You are cordially invited to:
“An Evening With Chris Martenson”
Why The Next 20 Years Will be Very Different Than the Last
Live at the Sonora Opera Hall
January 28, 2010
6:30 – 9:00pm
Suggested donation $10, sliding scale/no-one turned away for lack of funds
Proceeds to benefit FoCuS, the Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability
Tickets Available in Advance at: http://www.SierraCrashCourse.com (coming here soon)
In this rare live appearance in California, globally renowned analyst and visionary Chris Martenson will appear at The Sonora Opera Hall presenting the Crash Course, a way for us to understand and plan for a future that could be very different than our recent past. All Mother Lode families should be interested in this event as it will offer the opportunity to learn:
- How serious challenges and risks may affect our economy and your prosperity
- How the intersection of the economy, energy, and the environment is likely to force a significant change in the way we live
- How understanding and preparing for that change can make the transition a positive experience
- How the Mother Lode Community is already preparing for a sustainable future and how you can be a part of it
You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Martenson and members of the Tuolumne and Calaveras County presenters of the course.
This is not only a rare opportunity for our community, but one that is made affordable to all by its local presenters, Cooper Kessel, architect and educator in collaboration with Robert Gelman, business consultant and sustainable business practitioner.
“It’s time to set aside our political agendas and come together as a community.” –Cooper Kessel
About Chris Martenson
An engaging teacher and presenter, Chris speaks to topics, broad and focused, in the realms of energy, community, and the economy and offers projective insight into some of the greatest trends that face us as a society. Chris’s presentations frequently galvanize progressive leadership and help build community action.
He skillfully guides participants to a nuanced understanding of how the “3E’s” — the economy, energy and environment — will coalesce to shape our future and make strategy based on the old models obsolete.
“Chris allows us to see the big picture about what the future holds.”
He inspires participants to redefine their relationships to our natural, social, and financial environments and empowers them to trust themselves. While the material has serious implications, Chris’ approach is uniquely positive and inspiring.
Chris Martenson trained as a scientist, having completed both a PhD and a post-doctoral program at Duke University, where he specialized in neurotoxicology. He says that his extensive training as a scientist informs and guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject hypotheses based on the evidence at hand. “I let the data tell me the story.”