Talks & Events

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Netherlands:  Ronald gave keynote speech at the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, “The Progress Trap,” Rotterdam, May 22, 2014

Toronto:  Ronald gave keynote speech “Homo Sapiens, Repeat Offender” at the Advocates’ Society 50th Anniversary Symposium, December 4, 2013

Vancouver:  Ronald gave the opening talk “Surviving Progress” in the Utopia/Dystopia lecture series at UBC’s Green College on Thursday September 26, 2013.

Brisbane, Australia:  Ronald was the international keynote at the biennial Coast to Coast Conference, September 17-20, 2012.

Victoria, B.C:  Ronald gave the Carol Shields Lecture at the Victoria Writers Festival, October 13, 2012.

Edmonton, Alberta:  Ronald spoke at the Parkland Fall Conference, November 23, 2012.

Winnipeg: Trudeau Foundation Annual Conference Keynote, “Human Nature & Human Rights”  Nov.18, 2010

Toronto: Open House Festival, “World@Large” with Ronald Wright, Chris Hedges, Joe Clark, and Irshad Manji  May 2, 2010

Portland OR, USA: Illahee Lecture Series, “A Short History of Power”  April 27, 2010

Toronto: Government of Ontario Policy and Delivery Conference,“Last Chance to Get the Future Right”  October 8, 2009

New Zealand: NZ Planning Conference, Rotorua, “Homo Sapiens, Repeat Offender”  May 7, 2009

Australia: National Academies Forum, “Darwin’s Ape and the Progress Trap” 5-city* speaking tour:

* Melbourne, State Library of Victoria  March 22, 2009

* Melbourne University, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research  March 23, 2009

* Darwin, Northern Territorial Library  March 24, 2009

* Canberra, National Library  March 26, 2009

* Hobart, State Library of Tasmania  March 30,2009

* Sydney, State Library of New South Wales  April 3, 2009

Lake Louise, Alta: Peters & Co Midwinter Conference, “What Is America?”  January 29, 2009

Victoria, BC: President’s Lecture, University of Victoria, “What Is America?”  January 21 2008

Vancouver: The Duthie Lecture, Vancouver International Writers Festival, “What Is America?”  October 26, 2008

Toronto: International Festival of Authors, “What Is America?”  October, 2008

Brisbane: Brisbane Writers Festival, “What Is America?”  September, 2008

Windsor CT, USA: Loomis Chaffee School Convocation Address, “A Short History of Progress”  December 4, 2007

Paris: Pompidou Centre, INRAP Lecture, “L’avenir du passé” Nov.23, 2006

Adelaide: Adelaide Writers’ Week, “A Short History of Progress” March, 2006

Rome: World Congress of History Producers, “The Traps of Progress” Dec.4, 2005

Edinburgh: Edinburgh International Book Festival, “A Short History of Progress” August, 2005

Canada: The CBC Massey Lectures, “A Short History of Progress” November 5-19, 2004 (Live: Ottawa, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Halifax, Toronto).  CBC Radio broadcast November 22-26, 2004

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