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"Transition at 10 Years Old: Lessons, Insights, Disappointments, Exhilarations, and Delights" with Rob Hopkins

  • Kagin Commons, Ballroom 21 Snelling Avenue South Saint Paul, MN, 55105 United States (map)

Rob Hopkins reflects on the 10 years since Transition started as an optimistic project in a small Devon town, sparked by an opportune meeting in a thatched pub, which has been licensed to serve alcohol since 1321.

What has happened since? What has worked? What were the moments that were most surprising, intriguing, impactful or unsettling? What have we learned from this grand experiment? Illustrated with stories from around the world, this talk will be a celebration of what we have achieved and a herald of what may come next.

Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins is an independent activist and writer on environmental issues, based in Totnes, England. He is best known as the founder and figurehead of the Transition movement, which he initiated in 2005. Rob has written four books in support of Transition: "The Transition Handbook" (2008), "The Transition Companion" (2011), "The Power of Just Doing Stuff" (2013), and "21 Stories of Transition" (2015). According to Bill McKibben, "there’s no one on earth who’s just done more stuff – and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins." He is currently writing a book about imagination, which is going to be fantastic. He hopes. More information is available at