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Conversations That Matter: Well-Being and the Economy, with Mark Anielski and David Korten
Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 7:00pm to Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:00pm

Conversations That Matter: Well-Being and the Economy, with Mark Anielski and David Korten
Thursday, November 5, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, Ore.

A new series, Conversations That Matter: Well-Being and the Economy promises to raise critical questions, incite new thinking and offer participants a forum for exploring how best to serve the well-being of all.

The series launches with a conversation between Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, and David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. Tom Potiowsky, Oregon state economist and professor of economics at Portland State University, will moderate.


Tickets are $30 reserved/$20 general admission/$12 student and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87517. More information is available at sba.pdx.edu/conversations.

Each event will feature two internationally recognized guests who will share their own perspectives and then engage one another and the audience in an open discussion that moves beyond our sound-bite culture to a more provocative, in-depth discussion of the pressing questions of our time. The second and third Conversations will be held in February 2010 and May 2010.

The Conversations That Matter series begins during “Regenerate,” the third-annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability, November 5-6, 2009. The conference, also presented by the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, includes two days of discussions, interactive case study sessions, and networking for those seeking ideas for sustainability-focused inspiration and implementation in their organizations. For more information on the conference, visit www.sba.pdx.edu/sustainabilityconference09.

Conversations That Matter is co-sponsored by PSU’s Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices, with additional support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and by industry partners SolarWorld, Tonkon Torp, Coraggio Group and Sustainable Industries.

Members of the media interested in attending this event should contact David Santen (503-725-8765, santend@pdx.edu).

The Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability
The Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability at Portland State University provides education and training for students and community members on how business can address modern social challenges. The center builds on the School of Business Administration’s recognized international leadership in sustainability-related curricula and research. For more information visit www.sba.pdx.edu/CGLS/.

Sustainability at Portland State University
Portland State University faculty engage in leading-edge research and teaching on issues critical to the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including sustainable urban communities, climate change, ecosystem services and renewable energy. PSU’s 49-acre campus creates a vibrant and urban living laboratory for best practices in green building and conservation, right in the heart of the nation’s most sustainable city. In 2008, PSU received a ten-year, $25 million challenge grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, in support of research, teaching and partnerships in sustainability. The grant is administered by PSU's Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices.

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