Past Speaking Dates 2008 – March 2015

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Mar 18 – 21

Boulder, CO
“Mindfulness, MOOCS & Money in Higher Education: Contemplative Possibilities and Promise” Conference, presented by Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education. David spoke on the theme of “Change the Story, Change the Future”. For more information click HERE.


Live stream and podcast

Saturday, Jan 23, 12:00 – 1:00pm (Pacific)
Interview with Gina Murphy-Darling (aka Mrs. Green) for Mrs. Green’s World radio program. Listen HERE.

Whidbey Island, WA
Jan 28 – 31

Winter Gathering (Invitational) – “Change the Story, Change the Future” is this year’s theme, and David presented the lead plenary session. 





Phoenix, Arizona
June 6 – 12
2015 Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) 
Conference at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 50 E. Adams St. 
David spoke during the 3:00 – 5:00pm opening session on Wednesday, June 10. More info

Portland, Oregon
June 24 – 28
Unitarian Universalist General Assembly 
at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
On Friday, June 26, from 3:00 – 6:00pm, David offered a “Sacred Life and Living Earth Story” and participated in discussion with members of the UU Ministry for the Earth. The theme for this GA was Building a New Way.  More info…



Seattle, WA
April 1-3
2015 Living Futures unConference
Sheraton Hotel – 1400 6th Avenue
Friday, April 3, from 2:30 – 3:30pm, David led a session, “Change the Story, Change the Future“. For more information click HERE

Radio and online
Wednesday, April 8
9:30 – 10:30am (PDT): Interview with Dr. Gary Null on The Progressive Radio Network. Listen HERE

Radio and online
Thursday, April 16
4:00 – 5:00pm (PDT): Interview with Deborah Hobson, host of A Chautauqua for KOPN 89.5FM in Columbia, MO. Listen HERE

Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) 
7:00 – 8:30pm: Earth Day at Seattle University, “From Serving Money to Serving Life: A Sacred Story for Our Time”, with David Korten. Pigott Auditorium on the Seattle U Campus.
Hosted by The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Albers School of Business and Economics, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Earth Ministry, Faith Action Network, Mission Ministry, School of Theology and Ministry, YES! Magazine, Fix Democracy First!…and more! See VIDEO

MaestroConference Call 
Tuesday, April 28
6:00 – 7:30am (PDT): Charter for Compassion Global Conference Call 

David will talk about the themes of his new book, Change the Story, Change the Future, and in particular, how our shared stories shape our future as a species and the power this gives us to choose our common future with conscious collective intent. More info… 


Wednesday, March 25

5:00 – 6:30pm: Session 11 of the Peace Ambassador Training series. David led the discussion on “Change the Story, Change the Future”. 



San Francisco and Oakland, California
Sunday, Feb 8

9:30 – 10:30am The Forum – David in conversation on the themes of his new book with Matthew Fox at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco. 

6:30 – 9:30pm: David will discuss “Economics for Everyone” at the Cosmic Mass, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. 



Pasadena, California
Sunday, Jan 25

Launch of David’s new bookChange the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth – two events at All Saints Episcopal Church

10:15 – 11:00am: The Rector’s Forum, with David in conversation with Rev. Ed Bacon. Watch the video HERE

5:00 – 7:00pm: Official launch and public presentation. 




Dec 8, 11:30am – 1:00pm (Pacific Time): “Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy”, a conversation with David Korten and Otto Scharmer, hosted by Charles Holmes. Join us for this interactive virtual conversation to explore how our stories shape our economic life and how we must change the current narrative to ensure a viable human future. The audio recording of this call is now available HERE.   


Nov 27:
 “Change the Story, Change the Future”, a video interview with Rev. Michael Dowd for his “The Future is Calling Us to Greatness” series. Sign up HERE. (All sessions in this Symposium will steam for free Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2015, and will be available to download for a small fee after Jan 25.) 


Oct 1, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Pacific): Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns hosted the first webinar in a four-part series, “Building a Faithful Response to Corporate Power”. David participated in discussion with law Professor Bill Quigley from Loyola University on “A Paradigm Shift in the Understanding of Corporations”.  For more information, click HERE…

San Francisco
Oct 6 – 92014 Praxis Peace Institute Conference – “The Economics of Sustainability: Emerging Models for a Healthy Planet“. David’s presentation, “Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth”, is at 8:00pm on Oct 7. For more details click HERE…

Oct 25: United Nations Association-Seattle Celebrates UN Day – David was the keynote speaker.    


Seattle, WA
Aug 7 – 9:
 Annual Sustainability Conference at Seattle University – “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” hosted by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.


On May 27, 12:00pm: David, Bob Massie from the New Economy Coalition, and Sarah van Gelder from YES! Magazine were in conversation about “Building an Economy That Works”.


Via web
April 22 – Earth Day: 2014 Spring of Sustainability hosted by the Sustainable World Coalition. David joined Duane Elgin at 8:00am (Pacific) for the kick-off of this full day of inspiring talks and conversations.  See full program HERE

Via web
April 28 – June 27:
 2014 Spring of Sustainability nine-week “Sustainability Action Program, each week focused on an important, timely topic featuring green pioneers, innovators, activists, scientists, indigenous wisdom-keepers, business leaders, musicians and more! See the full program HEREincluding: 

On April 28, 12:00pm: Join David and Bill Twist from the Pachamama Alliance in a conversation about “Changing the Dream”. 


Columbia, MO (via radio/web)
Jan 14:
 Interview with Mark Haim on “Evening Edition” at KOPN 89.5FM. Listen HERE

Round Mountain, CA (via radio/web)
Jan 26:
 Interview with Doug Bennett on “Unspun: An Experiment in Truth-Telling” at KKRN 88.5FM. Listen HERE



Oakland, CA
Nov 15-16Sophia Center for Culture and Spirituality Master’s Program weekend intensive. David spoke on Friday, Nov 15, at a public event in Valley Center at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Boulevard. “A Sacred Story and a New Economic Paradigm.” More details HERE.



New York, NY
June 16:
David spoke briefly at the morning service at The Riverside Church, featuring Rev. Steve Phelps’ sermon, “One For All.” He co-led an interactive afternoon session with Rev. Phelps on “Our Sacred Earth Community Narrative” to explore a unifying story and engage in conversation about how it might influence our work in the world.

June 23, 2:00 – 4:00pm EDTSacred Earth Community: A Spiritual Narrative (live and webcast). Trinity Wall Street Church hosted a conversation with prominent religious, spiritual, and social leaders, authors, and activists to explore a unifying sacred Earth spiritual narrative. David Korten, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Acharya Judith Lief, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, and The Rev. Richard Cizik explored the impact of our sacred stories on our ability to live in relationship with one another and Nature. Event was livestreamed; watch it, from the archives, HERE.


Seattle, WA
May 15 – 17
: A Sacred Story for Our Time. David will lead a workshop at the Living Future UnConference, 10:30am – 12:30pm on May 15, exploring why humans now use our best minds and most advanced technologies to accelerate the extraction and release of sequestered carbons and toxins into Earth’s atmosphere, waters, and soils in a foolhardy effort to dominate, suppress, and control the natural processes that maintain the conditions essential to our existence.



Vancouver, BC
Thursday, Apr 4
: At David will deliver the opening keynote for the student-organized and led New Economy Summit at University of British Columbia (part of the New Economics Institute‘s Campus Network Program). For David’s talk and other conference videos click HERE. The text of David’s talk is also available HERE.

Seattle, WA
Sunday, Apr 21:
“Sacred Earth Day.” David will lead the Adult Education Forum (10:00am) on “Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time” and partner with Rev. Brigitta Remole on the sermons in both services (8:30am and 11:00am). See Plymouth news, Facebook, or call (206) 622-4865 for more information. 




Beverly Hills, CA
Saturday, Feb 2: Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment (GATE) 3 Story Conference (9:00am – 5:00pm) and Celebration (6:30 – 11:00pm). David will speak at 4:00pm and 7:20pm, among a long list of presenters and performers, e.g., Eckhart Tolle, Jim Carrey, Thom Hartmann, Duane Elgin, Rep. Tim Ryan, Paul Hawken, Chris Jordan, Michael Beckwith, many more. YES! Magazine is a Media Partner. More information and tickets

Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 23
: Clean Greens Farm and Market – GREAN House Dedication. Details pending.


Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Jan 31: 7:30 – 9:30pm, An Evening with David Korten at All Saints Church (Learning Center, 2nd Floor). Presentation and conversation about “Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time.” More infomation…




Seattle, WA
June 6:
YES! Magazine’s 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power with Alice Walker and Frances Moore Lappé, and emcee Puanani Burgess, at Seattle Town Hall, 7 p.m.. A reception followed with live music from Makana, local drinks, and delicious desserts.


via internet
May 2: Shift Network – Peace Ambassador Training: “Becoming an Instrument of Peace in Your Life and Our World.” For more info…

BALLEGrand Rapids, MI
May 15-18: 10th Annual Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Conference
. David will join Gar Alperovitz and John Fullerton in an interactive session on “Redefining Prosperity for a New Era.” For additional programing details, visit

Jackson, WY
May 21-23:
Yellowstone Business Partnership Annual Conference: Growing Jobs for Greater Yellowstone, at Jackson Lake Lodge; keynote presentation, “A Framework for Local Living Economies,” on May 22.  To register and for more info…

Brattleboro, VT (via Skype)
May 30 – June 1:
Slow Living Summit: Cross-sector intelligence, ideas and action for sustainable living. David will take part on
May 31 in a session on Justice/Wealth, with Chuck Collins, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, and Steve Chase, via Skype. More info…



Olympia, WA
Apr 14: The Great Unleashing
, hosted by the Alliance for Community Transition, Transition Olympia, and several partners, at South Puget Sound Community College. Details pending; for more info, visit the website or contact

via internet
Apr 16:
Spring of Sustainability; 5:30pm (PDT) half-hour interactive tele-interview on the Green Business track of this three-month series of FREE events. For more info and to register…


Seattle, WA
Mar 8 – 10: Guiding Lights Weekend:
A powerful interactive conference on creative citizenship, at Seattle Center. On Mar 9, David will lead a workshop on a systems approach to change. Details pending. For more info and to register, visit here…

Kingston, WA
Mar 24: Kitsap 99% Spring Gathering
. 10am – 6pm, at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Center; David will speak at 10:30am. Also, Sarah van Gelder (YES! Magazine) and Bill Moyer (Backbone Campaign), lively discussions & presentations, fun activities for kids, opportunities to get involved, food, music, & art and a “General Assembly.” Sponsored by North Kitsap 99% and Occupy Bremerton, plus many co-sponsors.  More info…

Everett, WA
Mar 31:
SnoCo Together – Building Our Future; David will speak at 12:15pm. Evergreen Middle School. More info…



Bridgeport, CT (via radio/web)
Feb 6:
Interview with Scott Harris for the Between the Lines program on WPKN, 89.5FM. See Broadcast Schedule to listen live; for podcast archives, check here

Portland, OR (via radio/web)
Feb 17:
Interview with Ani Haines and Lyn Moelich on “Positively Revolting” for community radio KBOO (90.7FM). Check archives for later listening.


Olympia, WA
Feb 17-19:
First national Occupy Solidarity Social Forum hosted by Occupy Olympia and the Alliance for Global Justice. David will speak, following long-time Seattle activist, Dorli Rainey, on Feb 18, 7pm at Temple Beth Hatfiloh. More info…

Portland, OR (via web)
Feb 23:
International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) workshop: Business Partners for Resilient Communities; details pending. More info…




Santa Clara (via internet)
Dec 3:
David will participate in two plenary panel discussions for Engaging the Other conference (Santa Clara University) – morning: “Exploring Grassroots Commonalities and Empowerment: Occupy WS, Tea Party, Coffee Party, and Arab Spring” with Steve Olweean (Common Bond Institute), Debilyn Molineax (Coffee Party), Mohamed Amara (Arab Spring), and Scott Shock (Tea Party). Evening: “Conscious Choices: Defining Each Other As Opponents Or A More Inclusive Us.” See conference program HERE…


Seattle Area
Nov 5: Snoqualimie Valley New Livelihoods Job Fair; keynote speaker.

New York City (via internet)
Nov 9:
Interview with Harrison Schultz for Occupy Wall Street’s Federal Reserve Awareness Day. (Inaugural one-hour “crowdcast”)

Nov 30: To mark the 12th anniversary of WTO protests in Seattle, special sneak preview of Christopher Timm’s film, Today We Have the Power. David will participate in a panel discussion with Janet Thomas, (author of “Battle in Seattle”), Rev. John-Otto [Joshua] Liljenstolpe (Rauschenbusch Center).  Info: Today We Have the Power.


Eugene, OR
Oct 5-6:
Public address for the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, 7pm on Oct 5 at the Knight Law Center. (Additional meetings with law students, faculty and the Humanities Center.) The Center’s 2011-2013 Theme of Inquiry: “From Wall Street to Main Street: Capitalism and the Common Good.” Recorded for Alternative Radio. See also interview with UO Today tv program.

Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27: Public presentation for the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship Community Forum (Newbury Park); 7pm. More info – (Video will be posted soon.)

Oct 28: Pending: Interview with Thom Hartmann’s “Conversations with Great Minds” tv program. To watch two-part video, visit HERE.

Oct 29-30:  Los Angeles Green Fest; main stage presentation at 3pm, Oct 29 – “Follow the Money.”


Sept 4:
Interview with Ian Masters on “Background Briefing,” broadcase live on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles/98.7FM in Santa Barbara. Available for later listening in Program Archives.

Woodside, CA
Sept 8 – 11:  Berrett-Koehler Authors’ Retreat, “movement building” track. Details pending.

Sept 15:
PeaceWeek 2011, a free virtual global telesummit for building a culture of peace, produced by the Shift Network. David will speak on “A Peace Economy,” 3:00 – 3:30pm (PT). More info…

Sept 16
: Interview with Craig Barnes, KSFR (Santa Fe), for future broadcast of “Our Times.” Details pending.

Sept 17: 
“Shapeshifting Strategies for Postive Change,” an Evolver Intensive hosted by David’s friend, John Perkins, 11am – 12pm (PT). David and John will discuss why the teachings of indigenous elders are relevant to today’s calls for social change, how interest in ancient shamanic wisdom is manifesting in the movement for a new economy, and what tribal cultures have to teach us about the importance of community and the commons. More info: Evolver Intensives. (More about shapeshifting…)

Seattle, WA
Sept 24: Madison Market/Central Co-op Annual Meeting and Celebration, 12 – 4pm; a gathering of owners, trustees, and workers. David will deliver the keynote – Cooperatives: Leading Edge of the New Economy. Info: For transcript of David’s talk, visit Madison Market.

Sequim, WA
Sept 27
: “The American Awakening: A Community Call to Action!” A regional, collaborative MoveOn event, sponsored by MoveOn Councils of Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties, and Whidbey Island. 6 – 8:30pm at the Sequim High School Auditorium. More info…  (See flyer.) See video of keynote talks HERE…


Washington (State)
Aug 1
: Guest participant, Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) Faculty Retreat

(via Skype)
New York
Aug 4-7:
Green Party US Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the New York Green Fest at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. David Korten (via Skype) on “Agenda for a Local Economy,” plus Tina Clarke and David Doonan on the Transition Town Movement; Moderator: Tim Bancroft. Details: New York Green Fest.

Aug 11: Interview with Deb Hobson for Chautauqua on KOPN (Columbia, MO). 6:00pm (CT). Info: KOPN

Mount Vernon, WA
Aug 31
: 9th Annual Interfaith Leadership Summit, at Camp Brotherhood. “Our Faith Compels Us: To Create a Free and Fair Economy with Opportunity for All.” David will be part of a panel discussion with Rabbi Daniel Weiner, Michelle St. Pierre, and Scott Shock. Information and to register: Cascadia Center/Camp Brotherhood or John Hale, (425)865-0659 or


How To Liberate American From Wall Street Rule

Jul 19: Release of “How to Liberate American From Wall Street Rule,” report from the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup).


Jul 19
: Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar for Uprising on KPFK (LA); listen HERE.

Jul 21
: Interview with Mitch Jeserich, host of the Letters & Politics show on KPFA (Berkeley). Listen HERE (about 40 minutes in).

Jul 25: Interview with Marc Steiner on the Marc Steiner Show, “Provocative Talk, Intelligent Discussion,” WEAA (DC). Listen HERE.



Seattle, WA
Jun 1: YES! Magazine 15th Anniversary Celebration
– a big public affair! 7pm at Seattle’s Town Hall! Join David and Fran Korten, the entire YES! staff, interns, volunteers, subscribers and friends – and three special YES! heroes – Van Jones, Bill McKibben, and Vandana Shiva! For tickets:  See you there!             

Bellingham, WA
Jun 15-17:
Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE) Annual Conference – “Place Matters.”
Connect, share and learn from 700 pioneering business owners and investors, elected officials, philanthropists, economic development professionals and BALLE network leaders as we spotlight the most innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to growing healthy, resilient local economies. Info and to register:              

East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University)
Jun 26-29Ecological Economics biennial conference – Building a Green Economy; David is keynote speaker on Monday, June 27, at 8:30am; Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. (Early registration ends May 15.) Information:



Bainbridge Island, WA
ay 3:Resistance and Resilience,” featuring Chuck Collins with David’s introductory remarks. 7-9pm at The Island School (Webster Hall), 8553 NE Day Road. Info:

Seattle, WA
May 4:
Solidarity in Hard Times,” featuring Chuck Collins with David’s introductory remarks. 6-9pm (program begins at 7pm) at Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue. Info and RSVP:

Hood River, OR (via internet)
May 13:
The Gorge Local Economies Summit, hosted by the Gorge Owned Business Network (a BALLE member); David will make brief welcoming comments via Skype. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center, 501 NE Washington St., White Salmon. To register: Gorge Local Economies Summit Tickets.

Seattle, WA
May 14:
Seattle Archdiocese JustFaith semi-annual gathering; details pending.

Seattle, WA
May 21:
Seattle Green Fest, 12:00pm on Main Stage – “Follow the Money.” Info –


Seattle, WA
Apr 21:
Abe Keller Peace Education Fund Annual Meeting (open to public), 7:00 – 9:00pm; keynote presentation – “Beyond Empire: Peace and Sustainability.” University Friends Meeting, 4001 9th Avenue Northeast. Info:


Mar 7: 
Interview with Mitchell Rabin for A Better World Media; broadcast live in NYC at 6pm (EST) and available for later listening on-line

Mar 14
: Interview with Scott Harris for WPKN’s Between the Lines program, 9pm (EST);

(via internet)
Mar 30
: Webinar for International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP); 10:00 – 11:00am (PST); details at ISSP website.



Seattle, WA
Jan 11: 
Launch of “Economics of Happiness Seattle,” with the International Society of Ecology and Culture (ISEC).  6:30pm at Seattle Town Hall. David will participate in the panel discussion after the screening. More info – 

(via internet)
Jan 24:
  Healthy Money Summit, 2pm (PST); David talks with Vicki Robin about “Healthy Economic Models.” Details: The Shift Network



Seattle, Washington
Dec 21: 
Interview with Steve Scher for Week Day on KUOW (94.9fm in Seattle), 9-10am (PST). More information –


Nov 4:  Radio interview with Deb Hobson for “A Chautauqua” program on KOPN community radio in Columbia, MO in San Francisco. 6-7pm (Central) Listen live or on-line at

Seattle, Wa
Nov 13:
Keynote presentation for the Pacific Northwest Regional Green Gathering, 1-3pm at Calvary Lutheran Church (Ballard Neighborhood); for further details, go to Green Party of Washington.

Bainbridge Island, WA
Nov 18: 
Public viewing of “Fixing the Future,” David Brancaccio’s latest documentary for PBS primetime, at IslandWood, featuring David and Fran Korten and sponsored by YES! Magazine, Sustainable Bainbridge, the local BALLE network, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association. (Program will be fed to PBS affiliates on Nov 18; check local stations for broadcast time in your area.) Info:

Vancouver, BC (via Skype)
Nov 29:
Working session with Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Details pending.


Seattle, Washington
Oct 12: 
Featured speaker for Cascadia Green Building Council Transformational Lecture Series; for more information, visit

Portland, Oregon
Oct 14: 
Featured speaker for Cascadia Green Building Council Transformational Lecture Series; for more information, visit 

New York City, NY
Oct 26-27:
  Aspen Institute; featured co-speaker for Aspen in New York event; visit for details.   

London, Ontario, Canada
Oct 28:
Public presentation for “Beyond Tinkering:  Growing an Inclusive Economy” series, hosted by Sisters of St. Joseph, Brescia University, et al; visit for details or contact

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 29:
Keynote presentation, “The Great Turning,” for an event at the Bronson Centre Theatre, organized by a collaborative, including Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, Polaris Institute, Citizens for Public Justice, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Council of Canadians.  Visit for details or contact Anne Taylor, gsic –


Sept 13:  Radio interview with Rose Aguilar for “Your Call” program on KALW 91.7 in San Francisco. 11am – 12pm (PDT)  (Support KALW during this pledge drive!).  Listen live or on-line at

Sept 15: Radio interview with Joseph Cooper for “Topical Currents” program on WLRN 91.3 in Miami/South Florida. 1-2pm (EDT).

Washington, DC
Sept 22:
  The Marc Steiner Show (WEAA 88.9) broadcasting from Busboys & Poets; details pending.

Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia
Sept 29-30: 
Featured spearker for Cascadia Green Building Council Transformational Lecture Series; details pending. Information:


Cleveland, OH
July 28-30:  Conference of the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) – Crossroads: Choosing Cooperation; participant and keynote speaker.  Information:

Seattle, WA
June 5: 
Seattle Green Fest; Main Stage 3pm – David’s speaks on “A New Game – A New Economy.”

Washington, DC
June 11-14:
  Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference; David’s presentation is Saturday morning at 9:15am, followed by a workshop with the New Economy Working Group. David will also convene a “mini” plenary session at 3:30pm on Economic Transformation of American Society:  New Directions.  Information:

June 13:  Busboys and Poets – 5th & K location; from 5:00 – 7:00pm David will speak about and sign pre-publication copies of the Second Edition of “Agenda for a New Economy.”  Information:  Busboys and Poets.

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
June 20
:  Canadian Social Forum, hosted by University of Windsor/Workers’ Action Centre; details pending.  Information:  Canadian Social Forum or

Detroit, MI
June 22-26:  US Social Forum; David will participate in workshops on “Economic Relocalization: Global and Local Strategies” and “Spirituality and Economic Transformation” on June 24.  Information:


Charleston, SC
May 21 – 23: 
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Annual Conference – “Lighting the Way to a New Economy.”  Information:


Apr 2:  Interview – Living Well Show for PRX, with Dr. Hamaan Eagle; for later broadcast.  

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Apr 7-8: Public Interest Alberta
– Public forum and 4th Annual Advocacy Conference; featured speaker.  Information: 

Stevenson, WA
Apr 29 – May 1: 
Social Venture Network Spring Conference; participant and speaker; details pending.  Information:


Waukesha, WI
Feb 6:  Forum on the Economy:  “The Human Face of the Economy,” 9:00am (CST) at Carroll University, hosted by Plowshare Peace Center and others.  David will make opening presentation and participate in Q&A with panelists via internet.  Information:  Kate Jolin at

Via Internet
Feb 22: 
Conscious Money Series, a teleclass with Vicki Robin – 5:15pm (PST).  Information:  (360) 221-2251


The Netherlands
Jan 21:  Keynote presentation at the Tilburg Conference, organized/hosted by the Dutch Alliance for a Fair & Green Deal.
Interviews with Wereiddelen and De Pers. Information:

Jan 25:  Presentations at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and at Lux Nijmegen with CIDIN of Radboud University. Information:

Jan 26:  Presentation for Club of Rome – EU Chapter and European Support Centre, Peccei Lecture Series at Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.

Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 28: Keynote presentation – “Scrap Wall Street?” organized by Cogito, Arena Group, ABF, and Climate Action

Jan 29:  Keynote presentation for “Acting Towards a One Planet Future” Conference hosted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).  Information:  Marie Milling, 08-624 74 00





Seattle, Washington
Nov 30: Screening of “Today We Have the Power:  Spirituality and the Seattle WTO Protests,” a documentary by Christopher Timm.  David is featured in the film and will participate in Q&A session following the film. 6:00pm at University of Washington, Johnson Hall Room 120.  (On-line film release – Dec 1)  Information:

Nov 28:  People’s Summit, New Economy Workshop:  “Framing the New Economy: Advancing the Local Living Economy Movement.” 11:30am – 1:00pm at Seattle University, Pigott Hall.  What is the New Economy…and why now?  Local living economies are designed to reinvent, revision, and build upon what really matters in our communities – vibrant neighborhoods, healthy ecosystems, and prosperous loca, independent businesses.  Workshop will explore on-the-ground strategies that protect the commons and create economic and community well-being.  

Nov 28:   People’s Summit, Opening Plenary:  “The Climate is Changing:  It’s Time for Solutions!”  9:30 – 11:15am at Seattle University, Campion Ballroom.  Panel, moderated by YES! Magazine Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder, includes Bob Hasegawa, Rebecca Adamson, and Dena Hoff.   The People’s Summit marks the anniversary of the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and teach-in, the next WTO Ministerial session in Geneva, and the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. 

Honolulu, Hawai’i
Nov 22: 
(via Skype) “Agenda for a New Economy” discussion with Church of the Crossroads, as part of four-part book study.  Information: 

Portland, Oregon
Nov 5-6: 
International Conference on Business and Sustainability, hosted by the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability at Portland State University.  David and Mark Anielski will be featured in the launch of the “Conversations that Matter” series – Well-Being and the Economy, moderated by State Economist for the State of Oregon, Tom Potiowsky.  (Video tape of event will be available at a later date.)     


New York City, NY
Oct 29-31:  Participant in International Policy Seminar on the interlocked financial, climate and care crisis, and launch of the Society for International Development’s journal issue of Development – “Beyond Economics.”   

San Francisco, California
Oct 20:  Presentation at San Francisco State University, with students and faculty; 7:30pm in Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Union.  Sponsored by Holistic Health Learning Center and Orange Band.  Information: Kenn Burrows, or 415-338-1897. 

Sonoma, California
Oct 18-22: Praxis Peace Institute Conference – The Economics of Peace:  Transforming Money, Rebuilding Community and Redefining Wealth.  Korten will speak at 8:00pm on Monday, Oct 19 – “Agenda for a New Economy,” and participate in lunch group conversation on Tuesday, Oct 20.  Information:

Ukiah, California
Oct 18: Interview with New Dimensions Radio for later broadcast (~Dec ’09).  Information:  707.468.5215

Berkeley, California
Oct 17:  Presentation for Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists – “End of Empire,  A New Economy, and Spiritual Awakening.”  7-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm).  1924 Cedar Street, at Bonita Avenue.  Advance registration at Brown Paper Tickets; donation of $25 includes copy of Agenda for a New Economy; $5 -$20 suggested donation for walk-ins.  More information: or 510-841-4824.

Oct 15:  Interview (via phone) with Kris Welch for the Living Room at KFPA, 94.1FM in Berkeley.  Topic:  “The Dow Jones and unemployment, both upupup; a new economy.”  Information:

Des Moines, Iowa
Oct 14: 
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) of Des Moines will host David for a presentation and discussion via the internet as a culmination of community book study discussion on Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

 Portland, Oregon
Oct 3: 
Econvergence: Northwest Regional Gathering on the Economic and Environmental Crisis.  11:00am Plenary presentation –
“Creating a New Economy in which People and Nature Matter.”  Information:


Oakland, California
Jul 18: Sophia Center Summer Institute at Holy Names University; 9:30am plenary presentation; other speakers for the Institute (July 16-19) include Joan Chittister, James O’Dea, Brian Swimme, Belvie Rooks, Jim Conlon, and others.  Contact:  Sophia Center, 800-794-8813.


Bainbridge Island, Washington
June 2: Eagle Harbor Congregational Church and Cedars Unitarian Universalist Congregation host David for a public presentation of “Spiritual Awakening, The New Economy, and the End of Empire,” to celebrate EHCC’s newly remodeled sanctuary and Cedars’ 50th Anniversary.  7pm at Eagle Harbor Church, 105 Winslow Way West.  Information:  (206) 842-4657. 

June 4:  Interview with Alan Hutner for Transition Radio Magazine in Santa Fe, which airs 8-11am on Sunday mornings on KBAC FM 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe; or listen on-line.  

June 4:  Interview with Duncan Campbell for Living Dialogues; check local listings for air times.  Check back for on-line archive. 

Cincinnati, Ohio
June 12-14: EarthSpirit Rising Conference, presented by Imago and co-sponsored by Kalliopeia, YES! Magazine, WorldWatch Institute, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and netcrafters.  Korten participates in a pre-conference book discussion on “Agenda for a New Economy,” delivers a feature presentation, and participates in an Earth Community Dialogue.

Indianapolis, Indiana
June 19:  Earth Charter National Momentum Conference at Butler University; Korten’s presentation is “The Earth Charter, A New Economy, and the Rise of Earth Community.”  The conference will demonstrate how Earth Charter principles create an ethical framework for sustainability; give participants information and skills to work for sustainability in their communities while remaining part of the global effort.  Conference is intended for people of all ages and experience who share an affinity for the Earth Charter by virtue of their work for environmental protection, non-violence, economic and social justice, and government that is accessible and participatory. Information: See Conference flyer or visit  


Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25: Sam Weller’s Zion Book Store hosts Korten for an author’s event; 7pm (MDT), at 254 South Main Street.  Information:  (801) 328-2586 or

Jun 26:  Interview with KRCL FM for RadioActive Public Affairs Program.  Airs 6-7pm (MDT) on 90.0FM in Salt Lake City; listen on-line or later from archive.

Jun 27-28: Annual Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (UUGA); Kortan participates in two workshops on June 27.  See Schedule at  


May 11:  Interview with KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR, 8-9am (PDT), More Talk Radio program with Cecil Prescod and Celeste.  Tune in to 90.7FM in Portland or 100.7 in Corvallis. Audio is posted at

May 12:  Interview with Terrence McNally with KPFK FM, Pacific Radio in Los Angeles at 12pm (PDT); tune in to 90.7FM Los Angeles or 98.7FM Santa Barbara.

May 12:  Vision Holders Call, from 7-8pm (CDT) with Patricia Neal for Heartland Circle Join in this “hour of  generative and renewing conversation with some of the world’s foremost thought leaders. Each call is FREE; details on how to dial into the conversation are emailed to you when you register. Information:

Bainbridge Island, Washington
May 19: Field’s End (A Writers’ Workshop); Korten speaks on “How Can A Writer Change the World?” 7-8:30pm, Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue N.  Free. Contact:  See Tamara Sellman’s post-event blog – “Korten identifies a trinity that writers can use to change the world.”

Boulder, Colorado
May 20: Boulder Book Store, author’s event at 7:30pm, 1007 Pearl Street. 

Denver, Colorado
May 21:  A Conversation with Community Leaders:  “What Does A Healthy Economy Look Like, and How Do We Get There From Here?” Moderated by Maeve Conran of KGNU; recorded for later broadcast and video taped by Free Speech TV.  10:30am – 12:30pm at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Prky.   Information:  Evi Klett at

May 21:  Interview with Deborah Hobson for A Chautauqua at 5pm (MDT) during pledge drive on KOPN 89.5FM in Columbia, MOWatch for post on audio archive

May 21-23: 7th Annual BALLE Conference; Korten participates a special session, “BALLE 101,” with Judy Wicks and Michael Shuman, and in a plenary panel, “Public Policy for Living Economies,” with MIchael Shuman and Elliot Hoffman.

Portland, Oregon
May 29:  Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Portland hosts Korten’s presentation for a breakfast meeting of business leaders (open to the public) from 8-10am (PDT) at CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand.  $15 for members/$20 for non-members.  Information: See flyer or contact Robyn Shanti at 503-232-2943 or

May 29:  Live interview with Thom Hartman, 11am (PDT); for local stations carrying Thom’s program or to listen on-line, visit

May 29:  Live interview with Jim Lockhart on “A Growing Concern,” a program of Portland Community Media TV.  Live from 7-8pm and re-broadcast on Thursday, June 4 at 7pm on Portland ITN Channel 22.   

May 30:  Conversation at the Talking Drum Bookstore, 446 NE Killingsworth:  “The New Economy” in the African-American Community.   Information:  (503) 288-4106.

May 30:  Real Wealth of Portland, Sustainable Business Network, and KBOO FM host Korten and “Agenda for a New Economy” for a public presentation at 7pm, First Baptist Church at SW 12th and Taylor; community celebration of Real Wealth commences at 5pm.  $5 – $20 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.  Information:  See flyer or visit   (Program was taped by Portland Community Media and will be available on Public Access.)



Rowe, Massachusetts
Apr 1-3: UUJEC Retreat; participant
Apr 3-4: Rowe Camp New Economy Conference/Seminar:  Why Wall Street Can’t Be Fixed and How to Replace It.  Korten will be a featured speaker, along with Chuch Collins, Bob Pollin, Nancy Folbre and Ward Morehouse.  For details and to register, go to, call (413) 339-4954  or e-mail  

Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 5:  Jamaica Plain Forum hosted by First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist – public presentation at 7:00pm.  Location: 3 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.  Information:, or 617-541-0500 x302.


Apr 8:  “First Tuesday @ Downtown” event at YWCA, and meeting with leaders of Community Links, YWCA and One-Peace-At-A-Time.  Contact: Puanani Burgess,

Apr 9: Conference with Dr. Tusi Avegalio and indigenous leaders. Contact:

Apr 14:  Radio Interview with Steve Curwood on “Living on Earth” for Public Radio.  Check schedule for air time and audio play.  

Henderson, North Carolina
Apr 17-19: 28th Annual Leadership Conference of the Bennett J. Sims Institute for Servant Leadership; “Sacred Activism;” see for details.  Contact: or (828) 692-1694.

Apr 21:  Alternative Radio and David Barsamian air Korten’s presentation “Money or Life?”  Airs in Seattle on KUOW – 94.9FM at 8:00pm.

Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 24-25: Annual Meeting of the Partnership for Global Justice at River’s Edge; “Beyond Poverty: From Greed to Green, Creating a Sustainable Future for the Planet.”  On April 24, David will be honored with the Annual Justice Award.  Contact: Lucianne Siers,

Apr 29:  Interview with Julian Brookes for on-line feature at Progressive Book Club.

Apr 30:  Interview with Tom Peeters, for De Tijd, the Belgium business journal.



Seattle, Washington
Mar 5:  Radio Interview on WNYC – 93.9FM/AM820 in New York City, with John Hockenberry on “The Takeaway.”  

Mar 7: Veterans for Peace Regional Conference; 7:00pm keynote presentation.  Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. South, Kirkland.  Information: or (425) 430-0789, 

Mar 11:  Radio Interview on KGNU – 88.5FM in Boulder, 1390AM in Denver.  7:45am MST; listen live online, via podcast or archive at  

Mar 12:  Radio Interview for Unity FM On-Line Radio, “Good Business Program,” with Charlotte Shelton and Martha Lynn.  

Seattle, Washington
Mar 14:  Elliott Bay Books, Author’s Event; 5:00pm.  Information –  

Mar 17 & 18:  Radio Inteview (two-part) for KRCL Public Radio in Salt Lake City, “Radioactive,” airs at 6:30pm (MST).

Mar 19:  Radio Interview for WAIF –  88.3FM in Cincinnati, with Roger Yeardley and Marcos Sastre on “The Curved Air” show from 4-5pm EST. 

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Mar 19:  Eagle Harbor Book Company,  Author’s Event.  7:30pm.  Information: or (206) 842-5332.

Mar 23:  Radio Interview for KSFR – 101.1FM in Santa Fe, with Diego Mulligan on “The Journey Home.”  Listen live at 5:00pm MST.

Mar 24:  Radio Interview for KALW –  91.7AM in San Francisco, with Rose Aguilaron on “Your Call.

Seattle, Washington
Mar 28: Seattle Green Festival, speaker; 3:00pm. Information and schedule –

Long Island, New York
Mar 31: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, public presentation at 7:30pm in the Worship Room; 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset.  Information: or


Feb 3: Radio Interview for “Conversations, with Michael Stone,” 12:05pm. Listen live at KVMR 89.5FM Community Radio, Nevada City, CA, or web streaming at

Feb 5:  Radio Interview for Hawai’i Public Radio, “Town Square,” with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  

Feb 6:  Radio Interview for KZYX in Northern California/Mendicino County, “Corporations and Democracy” with Annie Esposito and Steve Scalmanini.  

Feb 9:  Radio Interview for Heartland Security Radio from Santa Rosa, with Steve Bhaerman; listen at World Puja Network

Feb 9:  Radio Interview for WPKN/M Bridgeport CT, “Counterpoint,” with Scott Harris.

Feb 14:  Radio Interview for WZBC Boston, “Sounds of Dissent,” with John Gerbe; listen at

Feb 15:  Radio Interview for KPFK Los Angeles, “Background Briefing,” with Ian Masters (pledge drive).

Feb 17:  Business Ethics Network Webinar (for members), with Anne Pernick.  Information:

Feb 19:  Radio Interview with Thom Hartmann; 10am (PST).


Jan 5: Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives Phone Forum – Dave Belden interviews David Korten on his recent article in Tikkun Magazine, “After the Meltdown: Economic Redesign for the 21st Century.” Current members of the NSP/Tikkun Community and/or current subscribers to Tikkun: watch for e-mail instructions to participate in the call; to join NSP now, visit

Overland Park, Kansas
Jan 16: Sustainability & Green Movement Speaker Series, Johnson County Community College; 11:00am, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art . David Korten will speak about “Navigating the Great Turning.” Contact: 913-469-8500, or

Kansas City, Kansas
Jan 16-18: Second Annual “Breaking the Silence” Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn; theme is The Lack of People of Color Involvement with American Progressive Groups. Keynote speakers include David Korten, David Cobb, Naomi Davis, Puanani Burgess, Janith English, Jim Embry and many more. Contact: Richard Mabion, 913-481-9920.

New York City, New York

Jan 21:  Interview on “Agenda for a New Economy” with David Brancaccio at PBS/NOW; will be posted on PBS/NOW website,

Jan 22:  Interview with Laura Flanders on Grit TV; will air Jan 22 in Manhattan, check local stations for broadcast or view on website,

Jan 23:   Korten’s keynote address at National Theological Conference at Trinity Church (9:00 – 10:30am EST).  Talk will be available to the public beginning January 30 at


Birmingham, Alabama
Jan 24-26: A series of inter-faith/multi-cultural public events/gatherings organized by the Birmingham Peace Project and the Church of the Reconciler; David Korten will participate in the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event (7pm, Jan 24), an interfaith church service at Church of the Reconciler (9:30am, Jan 25); a presentation for the Birmingham Islamic Society (7pm, Jan 25), and a presentation at Miles College (11am, Jan 26). Contact: Glenn Hand-Truitt –

Jan 26:  Broadcast of January 22 Interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! (14 minutes into the program); can be viewed at (David’s interview is followed by a conversation with Fran Korten regarding her friendship with Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Soetoro, while working at the Ford Foundation in Indonesia.)

Jan 29:  Interview on KBOO, 90.7FM in Portland and 100.7FM in Corvallis, with Public Affairs Producer Stephanie Potter.  Listen to program archive at

Jan 30:  Interview on KEXP, 90.3FM Seattle, for “Mind Over Matters,” with Diane Horn.  Podcast available at (scroll down to Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment).



San Francisco, California
Oct 6-9: International Forum on Globalization

Anchorage, Alaska
Oct 16-19: Alaska Bioneers Conference; details pending. Contact: Mark Masteller – (907) 373-0909 or;


Port Orchard, Washington
Sept 6-7: Seattle’s Bethany United Church of Christ, All-Church Retreat.Ventura, California
Sept 12:

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