Keynote speaker: Chris Turner
Friday, March 25, 2011
Mayor Karen Farbridge and Liberal MP Frank Valieriote will open the Festival with brief words of welcome, and Transition Town founder Rob Hopkins will offer a pre-recorded greeting and welcome.
Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, will present the keynote address at the official opening of the Resilience Festival. For more information check out Transitions Guelph event page: http://www.transitionguelph.org/resilience2011/events.php#saturday8
Presented in partnership with Net Impact Guelph (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~ni/) as a part of No Impact Week (http://noimpactproject.org/experiment/)
Wayne Roberts, past manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council and author of The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food will talk about building healthy, resilient communties, with a particular focus on the role of of food security. A short Q and A with the speakers will follow.
Following the keynote addresses, local poets will share their spoken-word creations.
Rozhanski hall (ROZH) Room 101
Friday, March 25