2016 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT SCHEDULE

Peter can speak from six minutes to one hour on why the ocean matters and the ways in which the ocean holds the keys to humanity’s survival, based on the concepts contained in THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN. To request a review copy of the book or to schedule Peter for a speaking engagement, please email [email protected].

MARCH
5           PIELC Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR
23         University of Maine / Climate Change Institute

APRIL
8           Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, Maine, reading & signing
20         The Interview: one hour on WERU 4-5p
22         Earch Day: Official Release of "The Once and Future Ocean"

MAY
6           Presentation at St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
8           Presentation at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY
12         Waterfront Alliance Conference, New York City
16-19   Arctic Greenland Forum, Nuuk
23         Fisheries & Oceans Canada

JUNE
7           Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA
9-11     AESS Conference (Assoc. for Environmental Studies & Sciences)   
20         California Academy of Sciences, Monterey
23         Bangor, Maine Public Library, 6-7p
28         Castine, Maine Public Library 7-8p
29         MERI (Marine & Environmental Research Institute)
             Summer Lecture Series, Blue Hill, Maine 7p
30         Rockland, Maine Public Library, 6p

JULY
12         Camden, Maine Public Library, 7p
14         Sherman's Books/Jesup Library Book Signing, 7p
20         Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine 7-8:30p
 

AUGUST
Blocked out. No events scheduled.

SEPTEMBER
25          International Aquarium Congress, Vancouver Marine Science Centre
27-30    Under Western Skies Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

OCTOBER
3            Menado Session, Arctic Conference, Portland, Maine
4-6        Arctic Council Conference, Portland, Maine
7            Arctic Circle Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER
 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ABSTRACT

In an energetic and passionate presentation, Peter Neill, author of "The Once and Future Ocean", discusses why the ocean matters and the necessity for a new, sustainable paradigm away from unrestricted growth based on fossil fuel-driven consumption. Beginning with an analysis of the most pressing issues related to conditions on both land and sea, this talk provides a persuasive argument for how sustainability and careful use can establish a new paradigm for adaptation to a changing climate, and around which to build a new post-industrial, post-consumption based global community. This fundamental shift is directed toward the creation of a new "hydraulic society" wherein water in all its cycles and circles will determine how we live--from our buildings and cities, to adaptations to extreme weather and climate change, to the structures of governance by which we will succeed in an increasingly populated world. Come hear Peter Neill discuss new solutions, emerging recommendations for change, and specific ideas for preserving the health of the ocean. Learn more.

At 7.4 billion and counting, the world population is putting extraordinary demands on the planet’s resources: it is crucial that world leaders and its citizens look to the ocean and the water cycle as vital resources that must be protected. In his lecture, Neill argues that the threats facing us are real and the consequences devastating if we continue to use the same systems and business as usual. The ocean, he argues, is where we must go for fresh water, food, energy, health, protection from extreme weather and storm surge, political stability, community development and personal renaissance. He calls for a new ocean ethos—a new system of valuation, organizing concept, political structure, and social behaviors—and offers concrete examples of technologies and applications that already exist but have been suppressed by complacency and political subversion, financed by exhausted vested interests.
Peter can speak from six minutes to one hour on why the ocean matters and the ways in which it holds the keys to humanity’s survival, based on the concepts contained in THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN

Peter can speak from six minutes to one hour on why the ocean matters and the ways in which it holds the keys to humanity’s survival, based on the concepts contained in THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN. To request a review copy of the book or to book Peter for a speaking engagement, please email [email protected].