Keynote speakers

David Holmgren

HD-DavidDavid Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has developed three properties, consulted and supervised in urban and rural projects and presented lectures, workshops and courses at a wide variety of events and venues in Australia and around the world. His writings over those three decades span a diversity of subjects and issues but always illuminating another aspect of permaculture thinking… […more]

Stuart B. Hill

stuart_hillProfessor Stuart B. Hill was appointed Foundation Chair of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury Campus) in 1996. Prior to that he had been at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada since 1969, where he had coordinated McGill’s zoology major, and established, in 1974, Ecological Agriculture Projects, Canada’s leading resource centre for sustainable agriculture… […more]

Nicole Foss

NicoleFossNicole Foss is co-editor of The Automatic Earth, you may be familiar with her work under the name “Stoneleigh”. She has spent much time writing and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most important aspect of the current multi-faceted crisis.

Prior to the establishment of The Automatic Earth, she was previously editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. […more]