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My UK Schedule

Monday, February 15, 2010, 12:51 PM

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

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Super that people are eager to listen. 

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I am very happy to see this & very happy for you & your family. London is a great place to visit.

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Any additional info about the CSFI - Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation on Tuesday the 16th?  Is it open to the public?  I am in town and would like to have the opportunity to see Chris in person.

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Hi goes,

Unfortunately CSFI is a private event.  Anything open to the public is noted next to the entry on the itinerary.  Hope you can make it to one of the other London events (Energy Institute conference on the 17th or All Parliamentary Party Group on Peak Oil on the 23rd).  Thanks for your interest!

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Meg wrote:

Hi goes,

Unfortunately CSFI is a private event.  Anything open to the public is noted next to the entry on the itinerary.  Hope you can make it to one of the other London events (Energy Institute conference on the 17th or All Parliamentary Party Group on Peak Oil on the 23rd).  Thanks for your interest!

Darn!  I can't get out of the office for that long on 17th (a couple of hours over lunch was pushing it) and I will be gone by the weekend. 

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Whoa, the LSE?  Very nice...  I'll be quite interested to hear if the folks across the pond seem to have the some grasp of the 3Es in a way we in the US do not.  Safe trip!

Viva -- Sager

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Have registered for the 23rd and look forward to seeing you.  Amazed to find out there was an all party forum regarding peak oil and gas, I guess there are people in government taking these things seriously.  The tipping point of awareness may not be so far away after all,  best of luck in your visit!  Smile

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Chris, I will see you at the HOC on the 23rd, have a safe trip.

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mesaboogieman,  they have had talks on peak oil in the HOC for ten years or more, MPs can't believe that growth is ever going to be unsustainable, but they are aware of peak oil (questions are asked about it in the House from time to time)  the Government won't mention it because they don't know how to cope with it. Maybe I'll see you in the HOC, I normally sit near the front of the room.

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I'm looking forward to seeing you in the UK Chris.

The LSE event is also open to the public if you pre-arrange with them

Contact Rahoul Masrani at:

Complexitygroup@lse.ac.uk

Paul

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Congratulations, Chris, and enjoy!

-pinecarr

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Any details of the Bristol visit next Monday (22nd) ?  I can't find anything on the council or Colston Hall websites.

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xeroid wrote:

mesaboogieman,  they have had talks on peak oil in the HOC for ten years or more, MPs can't believe that growth is ever going to be unsustainable, but they are aware of peak oil (questions are asked about it in the House from time to time)  the Government won't mention it because they don't know how to cope with it. Maybe I'll see you in the HOC, I normally sit near the front of the room.

A regular eh?   I hope we'll meet up and also meet with other people from this forum.  I may get some CM badges made up so we can all find each other (or would that be too crass?)

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Chris, this is fantastic - the work you do to wake people up.  But 11 talks in 10 days in 4 cities in 2 countries ...please don't burn out!!....take care of yourself!!

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Congratulations Dr. M and best of luck I hope you have fun with it!

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GreenEnergyInvestors

I am a member here, and also a writer, and founder of: GreenEnergyInvestors dotcom

GEI is a chatboard with over 2,500 members, and about 80-85% of them are in the UK.

I am happy to put the resources of GEI to work in helping get Dr. Martenson's message "out there" in the UK.

One of GEI's members has already started a thread about the talk in Scotland:

LINK: http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=9269

(I cannot attend myself, since I now live in Hong Kong, which has been less-responsive to the Green message so far)

And I was happy to see that Dr.Martenson would be speaking in London also.  I am hoping that some of GEI's members will be able to attend.  One of our members organises some excellent podcasts on FrisbysBullsAndBears dotcom, and I am hopeful that Dominic Frisby will have a chance to meet and interview Chris Martenson.

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eternal sunshine wrote:

I'm looking forward to seeing you in the UK Chris.
The LSE event is also open to the public if you pre-arrange with them
Contact Rahoul Masrani at:
Complexitygroup@lse.ac.uk
Paul

Paul--you are correct about this.  We had understood this to be private previously, but received confirmation that this event is in fact open to the public.  I have posted an announcement in events for further details.  There are still spots available, so please feel free to sign up.

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Stockwood Pete wrote:

Any details of the Bristol visit next Monday (22nd) ?  I can't find anything on the council or Colston Hall websites.

Hi Pete,  Unfortunately the Bristol meeting is a private event and not open to the public.  We hope you can join Chris at one of the London events.

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Good luck on your trip to the UK.

I'm one of your Luxembourg-based fans, but unfortunately I cannot subscribe to your Matenson Insider reports because Luxembourg is not on the list of countries from which payments can be made to you. Any way you guys can solve the problem?

Thanks in advance

Carolus Obscurus

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Carolus, I will e-mail you with information on how that can be done. Thanks for asking.

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