Two days of powerful talks. The Centre for Gender Economics in conjunction with RMIT University present the GGEC19 conference in Melbourne, October 2019.
Our theme is sustainability, and quadruple bottom line reporting (economic, environment, social + gender) and will include both an Academic and Industry stream with exciting speakers selected to challenge your thinking around gender, economics and social environments.
We will explore Gender Economics through the areas of Policy, Economics, Environment, and Innovation and Health with each component of the conference having relevance to economics and gender. Gender Economics is NOT just about women but about how we exploit gender for profit or some sort of economic gain. Gender Economics can also be helpful when looking at innovation and how gendered thinking impacts innovation in relation to current business models.
Challenge the status quo. Challenge traditional thinking on contemporary issues. Challenge yourself to think outside the box and develop new solutions to old problems. Gender Economics forces us to view existing thinking on economic policy by examining it in conjunction with contemporary society, gender and culture.
Our second conference, the GGEC19 combines both Industry and Academic perspectives on #GenderEconomics. This next conference has a theme of Resilence and Sustainability. It includes the concept of quadruple bottom line reporting (economic, environment, social + gender). We will ask, "are our current business models still relevant? Is the 'new economy' of massive social change across the world, the rise of nationalism and anti-statism contrasted with the increased visibility and acceptance of gender identities that challenge traditional gendered norms?"
These are big subjects which through Gender Economics can be applied to all aspects of Policy, Economics, Environment, Innovation, Health and society. Each component of the conference will have relevance to economics and gender - note Gender Economics is NOT about women but about how we exploit people through their gender for profit.
Gender Economics gives us the tools to analyse differently, uncovering the ways in which economic policy has been founded on the relationship between economics, policy and society.
Not just a 'talk fest', the GGEC19 is a working conference, giving you an opportunity to engage in discussion of the themes. Backed by academic research (presented on Day 1), you will be challenged to think, discuss and develop solutions over the course of the two-day conference. You will leave with tools to challenge you to 'put your hand up' and facilitate change, with key solutions being further developed as policies or programs for the future.
See the full list of speakers at www.ggec19.com.au