Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Online Workshop

2013 Where We Go From Here Conference

Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World

On Demand Until: Online

Get inspired to make change! In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual OCSL conference, Where We Go From Here.

With a unique whole-systems perspective that recognizes the interdependence of all things, the conference explored opportunities for an interdependent world and offered creative solutions to the complex global challenges facing us today.

The confernce is now available on demand, so you can benefit from the wisdom (and wit!) in keyote talks from Jeremy Rifkin, Majora Carter, David W. Orr, Janine Benyus, Paul Hawken, Rob Hopkins, Michael E. Reynolds, and Bob Berkebile, as well as a panel discussion, conversations between pairs of speakers, and spoken word poetry.

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Meet the Teachers

  • Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’ ...
  • Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including B ...
  • David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and ...
  • Majora Carter is an internationally recognized urban revitalization strategy consultant, real ...
  • Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his ...
  • Rob Hopkins, author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff and The Transition Handboo ...
  • Any list of accomplished, influential environmentalists and preservationists includes Bob Ber ...
  • Michael E. Reynolds is the visionary behind the creation of Earthships, fully self-sustainabl ...
  • Robert "Skip" Backus is the chief executive officer of Omega Institute. For more than 20 years, h ...
  • Carla Goldstein, JD, is president of Omega Institute and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadershi ...
  • Maya Azucena is an award-winning singer, activist, and cultural ambassador. At the 2010 Unite ...
  • Rafael Casal is a writer, performance poet, recording artist, educator, and playwright. His poetr ...



9:00–12:30 Conference Speakers:

Welcome with Carla Goldstein

Opening remarks with Robert "Skip" Backus 

Keynote Address with Jeremy Rifkin: Leading the Way Into the Third Industrial Revolution

Keynote Address with Majora Carter: Department of HomeTown Security

Keynote Address with Michael E. Reynolds: Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone

2:00–5:30 p.m. Conference Speakers:

Keynote Address with Janine Benyus: Biomimicry: Learning From a Competent Earth

Conversation with Janine Benyus & Bob Berkebile

Keynote Address with Paul Hawken: Carbon: The Business of Life

Conversation with Paul Hawken & Janine Benyus

Presentation with Rob Hopkins: How Local Action Can Change the World


Conference Speakers:

Welcome with Sarah Urech

Keynote Address with Bob Berkebile: From the White House to the Green House: Redesigning Our Future for Vitality

Keynote Address with David W. Orr: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World

Spoken Word Performance with Rafael Casal

Panel Conversation with Bob BerkebileDavid W. OrrJanine BenyusMajora Carter, and Robert “Skip” Backus: Where Do You Go From Here

Closing Remarks with Carla Goldstein

Tuition & Fees

Unlimited slots available
Title Price

2013 Where We Go From Here Conference

Select Keynote Talks

$ 0


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