A 2-day Conference with a Difference

We are pleased to announce that our 21st International Economics of Happiness Conference will take place in Ladakh, India.


Our History in Ladakh

The foundation for our international work and our global-to-local perspective was laid in Ladakh in 1978, when Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page started the Ladakh Project – the organization that would eventually grow to become Local Futures.

Helena and John started the Ladakh Project in response to the western-style development that the Indian government was blindly imposing on the region.

Travelling To Ladakh

If you're travelling to the conference, we want to make sure your trip is as positive as it can be. We've put together some information on accommodation, as well as how you can have a mindful approach to your visit.

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Our Partners

Our local partners for this are Japanese/Ladakhi NGO JULAY LADAKH, the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (Deemed to be University), the Himalayan Film House, and the The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh District.

The Venue

The conference will take place at Nagarjuna Hall (CIBS), Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (Deemed to be University), Choglamsar, Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashimir and Ladakh state, India. Pin code: 194101