September 21st-22nd 2019 seven organisations co-created a conference on post-growth futures with 180 participants from the whole of Sweden attending the conference in The City of Umeå. Those organisations were The Transition Network Sweden, Expression Umeå, Study Promotion Association, Swedish Church, Rural Sweden, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University and Another Development Foundation.
The conference explored possible futures beyond growth measured by Gross National Product (GNP) which has become the dominant mode of measuring development. The conference is grounded on a citique of this way of thinking and acting for development as well as search for a regenerative development including justice, wellbeing and co-existence with nature and the non-human world.
Ingvar Rönnbäck, founder and chair of the board for Another Development Foundation was the moderator for the first panel with Pella Thiel, chair of The Transition Network, Sweden and Karin Bodin, CEO of Polarbröd. Ingvar Rönnbäck was also responsible for a workshop on nonviolence and civil resistance as prerequisite for sustainable transition together with Frida Heilert representing Extinction Rebellion.