John Michael Greer
A scholar of ecological history and an internationally renowned Peak Oil theorist whose blog, “The Archdruid Report,” has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the future of industrial society.
He is the author of more than 30 books including The Wealth of Nature, Green Wizardry, The Long Descent., The Ecotechnic Future and his most recent book Decline and Fall exploring the end of empire and the future of democracy in 21st century America.
As well as being a certified Master Conserver and devoted organic gardener, Greer continues to practice a myriad of skills honed during the appropriate tech movement of the 1970s. He has been active in the contemporary nature spirituality movement for more than 25 years.
Robin de Carteret
A master in using experiential activities for investigation, learning and communication, Robin has an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College. He has worked as a sustainability educator for many years, teaches harmony singing and performance improvisation and was co-founder of Transition Leicester, applying a systems perspective to reviving local communities. He works freelance, acting to bring about change from a living systems view of the world with many organisations, including facilitating and teaching at Schumacher College, Ashridge Business School, and the University of Bath.
An experienced facilitator and presenter, he has taught Philosophy and Economics groups in the School of Economic Science for over 10 years, whilst actively studying and researching economics, energy and environmental systems since 2001.
Professionally, Matt has worked in the technology sector for over 15 years, and is experienced in complex technology systems having worked for Logica in Space Systems Design, Programme Turnarounds, Business Development and Consultancy before joining Google in 2009. Matt has a degree in Physics and Computer Science from Durham University and an MBA from London business School.