Indiana Energy Conference

Conference Schedule

Times are Approximate

Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, January 06, 2007

1:00-1:10 Welcome, Introductions, Administration

An Inconvenient Truth -- This documentary presents Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Intertwining simple but harrowing statistics with personal reflections, Gore explains that the tools and methods to reverse the damage we have done are at hand and that the economic consequences of tackling the problem are positive rather than negative. More about the film here

Paramount Vantage; Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2006

TM & © Paramount Pictures Corporation

2:50-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 Film Screening: Peak Oil - Imposed by Nature 30 minutes
3:30-5:00 Additional Film Screening to be Determined -- and/or Moderated Discussions

Saturday, January 13, 2007

1:00-1:10 Welcome, Introductions, Administration
1:10-2:00 DVD Speaker Presentation — Pro-Active Responses to Peak Oil: Protocols and Relocalization, Richard Heinberg  50 minutes
2:00-2:10 Break

DVD Speaker Presentation — The Freedom of Limits: Living Simply in a Post Peak World, Vicki Robin 72 minutes

3:30-5:00 Moderated Discussion and Talkback

Saturday, January 20, 2007

1:00-1:10 Welcome, Introductions, Administration
1:10-2:00 DVD Speaker Presentation — Peak Oil and Permaculture, Peter Bane 45 minutes
2:00-2:10 Break
2:10-3:00 DVD Speaker Presentation — Post Oil Living, Sharon Astyk 45 minutes
3:00-3:10 Break

** Live Speaker ** Michael Richards, author, will present and discuss his book -- Sustainable Operating Systems: The Post Petrol Paradigm.

You are a witness to one of the most important times in history. This book provides you with a plan to participate in this major change.

Access to petroleum fuel has been a dominant factor of the global economy and industrial civilization for the last 150 years. A paradigm is comprised of the generally accepted thought patterns that provide the base architecture for all other thought and activity within a society. A paradigm is “what we think, before we think”. Our present culture is based on “The Petroleum Paradigm”.

The Petroleum Paradigm does not only refer to the petrochemical materials that fuel and supply our culture, but the way of thinking that developed as the common world-view that supports the petroleum based industrial society. To make the shift into the Post Petrol Paradigm we will engage in a radical transformation of the way we perceive ourselves as human beings within our global ecology. The new Post Petrol Paradigm is based on a dramatic change in the way we live. We change the way we live by changing the way we think.

This book offers you a creative new way of thinking and living.
Usually it takes a major crisis to motivate human beings to change their way of thinking. As long as we are comfortable, most of us do not change. The Petroleum Paradigm has reduced most of us to “consumers” rather than self-realized, intelligent human beings. Consumers do not really think, they respond to stimuli, such as 30-second political sound bytes or 60-second commercials that mentally program the consumer to participate in the mass consumer economy. This book is a wake up call for conscious action. It is time to wake up and think. This book is a catalyst for critical thinking, group discussion and creative action. This book will change your life.

Moderated Discussion and Talkback Thru-out.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

1:00-1:10 Welcome, Introductions, Administration
1:10-2:00 DVD Speaker Presentation — Relocalize Now!, Julian Darley 50 minutes
2:00-2:10 Break

DVD Speaker Presentation — Facing the Perfect Storm: Building a Culture of Survival at Berea College, Dr. Richard Olson 35 minutes

2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-5:00 DVD Speaker Presentation — Beyond Despair: Creating the New World, Megan Quinn 15 minutes

Saturday, February 03, 2007

  Scheduled as an Alternate/Back-up Date. In the event of an emergency e.g.: Icestorm, Blizzard, Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Earthquake, Flooding, Insect Plagues, Alien Invasion, Typhoon, Monsoon, Tropical Storm, Hurricane, Volcano Erruption, Asteroid Impact, Peak Oil, Riots or Marshal Law all affected dates will be pushed back one week.