Click to watch on YouTube
Alan AtKisson’s opening keynote at the Global Issues Network conference also served as the kick-off to the Pyramid 2012 campaign. It provides a mind-expanding definition of sustainability, an introduction to the Sustainability Compass, and an inspirational orientation to five levels of the Pyramid: what’s happening, why, what we can do it about it, how, and commitment to act. (This is also known as the “ISIS Method,” but Alan skips the words Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy in this speech.) Includes a couple of his trademark songs, of course …
Alan’s speech begins at about minute 26 … but the student speeches etc. that precede the speech are excellent. And be sure to notice the cool Pyramid t-shirt design!
Here is an interview with Alan AtKisson by Darcy Hitchcock, co-founder of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, reflecting on the differences between sustainability practice in Europe and the United States.
In March 2011, Alan AtKisson gave the opening keynote speech at the Resilience 2011 conference. Resilience 2011 gathered 800 scientists and resilience practitioners from around the world. Alan used the occasion to review, in a relatively empirical way, all the initiatives that AtKisson Group had worked with over the past 20 years, and evaluate which ones could be classified as successes, failures, or “don’t know yets”, according to their own aims and success criteria. And of course, he also got the whole audience singing …
launched the new edition of his classic book
How to be an optimist in a pessimist’s world
with a public lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE)
The lecture (about 60 mins, plus 30 mins of question-and-answer dialogue with the audience) is available in audio (podcast) and video. (Date: November 2010)
Click here to listen to view this lecture on the web.
Click here to access the podcast.
Click here for a 5-minute video interview by Reuters, on YouTube.
Soon we will begin posting podcasts, including installments in an audio version of Alan AtKisson reading The ISIS Agreement. Watch this space!
Alan AtKisson at Corporate Eco Forum
The opening panel for this high-level event in San Francisco, May 2009, covered topics ranging from the business economics of climate change to the role of China, Brazil, and Generation Z in driving sustainability change — click here to watch the YouTube video.
AtKisson Channel on YouTube
For a collection of classic AtKisson videos — including the famous “AtKisson Short Course,” a series of three-minute mini-lectures on sustainability topics recorded in Queensland, Australia in 2001 (including three AtKisson songs) — click here to see our YouTube site.
Watch a full AtKisson keynote on-line
For a video of Alan AtKisson addressing the 15th Anniversary Jubilee of the Sustainable Seattle initiative — which captured a classic keynote including live musical interactions with the audience — please click the link below (introductions first by Ron Sims, former King County Executive and now Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the US Government; and by Steve Nicholas, environmental director of the City of Seattle — keynote starts around minute 37):