Over the past 30 years, I have given more than one invited talk per week in almost every U.S. state and eight other countries. For a complete list, click here. Honestly, I love public speaking, because it gives me an opportunity to explain difficult, arcane topics in simple, hopefully entertaining terms to people who care about their communities.
If you’re interested in having me speak, you can download my Speaking Terms here.
I’m happy to speak on almost any topic you’d like, in almost any format – including debates. Typically, I speak on my recent books or studies, which means I tend to speak about:
- How Localization Serves Economic Development
- Why Local Businesses Are Becoming More Competitive
- How To Undertake Local Economic Development
- Finance Localization
- Food Localization
- Energy Localization
If you’re interested in getting samples of my public speaking, feel free to look at the following items:
- October 2012 – Sydney, Australia – “Building Resilient Communities through Local Investment” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkAw4jv8hUY
- September 2012 – Brisbane, Australia – “Achieving Real Prosperity for Local Communities” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAVneYSNcBQ
- March 2012 – Boulder, Colorado – Talk at Local Bookstore on “Local Dollars, Local Sense” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRwnx9wLEAE
- November 2010 – Cleveland, Ohio – Talk on “The 25% Shift” at the Cleveland Club http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHpi7uidXvk
- July 2010 – Burlington, Vermont – TedX Talk on “Local Stock Markets As Economic Stimulus” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWM0o1rfWwE
- May 2008 – Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – “The Small Mart Revolution” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNYMU4V8nbs