Derek Gladwin


As an international speaker, I’ve been invited to give keynote talks at conferences and public lectures at universities, as well as to speak on panels, at workshops, and other events.

Some of the topics I speak about broadly include:

  • Sustainability education
  • Environmental literacy
  • Energy literacy
  • Influence of the Arts in social and ecological action
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Climate anxiety
  • Future-making and futures literacy
  • Digital media literacy
  • Spatial and social justice
  • Narratives of fear and storytelling
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Empathy education
  • Self-care and well-being in a sociocultural context
  • Public scholarship
  • Relational dynamics society and culture

Here’s a selected list of some institutions and locations where I’ve been invited to speak or host workshops:

  • Banyen Books and Sound (Canada)
  • Boston College (Ireland)
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Creighton University (USA)
  • DePaul University (USA)
  • Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)
  • Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada)
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (France)
  • University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • University College Cork (Ireland)
  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • University of Lancaster (UK)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • University of Wageningen (Netherlands)
  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • University of Victoria (Canada)

To schedule a speaking event, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!