Happier World Economies Summit
An alternative global economic Summit hosted by Focallocal in Davos at the same time as The World Economic Forum. Combining industry leaders in the Public Happiness world, with Economic leaders exploring new economic systems which place people, communities and our planet; rightfully as the most important metric and goal to base the success of our societies on.
A Summit where solutions will emerge to refocus our global and local economies on incentivising many more people in each community to take regular positive action with their neighbours to resolve any and all issues reducing well-being where they live. The goal is empowering people and communities, all of us, to take ownership for the well-being of our local community and everyone in it. Industry leaders will be invited to discuss, design and grow the economic systems needed to scale projects and make have out-sized, and dramatic impacts on improving societal and mental health worldwide through implementing new economic systems - like the Public Happiness Token, which will be launching at the Summit.
We will create a ‘lean in’ and bottom up Summit, where attendees are invited to bring their skills and experience, and apply them to challenges threaded into the event to create real world outcomes which are immediately actionable by local people in the communities where they live.
Slides currently under construction
Slide 1: What is the problem?
Today’s irresponsible economic model is destroying the earth and perpetuating human suffering. GDP based capitalism has lifted many out of poverty, but in its current form it will never solve poverty, or many of the issues caused by poverty.
Slide 2: Where is the problem?
The World Economic Forum brings together the leaders of the economic world. A world which is heavily focused on top-down economic discussion, and heavily locked into the current GDP based system which is failing to produce healthy, happy societies. Now is the time to explore new economic systems, and we need to create a space at the world’s leading economic summit for those creating radical forward thinking economic solutions which empower humanity to solve the many societal issues reducing well-being and damaging our communities and planet.
Slide 3: What is the solution?
The Happier World Economies Summit
(slide shows logo which features an upwards arrow and ‘People, Communities and Planet’ written in a heart shaped earth between ‘Happier’ and ‘World’.
Slide 4: Our Summit
The Happier World Economies Summit combines:
- the best ideas engaging people and communities in tackling societal issues, and creating more peace and well-being where they live.
- with the economic experts, society and thought leaders, especially those interested in creating new economic systems focused on people, communities and the planet ahead of profits.
The Summit’s is focused on bottom-up grass-roots action, and ‘how can we create economic systems to better support these empowering ideas to build a brighter future for humanity’
Slide 5: Overview
The summit will reach out to everyone interested beforehand and invite them to participate in suggesting and voting for the events, projects, ideas and speakers which they want to attend during our Summit (who fit with our criteria). Our Summit will then host those which receive the most votes at venues across Davos and Klosters, matching money raised from sponsors with the costs of each top voted project. An open invite is sent out for anyone to find a sponsor, in exchange for a finders fee.
Slide 6: Why Should Stakeholders Join In?
Increased exposure: We engage a wide audience to make sure the most impactful ideas are presented at, and alongside, the World’s leading yearly economic event. The voting phase for their funding spots will bring a lot more attention to their company/group (if desired), than standard sponsorship deals where sponsors are often reduced to a few logos and thank you messages - which most people ignore.
Increased real-world impact: All attendees at the events they sponsor, in planning real world projects on our platform which target the issues they want to fund solutions to. The event then becomes a staging point where action is initiated, and sponsors can follow (and further support) the projects which will have the biggest impact on each issue they chose to fund, which are voted on, funded using our token, and built by our global community - a model which is far more economical than other existing models.
Many events and projects on our platform will be targeting SDG issues. we give these an easy to see badge stating on our platform so people can see at a glance which issue is being targeted. This opens up funding from SDG pools. We chose not to limit our actions to just SDG challenges, as there are many important areas for improving the health of humanity’s socieites which would be excluded.
Many will choose to come and join what we’re doing because the concept resonates with them of guiding events in Davos during the week, and thereby the economic world, down a path which prioritises people, communities and our planet; is a change which humanity needs to see.
Others will join in because they enjoy being engaged in choosing the Summit’s program, designing real world solutions during it and the idea that those ideas will be created and make a change in the world. Many will come because the vibrant, positive and fun energy coming from our Summit is attractive and refreshing, so they naturally are pulled in to see what we’re building.
Fun: Our Summit will feature exhilarating and enjoyable events, like public dance parties, because creating change is easier when its fun.
Speakers, Organisers and Events:
It’s a new way to get onto the program at a high profile global event, and one which usually wouldn’t have space for their messages and vision, because, although they sometimes overlap, there is a big difference between events grounded in GDP economics, and those grounded in benefiting people, communities and the planet.
Our flexible model adapts around their schedule so any available time slots at a venue can be filled, drawing a crowd to their venue. This will be especially effective for those a little off the main street who much of the WEF crowds pass by.
We also believe the message will resonate with many organisers as its something different and interesting, with a potential to create rapid real world changes at a local level.
The main counter-culture social group set up to attract disruptive and alternative ideas and change makers. Our message is in-line with a significant portion of their aims, and we hope to foster a good relationship and become a central part of their community and mission.
Slide 7: Criteria
- Fantastic ideas, communities and projects for bringing more peace and well-being to people, communities and the planet.
- Economic solutions to support these ideas, and economists calling for them.
- A bottom up summit: Events should focus on how these ideas are actionable by local people at a grass-roots level, and have an impact daily lives in communities around the world
Themes for each day:
- 1: Personal Growth
- 2: Community Connection
- 3: Innovative Economic Systems
- 4: Environment and Sustainability
- 5: Art, Dance, Music and Poetry
- 6: Anything else. Mix it up!
How can we build economic systems to support these better, and allow everyone in the world to be rewarded for benefiting the community in one of these categories.
Question for all attendees during the Summit:
Suggest, discuss, collaborate and vote on new projects and ideas in our platform. The top ideas will be built after the summit by The Public Happiness Community using our unique system (and everyone is invited to join in the build process). This is how we demonstrate the difference our token, platform and community can create in the world.
Slide 8: Pre-Summit Selecting Events
Events to be hosted at Davos are suggested, discussed and voted on by those attending. This will include speakers, panels, workshops. This engages a wide audience in helping to publicise our Happier World Economies Summit and boosts the interest behind each event, and the project as a whole. The original suggester will also suggest/update a budget and equipment required to deliver it.
Available venues are placed on our maps and calendar so projects can aim for specific slots.
Funding Pools are collected in each category. Allowing funders to target specific issues and so users can see where funding is available and shape their project ideas to target it.
Project ideas state their requirements in the project plan and facilities needed for it (square foot, equipment, required theme, cost).
On set dates, the highest voted events are offered the 1st pick of available venues and matched by our team with funding available for the topic of their event.
If they decide to accept then their event is moved from the suggestion, voting and comment section (Build section) into the map (Gather) section and added to the calendar of events occurring under the Happier World Economies Summit banner, where attendees can search sign up, and begin (/continue) talking chatting and engaging with each other and the creator.
Slide 9: Funding and Venues
An open invite is put out for anyone to join in and participate in finding sponsors for the Summit, by offering a 10% finders fee.
Anyone who wants to support a progressive humanistic and environmental economic agenda at the Summit is also welcome to donate directly via crowd funding.
Venue’s are approached to join in and become a part of the Summit by offering a space at any time during W.E.F
80% of donations goes to the project, with 20% going to support the Summit’s wider vision, help cover operational costs, and create a bigger follow up Happier World Economies Summit later in the year.
The events are run on a ‘pay what you feel its worth to you model’, mostly because people have a tendency to value things which are free lower than things which are paid, so this is avoiding that ‘cheap’ feeling, whilst also providing an extra source of income. 50% of money received at the gate will go towards improving the next Happier World Economies Summit, and 50% will go to the event organiser.
Slide 10: Example
- 10k funding is offered for sustainability projects at W.E.F and goes into a card on the platform.
- A venue offers 30 square meters between 14:00 - 18:00 for 8k. This goes into a card on the platform.
- Briana sees the funding pool and decides to design an environmental round table on things local communities can do to mitigate climate change, to match it.
- At ‘voting deadline #2’ Briana’s event is ranked 1st by community voting
- Briana’s event wins nomination, she receives funding for her project, and has 1st pick of locations available.
Slide 11: Buses!
Our fleet of modified buses will provide novel and mobile event venues, and also provide sleeping space in the evenings for many of the nominated events and speakers who aren’t able to find affordable accommodation near Davos and would otherwise be excluded.
The bus fleet will then travel to all major fin-tech and economic events in and near Europe, creating a ‘people, communities and planet’ supplementary add-on summit.
Slide 12: Attendees During the Summit
After pre-Summit voting is finishes new funding pools will be created from the Public Happiness Token and the discussion and voting will revert to our normal model of projects which empower local people and communities to tackle societal issues, and create more well-being in the world
Sponsors, companies and philanthropists can still donate to create extra specialised funding pools (see our whitepaper for more info)
All attendees at the Summit will be engaged in suggesting, discussing, collaborating and voting on new projects to empower local people and communities to create more peace and well-being in the world around them on the Public Happiness Movement platform which will be built by our global community, who are rewarded in The Public Happiness Token.
Slide 13: Real World Outcomes After the Summit
The highest voted ideas for empowering local communities to tackle societal issues and create more well-being and peace where they live, are now moved into the build list on the Public Happiness Movement platform, and will be created by our global community who are incentivised by earning Public Happiness Tokens, to ensure real world impact in the daily lives of people around the world.
This process will be boosted with a Societal Good Hackathon hosted in Davos immediately after WEF week. Teams will be invited to come in to build the top voted ideas suggested by attendees during our Summit, so everyone who attended our Happier World Economies Summit can see significant instant action on delivering their favourite suggestions to the world.
This will include economic models and specific actions, on both local and global levels. All actions must be implemented by local people as the underlying aim is empowering individuals and communities, rather than solving their problems for them.
Slide 14: Token Launch
All attendees who contribute to discussing and voting on real-world projects which can be built after the Summit, will be rewarded in The Public Happiness Token, which will be launching at the platform. This demonstrates how the token can be used to create and deliver creative projects to better humanity.
- We need something more firm than just having the platform to engage people in discussing and suggesting new ideas. There should be some kind of pull system supporting the platforms mechanism of creating post Summit activities.