The subject of two of our books last year, they're also the subject of an important conference in the UK's Lake District on March 11, 2013. John Rogers, co-author of People Money, is a keynote speaker. Go if you can...
"Financial instability, austerity, and a decline of
traditional donors, present novel challenges for
businesses, local authorities and associations that
promote sustainable development. In that context,
innovative ways for people and organisations to share,
swap, rent, or exchange, with or without official
money, are more important, and are possible to scale
up due to new technologies. These forms of innovation
can be a key dimension to sustainability leadership.
In one day with world experts on community
exchange and local currency systems, you can learn
why and how to design systems to unlock local
wealth. These approaches are relevant to chambers of
commerce, credit unions, local authorities and NGOs
working in development, as well as firms on the edge
of innovation in software and telecommunications."
See the conference flier