Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.
Location: Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA | Authors: Amy Halloran
Grains writer Amy Halloran will lead Ben Roesch and Andrea Stanley through a conversation about Wormtown and Valley Malt's professional friendship, and the collaborations required to build regional grain economies.
This tasty morning will include cornmeal rye pancakes made with stout & malt. By noon you will know why these are classic New England foodstuffs, and have a hunger to read more about grains, flour and malt.
Tickets: $25 (Includes Pancakes with Wormtown Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, a Wormtown Cold Brew Coffee, and your very own copy of The New Bread Basket)
Breakfast and grains talk: 10:30 - 12:00
Book signing and pancake sampling: 12:00-2:00
Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Lyndon Virkler
Sunday, 1-2:30 PM
Lessons From the Vermont Fresh Network
This workshop is for farmers who wish to improve their sales to local restaurants, schools and institutions. As the Farm to Table movement has grown, the challenge for both producers and chefs has been how to connect and develop mutually beneficial relationships. We will review challenges, opportunities and available resources.
Lyndon Virkler: Dean of Faculty, NECI; co-author of Farm to Table, The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems.
Location: University of Dundee, United Kingdom | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing peoples wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earths support system. Petra Kuenkel will deliver two practice sessions at this conference.
At University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
The fourth Potsdam Summer School from 04th 13th September 2017 will address the central question: How can transdisciplinary knowledge production be integrated in inclusive governance processes towards the achievement of sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Petra Kuenkel will give a speech about challenges of SDG implementation on 5th Sept 2017 at 13:30 till 14:30 pm (CET).
At The Potsdam Summer School 2017 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus and the University of Potsdam.
Location: Swiss Hotel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Themed Step Up to the Next Level - Achieving Influence and Success through Effective Self-Leadership, Petra will be a keynote speaker at the second edition of this conference for strategies and practical solutions for enhancing leadership effectiveness for women.
The 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World. This theme acknowledges the multiple crises faced across the world and the uneven distribution of their impacts. Earth system governance must address the entire spectrum of environmental, social and political inequalities. Petra Kuenkel will held an innovative "Science meets Practice Session" with the topic "Strengthening multi-level governance capacities"
At Lund University in Lund, Sweden
Location: Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
The EBAN Summit Munich 2017 is one of Europes largest and most influential events for family offices, institutional investors, and business angels. This year it is held under the leadership of international Club of Rome members and the AQAL Group, a multi-family office. Petra Kuenkel will be a keynote speaker during the EBAN Summit.
At Bayerischer Hof Munich