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, organize and facilitate workshops, etc.

Below is a brief overview of some of the topics I speak about, though these are constantly changing so please contact me for more. Also look at my UBC profile page, which contains other narrative descriptions of expertise.

  • Environmental and Sustainability education
  • Energy literacy and education
  • Influence of the Arts in social and ecological action
  • Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary education
  • Climate anxiety
  • Complexity education and systems change
  • 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)
  • Chautauqua Institution (USA)
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Creighton University (USA)
  • DePaul University (USA)
  • Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)
  • Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada)
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (France)
  • University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  • 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 Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • 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!