My UK Schedule
Well, today I leave for the UK. Things have been a bit crazy around here as we've been prepping a very complicated schedule with lots of moving pieces that has me giving 11 talks in 10 days in 4 cities in 2 countries. That's a lot of talking. Additionally, there are plenty of meetings and dinners to attend along the way.
I wanted to loop you in on my itinerary out there, especially to encourage you to attend the events that are free and open to the public. The two primary events are talks at Stirling University in Stirling, Scotland, the morning of Friday, February 19th and a talk for the All Parliamentary Party Group on Peak Oil, which will take place at the House of Commons the evening of Tuesday, February 23rd. I will also have shorter speaking/panelist spots during the International Petroleum Week conference on Wednesday the 17th, and during the Civil Society Summit in Edinburgh on the 18th. These events are also open to the public. See below for more details. I sincerely hope I will have the chance to meet some of my Scottish and British readers at these events.
This represents my first journey outside of North America with this message, and from what I can tell from the documents I've reviewed and from the planned conversations I will engage in on this trip, the UK is already well past the turn-the-corner phase in terms of awareness about these issues and is surging ahead into developing the policy, strategy and community tools to address them head-on.
I'm really looking forward to being a part of meaningful dialogue with politicians, business leaders, academics and community organizations across the pond, not only to be a part of their thinking and planning, but to bring back lessons and ideas from their work for use in our corner of the world.
Here's my itinerary, and there's more info about the open events in the events section. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Monday Feb 15
Arrive in the UK
Tuesday Feb 16
Lead lunchtime seminar and Q&A at CSFI - Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, London. Private event.
Wednesday Feb 17
Morning talk and Q&A at Energy Institute conference, International Petroleum Week, (9:30am – 2:30pm) This event is not free, but you can register for the conference if you'd like to attend.
Intl. Petroleum Week Dinner, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane. Private event.
Thursday Feb 18
Travel to Edinburgh
Talk at Civil Society Summit, session with Justin Kenrick of the University of Glasgow. Free and open to the public. More info here. (1:30PM)
Moderated panel discussion with Rachel Nunn, Keeping Scotland Beautiful (2:30pm - 5:00pm). Private event.
Talk and Dinner, Essential Edinburgh, MacDonald Hotel (5:30 - 8:30 PM). Private event.
Friday Feb 19
Talk and panel discussions at Stirling University 19 Feb (10AM - 12 PM), sponsored by Going Carbon Neutral Stirling. Free and open to the public. More info here.
Talk and panel discussion with Rebecca Maxwell, Stirling Council (1:30PM - 4:30PM). Private event.
Saturday and Sunday Feb 20 and 21
Sightseeing in Edinburgh (Saturday)
Family visit in London (Sunday)
Monday Feb 22
Lunchtime seminar, Department for International Development (12:30pm – 2pm). Private event.
Travel to Bristol
Private meeting/presentation in Bristol (5:30pm - 8pm). Private event.
Overnight in Bristol
Tuesday Feb 23
Meeting with Rob Hopkins, Transition Towns (10am). Private event.
Travel back to London for early evening session
Talk, All Parliamentary Party Group on Peak Oil. Free and open to the public. More info here. (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Wednesday Feb 24
Seminar and discussion group with Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Complexity Group, London School of Economics (2:30pm – 5:00pm). Private event.
Dinner with television producer. Private event.
Thursday Feb 25
Return to US