Monday Coffee Talks

Date: May 30, 2011
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Peaks Hotel

On-the-Edge Environmentalism

Town Talk

How far would you–or should–you go for something you believe in? Filmmaker Marshall Curry (If a Tree Falls) questions convicted climate activist Tim DeChristopher, author Bill McKibben, and Goldman Prize winners Maria Gunnoe and Hilton Kelly about their limits.

In Person:
  • Marshall Curry
  • Tim DeChristopher
  • Bill McKibben
  • Maria Gunnoe
  • Hilton Kelley
  • Making Movies That Matter

    Town Talk

    You have made an important film. How do you make sure it maximizes its impact? Suzan Beraza (Bag It), Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men, Richard Fitoussi, Ben Knight, (producer, The Perfect Soldier) and Beth Gage (Bidder 70) talk about their experiences of turning awareness into action.

    In Person:
  • Suzan Beraza
  • Andy Bichlbaum
  • Ben Knight
  • George Gage
  • Beth Gage
  • Richard Fitoussi
  • The Abolitionist Movement

    Town Talk

    The scourge that is modern day slavery can be abolished in our lifetimes, but it is going to take work. Hear how you can help from actress and United Nations Human Rights Ambassador Julia Ormond, author and abolitionist Ben Skinner, and filmmaker Tom Shadyac (director, I Am).

    In Person:
  • Julia Ormond
  • Ben Skinner
  • Tom Shadyac
  • Health Care in Africa

    Town Talk

    Dr. Rick Hodes who fixes children’s spines in Ethiopia (Mountainfilm 2009, Making the Crooked Straight,); singer and disability advocate Prudence Mabhena (Mountainfilm 2010, Music By Prudence P. TK); and former pro basketball player and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo (p. TK) who also has built a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo explain the particular challenges of delivering health care in Africa.

    In Person:
  • Rick Hodes
  • Prudence Mabhena
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Run River Run

    Town Talk

    Across the world, free-flowing rivers are being dammed, rerouted and polluted. Author Craig Childs (Power in the Pristine), Wade Davis, the inimitable Katie Lee, and Peter McBride (Chasing Water), examine the future of these ancient waterways and what can be done to preserve them.

    In Person:
  • Craig Childs
  • Wade Davis
  • Katie Lee
  • Pete McBride
  • The Extinction Crisis

    Town Talk

    Josh Bernstein speaks with National Geographic Editor Dennis Dimick and M. Sanjayan of the Nature Conservancy about the Sixth Extinction and what we can do about it.

    In Person:
  • Josh Bernstein
  • Dennis Dimick
  • M Sanjayan