Webinars

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeveral webinars were held in 2013 as part of BALTA’s Scaling Innovation for Sustainability (SIS) project. The webinars featured leading experts and researchers on innovations in several fields related to sustainability and community development.

These webinars explored a central question for our work:

How do we successfully diffuse and scale what is working for other contexts into our own?

The webinars included:

September 18th, 2013
The Viable Systems Model, A Complexity Management Approach for Sustainability
Featured Presenters:  Angela Espinosa, Senior Lecturer, Hull University Business School, UK; Jon Walker, Director and Core Group Member of Marsden and Slaithwaite Transition Town in the UK and a management consultant with a particular interest in sustainability
Access webinar presentation slides and summary here. 

June 24th, 2013
Scaling up Alternative Food Initiatives Embedded in the Social Economy
Featured Presenters:  Mary Beckie,  University of Alberta Faculty of Extension
and Sean Connelly, University of Otago (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
Access webinar summary notes, full transcript, recording and slides here.

June 18th, 2013
Scaling Success: Community Based Carbon Reduction Breakthroughs in B.C.
Featured presenter:  Elizabeth Sheehan, the co-founding champion and now president of Climate Smart Business Inc
Access webinar summary notes, full transcript, recording and slides here.

April 18th, 2013
Unleashing Local Capital: Reflections on the Process
Featured Presenters:  Paul Cabaj and Seth Leon from the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA)
Access webinar summary notes, full transcript, recording and slides here.

April 9th, 2013
Scaling innovation in community land trusts for farmland access and affordable housing
Featured Presenters:  Hannah Wittman, University of British Columbia, Michelle Colussi, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal (CCCR)
Access webinar summary notes, full transcript, recording and slides here.

March 25th, 2013
Strengthening Alternative Systems through the Diffusion of Innovation
Featured Presenter:  Robin Murray, London School of Economics
Access webinar summary notes, recording and slides here.

February 18th, 2013
Cooperative Economic Democracy: Pathways for the Great Transition
Featured Presenter:  Pat Conaty, new economics foundation
Access webinar summary notes, full transcript, recording and slides here.

February 15, 2013
Financialisation and Alternatives to the Casino Economy
Featured Presenters:  Pat Conaty, new economics foundation, and Roger Boyd, independent researcher and formerly a vice president with the Bank of Montreal
Access webinar summary notes and slides here.

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