4th International Conference on the Economics of Happiness 2018 to Be Held in Jeonju
Exploration of Solutions for Happier Future of Citizens in Jeonju
Second Jeonju World Slowness Forum and Slowness Award will be held on October 24~25
International scientific forum will also be held on October 25~27
Starting with a keynote address by President Hodge, Junko Edahiro, President of the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society in Japan, Takahashi Hiromichi, CEO of PAL System, and Jay Tompt, Professor of Economics at University of Plymouth in the UK will present lectures. The Conference will also feature three workshop sessions on the future of regions, local foods, and region-based social finance.
Also, the Second Jeonju World Slowness Forum and Slowness Award will be held on October 24~25, 2018 which will be attended by world’s prominent experts to discuss policies of slow cities and slowness movement.
Dr. Franz Alt, a German journalist who is well known for solar energy revolution and green economy, and Ulrik Goos Iversen, a school principal in Denmark, will deliver lectures to seek and share ways of being happy through slowness, smallness and simplicity.
An international scientific forum will also be held on October 25~27, 2018 in Jeonju to build a global network of intangible cultural heritages with all countries and to discuss means of sustainable preservation and cooperation for intangible cultural heritages. Jeonju is the storehouse of intangible cultural heritages with 45 intangible cultural assets, the largest number in Korea.
“In this fall, Jeonju is hosting three representative international forums and a large-scale festival such as the Jeonju Bibimbap Festival. We expect visitors will have a valuable chance of finding solutions for happier future in this unique city with Korean traits,” Jeonju Mayor Kim Seung-su said.
Yeong Rok Jin
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