santa Cruz Farms
Kerry Flickner, Blue Terra Waste Solutions
Nate Downey, PermaDesign, Inc.
Marian Naranjo, Founder/Director Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE)

5:00  5:45StorytellersOur Local Story  New Mexico Tradition

Conversation Host:  Nick Mang, Co-founder Story of Place


Gregory Cajete, Author, Professor, UNM
Elaine Sulivan, We Are People Here
Delphina Romero and Andrea Romero

5:45 7:00 Dinner On your own

Session Six  Saturday, October 14, 2017

7:00  7:30Summary        The Living World as we Discover It
Remarks Helena Norberg-Hodge

7:30  8:15Closing           Inspiration and Action
Celebration Host - Katrina Blair and Conference Speakers

8:15  9:30FinaleRobert Mirabal  Seeds and Song

Listed themes, speakers, and times are confirmed at the time of writing; however, this program is subject to change without notice.  We reserve the right to change our event programming if circumstances dictate.  Refunds cannot be given because of program changes.  Thank you.


James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf (View)
1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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