Speaking Engagements



Bringing the Ecovillage to the City
Basel Conscious Connection Network (CCN)
Oct 2016 Basel, Switzerland
Ecovillages and Evolution: A Story of Our Species
Green Phoenix Conference
Sept 2016; Schweibenalp Centre for Unity
Deep Patterns in Natural System Design
Workshop at LIFT Conference
Feb 2016; Geneva, Switzerland
Biomimicry Applied to Economics
Workshop for Gymnasium Münchenstein
Nov 2015; Basel, Switzerland
Too Big to Exist
Radio interview on It's Our Money with Ellen Brown
Oct 2015; recording linked here

"Bottom-up Economy" on behalf of the European Biomimicry Alliance (EBA)
South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Eco Conference, Biomimicry Track
Oct 2015; Austin, TX​; Audio available here ("Business as Nature" session)

Community Credit as a Long-term Self-funding Strategy for the Biomimicry Movement
Webinar of the Bio-credits Working Group of the Biomimicry Global Network (BGN)
July 2015; recording available here​

"Community Credit as a Long-term Funding Strategy for the Biomimicry Movement"
Presentation to the European Biomimicry Alliance
June 2015 EBA Meeting in Brussels, Belgium; by Skype

"How Would Nature Design a Financial System?"​
Radio Interview on It's Our Money with Ellen Brown
Nov 2014; begins about 10-mins in to the recording linked here

"Biomimicry and Financial Permanculture"​
Green Phoenix Congress
Oct 2014; Schweibenalp, Switzerland; video linked here

"What Is a Financial System Conducive to Life?"
Biomimicry Switzerland Community Event; with Jacques Chirazi
Dec 2013; Basel, Switzerland

"Engaging Global Finance Policy on Sustainability"
Public Banking Institute Conference
June 2013; San Rafael, California

“Engaging Global Finance Policy on Sustainability”    
​Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center​​
June 2013; Walnut Creek, California

“Sacred Economics: Book Review”
Basel Conscious Connection Network​
March 2013; Basel, Switzerland

"Unplugging the Patriarchy: Book Review"
Basel Conscious Connection Network
Nov. 2011; Basel, Switzerland

“Smart Climate Finance”
UNFCCC Conference, Official Side Event of BMZ and SECO
June 2011; Bonn, Germany

“Smart Climate Finance”
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)    ​
Feb. 2011; Frankfurt, Germany

Inspirational Plenary Keynote, and “Public Finance Mechanisms for Sustainable Energy”
KAIST International Conference for the Integration of Science and Technology into Society
July 2010; Daejeon, Korea

"Engaging the Global Finance Policy System on Sustainability"
UNEP Finance Initiative
July 2010; Geneva, Switzerland

​“Two Years Later: The Vision of the Alliance Revisited”    
UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance
Oct. 2009; Salzburg, Austria

​“The UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance”    
UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
June 2009; Paris, France

“The UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance”
Salzburg Global Seminar
July 2008; Salzburg, Austria

Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competitions
First Place Local and Regional Levels; Second Place Division Level
2008 Basel, Bern and Zurich, Switzerland

“The Vision of a Public Finance Alliance”    
UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics 
Oct. 2007; Paris, France

“Building a Clean Energy Public Finance Forum”
Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment IZT, FUNDETEC Conference
May 2007; Berlin, Germany

​“Building a Clean Energy Public Finance Forum” 
Local Renewables Freiburg, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
June 2006; Freiburg, Germany

“The Root of All Money: An LSE Dissertation Experience"
Bromsgrove Conference of Money Reformers
Nov. 2006; Bromsgrove, UK