Keynote Presentations

Keynote presentation for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 28, 2017. We face a species survival-level problem: the need to transition society away from our reliance on climate-changing fossil fuels. Yet national officials not only deny that this is a problem, they are determined to make it harder to solve.


Keynote presentation for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. Founder of the international Transition movement, 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.


Keynote presentation for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. Standing Rock captured the attention of the world with its fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatened to pollute their water supply.


Workshops

Virtual workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. This session brought in the international Transition Movement lens. It was hosted live with Transition leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Croatia, and Brazil. Presenters spoke about how Transition is emerging in each of their countries, as well as their successes, learnings, and challenges.


Workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. This workshop introduces a set of psychological guidelines, drawn from research studies, that facilitate individual-level voluntary action and create bridges to larger-scale systemic change in the service of sustainability.


Workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. The Urban Leadership Institute is an intergenerational community-based initiative that builds on local assets to increase a community's capacity to respond to environmental stressors via Sustainable Community Design.


Workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29, 2017. Facing our grief over climate losses - of species, habitats, and ways of living - can allow us to transition to sustainable lives.


Workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 30, 2017. People are hungry to build community, invest in their values, and create a more equitable society. This workshop discussed two efforts underway for people to invest in things that matter.


Virtual workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 30, 2017. The late historian and economist David Fleming was one of Transition's pioneers, and his compelling, entertaining, and powerfully-different vision for a post-growth society has been brought to posthumous publication by Transition author Shaun Chamberlin.


Workshop for the first Transition US National Gathering in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 30, 2017. How can we engage local electoral politics in an authentic, transformational way? We will examine concrete campaigns to explore using local government as an agent for Transition, as opposed to something to "work around."