Events

Reason Weekend 2014:

Reason Weekend 2014 will be held April 10–13 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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TED2014 will bring together more than 70 speakers with fresh thinking on topics as diverse as leadership, genetics and the magic of fireflies. But this is our 30th anniversary conference, and it’s also time to look back at some of the incredible ideas surfaced in the past. At TED2014, we will hold five All-Stars sessions that bring 50+ favorite TED speakers back to the stage.

March 19, Wed, 2014. Vancouver, Canada

Session 3, “Where are We Now?,” hosted by Chris Anderson

http://blog.ted.com/2014/03/10/the-ted2014-all-stars/

The UNIVERSITY LECTURE Series

BJORN LOMBORG, 

Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School

PRIORITIZING OUR GREATEST PROBLEMS VERSUS PRIORITIZING OUR EFFORTS TO FIND SOLUTIONS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 5PM-6PM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Alden Memorial, WPI Campus

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280

ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

+1-508-831-5000

The 11th annual Doing Good and Doing Well conference will take place on February 21 and 22 at IESE Business School in Barcelona.  

Over 2 action-packed days, more than 600 participants will explore Responsible Business through the theme of Innovate, Impact, and Inspire.  

http://blog.iese.edu/dgdw/schedule/

Feb 21 Fri 10:30-11:30 dr. Bjorn Lomborg's talk: HOW AND WHERE TO DO THE MOST GOOD. 

Venue: IESE Aula Magna, The conference will be hosted at the North Campus of IESE Business School.

The address is: Carrer d'Arnús i Garí, 3-7. 08034 Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there: http://www.iese.edu/en/about-iese/our-campuses/barcelona

DGDW 2014 Keynote Speaker Profile:

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg

http://blog.iese.edu/dgdw/2013/11/18/dgdw-2014-keynote-speaker-profile-d...

Reason Conference Cruise: February 9-16, 2014

You are invited to join Reason's A-team of journalists, thinkers, and other friends of liberty aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for Fixing the World: Reason's Seminar Cruise 2014.

We'll spend a week sailing the western Caribbean while spending quality time with some of today's most articulate champions of free minds and free markets, including skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg, free market historian Johan Norberg, and Reason's own Nick Gillespie, Ron Bailey, and Jacob Sullum.

For more details, visit www.reasoncruise.com. 

Creative Innovation 2013 in Melbourne, Australia

Event Date: 27 November 2013 - 29 November 2013

Organisation: Creative Innovation

Link: http://www.creativeinnovationglobal.com.au/ci2013/

The theme for Ci2013 is: Race to the Future E6:  Environment, Energy, Economy, Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethical Leadership.

We need to find innovative solutions to the great problems of today to make them the opportunities of the future. Creative Innovation 2013 Asia Pacific will deliver world class creative ideas and pragmatic solutions.

It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations.

Join big and small business, entrepreneurs, educators, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World, Asia and Australia.

It is the must-attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections.

BJORN LOMBORG @ The Oxford Union - Global Problems, Smart Solutions

TIME: Oct 14, 2013, Monday at 2pm. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/665112550179688/ 

Dr Bjorn Lomborg is the author of best-selling and controversial book ‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’, and is considered to be one of the most prominent intellectual commentators on climate change. He caused a storm in the scientific community by claiming that the current consensus on how to deal with environmental concerns is largely mistaken. Arguing that “global warming is by no means our main environmental threat”, Dr Lomborg has previously campaigned against the Kyoto Protocol and other measures to cut carbon emissions in the short-term, instead arguing for adaptation to short-term temperature rises as they are inevitable, and for spending money on research and development for longer-term environmental solutions, and on other important world problems such as AIDS, malaria and malnutrition.

 

He is here to give an interactive session in which the audience can take part in prioritising global problems via an online voting tool.

 

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The event is open to both members and non-members as it is during our Freshers’ Fortnight Open Period.

 

Join the Oxford Union in the office or online before Thursday 24th October for discounts on membership and access to events after the date. (http://www.oxford-union.org/joining/join)

This event is held in association with 80,000 hours.

 

Email Parit Wacharasindhu at president@oxford-union.org for more information.

The International Student Energy Summit (ISES) is a global forum that focuses on sustainable resource management and the role that students will play in defining the future of energy development. ISES targets international, multidisciplinary post secondary students in undergraduate and graduate studies interested in energy. The event is occurring in Trondheim, Norway from June 13-15, 2013.

ISES 2013 has secured the world’s experts in energy and environment to speak at this year’s event.

ANA AGUADO CORNAGO Chief Executive Director, Friends of the Super Grid

BRUCE LEVELL Chief Scientist Geology, Shell

DR. PIERCE RIEMER Director General, World Petroleum Council

MICHAEL RÜHLE Head of Energy Security, NATO

PROF BJØRN LOMBORG Director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School

http://www.ises2013.com/

Bjorn Lomborg talks in Canada:

Global Crises, Global Solutions

June 3, 2013 The Vancouver Club, Vancouver, at 6pm.

June 4, 2013 The Petroleum Club, Calgary, at 6pm.

June 6, 2013 Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, at 7:30am.

June 6, 2013 Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Montreal, at 6:30pm.

June 7, 2013 The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, at 12pm.

The "skeptical environmentalist" applies his passion for practicality to the premise that if we cannot solve every problem in the world, which ones should we fix first?

Using cost-benefit analysis based on years of work from 60 of the world's top economists, Lomborg takes you through thirteen global issues including global warming, health, food, education, and natural disasters. Using our own judgement in looking at some of the best ideas for each problem, how effective do you think these solutions might be?

About tickets: http://www.bonmotclub.com/toronto/toronto_series2012-2013.html

 

Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i. is pleased to invite you to Open disputation with „clima sceptic“ Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, Prof. Michal V. Marek (Director of CzechGlobe), and Jan Hollan, Ph.D. (Scientist, CzechGlobe). 

TIME: 8th of April at 4:00 PM.

LOCATION: in a large meeting room of Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v. v. i. ; Brno, Bělidla 986/4a, Czech Republic

ENTRANCE: free.

http://www.czechglobe.cz/files/Conference/Invitation_Lomborg.pdf

http://www.cevroinstitut.cz/en/Article/bjorn+lomborg+on+climate+change/

We would like to invite you to attend another great talk in our CEVRO Institut Academic Forum series.

Our speaker will be Bjorn Lomborg, recently named TOP 100 global thinker by Foreign Policy Magazin. Bjorn Lomborg will give a talk on "How to tackle global warming — and how not to".

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 11  2012 at 3.30 pm

at CEVRO Institute [school of legal and social studies], Jungmannova 17, Praha 1.

Free entry.

Dr. Lomborg will stay in New York Nov 26-27 and Nov 30-Dec 5, in Washington DC Nov 27-30, doing interviews.

If you are interested in interviewing him about how to tackle climate change in the smartest way, or how to prioritize the world's biggest challanges, please contact his assistant, Ms Zsuzsa Horvath on EA@lomborg.com.

Bjorn Lomborg is giving a lecture with the title: Cool it: How to tackle global warming smartly

Venue: UCL Economics and Finance Society, 25 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AY, University College London

Time: 17-18:30 Oct 22, 2012

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, one of the 50 people who could save the planet by the UK Guardian and one of the top 100 global intellectuals by Foreign Policy is coming to UCL, on the 22nd of October, to give a speech about the smart solutions to rising concerns of global warming based on his recent best-selling book (now in movie too) "Cool It". Regularly publishing articles in papers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC and with his own environmental think tank, ranked as the world top-25, he is a specialist in the area.

More info: www.uclefs.com

 

Bjorn Lomborg will hold a speech at Belfast Ulster Bank Festival about his upcoming book, the RethinkHIV - Smarter ways to invest in ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Need for Prioritization: from HIV to climate, we need to get the biggest bang for our spending on the planet's big policy issues

Date : 19 Oct 2012 6:00PM
Venue : Elmwood Hall
Organiser : Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, Belfast Festival at Queen's
Booking Information - Tickets: £7.50, £5 concession

Named as one of the world’s most 100 influential people by Time magazine, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire Magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet by The Guardian, Lomborg is a name to watch and a man to listen to.

He is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media for outlets including the New York Times, wall street journal, The Guardian, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally. Controversial author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, Lomborg challenges mainstream concerns about the world and points out that we need to focus attention to the smartest solutions first.

Other Information

Organiser Telephone : +44-2890971197
Event Open To : Students, Staff, General Public, Members, Alumni, Press, Delegates
Age Recommendation : Children to be accompanied by an adult

Dr. Lomborg will stay in Washington DC and in New York Sept 18-28, doing interviews.

If you are interested in interviewing him about how to tackle climate change in the smartest way, or how to prioritize the world's biggest challanges, please contact his assistant, Zsuzsa Horvath on EA@lomborg.com.

Dr. Lomborg stays in Australia doing talks and interviews. He will be in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Perth.

He was doing a talk at Australia’s “Davos” at Hayman Island, the ADC Forum, Aug 10-12, and he is doing CIS Consilium Aug 23-25 in Coolum.

Additionally, he is doing fundraising events for his think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and meetings with opinion leaders and institutions on climate change. 

If you are interested in interviewing him about how to tackle climate change in the smartest way, or how to prioritize the world's biggest challanges, please contact his assistant, Zsuzsa Horvath on EA@lomborg.com.

Dr. Lomborg stays in New York June 8 - June 26, doing interviews.

If you are interested in interviewing him about how to tackle climate change in the smartest way, or how to prioritize the world's biggest challanges, please contact his assistant, Zsuzsa Horvath on EA@lomborg.com.

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival on Sunday 3 June 2012 1:15pm Venue: International New Visions of Progress Bjørn Lomborg in conversation with Paul Moss One of Time Magazine's most influential world figures, sceptical environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg, presents a new and provocative vision for improving the world. Hear it first, exclusively at HowTheLightGetsIn. "A triumph" – Economist Earlybird price: £5.00 Advance price: £7.00 Full-price: £9.00 http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival on June 2, 2012
4:00pm
Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK

The World in Our Hands

Polly Higgins, Crispin Tickell, Nigel Lawson, Bjorn Lomborg

The future of humanity is at stake. There is nothing to worry about. What is it about the debate between environmentalists and skeptics that makes it so intractable? Do we decide our position first and then only purport to argue rationally? Or is one side simply wrong?

Radical lawyer and advocate Polly Higgins and eminent diplomat and government advisor Crispin Tickell face off against journalist and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson and sceptical environmentist and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Bjorn Lomborg.  Earlybird price: Sold Out Advance price: £9.00 Full-price: £14.00

http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival on Friday 1 June 2012 7:00pm Venue: Globe Hall Uncharted Territory: progress for a new era Giles Fraser, Hilary Rose, Bjorn Lomborg, Ziauddin Sardar. Jonathan Derbyshire chairs. For centuries in the West we've looked forward to political, economic, and ethical advance. We've seen ourselves as on the upward curve of history. But the future looks uncertain, our values precarious. Do we need a new notion of progress and if so what would it be? Giles Fraser, St. Paul's Canon until his recent resignation and former Oxford philosopher, debates the nature of progress with skeptical environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg, eminent feminist sociologist of science, Hilary Rose, and 'Britain's own Muslim polymath' (Prospect) Ziauddin Sardar. Earlybird price: £5.00 Advance price: £7.00 Full-price: £9.00 http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/

Hay Festival – May 26-June 5, 2011 May 30, 2:30pm Bjorn Lomborg talks to Rosie Boycott http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3512-bjorn-lomborg-talks-to-rosie-boycott.aspx May 30, 8:30pm Bjorn Lomborg Cool it Screening http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3528-bjorn-lomborg.aspx Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Writers, comedians and musicians that have the capacity to change our lives, to share new visions of the world, and to do that incredibly sexy thing – to renew our sense of wonder. Among the May 2011 headline guests will be Afro Celt Sound System in concert, Jo Brand, Sarah Brown on maternal health and life at No. 10, Nobel Peace Laureate and weapons inspector Mohamed ElBaradei, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Howard Jacobson on his Booker winner, ecologist Bjørn Lomborg, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Philip Pullman on Jesus, Vanessa Redgrave on Palestine, Sue Perkins and Sandi Toksvig, and legendary film-maker John Waters. http://www.hayfestival.com/wales

Bjørn Lomborg Putting Global Warming in Perspective 31 May 2011, 18.30-20.30 At Bristol Bjørn Lomborg believes that global warming is real, man-made and will have a serious impact on humans and the environment toward the end of thiscentury. In a range of books (including The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It), articles and now a film, Lomborg argues that we need to look at the costs and benefits of the proposed measures. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures are the worst way to spend money as climate change is a 100-year problem that cannot be fixed in ten years. Instead we should focus on the smartest solutions to the problems that the world faces, whether we’re dealing with climate change, communicable diseases, malnutrition, or agricultural subsidies. If we want to help the world to the greatest extent we can, we do need to fix climate, but should do so smartly and effectively, and we should also remember there are many other important things we can focus on right now, like micronutrient supplementation and fortification, community nutrition programmes, expanded vaccination coverage for children, elimination of financial barriers to education, improving agricultural technology that would do amazing things at very low cost. He presents his case and then debates it with local experts including Juliet Davenport (CEO and founder of green power firm, Good Energy), Professor Jim Longhurst (University of the West of England) and Peter Madden, Director, Forum for the Future. http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/?p=1022

MILKEN Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles Slowing Climate Change: Plan B Panel Detail: Monday, May 2, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Economists across the political spectrum have long argued that the least costly, least intrusive way to contain greenhouse gases is to charge emitters for the privilege and let the market decide how to cut back. But market-friendly fixes have been rejected by the rapidly growing economies of the developing world and are off the political agenda in the United States. This panel will weigh the prospects for non-market initiatives to contain emissions – everything from subsidizing new emissions-sparing technologies to mandating the use of renewable energy and efficient-efficient vehicles. It will also debate the practicality of an entirely different approach to combating global warming: technology for deflecting solar energy before it heats the atmosphere, thereby offsetting the impact of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases. Energy Investment Update Panel Detail: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM In the wake of the Great Recession, new programs were put in place to make investing in green energy more attractive. Investment tax credits, outright grants, renewable fuel requirements, and solar mandates in states like New Jersey and Massachusetts have been designed to lure investment dollars into long-term projects. Are investors responding? If so, what are they doing? This roundtable will discuss where the money is going and where the best returns are likely to be found.

Lomborg's upcoming Australian Speech Tour. Kindly contact the organizers if you want to attend any of the events March 1, 9am, Melbourne Green Cities 2011 Conference http://www.greencities.org.au/speakers.asp March 2, 11:30am, Canberra Outlook 2011 Conference Forests in a low carbon global economy session http://www.daff.gov.au/abare-brs/outlook March 2, 3pm, Canberra Economics and Regional Development Conference http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/news/events/ March 7, 6pm, Melbourne Australian Institute of International Affairs lecture (AIIA) Climate Change: A Way Forward http://www.aiia.asn.au/vic-events/event/192-climate-change-a-way-forward March 8, 12:45pm, Sydney Lowy Institute, Distinguished Speaker Series Building a Response to Climate Change: Two Sides to the Solution http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Upcoming-Events.asp March 8, 5pm, Sydney Planet Ark event http://planetark.org

Bjørn Lomborg: Cool It! – The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming A controversial figure in the climate change debate, the self-proclaimed Danish ‘skeptic’, academic and environmental writer talks about his much-discussed and criticised analysis on the subject as outlined in his book and film Cool It. Part of the series of Greenland events. This Platform is followed by a booksigning Tickets £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) Running time 45 minutes Tue 15, February 2011, 6:00 pm GREENLAND events: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/62810/productions/greenland.html ; Read more here