Friday, Nov. 16 - Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan






























Apply to Speak / Submit a Proposal

The conference invites visionaries, activists, and leaders to gather at a meeting of equals, to share, engage, network and plan with one another.

Local Future seeks proposals for talks, workshops, and activities which feature one or more of the following:

  • Vision of a positive, compelling, realistic future

  • Visions of how to advance the movement towards cultural sustainability, resilience, and regeneration.

  • Vision of how things will unfold in the future in the areas of social change, culture change, politics, economics, energy and the environment.

  • Been educating in the areas of sustainable living in light of peak oil, climate change, economic instability, environmental degradation, etc.

  • Stories to tell of their actions including; challenges, successes, failures; lessons learned; case studies; planning and organization processes; etc.

  • Leadership skills, especially in the areas of individual change to social change and cultural change; permaculture, localism, transition to sustainability, etc.

  • Leadership skills in motivation, inspiration, organization, networking, community building, team building, open space technology, etc.

  • Communication skills including public speaking, writing, film and video, podcasting and radio, blogging, social media, etc.

Please submit proposals by MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012

Apply / Submit

You are invited to submit a proposal:

Submit Proposal for International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change: Vision, Action, Leadership


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